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By Newsday | September 9, 1993
NEW YORK -- Vice President Al Gore proved himself master of the one-liner last night when he made an appearance on the "Late Show With David Letterman" and joked about how stiff he is."I'm so stiff, when I went to the forest I was cut down by a logger," Gore deadpanned.The vice president was in town to "do" the Letterman and Phil Donahue shows in a public relations assault aimed at getting the public interested in the administration's plans to reform the bureaucracy.Gore even offered a Top 10 List of "Good Things About Being Vice President."
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By Jules Witcover | November 20, 2002
WASHINGTON -- On the heels of former Vice President Al Gore's latest public re-emergence, members of the Democratic National Committee, responding to a Los Angeles Times poll, are distinctly cool to the prospect of his seeking the party's presidential nomination in 2004. While he is the front-runner among the 312 DNC members surveyed, he is barely so, being named by 19 percent to 18 percent for Sen. John Kerry of Massachusetts and 13 percent for Sen. John Edwards of North Carolina, among a field of 10 possible hopefuls listed.
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By Jules Witcover | January 23, 2002
WASHINGTON -- After months of quietly moving around in the shadows of politics, former Vice President Al Gore will surface in Nashville on Feb. 2 for a big fund-raising rally in a downtown hotel for the Tennessee Democratic Party. Many of his supporters will say it's about time. In a sense, Mr. Gore will be doing no more than what he said he would be doing when he made his graceful exit from the political stage via television on Dec. 13, 2000: "spend time in Tennessee and mend some fences, literally and figuratively."
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By George F. Will | May 2, 1999
WASHINGTON -- Bill Bradley's new best friends, whose numbers grow exponentially as his poll numbers progress arithmetically, say he will campaign on big ideas. But right now Mr. Bradley should not distract attention from Vice President Al Gore, whose difficulties multiply. And Mr. Bradley's recent foray into the politics of ideas did not make sensible people impatient for his next foray.Mr. Gore knows that serving vice presidents who have wanted their parties' nominations have succeeded recently (Richard Nixon in 1960, Hubert Humphrey in 1968, George Bush in 1988)
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By Jack W. Germond and Jules Witcover | April 12, 1999
COLO, Iowa -- It's early morning and Vice President Al Gore, fresh from an overnight stay at the farm of Keith and Susan McKinney, is busily working the breakfast crowd at a nearby coffee shop.Dressed in blue work shirt and jeans, he moves unhurriedly from table to table, shaking hands and enthusing about the buttermilk pancakes and sausages his hostess had served him earlier.The talk between the vice president and the breakfasting Iowans is mostly about family, his and theirs. He makes no effort to rush as he moves through the room to press for their votes in the Iowa presidential caucuses still 10 months off.As Mr. Gore makes his rounds, a bevy of television cameramen hovers over the scene, and a boom mike is held high over his head to pick up the chit-chat.
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By Thomas Sowell | December 3, 2000
FLORIDA HAS NOW given us the most famous dimples since Shirley Temple and the most famous long count since Tunney and Dempsey. Meanwhile, the Gore camp has given us the most shameless lies since Bill Clinton. Lie No. 1 is that "uncounted votes" are out there, which should be counted because "every vote should count." Not only have all the votes been counted, partisan guesses about ballots by officials in heavily Democratic counties have also been counted as if they were votes -- and Mr. Gore still lost.
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By JOAN BECK | October 1, 1992
Chicago. -- The Clinton-Gore campaign is soft-focusing the environmental convictions of the vice- presidential candidate -- with good reason.The senator from Tennessee has bought into the whole extremist, apocalyptic, sky-is-dying vision of the global future and has been advocating sweeping measures that would require enormous economic, political and lifestyle changes throughout the world and especially in the United States.Al Gore has been calling for no small plans to improve Earth's environment.
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By Jack W. Germond and Jules Witcover | November 3, 2000
MINNEAPOLIS -- When a buoyant George W. Bush flew into Minnesota Wednesday for a big, boisterous airport hangar rally here, he ignited the crowd by declaring: "We're going to carry this state! You know it, I know it, the only people who don't know are our opponents, and they're fixin' to find out!" That very morning, a poll for the St. Paul Pioneer Press showed Vice President Al Gore's 47-41 percent majority lead of a month ago having shrunk to a 44-41 margin, with Green Party nominee Ralph Nader the beneficiary, rising from 4 percent to 8 percent in that time.
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By NEWSDAY | January 16, 2004
NEW YORK - President Bush is a "moral coward" who is too "weak" to say no to political backers in the coal, oil, utility and mining industries, former Vice President Al Gore charged yesterday in an environmental speech. Gore's address to a packed house at the Beacon Theater was his most personal denunciation yet of the man who defeated him in the 2000 presidential election, and it came at a time when some pollsters and Democratic activists suggest Bush might be vulnerable to such attacks.
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By LOS ANGELES TIMES | April 29, 2004
Former Vice President Al Gore announced yesterday that he will give $4 million in leftover campaign funds to the Democratic National Committee's campaign to defeat President Bush in the fall election. The man who narrowly lost the presidency in 2000 said in a prepared statement that he would give the money to oppose his onetime Republican foe. He's giving another $2.5 million to Democratic candidates for the U.S. House, Senate and in local races in Florida and Tennessee. "The outcome of this election is extremely important for the future of our country and for all that America stands for," Gore said.
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