It must be hard to lose a presidential election – especially for a Democrat.
Recently we were battered with a hailstorm of excuses from Hillary Clinton describing all the reasons why she lost in 2016:
Believe it or not, Hillary Clinton even has a 500-page book forthcoming titled “What Happened” which will allow her fans to read in great detail her explanation of why she lost … for only $30.
Now, Al Gore is showing what may actually rival Mrs. Clinton in bitterness over his own presidential loss in the 2000 election.
Speaking on HBO’s Real Time with Bill Maher , the former vice-president surprised the audience after Maher told a joke while discussing Gore’s new film “An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power” .
Maher said “So when the sea levels rise, obviously we could lose Venice. We could lose Florida. And who would know better about losing Florida?”
Gore quickly responded, “Actually, I think I carried Florida. But that’s another … We won’t go there.”
The video can be seen here:
One might have thought the question over who won Florida was settled by the New York Times – hardly a Republican bastion – which pointed out in November of 2001:
A comprehensive review of the uncounted Florida ballots from last year’s presidential election reveals that George W. Bush would have won even if the United States Supreme Court had allowed the statewide manual recount of the votes that the Florida Supreme Court had ordered to go forward.
Contrary to what many partisans of former Vice President Al Gore have charged, the United States Supreme Court did not award an election to Mr. Bush that otherwise would have been won by Mr. Gore. A close examination of the ballots found that Mr. Bush would have retained a slender margin over Mr. Gore if the Florida court’s order to recount more than 43,000 ballots had not been reversed by the United States Supreme Court.
So why is Gore holding on to the belief that he carried the state?
Perhaps Gore, who is releasing eco-horror films after the date by which he famously predicted would be the planet’s “point of no return”, has trouble admitting when he’s wrong.