The NY Post is speculating on the possiblity:
September 22, 2005 — AS SEN. Hillary Clinton ratchets up her attacks on Presi dent Bush, some Democrats think they smell an explanation: the threat of a 2008 Al Gore presidential bid that could come at her from the left on Iraq.
The former vice president is suddenly re-emerging as a vocal and visible Bush-basher — he’s slated to star at a Democratic National Committee fund-raiser for big donors in Washington next Tuesday.
“He’s keeping a very strong public profile. He was the first major Democrat to oppose the Iraq war. He’s keeping in touch around the country and doing a lot of speeches. You don’t do all that if your goal is to play celebrity golf,” says a Democratic fund-raiser.
A top Dem strategist adds: “Americans love comebacks and Gore could come back as a real human being instead of a wooden guy. He could come back as the new Nixon — somebody who went into the wilderness and found himself.”
This could get realllly interesting if Al decides to try again for the presidency, especially if he has to run against Hillary for the nomination. Or what if Howard Dean stepped down as head of the DNC and ran against Al? We could call their battle the “duel of the angrymen” or something ….