This Gore updated model is a vindictive and bitter, washed-up candidate who acts like a teen-age girl trying to impress the cool kids. For example, upon seeing the Rev. Jesse Jackson on stage, Gore made a beeline toward him and, while casting his gaze across the stage at his former running mate, Sen. Joe Lieberman, wrapped Jackson in a big hug.
“Jackson looked mortified,” says an onlooker. “That kind of affection wasn’t something he was looking for.”
Gore then turned and walked toward Lieberman … and simply patted him on the back. “They don’t get along, for obvious reasons,” says a former Lieberman campaign staffer. “Gore has never apologized for his betrayal.”
But one good turn deserves another, and Gore got the stiff himself when he attempted to reach out to his former boss, Bill Clinton. Clinton, refused to step up to Gore, instead putting current presidential candidate Sen. John Kerry between him and Gore. So much for unity.
Down in the audience, similar behavior was unfolding. Sen. Tom Daschle had one of his staffer complain to DNC organizers about his seating, which placed him about three rows back in the audience during dinner. His table was not as good as the one set aside for some of Kerry’s campaign staffers, including uber consultant Bob Shrum.p> SANITY REIGNS br> A month ago, AFSCME president Gerald McEntee