Heeeee's Back!

Gore returns to public life, and most Dems agree that's great. But a rematch with W.? Not so fast

Al Gore must take comfort in the story of Andrew Jackson. A Tennessean like Gore, Jackson won the popular vote in the presidential election of 1828 but lost the election itself; a lot of folks thought he was robbed. Four years later, Old Hickory won the White House in a landslide. That may help explain why Gore has chosen, as his first big public moment after eight months in the post-election wilderness, to deliver the keynote address at next month's Jefferson-Jackson Day Dinner in Iowa--the same high-profile party event at which Gore, in 2000, played oratorical one-on-one with Bill Bradley, and...

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