Al Gore: We Raised Him for It

Gore's father wanted his son to finish what the family had started

Our parents mess with our heads long after the first gray hair appears. As much as Al Gore insists he is not living out his parents' dreams for him by running for President, he has followed dutifully in his father's footsteps since he learned to walk. When he was born, 10 years after his sister Nancy, when his parents had nearly given up hope of having another child, Congressman Albert Gore Sr. got the Nashville Tennessean to announce the event on the front page, as if an heir to the throne had arrived. When his son took office in 1992, his...

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