If he does throw his hat into the ring, however, Gore likely will attract strong support among movie industry insiders. At least, that's the prediction of longtime Hollywood publicist Howard Bragman.
"They gave the guy an Oscar, after all," Bragman told the L.A. Times, referring to the Best Documentary award given to An Inconvenient Truth. "He's not only adored in Hollywood as a politician but also as a member of the community, as a filmmaker. He can marshal support from all the power players."
A personal note: I briefly chatted with Al Gore last April at the Nashville Film Festival. And, of course, I asked him the really important question: "When do you start work on An Inconvenient Truth II?" He laughed, and replied: "Well, give me time. It took me nearly 30 years to get the first one made!"
UPDATE: Well, maybe it won't take that long for a sequel after all.