Kos thinks the Clinton people are confident that Gore won't run. I'm not sure about that, but I do think the net effect of Gore not running -- but not dismissing the possibility of running in a Shermanesque fashion either -- is to benefit Hillary. A significant proportion of the progressive wing of the party is frozen: Kos and I are two examples. We're not going to get excited about anyone else until we know for sure Gore isn't going for it.
Al, run. But if you won't run, then in the words of Engelbert Humperdink (sung plaintively) please release me, let me go.