9/27/92 at 8:00 PM
As the Democratic vice presidential candidate, Sen. Al Gore of Tennessee is drawing plenty of headlines--but that's nothing new. His birth hit the front page of the Nashville Tennessean, his home state's biggest newspaper: WELL, MR. GORE, HERE HE IS ON--PAGE 1. "Mr. Gore" was the U.S. senator from Tennessee, and the arrival of his son was a big story.
There were definite advantages to being a senator's son. Like many young boys, AI liked baseball. Unlike most, however, he got to play in the corridors of the Capitol. One disadvantage was living in a Washington hotel suite when Congress was in session. Gore preferred summer vacations and holidays on the family's Tennessee farm.Gore threw himself into campus politics at Harvard. Going door to door, he introduced himself to fellow freshmen by saying, "Hi, I'm AI Gore. I'm running for freshman council." After 15 years altogether as a congressman and a senator, Gore is still running-this year, at Bill Clinton's side.