(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.
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.
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.
"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.
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
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.
Gore is smarter than all the repos running. Obama 2012
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.
Gore won with a 600,000 popular vote - but lost by 5 to the republican lawmakers of the Supreme Court.