Because GWB did LMAO (LRS tm reg'd).Jacques,
I think one of Al Gore's biggest problems, which irked me to no end, was his inability to speak in a fluid, non-detached manner.
As to Clinton being responsible for Gore's loss, true, but not the way you imply. Gore made the huge mistake of not recruiting Clinton to campaign for him because he was afraid of the Lewinski affair ramifications. He erred, grossly erred. Obama was smarter, he used Clinton and ALL the Dem big guys to his advantage.