“This was the DNC’s idea to put him out there on the economy given the media play we got on the Iraq speech in San Francisco,” says a Gore adviser. “The fact that the DNC was pushing us should give you an idea of Gore’s standing in the party.”
Sure, the Prowler will concede that the DNC may be pushing Gore, but toward what? A cliff?
As reported last week, Democratic Party leaders are looking for any number of ways to jettison the former presidential candidate to clear the way for more electable and appealing candidates in 2004. Those ways range from pressing his former running mate, Sen. Joe Lieberman, to perform a verbal coup de grâce to, apparently, letting Gore orally do it to himself with these “major addresses.”
Gore probably has little to no standing in the Democratic Party judging from his performances on the stump and for Democratic candidates. He has himself raised almost no money to funnel to candidates: this past quarter saw him dole out less than $75,000 to Democrats. And there is grumbling among many House Democrats that Gore has declined invitations or backed out of commitments to attend individual candidate events across the country.
“By our count he’s attended maybe ten events total for us, and he’d promised us he’d be front and center to help us win back the House,” says a House Democratic fundraiser. “And he’s given practically nothing in the way of cash.”
Those events he did attend for were mostly for former aides or longtime friends running for the House. In some cases, Gore’s wife Tipper attended in his stead. Still, ten events in a critical election cycle is paltry by any standards.p> STUDIO MUSCLE br> Former President Bill Clinton is at it again with his Hollywood types, but in this latest round there is reason for some Republican concern. Before heading off to Africa with movie stars
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