Source: Gore still not running
Report: Some Dems want former veep to enter race
From John King
CNN Washington Bureau
Democrat Al Gore has previously announced he would not run for the White House in 2004.
WASHINGTON (CNN) -- Former Vice President Al Gore was "amused" by a newspaper report suggesting he is coming under pressure to reconsider his decision not to seek the 2004 Democratic presidential nomination, but he has not changed his mind, according to a confidant.
One of Gore's longtime political advisers told CNN Friday that Gore told him that "nothing has changed."
"He was definitive," said the associate, who said he spoke to the former vice president after The Hill newspaper suggested some Democrats were pressuring Gore to think about entering the race.
"Every conversation I have had with him leads me to believe there is no way -- under no circumstances," the Gore associate said. Asked specifically about the most recent conversation, the source said, "He was somewhat amused but was clear nothing has changed."
Gore ran for the White House in 2000, losing to George Bush after his effort to win a recount in the disputed state of Florida was knocked down by the Supreme Court.