Al GoreAlbert (Al) Arnold Gore2020 Dems compete for top campaign operatives Kim Jong Un’s killer Trump trap Cuomo: 'Offshore drilling is a really, really dumb idea' MORE is back, big time. First he hired Keith Olbermann for his Current TV. Then he announced a major book deal, to be released in 2012, about the powerful changes affecting the U.S. and the world.

Last week Gore sent out a major fundraiser to the Democratic base, blasting House Republicans as extremist, reminiscent of the dark days of President George W. Bush (Gore's words) and deniers of science and climate change.

I predict the Gore fundraising letter raises a huge amount of money to help Democrats regain control of the House of Representatives.

For a much longer treatment, check out the piece I wrote that ran on the front page of The Daily Beast late Friday and Saturday.

Gore is back, coming on strong, raising big bucks for Democrats, attacking climate change deniers, and about to launch a new cable television challenge to Fox News, CNN and MSNBC from Keith Olbermann and others.