Former Vice President Al Gore is doing just fine. Actually, since losing his bid for president in 2000, he’s been enormously successful. Bloomberg’s Ken Wells and Ari Levy call Gore “Romney-rich,” reporting that the sale of Current TV and a slew of Apple stock in January earned him more than $100 million in one month.
New York magazine’s Steve Fishman recently spent a day at what he calls “Gore’s White House,” his massive estate in the Belle Meade area of Nashville. Since 2000, Gore has picked up a Nobel Prize, written best-selling books on global warming, and made an Oscar-winning movie.
But Fishman indicated Monday on NOW with Alex Wagner that something will always be missing for the man who was almost, nearly, should-have-been the president. ”There’s a certain sense of consolation prize to the golden years, the golden decade,” Fishman said, talking about the years following the Florida recount. Speaking about Gore’s 10,000 square foot house, Fishman continued, “he’s alone there. There’s a sense of this man rattling around in this big house.”
Watch the video above as Alex Wagner and the NOW panel discuss Al Gore’s legacy and his reaction to former Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor’s big regret.