Friday, July 15, 2011

Mead on Gore

On his own again in 2000, gifted by the departing Clinton with the most bubbliciously expanding economy in American history and a comfortable budget surplus, and insulated from the innuendo and scandal of the Clinton White House by his still-vibrant marriage, he found the elusive road to defeat against a flawed and inexperienced challenger.  Tennessee voted for Bush; Florida or no Florida Gore would have gone to the White House if those who knew him longest and best had rallied to his support.
Inarguably true, yet - why concern oneself with the fate of politicians?  They and their fates matter only to their friends and families ... if they happen to have any. 

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