The Washington Times - October 16, 2007, 02:26PM
Draft Goredidn’t ask them to stop collecting signatures on their petition SEE RELATED:


Hillary Clinton’s official campaign Web site
The Web site of the national Draft Gore organization (draftgore.com) experienced an extraordinary spike in web traffic last weekend, pushing the number of signatures on its petition to more than 200,000 — a jump of 70,000 signatures in four days. The site received nearly 100,000 hits on Friday.\ \ \ According to the Web tracking firm Alexa.com, traffic on Draftgore.com surpassed that of Hillary Clinton’s official campaign Web site by more than two to one that day.\ \ \ This spike in activity was triggered by Draft Gore’s full-page ad in the New York Times on Wednesday followed two days later by the announcement that Al Gore was awarded the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize.\ \ \ “Interest in a Gore candidacy is skyrocketing,” said Draft Gore founder Monica Friedlander. “People are stirred to action in record numbers by the possibility of America’s greatest statesman and global leader becoming the next president of the United States.”\ \ \ The online Draft Gore petition, currently at 208,000 signatures, calls on Al Gore to run for President in 2008. An additional 45,000 people signed a paper version of the petition, and these are not included in the online total. Both documents will be delivered to Vice President Gore’s office in Nashville, Tenn.
voted at Daily KosChristina Bellantoni, national political reporter, The Washington Times