Gore moves race HQ to Tennessee

WASHINGTON, DC: In a move that raised eyebrows in the DC corridor, Vice President Al Gore announced last Wednesday that he is relocating his campaign headquarters from Washington to Nashville.

WASHINGTON, DC: In a move that raised eyebrows in the DC corridor, Vice President Al Gore announced last Wednesday that he is relocating his campaign headquarters from Washington to Nashville.

WASHINGTON, DC: In a move that raised eyebrows in the DC corridor,

Vice President Al Gore announced last Wednesday that he is relocating

his campaign headquarters from Washington to Nashville.



Vacating the nation’s capitol for a comparatively quiet Southern city

may do much to instill Gore with a folksier image - ’out of the Beltway

and into the heartland’ was the way the VP described the move. Too,

being away from Washington will dim the media spotlight.



But leaving DC doesn’t guarantee that the PR problems that have plagued

Gore’s campaign will disappear.



Dennis Johnson of George Washington University’s Graduate School of

Political Management suggested that the move has limited value. ’It does

not guarantee that the infighting stops, the spending hemorrhage stops

or that he will have clearer vision.’



Another consultant said the move suggests desperation, especially in

light of the momentum Bill Bradley’s presidential campaign is currently

enjoying. ’Gore needs to go into a room with a pad and think about what

he really wants to say,’ instead of relying on advice from his large

retinue of staffers and consultants, he said.



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