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  • Gore: A 2004 rematch with Bush would be too focused on the past

    12/16/2002 4:33:19 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 12 replies · 264+ views
    Associated Press ^ | 12-16-02 | AARON BEARD
    <p>RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) -- Al Gore said Monday he's "at peace" with his decision to forgo what could be his last shot at the White House, mostly because a rematch with President Bush in 2004 would force him to revisit the ordeal of their last go-round.</p>
  • Transcript Of Gore's 60 Minutes Interview

    12/16/2002 3:20:47 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 10 replies · 233+ views
    (CBS) LESLEY STAHL: You know, you’ve been all over television, all over the newspapers for this last week. You’ve given back-to-back interviews. You’ve answered virtually every question except one (laughs) and that is, are you or are you not gonna run in 2004? Are you gonna run? AL GORE: Well, I’ve decided not to run. And I-- LESLEY STAHL: You’ve decided not to run? AL GORE: I’ve decided that I will not be a candidate for president in 2004 ... And I found that I’ve come to closure on this. I don’t think it’s the right thing for me to be...
  • Gore says no to bid in 2004 - Ex-VP says he probably won't have another chance at White House

    12/16/2002 1:58:51 AM PST · by MeekOneGOP · 33 replies · 270+ views
    The Dallas Morning News ^ | December 16, 2002 | By CARL P. LEUBSDORF / The Dallas Morning News
    Gore says no to bid in 2004 Ex-VP says he probably won't have another chance at White House 12/16/2002 By CARL P. LEUBSDORF / The Dallas Morning News WASHINGTON - Former Vice President Al Gore threw the Democratic presidential race wide open Sunday night, announcing he won't run in 2004 and noting that many Democrats didn't want to see him in a rematch with President Bush. "I personally have the energy and drive and ambition to make another campaign, but I don't think it's the right thing for me to do," said Mr. Gore, who in 2000 lost one...
  • BULLETIN: Al Gore WILL NOT RUN IN 2004

    12/15/2002 1:02:39 PM PST · by Timesink · 405 replies · 900+ views
    December 15, 2002 | AP
    Headline says it all. Developing...
  • Live Thread: Gore on Sixty Minutes (12/15/02)

    12/15/2002 4:11:00 PM PST · by kristinn · 196 replies · 301+ views
    60 Minutes TV Show | Sunday, December 15, 2002
    Gore being interviewed (on tape) by Leslie Stahl, announces he will not run for the 2004 democratic presidential nomination.Those of you on the West coast, be sure to see the beginning when Bill Clinton is featured in a teaser for anothe story--the sore on his mouth is frightening!
  • Zot

    12/12/2002 6:19:24 AM PST · by I luv bush really · 50 replies · 528+ views
  • INTRIGUE SURROUNDS GORE TRIP TO CHINA; PAID BY 'COMMUNIST' THINK-TANK; MET WITH FORMER ENRON EXEC

    12/05/2002 1:42:20 PM PST · by The Raven · 32 replies · 291+ views
    Drudge Report ^ | dec 5, 2002 | Drudge
    Former vice-president Al Gore recently made a visit to China, where he is believed to have been paid to speak at a communist government-linked think-tank and attended a lunch hosted by former ENRON director Ronnie Chan Chi-chung. MORE Participants at the China Development Institute-sponsored forum in Shenzhen, at which Gore was a key speaker last month, were offered the chance to have their photo taken with Gore if they paid 50,000 yuan (HK$ 47,000) or 100,000 yuan for conference sponsorship packages, the SOUTH CHINA MORNING POST reported. The news of his visit, which was said to have been personal, is...
  • Algore's Victory - "Joined at the Heart Still on Amazon's Prestigious TOP 4000 BESTSELLERS' LIST

    12/05/2002 5:01:24 AM PST · by A Vast RightWing Conspirator · 24 replies · 263+ views
    Hardcover: 432 pages ; Dimensions (in inches): 1.42 x 9.04 x 7.00 Publisher: Henry Holt & Company, Inc.; ISBN: 0805068937; 1st edition (November 12, 2002) In-Print Editions: Audio Cassette (Abridged) | Audio CD (Abridged) | All EditionsAverage Customer Review: Based on 26 reviews. Write a review. Amazon.com Sales Rank: 3,693
  • Al's looking like loser Adlai

    12/05/2002 4:45:27 AM PST · by kattracks · 11 replies · 246+ views
    New York Daily News ^ | 12/05/02 | Richard Cohen
    Is Al Gore destined to be the Adlai Stevenson of our age? Stevenson, who also came from a political family (his grandfather was Grover Cleveland's vice president), won the Democratic presidential nomination in 1952 and 1956 and both times was defeated by Dwight Eisenhower. Stevenson was considered an intellectual - an egghead in the jargon of the day - witty and erudite. Ike, on the other hand, was a clumsy speaker, a syntax mangler who supposedly thought no great thoughts. He won both times in a walk. If my reference to Eisenhower brings President Bush to mind, it is supposed...
  • Barney Frank advises Al Gore to stay out of Kerry's way

    12/05/2002 4:07:35 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 14 replies · 1,436+ views
    The Milford Daily News ^ | 12-5-02 | By Andrew Miga/Boston Herald
    WASHINGTON - U.S. Rep. Barney Frank, voicing strong support for U.S. Sen. John Kerry's presidential ambitions, yesterday urged former Vice President Al Gore to stay out of the 2004 White House race."Gore would lose," Frank said. "I don't think he should run ... His negatives are too high."As Kerry officially created his presidential exploratory committee, Frank, D-Newton, said Gore lacks the political popularity to topple President Bush - who is riding a wave of favorability as he pursues the war on terrorism.Frank stressed he wasn't blaming Gore, but simply recognizing a political reality Democrats must confront."Gore was the leading opponent...
  • BUZZ HAS GORE NIXING '04 RUN

    12/05/2002 1:12:23 AM PST · by kattracks · 24 replies · 312+ views
    New York Post ^ | 12/05/02 | DEBORAH ORIN
    <p>December 5, 2002 -- MAYBE it's just wishful thinking, but the December buzz among Dems is starting to be that maybe, just maybe, Al Gore will bow out of the 2004 presidential race and deprive Republicans of their dream race - a Bush-Gore rematch.</p>
  • Gore's Genealogy

    12/01/2002 7:59:36 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 20 replies · 406+ views
    Chron-Watch ^ | 11-30-02 | By Marv Essary
    Tipper Gore, who is an amateur genealogical researcher, discovered that her husband's great-great uncle, Chadsworth Gore, a fellow greatly lacking in characer, was hanged for horse stealing and train robbery in Tennessee in 1889. The only known photograph of Chadsworth Gore shows him standing on the gallows. On the back of the picture is this inscription: ''Chadsworth Gore--horse thief, sent to Tennessee State Prison in 1885, escaped 1887, robbed the Tennessee Flyer six times. Caught by Pinkerton detectives, convicted and hanged in 1889.'' After letting Al Gore and his staff of professional image consultants peruse the findings, his staff decided...
  • Gore’s TV War: He Lobs Salvo At Fox News

    11/26/2002 11:02:56 PM PST · by BADROTOFINGER · 224 replies · 1,021+ views
    New York Observer ^ | Josh Benson
    Gore’s TV War: He Lobs Salvo At Fox News by Josh Benson Among the many problems facing the Democratic Party, according to former Vice President Al Gore, is the state of the American media. "The media is kind of weird these days on politics, and there are some major institutional voices that are, truthfully speaking, part and parcel of the Republican Party," said Mr. Gore in an interview with The Observer. "Fox News Network, The Washington Times, Rush Limbaugh—there’s a bunch of them, and some of them are financed by wealthy ultra-conservative billionaires who make political deals with Republican administrations...
  • Al Gore takes page from Nixon playbook

    11/25/2002 4:59:41 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 20 replies · 271+ views
    The Baltimore Sun ^ | 11-25-02 | Jules Witcover
    WASHINGTON -- Once upon a time, there was a narrowly defeated presidential nominee who, after licking his wounds over a long period, sat down and examined why he had lost. This former vice president decided he had done it wrong the first time around and vowed if he ran for president again he would profit from his mistakes. He would campaign in a different way, avoiding the errors that had denied him the White House. So says Al Gore now as he masquerades his active re-entry into presidential politics as a book tour. And in so saying, he is merely...
  • Algore and Tipper hold Book Signing and Nobody Came

    11/22/2002 3:21:10 PM PST · by holyscroller · 76 replies · 884+ views
    KVI Radio, Seattle. John Carlson Show | Nov. 22, 2002 | Self
    John just said a station employee's wife just called in from the Issaquah Costco asking if her husband wanted an autographed Algore book. She said The tree and Tipper are sitting there and there are only a couple people there to buy books. Bwahahahahah. I thought this was a "best seller." They have another signing tonight at Elliott Bay Books in Seattle. That should draw a little better among Seattle's Lefties.
  • Gore Gets Support in Bethlehem, PA: Blames Bush for "Catastrophic mismanagement of American economy"

    10/18/2002 5:06:52 AM PDT · by Dr. Scarpetta · 21 replies · 292+ views
    Express-Times ^ | 10/18/02 | Michael Buffer
    Ex-vice president gets college crowd behind him during Valley visit. BETHLEHEM TWP. PA-- Republicans have completely mismanaged the American economy since George W. Bush became president almost two years ago, former Vice President Al Gore charged during a stump speech Thursday at Northampton Community College. "If you compare what's happened today to what was happening during the Clinton-Gore years, the turnaround has been so dramatic and taken us so far down, there has not been such catastrophic mismanagement of America's economy since the presidency of Herbert Hoover," Gore said during a half-hour speech. Hoover was president when the Great Depression...
  • DUBYA WOULD BURY GORE IN REMATCH: POL

    10/12/2002 1:16:00 AM PDT · by kattracks · 30 replies · 296+ views
    New York Post ^ | 10/12/02 | DEBORAH ORIN
    <p>October 12, 2002 -- If voters got a second chance to pick between George W. Bush and Al Gore, it would be a Bush blowout by 59 to 34 percent, according to a new nationwide Marist College poll.</p> <p>There could well be a Bush-Gore rematch, because Gore remains the top 2004 presidential pick among Democrats. Meanwhile, Gore's spokesman yesterday said Gore would have voted against the Iraq resolution, putting him at odds with all potential Democratic presidential candidates in the House and Senate.</p>
  • Gore Urges President to Focus on Economy as he Has on Foreign Policy **with great photo**

    10/02/2002 11:51:30 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 49 replies · 386+ views
    Associated Press ^ | 10-2-02 | Will Lester
    Tipper Gore and the former vice president leave the Brookings Institute in Washington Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2002 after his economic policy speech. – RICK BOWMER | AP Photo ASHINGTON—Al Gore urged President Bush on Wednesday to focus on the nation's stalled economy the way he has on international affairs because "America's economy is in big trouble." Gore called for a short-term stimulus program that would include extended unemployment benefits and help for small businesses "to jolt the U.S. economy out of stagnation." He warned against waiting until Congress returns next year to consider economic steps because "in the interim,...
  • Gore's role minor in [TN] state politics, DEMS keeping distance from ex-vice president

    09/30/2002 4:44:59 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 8 replies · 260+ views
    The Knoxville News-Sentinel ^ | 9-30-02 | Karin Miller
    NASHVILLE - Al Gore is making a splash on the national scene with his criticism of President Bush's move toward war in Iraq. The former vice president also has been a welcome Democratic fund-raiser in 2002 elections around the nation, but back home in Tennessee, he's not much of a factor in key races for the U.S. Senate and governor - except as an example of what not to do. Some think he could be hurting his chances should he decide to run for president again. "It's still shocking to people how a guy whose father represented the state and...
  • Gore plans major speech on U.S. economy

    09/30/2002 4:34:37 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 58 replies · 391+ views
    Reuters ^ | 9-29-02
    WASHINGTON, Sept 29 (Reuters) - Al Gore, who launched a broad attack on President George W. Bush's Iraq policy last week, will give a "major" policy speech on the U.S. economy in Washington on Wednesday.Stepping up his political profile as he prepares to make a decision on another run for the presidency, Gore will give the address at Washington's Brookings Institution, spokesman Jano Cabrera said.Gore's Iraq speech in San Francisco last week galvanized Democratic concerns over Bush's plans for a military move against Baghdad and helped slow down what was expected to be quick congressional approval of a resolution on...
  • Gore Accuses Bush Administration of an 'Attack on Civil Liberties' After Sept. 11

