>1. First two debates
2. Ran from Clinton and the success of the Clinton administration.
3. Didn't aggressivly compete in Ohio
4. Took Tennessee, Arkansas and West Virginia for granite.
1.) Bush got slaughtered in the first debate.
2.) Gore distanced himself, because of the negative image the Clintons really did leave on the minds of Americans. Moraly and Ethically at least. Plus, Gore didn't want to be seen as a byproduct of Clinton. Gore had the right game plan, until he started crying about losing the election 5 times
3.) I really don't see this. My good friend who livesi n Detroit is a staunch Democrat supporter, and was positive Ohio was a win for the Dems.
4.) No, this just proves that even in his own state, people didn't want him as president. Plus, he was in WV and as for Arkansas....well, who cares.