Gores host post-debate fundraiser for Obama
NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Democrat Barack Obama wasn’t quite ready to call it a night after his debate on Tuesday night with Republican John McCain.
Obama stopped by the home Al and Tipper Gore in Belle Meade, just outside of Nashville, where the former vice president and his wife were holding a fundraiser on his behalf.
The soiree raised more than $900,000 for Obama’s campaign coffers.
Gore said he didn’t want to take anything for granted but introduced Obama as the “next president of the United States.”
Obama, who was joined by his wife Michelle, praised Gore’s efforts to fight global warming and said he valued the former vice president’s advice. But he kept his remarks short and passed up the chance to offer some post-debate spin.
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