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Tuesday, December 12, 2006
Gore goes online to raise national profile
WASHINGTON (CNN) -- After appearances on "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno" and "The Oprah Winfrey Show," former Vice President Al Gore continues to raise his national profile.

Gore is teaming up with the liberal web site to organize hundreds of DVD viewing parties nationwide for his global warming documentary "An Inconvenient Truth." The parties -- with names like "Get Your Green On" and "A Convenient Viewing" -- will be held on Saturday. Gore will also host a national conference call from Nashville during the house parties. Over 1,600 parties have been organized so far, according to

On his web site, Gore says he will "take the message to Congress" next year. Asked if Gore will use the conference call to make any political announcements, a Gore spokesperson said: "His campaign is about global warming. That's what you can expect him to talk about."

Also sponsoring the viewing parties is

Kerry, another possible 2008 candidate, is sending an email to three million supporters promoting the documentary viewing parties. In the email, he praises Gore as a "strong leader" and says he deserves "our full support" in raising global warming awareness.

-- CNN's Peter Hamby
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