It is being reported today, August 14, 2015, that Al Gore and others are considering a run for the 2016 Democratic Party presidential nomination should Hillary Clinton fall prey to a criminal indictment. Clinton already is suffering in the polls to her main competitor Bernie Sanders as the American people have found Clinton to be untrustworthy. Clinton is facing an investigation as to her sending top-secret communique via her private server at her home when she was Secretary of State. Many are concerned about national security concerning the private email server as State Department protocols are thought to be far superior than what Clinton could re-create in her private home.
Since leaving the State Department Clinton had the email server scrubbed and sent approximately 55,000 pages of emails to the government for preservation. The two main conflicts arise from why she was able to have a private email server for high security communications and why was she allowed to pick and choose which emails to delete and which emails to turn over.
According to BuzzFeed News, “they’re getting the old gang together,” a senior Democrat told the news agency. “They’re figuring out if there’s a path financially and politically,” the Democrat said. “It feels more real than it has in the past months.”
Al Gore’s interest is in addition to speculation that Vice President Joe Biden is exploring the possibility of running as well. Biden aides has suggested Biden will decide in September if he will or will not run. Some have said Gore will not run for president in 2016 even if Clinton is forced out of the race by the email server scandal. His spokeswoman has said he will not be running and how many times have representatives of those under speculation lied or misstated the facts.
Whoever takes Clinton’s place as the Democratic presidential nominee in 2016, that person would face the Libertarian and Republican party nominees in the general election in November 2016. Current polls show Donald Trump to be the Republican Party favorite and though there are no polls for the Libertarian Party candidates, Marc Feldman are Gary Johnson are the current favorites. The Libertarian Party will vote for their presidential nominee at their 2016 national convention in Orlando, Florida in May 2016.
Like many in politics, since leaving public office, Gore has enriched himself through his global warming scare and “luck” to the tune of around $200 million. Gore sold his share of liberal-leaning CurrentTV to Al Jazeera for around $70 million and exercised options of Apple stock for around $30 million. It would seem the Clintons and the Gores did very well after leaving public service.
Apparently, classified information was known to be on the Clinton server back in May, which has many wondering why the server was not seized at that point in time, rather than this week. On this morning’s Morning Joe, Joe Scarborough said, “If there is classified information outside of the agency the first and immediate concern is for the FBI to go secure it and then conduct the investigation.” He continued that the White House, the FBI and the State Department knew that there was classified top secret material outside their domain, unsecured and they allowed it to stay that way because it was Hillary Clinton. When this blows up it isn’t just Hillary Clinton who is going to be facing charges, if there are any charges to be faced.”