Democratic Convention: Al Gore, Regular Guy

Did you know the Veep can body surf, make igloos and chase coon dogs?

One big goal of the Democratic Convention was to prove that Al Gore has the experience to be President. Not executive experience, but the really important stuff--body surfing and mountain climbing, making igloos and cocoa and a dinosaur diorama with the kids, shooting pool and watching Star Trek with Tommy Lee Jones, chasing through the woods with coon dogs in the middle of the night, wrapping a turkey in aluminum foil and roasting it in the fireplace. At this convention, Gore's image was the thing being cooked inside the shiny wrapper. And the message? As his old friend Bob Delabar put...

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