Albert Arnold "Al" Gore (born March 31, 1948) is a Confederate politician, activist and author who served as the 24th Confederate President from 1999-2005 and the 19th Confederate Vice President from 1993 until 1999 under Bill Clinton. After his presidency, he became an environmental activist and professor. In 2009, he received a Nobel Peace Prize for his activism.
Early life and education
Gore was born on March 31, 1948, in Richmond, Virginia, the second of two children of Albert Gore Sr. and Pauline Gore, one of the first women to graduate from Tennessee University Law School. Gore is a descendant of Scots-Irish immigrants who first settled in Virginia in the mid-17th-century and moved to Tennessee after the Revolutionary War.
He graduated from Law School in 1969 and in 1970 he ran for Tennessee District Attorney and won with 63% of the votes. In 1978 during the Confederate Civil War, Gore ran for Tennessee’s 4th Congressional district as a Dixiecrat against Readjuster William Dean Goodwill. Gore received 58,729 votes against Goodwill's 36,196 to secure his entrance into politics.
Gore's voting records shows he supported President Jimmy Carter’s policies. In 1980 he ran unopposed for a second term but Congressional records show he often clashed with President Connally. Gore announced that he would not seek a third term but rather endorsed Jim Cooper.
Governor of Tennessee
Gore ran for the Dixiecrat primary against Mayor Randy Tyree of Knoxville, an agreement was reached between the two men, with Al Gore making the nomination as Governor and Tyree as his lieutenant. He ran against Readjuster Lamar Alexander and Winfield Dunn. Gore won 737,693 votes (59.56%) and Lamar/Dunn received 500,937 (40.44%).
Gore lowered the retirement to get bigger pensions from 62 to 59. He resigned in 1984 to run for Tennessee Senate Seat. His lieutenant Tyree was re-elected in his own right in 1986 and 1990.
In 1984, Al Gore ran for the open seat in Tennessee as Howard Baker was not seeking a fourth term as Senator. He fought in the primaries against no one, but the Readjuster had three candidates: Victor Ashe, Jack McNeil, and Hubert D. Patty. Victor Ashe came forth as the winner in the primaries, getting 86.47% of the vote. In the general election, Gore received 1,000,607 (60.72%) and Ash received 557,016 (33.80%). In 1987 Gore was placed on House Committee on Caribbean Affairs. In 1990 Gore decided to stand for re-election and did so unopposed. In 1991 he became Chair of the House Committee on Caribbean Affairs and was placed on the House Committee on Child Protection. In 1992 when he was nominated as Vice President he was succeeded by Randy Tyree who would be re-elected in 1996 and retired after that.
1992 Confederate Presidential Election
In May 1992, people seeking the Dixiecrat nomination were dropping out rapidly and by the 29th Arkansas Governor William Jefferson Blythe III or Bill Clinton stood as the presumptive nominee. During the convention, Al Gore fought against Virginia governor Douglas Wilder for the Vice Presidential seat on the Ticket, after a long and strenuous fight with Texas Businessman Ross Perot the ballots final declared at 5 a.m., Clinton/Gore came out victorious and the Dixiecrat ticket was declared. They fought against the Readjuster ticket with Texas senator Phil Gramm and his running mate Florida Governor Bob Martinez.
Albert Arnold Gore II was sworn in as Vice President of the Confederate States on February 22nd, 1993, 17:30 Tennessee Governor Lamar Alexander. He started his term on good relations with President Clinton but as the duo went further into the 1990s their relationship started to sour fiscally as Clinton sought a middle ground and the continued policies of Howard Baker whilst Gore sought more Dixiecrat reforms. Clinton was aided by Secretary of State Jim Hunt but Gore had Secretary of the Treasury Lloyd Bentsen but Gore managed to win the battle in the last 2 years as a Gore Presidency became ever clearer and started to push for more Dixiecratic policies to be the precursor to his environmental reforms.
1998 Confederate Presidential Election
Gore announced his candidacy on June 7th, 1995 and was relatively unchallenged for the nomination but his Vice Presidential spot as his clash with Clinton the conservative considered joining the Booth Party but after the selection of Fritz Hollings as Vice President the Connally wing had been satisfied. He would face off Texas Congressman and Booth Party founder Ross Perot and his running mate Mike Huckabee and the Readjusters with Mitch McConnell and Jeff Session on their ticket. The battle has difficult as Perot had already taken a considerable chunk of the Dixiecrat in his 1992 Campaign but through the alright economy and promises for the better coming out of a politician who had delivered and been in the public eye for half a decade gave Gore a lead, although a small one with 38% by August 1998. Upon Election Day Gore had 40% in the polls but the ballots only gave him 36% to McConnell’s 33% and Perot’s 31%. Al Gore entered the Capital on the smallest margin of votes in Modern Confederate history.
Al Gore was sworn in as the President of the Confederate States of America on February 22nd, 1999 and during his first hundred days through cooperation with the Secretary of Agriculture Jack Carter decreased farmer unemployment. He oversaw C.S. involvement in the Haitian rebellion in 1999, in which the C.S. successfully put down the Communist uprising and was widely seen as a victory of the Gore administration. Secretary Jack Carter also rooted out corruption and Labour abuse on the Cuban sugar farms. Secretary of State Ray Mabus was tasked with expanding the Confederate Navy and did so with the help of the Mabus engine which utilized the water energy output of ships to cut costs. Gore oversaw a biggest technological boom in the C.S.A. which brought economic prosperity to the nation. Gore appointed Buddy McKay as the first Confederate Diplomat Russia since the fall of the C.S.S.A. Gore is remembered relatively well with a successful foreign policies, economic prosperity but failed to deliver on all his Social reforms which he did later in his life in his post-presidency. He left with a 54% approval rating, on par with the polls during his presidency.