Was that an endorsement or just being nice? It’s a question from Taegan Goddard’s Political Wire. The headline for one of their stories was, “Gore Endorses Bloomberg?”
The article quotes former Vice President Al Gore talking about Incumbent Independent New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg. Bloomberg is up for re-election in less than two months. The city’s Democrats recently endorsed New York City Comptroller William Thompson.
The former Vice President said, “…I'm proud to endorse the leadership and the actions the Mayor Bloomberg has been taking for quite a long time on (the environment) and this is just another example of that… I try to stay out of the partisan races, but I'm very proud of Mike Bloomberg's leadership, I really am. I'm not just saying it… (Mike Bloomberg’s leadership) is the real deal."
So was that an endorsement of the candidate, or just the candidate’s work?