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  •  Al Gore contributed substantially to Al Gore not (1+ / 0-)
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    high uintas

    assuming office:

    • Didn't ride Clinton's lengthy coattails
    • Too strident on environmental leanings
    • Wooden

    Gun issues affect GOP candidates far more than they affect Dem candidates.

    •  affect Dem candidates. (9+ / 0-)

      it was claimed by former President Bill Clinton that the lobbying efforts of the NRA and other pro-gun groups that were directly responsible for the Democratic loss of the House of Representatives in the 2000 election and partially responsible for Al Gore's loss of the Presidency to George W. Bush. In an interview with CBS News on December 18th 2001, "You've got to give it to them, they've done a good job.

      They've probably had more to do than anyone else in the fact that we didn't win the house this time. And they hurt Al Gore."

      USA Today quipped, "Guns played a key role in Gore's loss of Arkansas, Tennessee, and West Virginia, any one of which could have delivered him the presidency."

      Who is mighty ? One who turns an enemy into a friend !

      by OMwordTHRUdaFOG on Thu Dec 20, 2012 at 04:41:00 PM PST

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    •  There were a lot of reasons Gore lost (6+ / 0-)

      But, I want to point out that the political world is different. Nevada and Colorado are swings states now. Hunting is a big deal in the Rocky Mt. states and it's an issue out here. It can have an effect in down ticket races as well, I'm looking to Montana for example.

      "The scientific nature of the ordinary man is to go on out and do the best you can." John Prine

      by high uintas on Thu Dec 20, 2012 at 07:46:02 PM PST

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