America is hungry for thoughtfulness, former Vice President Al GoreAl GoreOvernight Tech: Trump's tech budget - Cyber gets boost; cuts for NASA climate programs | FTC faces changes under Trump | Trump to meet with Bill Gates Trump's NASA budget cuts earth, climate science programs Obamas sign with agency for speaking gigs MORE told CNN's Fareed Zakaria yesterday, encouraging President-elect Barack ObamaBarack ObamaEx-Trump aide: Tillerson is ‘part of the swamp’ Rand Paul takes victory lap on GOP health bill FBI Director Comey visits White House MORE to treat critical issues in long, thoughtful speeches during the early part of his White House tenure.

The Internet and new media, Gore said, have enabled larger audiences to access Obama's full speeches, rather than the sound bites clipped for radio and TV. Gore was asked what advice he would give Obama on how best to consolidate the political shifts of the 2008 election.

"I feel, you know, me offering him advice doesn't feel right, because he's doing so well. But if I did offer him advice I would say, make more of the thoughtful, long, expository speeches, because in this new media age, people are listening," Gore said.

"I think people are now hungry for a thoughtful treatment of how we can solve the problems that we face. And I would go back to that strength," Gore said, noting the high ratings earned by Obama's 30-minute infomercial as evidence that Americans want long-form discourse.

Obama's reputation for thoughtfulness grew among liberals after he delivered a well-received speech on race in March amid growing criticism of his pastor, Rev. Jeremiah Wright.

See the video below; for Zakaria's question on the election and Gore's answer, skip ahead to 4:27.