Gore Launches Environmental Attacks On Bush

Date: April 19, 2002

Source: News Room

Former Vice President Al Gore has in effect kicked off his 2004 campaign with a series of speeches and articles strongly criticizing the Bush administration. "Put simply, on the environment, this administration has consistently sold out America's future in return for short-term political gains," the 2000 Democratic presidential nominee said in a New York Times guest column last Sunday. Democrats have been searching for an issue on which Bush is vulnerable during a wartime period when he enjoys high approval ratings, and polls say the public regards Democrats as more likely than Republicans < by 20 to 30 percentage points < to give domestic issues such as the environment a high priority.

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