A small group, including a former adviser to Al Gore, met for lunch this week to discuss how they could get the former Vice President elected president.
The group casually met at the office of progressive business consultant Christopher Mackin in Cambridge on Wednesday, where they tried to figure out the best way to get Gore into the race.
"We all want Gore to run, but I wouldn't make too much out of our meeting," said Mackin.
John Pitkin, a demographer and blogger, said, "We discussed a wide range of options including different ways we could draft him into the race."
For example, Pitkin said, they could decide to put his name on the New Hampshire primary ballot and run a campaign without him or, more likely, create an online draft movement similar to how supporters of Wesley Clark urged him to get in the presidential race in 2003.
Among those at the meeting was Elaine Kamarck, a lecturer at Harvard's Kennedy School of Government and a former senior policy advisor on Gore's 2000 presidential campaign.