The return of Tricky Al?

Amidst the talk of a possible return to Presidential politics by Al Gore, it’s interesting to note that there’s something of a parallel between him and Richard Nixon forty years ago. Both were sitting Vice-Presidents who lost a close – or stolen, depending on your point of view – Presidential election then left frontline politics only to return eight years later in the midst of a troublesome war to run for President. There’s even a Texan President to add to the comparisons, though John Kerry and Dick Cheney don’t really fit into the Barry Goldwater and Hubert Humphrey roles too well.

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  1. Al Gore is rather like William Hague in that once they are out of the political limelight, you begin to like them. Have said that both have now returned. Neither President/Prime Minister material.

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