Al Gore

Father Albert Gore, Sr. was a long-time Congressman and Senator from Tennessee.
Received an undergraduate degree from Harvard University.
Served in the Army in Vietnam as a journalist.
Was a candidate for the Democratic nomination for President in 1988 but lost out to Michael Dukakis, governor of Massachusetts.
Took graduate courses in theology at Vanderbilt University but never received a degree.
Had only met Bill Clinton once previously before being interviewed by him in 1992 to be Clinton's running mate.
Once debated Rush Limbaugh about global warming on Nightline.
Wrote a best-selling book about global warming entitled Earth in the Balance.
Was the first candidate to bring up the issue of Willie Horton against Michael Dukakis in the presidential election of 1988.