Al Gore 'Mostly at Peace These Days with Losing the Presidency in 2000'
12:18 PM, Aug 25, 2012 • By DANIEL HALPER
Friends of former vice president Al Gore tell the New York Times that he "is mostly at peace these days with losing the presidency in 2000." The observation comes a dozen years after Gore lost the 2000 presidential election to President George W. Bush.
Gore will not be at the Democratic convention in September in Charlotte, the Times reports. "As for rubbing shoulders with the Washington elite, it is so unappealing that Mr. Gore has chosen to skip the Democratic Party convention in Charlotte, N.C., and will instead spend the next two weeks on his cable channel, Current TV, leading the coverage of both major-party conventions from New York. Offering color commentary in a television studio is a lifetime away from another August convention, just 12 years ago, just before the decline and fall of the House of Gore began. But for Mr. Gore, Current TV is about living in the present; the cut and thrust of politics is the past."
But though he is no longer in politics, Gore remains active: