Al Gore is a poignant figure for many Democrats. The 2000 election is by now a long time ago, and the memories of the Florida recount are fading for many. But not for everyone.
I just wrote a book about the Supreme Court called The Nine, and I was struck by how fresh the wounds of Bush v. Gore still are for many people.
Watch: Gore: 'We must seize this opportunity'
Justice Antonin Scalia, who voted for Bush, is fond of saying that the losers in that case should "just get over it." Many still haven't.
As we saw today, Al Gore is not a great orator. But he's a hero to many - and many still believe he was robbed in 2000.
Right to the point, and good on substance. don't care how dry the media says it was. I'm voting on issues not drama for the media
Go Obama / Biden 08
With the exception of Clintons, Democrats do not have a message. They are all over the place. They need hand holding, conversations on gender, race and they like to play victim of circumstances. No leadership whatsoever and it's all evident from democrat convention.
The clintons, especially Bill Clinton, are the real heros of democratic party that I have come to know. They have a message.
I am a life long democrat and I will be voting for McCain.
Harvey from OH
Robbed of the presidency and still willing to sacrifice for his country. A true Patriot!
Thank you Mr. Gore! Keep fighting!
I hope you will do whats best for your country on election day
If you're voting for McCain, you're no Democrat. You might be a Republican, a member of a cult of personality, or you might even be a whiner, but you're no Democrat.
Hey what about a McCain/ Hillary ticket, that would be interesting.....
He spoke well. I wish that he had won the presidency. We could have used his leadership and respectablity. Bush doesn't have any of that; never will after all the mistakes he made.
You bet Al Gore was robbed - but so were the millions of Americans who voted for him. In fact, the entire country was robbed of what could have been during the last eight years. What a bleeping shame.
Gore is a pampered idiot, who could not carry water in the Republican Party, but easily qualifies as an icon in the Democratic Party. He was a lousy politician. He's not even an armchair scientist. But the lemmings follow. Hey Al, all of mankind could drop dead tomorrow. And global warming, then global cooling, will go on, and on, and on, just as it has for millenia. Go buy a few more carbon credits windbag.
What has Al Gore sacrificed for his country? List, please.
May God Bless America! You must all be so proud to be American tonite. I'm a senior Canadian living in Toronto and have been glued to CNN for the week and am overwhelmed by Obama's speech tonite. Surely you will elect this wonderful man to be your next president. I could not bear to watch John McCain – and probably never will. American needs a change – that will change the world (including my country). I envy you.
The gang at CNN did a fabulous job of covering this convention – bless of you – have enjoyed all of your comments so much.
The country's suspicions of shady voting practices in key states which robbed Gore of the 2000 election were proven in 2004.
Nevertheless, Bush was appointed in 2000. There was no "win". Thus he did not run for "re-election" in 2004. Ok, maybe semantics but it is correct.
Gore has indeed moved on to issues of importance to the planet and by doing so made President Bush look like a blithering fool when he kept claiming there was no such thing as global warming. The issues and need to accept reality and make change is, Mr. Toobin, far more important than one's ability o orate vociferously.
Gore speech was incredible too!
This nitwit is still around?
Different styles and different messages but each has had his/her role.
Great convention! I thought Al Gore was great.....and yes, he was robbed.
Who cares? he is talking about global warming while he is having comfortable life and traveling with own jet. Stupid guy.
There are many of us that feel Al Gore was robbed in 2000 and will never get over that. Not only was he robbed but the American people, this country that I love and respect so much was then thrown to the wolfs.Al Gore is a HERO in my book and has set a place in history for himself.
For me it isn't a question of who won and lost in 2000. It is a question of the Supreme Court's priorities.
Two major problems with Bush v. Gore:
1) they ruled on what should have been considered a political question, politicizing the Court
2) they usurped a right of the Florida Supreme Court to rule on Florida State law, directly against the Constitution's reservation of rights to the several states
I am still heartbroken how he has really ignored the most brilliant.....Hillary.They will see the day when they will all reget this-and think of what COULD have been.I have never voted Republican in my life but they have left me with no choice.What were THEY thinking ???
While he's not as good as Senator Obama, Gore is miles ahead of where he was speaking-wise in 2000.