BLITZER'S BLOG: Just a few words can have an enormous impact
March 28th, 2012
03:54 PM ET
2 years ago

BLITZER'S BLOG: Just a few words can have an enormous impact

(CNN) – It's amazed me over the years how a few words spoken by a presidential candidate potentially can have an enormous impact. I've been thinking a lot about that while covering the Republican race for the White House in recent months. The candidates are under enormous scrutiny – as they should be. They understandably have to be very precise.

I've been especially sensitive to the words uttered by candidates since my interview with then-Vice President Al Gore in March 1999. He was already running for the Democratic presidential nomination. Here's the exchange that caused an uproar and certainly had an impact on his eventual general election race against then-Texas Governor George W. Bush.

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soundoff (8 Responses)
  1. Truth and Nothing But the Truth

    AH yes... Al Bore. Have they let him out of the sanitarium yet? All that global warming gibberish he used to spout. Stark raving mad, such a pity.

    March 28, 2012 04:03 pm at 4:03 pm |
  2. Wire Palladin, S. F.

    I sure wish the lousy supreme court hadn't made Bush president in 2000. Look at all the wars and near depressions we could have avoided.

    March 28, 2012 04:15 pm at 4:15 pm |
  3. Sniffit

    "I sure wish the lousy supreme court hadn't made Bush president in 2000. Look at all the wars and near depressions we could have avoided."

    But but but...mission accomplished! All of that was a feature, not a bug.

    March 28, 2012 04:27 pm at 4:27 pm |
  4. Liska

    Agree Wire Palladin, S.F. Un *** believable. That was the day that killed the last scraps of democracy. And Citizens' United wrapped it up. But, I am keeping my HOPE up. VOTE !!! BHO 2012 Elizabeth Warren 2016 2024

    March 28, 2012 04:43 pm at 4:43 pm |
  5. Scott

    A car elevator saves green earth. One driveway can service multiple parking spaces.

    Consider neighborhoods with houses with attached 2 and 3 car parking garages doubling or tripling the footprint of the house. If you add an elevator and reduce the number of garage doors, and spaces, to only one, 200 square feet of earth planted with trees or grass can be preserved.

    March 28, 2012 04:46 pm at 4:46 pm |
  6. george of the jungle

    Gore is smarter than all the repos running. Obama 2012

    March 28, 2012 05:04 pm at 5:04 pm |
  7. Claudia, Phoenix, AZ

    It was the Supreme Court that gave us Bush and boy that was a bad mistake, ask the Republicans, that's why they don't want him anywhere around this campaign.

    March 28, 2012 05:45 pm at 5:45 pm |
  8. GI Joe

    Gore won with a 600,000 popular vote - but lost by 5 to the republican lawmakers of the Supreme Court.

    March 28, 2012 05:53 pm at 5:53 pm |