Former Vice President Gore has formally endorsed Howard Dean in the Democratic presidential race.
Gore told a crowd of well wishers in New York Tuesday that Dean is among a great field of Democratic candidates, but that he's the only one who has truly inspired Americans at the grassroots level.
Gore says the nation "can't afford" four more years of a Bush-Cheney White House and he's urging all Americans to get behind Dean. Gore adds the country is slowly beginning to see how bad the Bush policies are for America.
The former vice president also says Dean is the only presidential candidate that can make the "right decision" on Iraq. Dean has strongly opposed the war.