Al Gore was recently asked if he plans to run again for president--some 16 years after the 2000 race against George W. Bush--in 2016. His response:
You say you can ask the question a million ways. I’m going to only answer it one way. With apologies, I’m sure you’ve heard this answer before. I am a recovering politician. And the longer I avoid a relapse the more confidence that I will not succumb to the temptation to run yet again. But I’m a recovering politician. I’ll just leave it at that.
That would seem to be a tap dance in place of a direct answer. Or mere politician-speak for a maybe.