Al Gore

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Al Gore (Albert Gore, Jr.) was vice-president of the United States under Bill Clinton. He ran for president against George W. Bush in 2000, when he actually would have won had the vote been properly counted, and 2004.

Controversies

  • Inventing the Internet: Gore played a key role in early expansion of the internet backbone, thus making possible the internet as we now know it; his attempts to claim credit for this during the 2000 presidential race were distorted into a popular myth that he had claimed to have "invented the Internet", which was exploited by his opponents.
  • /global warming: Gore has gored a lot of powerful oxes in his advocacy for action to mitigate global warming.
  • It was claimed that Gore's residence was an unsustainable energy-hog, while George W. Bush's primary residence had many sustainable features. While there appears to have been some truth to both ends of the claim, Gore has both responded to the criticism and fixed it.

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  • 2007-10-08 A Nobel Candidate "Thousands of activists are hoping to convince Al Gore to run for president. Could a Nobel Peace Prize give the reluctant candidate a push?"

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