    09/26/2002 2:30:16 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 29 replies · 433+ views
    ABC News.com ^ | 9/16/02
    W A S H I N G T O N, Sept. 26 — Democrat Al Gore, criticizing President Bush as he tests the waters for another possible presidential bid, accused the administration Thursday of an "attack on civil liberties" and ignoring signs that Osama bin Laden had been planning a terrorist attack on U.S. soil. It was the former vice president's second scathing attack on Bush in a week.Speaking at a Democratic fund-raising breakfast in Wilmington, Del., Gore took issue with the administration's handling of intelligence information prior to the Sept. 11 attacks and for its treatment of some terrorism...
  • AL GORE, WIMP

    09/25/2002 12:35:51 AM PDT · by kattracks · 21 replies · 349+ views
    New York Post ^ | 9/25/02
    <p>How would America have reacted to Sept. 11 had Al Gore been president?</p> <p>Or, more to the point, how would Al Gore have reacted to Sept. 11?</p> <p>Judging by his speech the other day to the Commonwealth Club of California, the answer is: Weakly.</p> <p>Tentatively.</p> <p>Maybe not at all.</p>
  • **HEADS DOWN** Al Gore "speech" up NOW on C-SPAN2

    09/23/2002 4:54:32 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 38 replies · 355+ views
    C-SPAN 2 | 9-23-02
    Posted as a courtesy to FR insomniacs. I'm having dinner and will NOT be able to watch.
  • Transcript: Iraq and the War On Terrorism [Transcript of Al Gore's Blathering]

    09/23/2002 3:27:30 PM PDT · by William McKinley · 58 replies · 506+ views
    Transcript: Iraq and the War On Terrorism 09/23/2002 - 2:12 PM PST - SAN FRANCISCO By Al Gore INTRODUCTION Like all Americans I have been wrestling with the question of what our country needs to do to defend itself from the kind of intense, focused and enabled hatred that brought about September 11th, and which at this moment must be presumed to be gathering force for yet another attack. I’m speaking today in an effort to recommend a specific course of action for our country which I believe would be preferable to the course recommended by President Bush. Specifically, I...
  • Gore: Bush's Iraq war push makes world more dangerous

    09/23/2002 2:03:47 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 102 replies · 746+ views
    Associated Press ^ | 9-23-02 | IAN STEWART
    <p>SAN FRANCISCO (AP) --  Al Gore harshly criticized President Bush's push for war against Iraq, saying Monday that it weakens America's effort to combat terrorism and forever could damage the nation's standing in the world.</p> <p>"After Sept. 11, we had enormous sympathy, goodwill and support around the world," Gore said. "We've squandered that, and in one year we've replaced that with fear, anxiety and uncertainty, not at what the terrorists are going to do but at what we are going to do."</p>
  • Gore plans speech on Iraq

    09/18/2002 1:22:42 PM PDT · by ArcLight · 93 replies · 309+ views
    CNN | 9/18/2002
    I just saw this on CNN. Personally, I think it's a super-smart move on his part, putting him out in front of a debate from which his fellow Dems have been hiding.
  • Gore Eyes 2004 Run

    09/18/2002 11:39:53 AM PDT · by Gothmog · 7 replies · 299+ views
    The Portsmouth Herald ^ | 9/17/02 | Shawn Macomber
    PORTSMOUTH - With the drama of last week’s midterm primary barely past, the stage is already being set for 2004. Apparently, Al Gore is interested in reprising his role. Sunday night reports began circulating that Gore has confided to his top aides that he will take another shot at the presidency. Almost immediately, people in the Gore camp denied the reports. With scheduled stops in Iowa, New Hampshire and the focal point of the 2000 election, Florida, it’s hard not to see Gore is preparing another presidential bid. The Portsmouth Democratic headquarters is still strewn with the mementos of Gore’s...
  • Who actually received the most votes in Florida's 2000 presidential election?

    09/04/2002 5:43:28 AM PDT · by do not delete · 99 replies · 2,336+ views
    Tallahassee Democrat ^ | Lance deHaven-Smith
    Al Gore. State election officials ultimately declared George W. Bush the winner by a margin of 537 votes, but during and after the election dispute, questions remained about the uncounted ballots of 175,010 voters, ballots that had been rejected by error-prone tabulating machines employed in many Florida counties. Confusion and conflict, much of it generated by partisan intrigue, prevented these ballots from being counted during the election controversy. However, in 2001 every uncounted ballot was carefully examined in a scientific study by the University of Chicago, which concluded that when all the votes were counted, more votes had been cast...