Former US vice president Al Gore joined Hillary Clinton’s election rally in Florida on Tuesday and urged Floridians: “Your vote really, really, really counts”, reminding them of his disastrous defeat to George Bush Junior in the general election in 2000.
After the election, this popular politician and environmental activist had alleged that recounting to the Florida polls was rigged by Bush.
Gore had a chat with Hillary for about 45 minutes, in which he discussed the Democratic Party’s strategy plans for the upcoming elections.
“Your vote really, really, really counts,” he sent his message to Democrat supporters. “You can consider me as ‘Exhibit A’,” he told the crowd.
The meeting evoked keen interest in political circles, as Gore and Hillary are considered to be political rivals, ambitious, albeit closely connected to former US president Bill Clinton’s presidency at the White House.
The historic meeting between the former foe brings a parody of errors to the fore.
Exactly, 16 years before at Florida, then VP Al Gore alleged massive election rigging in the recount, and this time Donald Trump also warned his supporters of election rigging by Hillary. So, the Democrats wants to project Gore as a cautionary tale.
“Now, for those of you who are younger than 25, you might not remember the election of 2000 and what happened here in Florida,” he reminded the to students from Miami-Dade College.
He added, looking at the older generation in the rally, “For those of you older than 25, I heard you murmuring just now.”
The crowd replied to Al Gore: “You won!”
Hillary introduced Gore to her supporters, lauding his achievements as winner of Nobel Peace Prize and his well-known documentary An Inconvenient Truth.
Clinton mocked Trump, rubbishing his claims that climate change is a hoax.