Class Clown

Lowry, Richard
July 2000
National Review;7/31/2000, Vol. 52 Issue 14, p15
This article offers views on the achievements and challenges of U.S. Vice President Al Gore in 2000. Gore has duplicated the campaign finance reform agenda of Senator John McCain, thus earning him the nickname McGore. Gore's program allows him to maintain the same anti-special-interest rhetoric, but in support of important political goals, namely diverting attention from his own energy policy and building support for his prescription-drug benefit. His rhetoric may be a way to energize his base and attempt to reach elderly and working-class voters with a populist appeal.


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