Campaign 2000: Why Gore Should Embrace Clinton

Al may not like the idea, but the only real humiliation is losing

What a dilemma for Al Gore. He should be well ahead of George W. Bush by now. He should be on cruise control, barreling down the interstate toward an electoral inevitability. He should have won all three debates by knockout or unanimous decision, exercising his famous command of fact and argument. He should be the unarguable favorite in this race--the Expected One. Instead...

And so the dilemma on which Gore chews--over which, I suspect, he gnashes his teeth--is this: whether to go to the Oval Office and say, "Mr. President, I need help. Unless you come out and start campaigning...

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