You da Man!

Batman had Robin. Johnny had Ed. Every Alpha needs a Beta, especially on the ego-crushing gauntlet known as the presidential race. Here's a look at those tireless bundles of hype and positive energy, the Campaign 2000 sidekicks:

CANDIDATE: Al Gore SIDEKICK: Karenna Gore Schiff, daughter, mother, law student, young person BLANDLY OBSEQUIOUS QUOTE: "He won't let you down." PREVIOUS SIDEKICK EXPERIENCE: Editorial assistant, Slate.com WHAT'S IN IT FOR HER: Sheds Chelsea complex MODEL TV DUO: Captain Stubing and Vicki

CANDIDATE: John McCain SIDEKICK: Fred Thompson, Senator, actor BLANDLY OBSEQUIOUS QUOTE: "He really is one of the few heroes I...

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