Missed Opportunity: Gore, Incumbency and Television in Election 2000


The 2000 presidential election marked the fourth time since 1960 when a president retired and his party nominated his leading surrogate, the vice president, as potential successor. Dover explains why television-age vice presidents win nominations and shows what they have to do to win the general election. He applies that model to the leading events of the 2000 campaign and shows why Gore lost.

Additional information

Publisher: Place of publication:
  • Westport, CT
Publication year:
  • 2002