Gore eventually decided that enlisting in the Army would be the best way that he could contribute to the anti-war effort.
This would also improve his father's reelection prospects.
Near the end of Clinton's second term, Gore was selected as the Democratic nominee for the 2000 presidential election but did not win the election.
After his term as vice-president ended in 2001, Gore remained prominent as an author and environmental activist, whose work in climate change activism earned him (jointly with the IPCC) the Nobel Peace Prize in 2007. He was a Representative from Tennessee (1977–85) and from 1985 to 1993 served as one of the state's Senators.
In 1981, Gore was quoted as saying with regard to homosexuality, "I think it is wrong", and "I don't pretend to understand it, but it is not just another normal optional life style." In his 1984 Senate race, Gore said when discussing homosexuality, "I do not believe it is simply an acceptable alternative that society should affirm." He also said that he would not take campaign funds from gay rights groups.
Although he maintained a position against homosexuality and gay marriage in the 1980s, Gore said in 2008 that he thinks "gay men and women ought to have the same rights as heterosexual men and women..join together in marriage." During his time in the House, Gore sat on the Energy and Commerce and the Science and Technology committees, chairing the Science Committee's Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations for four years.
In 1984, Gore successfully ran for a seat in the U. Senate, which had been vacated by Republican Senate Majority Leader Howard Baker.
In 2007, he was named a runner-up for Time Gore was born in Washington, D. He was against that war, but he disagreed with the tactics of the student protest movement.
He thought that it was silly and juvenile to use a private university as a venue to vent anger at the war.
(born March 31, 1948) is an American politician and environmentalist who served as the 45th Vice President of the United States from 1993 to 2001.
Gore was Bill Clinton's running mate in their successful campaign in 1992, and the pair was re-elected in 1996.