Al Gore:

When the inevitable question came — his intentions about 2008 — he said politics “rewards a tolerance for artifice, repetition, triviality that I don’t have in as great supply as I might have had when I was younger.”

“I think there are a lot of things about politics as it has evolved that I’m not really that good at,” he said. “Some people find out earlier in their lives that they’re not good at what they’ve chosen to do.” He interjected a self-deprecating laugh. Then he turned serious again. “And I’m not being falsely humble. I think there are some things I do quite well. … There are a lot of things about the political system that I don’t enjoy, and I think those are mostly the same things that I don’t think I’m necessarily good at.”

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