Time Magazine is speculating whether Al Gore could be the one to break the deadlock in the Democratic Primaries:
Let’s say the elders of the Democratic Party decide, when the primaries end, that neither Obama nor Clinton is viable. Let’s also assume—and this may be a real stretch—that such elders are strong and smart enough to act. All they’d have to do would be to convince a significant fraction of their superdelegate friends, maybe fewer than 100, to announce that they were taking a pass on the first ballot at the Denver convention, which would deny the 2,025 votes necessary to Obama or Clinton. What if they then approached Gore and asked him to be the nominee, for the good of the party—and suggested that he take Obama as his running mate? Of course, Obama would have to be a party to the deal and bring his 1,900 or so delegates along.
Unlikely, imho, but even more unlikely is the combination Al Gore / Hillary Clinton, as Rep. Tim Mahoney seems to think:
If either Clinton or Obama suggested to a deadlocked convention a ticket of Gore-Clinton or Gore-Obama, the Democratic Party would accept it, Mahoney said.
Who can seriously believe Hillary Clinton would serve as Al Gore’s VP and Al Gore could be excused for not trusting Hillary Clinton, given his experience with her, when she ran for NY Senator and Al Gore for President in 2000:
Before Hillary officially established her exploratory committee, she began directly competing with the vice president for money, sometimes even at his own fund-raising events. When Tipper’s friend Melinda Blinken and a group of women planned a Gore fund-raiser in Los Angeles, Hillary insisted on being invited—over the objections of the event’s organizers. Hillary then shocked the vice president’s supporters by soliciting donations for herself in front of Tipper.
As much as I admire Al Gore, the decision will have to be either Barack Obama or Hillary Clinton as nominee for the Presidential race. And it better be quick or McCain will be your next President.