Is this the beginning? Al Gore, while promoting his documentary (not to be confused with a docu-drama; see ABC 8pm. Sunday, September 10th/Monday September 11th) in Sydney, Australia made his most poweful statement yet in reference to a potential 2008 run. According to the AP, Gore states:

“I haven’t completely ruled out running for president again in the future but I don’t expect to,” Gore said before the Sunday night premiere of “An Inconvenient Truth.”

“I offer the explanation not as an effort to be coy or clever. It’s just the internal shifting of gears after being in politics almost 30 years. I hate to grind the gears,” he added.

As I have stated before, Gore plans on running. He just needs the right set of circumstances to do what we all know he plans on doing. There will be a press conference, on a clear sunny day, no so far in the future, where AL Gore will state, “I have heard the will of the people. The urgings of so many americans who spoke to me while I was promoting ‘An Inconvenient Truth’ have made it clear to me that I can not turn my back on the US. So today, I am announcing my candidacy for the Democratic nomination for President of the United States!”