Former Vice President Al Gore intends to endorse Howard Dean for the Democratic presidential nomination, a dramatic move that could boost Dean's front-runner position.
Gore, who lost to President Bush in the disputed 2000 election, has agreed to endorse Dean in Harlem in New York City on Tuesday and then travel with the former Vermont governor to Iowa, sight of the Jan. 19 caucuses which kick off the nominating process, said a Democratic source close to Gore.
The source, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said Dean will return from Iowa in time for Tuesday night's Democratic debate in New Hampshire.
[Update: Faithful reader MercuryX23 muses: "The real question is, if Gore gives Dean his nod, will the Big Dog be far behind?" Interestingly enough, I have heard a rumor that Clinton will in fact endorse Dean as well. That's on deep deep background (and it's not who you think). No joke. You heard it here first.]