| OnTheIssues.org excerpts: (click on issues for details)
Two questions: Is abortion acceptable? Who should decide?
Budget & Economy|
Deficit Hawk for balancing 1993 budget, but not ideological.
Tipper & Al pushed for voluntary record lyric labeling.
Smoked pot recreationally, but kept it separate from work.
Energy & Oil|
Pushed for BTU tax on coal & gas, in 1993.
Pushed emissions trading plan at Kyoto greenhouse summit.
Co-sponsored first Superfund bill, on Love Canal.
Families & Children|
Son’s accident taught Gore sensitivity & better parenting.
Debate with Perot was instrumental in passing NAFTA.
Gore as reporter uncovered City Hall zoning scandal.
Supported “PAC participation in the political process”.
“Reinvention” caused some reform, but nothing fundamental.
Fundraising from White House? Maybe. Candor & caution? No.
Buddhist temple fundraiser: overzealous but probably legal.
Supported gun rights in 1970s, because his constituents did.
Could “never vote against” anti-smoking lobby.
Even as student at anti-war Harvard, Gore intended to serve.
Concluded Vietnam was a mistake, but had valid purpose.
Called for replacing MIRVed MX with single-warhead Midgetman.
Against SDI & more carriers; for Grenada & nuclear freeze.
Quicker than Clinton to favor force; but avoided it in Haiti.
Principles & Values|
Al & Tipper as model for “Love Story”?
Born-again Baptist; serves God & obeys God’s will.
Congressional campaign style: hard work & cautiousness.
In Congress, called himself a “raging moderate”.
“One of our greatest Pres.” but “disappointed” by Clinton.
Assisted heavily with invention of Internet in 1989.
Supported V-Chip; pushed TV execs for rating system.
War & Peace|
Supported early action in Bosnia; no “Vietnam syndrome”.
Committed to the survival & security of Israel.
Supported Gulf War; costs of war less than alternative.