Tinisoli asks: "What it means, if anything, that Gore is finally endorsing Obama."
Not much! You saw throughout the primary season that Gore was committed not to getting involved in the primary battle. And I think that even with the endorsement speech he delivered yesterday, Gore is continuing to savor his post-political somewhat above-the-fray status. At this point, there's no issue Gore is more associated with than climate change. And climate change plays a key role in John McCain's political strategy -- he's trying to establish a position that's sufficiently contentless to let him continue to vacuum up vast sums of money from polluting interests, while also getting the press to report that he's broke with Bush on a major issue. But while Gore did mention the climate change issue, he really didn't go after McCain on it.
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Matthew Yglesias is a former writer and editor at The Atlantic.