Have you ever heard about how other countries with a
monarch-style government arrange the marriage of the prince when he is
Basically, what happens is that when a male is born into a
royal family, they will make an arrangement with another family of
good bloodline that has a daughter of similar age.
Practically from birth the young girl is raised and taught how
to walk, talk, eat, sleep, and act like a queen.
What happens, though, if when the wedding time finally arrives
and the prince decides he wants to marry someone else?
Well, that’s exactly what happened to Al Gore on election
Being the son of a prominent Tennessee Senator, young Al was
groomed for politics practically since birth.
He grew up in a hotel suite in Washington, D.C. so he had a
front line education on how to survive on the Hill.
When the Viet Nam war came around, Al Gore, Sr. told his
frightened son that if he didn’t participate in the war that it may
come back to harm his political career.
So young Al went, but as a military journalist and with a
couple of bodyguards.
Oh, and by the way, he only served about half of the usual
After trying to be a journalist and then a farmer, Al finally
took a plunge into politics in 1976 and had an 8-year stretch in the
U.S. House and then served in the U.S. Senate until becoming Vice
President in 1992.
So here he is, Vice President of the United States, and heir
apparent to the Democratic throne in 2000.
The only problem is that he lost the election.
He never connected with the American public from the beginning
and then really screwed himself in the debates by changing his
personality three different times.
To add insult to injury, it was one of the closest elections in
So does Al graciously concede and live to fight another day?
After a lifetime of preparation, the fact that the prince
decided to marry someone else hasn’t stopped the Gore camp from
holding on to the dream.
They have counted the votes, and they have recounted the votes,
and he still lost.
Now the Gore camp is threatening legal challenges and to not
rest until they find a way to win.
They shadow their efforts by claiming to only have the
“American people’s interests in mind”, but anyone with half a
brain knows better.
Anyone who had followed Al Gore’s career knows he has
historically been kind of a “whiney-baby”, crying when he
doesn’t get what he wants, and they probably should’ve guessed
that he wouldn’t go quietly.
A man who has spent his entire life trying to become President
isn’t going to let a little thing like the will of the American
voters get in the way of his dream.
One could understand that Florida law mandated an automatic
recount, and it has taken place, and Bush is still ahead.
Even prominent Democrats are urging Gore not to seek a legal
solution to this process in fear that it will only hurt the
From this point, all of the Gore Camp’s antics simply look
like rage, and an obsessive-compulsive denial of reality.
Gore should stop leading his supporters on to believe that they
still have a chance of winning and simply concede to save his own
He insists that there still may be a light at the end of the
tunnel, but unfortunately, Mr. Gore, it’s a train from Texas
that’s on its way to Washington, D.C..
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