In his first interview since the election of Barack Obama, former Vice President Al Gore speaks to CNN’s Fareed Zakaria about foreign policy, the election, and the outgoing administration:
ZAKARIA: A lot of people feel Cheney has effectively changed the nature of the vice presidency forever, that these institutional aggrandizations of power never shrink. How should Joe Biden think about the vice presidency?
GORE: I hesitate to comment on Bush and Cheney because I’ve recently begun to fear that I’m losing my objectivity on them. And I think Dick — I think it’s good to have an active, powerful vice president who can help the president carry a lot of the burden.
ZAKARIA: You just don’t think that person should be Dick Cheney?
GORE: Well, not only that, I think that the nature of the delegations in this present administration were unhealthy for the country.
The full interview airs tomorrow on GPS at 1pmET on CNN/U.S. and at 8am and 3pm on CNNI.