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September 17, 2007

A Short History of the Vice Presidency

With election season looming, how important is the running mate? Check out our VP power scale!

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A short history of the vice presidency - Al Gore

Al Gore

Photo Credit: L. Fraza/AFP/Getty Images

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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...."


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