Washington, DC - Originally approached by the Democratic Party bosses to settle the brouhaha between Barack and Hillary so as to defuse inter party squabbling that threatens to alienate Democratic pelage delegates, Superdelegates and the rank and file electorate, AL Gore suddenly announced his candidacy for the Democratic presidential nomination. The announcement comes as a complete surprise even to Gore; especially after he not only previously announced he would not run last year, but that he was finish with politics altogether.
"Ah, we're guessing he just joking," said a Democratic Party insider. "His announcement is news to us."
However, according to close friends of Al Gore, he is serious.
"He fully intends to run," said a close friend of the Gore family. "Even as an independent if the Democratic Party does not support his bid for the presidency, failing to nominate him."
Apparently, Gore got the idea to run just after he attended a behind the scenes Democratic Party strategy secession on how to proceed in unifying the party.
"I guess he saw it was his chance," said Democratic Superdelegate. "And he's not the only one either."
After Al Gore defection, the Democratic Party bosses then called on the diplomatic skills of Jimmy Carter to heal the wounds and bring the party together, but reportedly, shortly after he attended that meeting, he walked out as well.
Jimmy Carter has since called for a press conference where he plans to make a big announcement, said his press agent.