As usual, and except for Gore not carrying Tenn, you're wrong on every count.Jacques,
Bill Clinton's tawdry extra-marital affairs were a devastating side-effect for Al Gore's election bid.
And Gore's inability to speak in anything other than choppy sentences was not an asset to him or the country either. He couldn't even carry Tennessee.
He's nearly as stiff as John Kerry.
Gore made the huge mistake of not using Clinton in his campaign because he feared the after-effects of the Lewinski affair. Gore failed to realise that Clinton was still hugely popular among the electorate and, hey, would've been re-elected in a landslide had he been entitled to a 3rd term. Gore did use Clinton in the last days of the campaign and I assume, had he not, the Supreme court would hot have had to rule in GWB's favour, he would've won it outright. Gore's mistake.
As to Gore's choppy sentences, I agree, not the greatest speaker, which is why he needed to used Clinton's oratorical skills, as Obama shrewdly did -- twice. But, what gall you have criticizing Gore's "choppy sentences" and saying nothing on GWB's speaking abilities? History will have a hard time determining whom of those two was the worst speaker, but one thing for sure, it'll have no problem deciding who was the most knowledgeable and smartest.
Oh, please comment on both Romney and Ryan, pres and vice-pres candidates. who did not carry their own states. Why, vote was not even close, specially in Romney's home state of Mass where he was supposedly so loved. Even Gore was not that slaughtered.