A Short History of the Vice Presidency
With election season looming, how important is the running mate? Check out our VP power scale!
By Reed Tucker
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AL GORE (D), 1993 - 2001
BOSS: Bill Clinton
POWER INDEX: Not enough to grab the big job
ACHIEVEMENTS: Invented the Internet, inspired Love Story, discovered the Love Canal toxic-waste dump in New York but didn't have the stones to correct the press when it misquoted him on all of this.
VP WISDOM: "Defeat might serve as well as victory...."