Gore helpfully sketched the idea on a napkin, drawing the executive branch as the control logic section. The cable network eventually grew to reach more than 60 million households across the United States. Still, he felt that his participation in the war was wrong. Representative Joe L. Coming face to face with those sentiments expressed by people who did the laundry and ran the restaurants and worked in the fields was something I was naively unprepared for.
The then-vice president was genuinely interested in technology: At one point, he spun an elaborate metaphor, likening American democracy to a microprocessor. Before we took to the stage, I reminded Gore of how we met, and he made the kind of deflective joke politicians use to disguise the fact they have no memory of an encounter at all.
He won five southern states on Super Tuesday, but eventually lost to Michael Dukakis. This would also improve his father's reelection prospects.
He thought that it was silly and juvenile to use a private university as a venue to vent anger at the war. Gore eventually decided that enlisting in the Army would be the best way that he could contribute to the anti-war effort. But that challenge will be overcome, and I expect that in the early part of there will be the unleashing of new policy innovations.
Gore remained in the Senate until presidential candidate Bill Clinton chose him as his running mate in Clinton committed himself to regular lunch meetings; he recognized Gore as a principal adviser on nominations and appointed some of Gore's chief advisers to key White House staff positions.