Mary Elizabeth “Tipper” Gore

Remarks at the 2000 Democratic National Convention - Aug. 18, 2000

Mary Elizabeth “Tipper” Gore
August 18, 2000— Los Angeles, California
2000 Democratic National Convention
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Thank you. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you.

I want to thank you, Kristin. Your dad and I are very proud of you. Thank you very much.

And hello, Tennessee.

It's great. Thank you. Thank you. We love you all. Thank you.

As you might have guessed, tonight is a very special night for our family. After almost 25 years in public service fighting for America's working families, Al will accept the Democratic Party's nomination for president of the United States.

Many of you know that faith and family are at the center of Al's life. Many of you know Al to be a decisive leader with strong values, deeply held convictions and a steadfast commitment to making the American dream a reality for all our people.

But I also want you to know that as a husband, father and grandfather Al has always been there for our family, and he will always be there for your family.

During this campaign you have graciously invited Al and me into your homes and communities, and you've talked to us about your lives and your hopes and your dreams for the future.

Now this evening, I want to share with you a little bit more about Al and the life of our family. Now, I'm going to do it in a way that I know best: through pictures that I've taken over the 30 years of our life together.

Now, I know some of you are saying, "Please, not the family photo album."

But for those of you sprinting for the door, stay just a little while, and see the man I love in a way that you may not have seen him before.

Thank you.

And listen, did I mention I have loved him for more than 30 years? And yes, from first sight. So let's look.


Ladies and gentlemen, please welcome my husband, our next president of the United States, Al Gore.

"Democratic National Convention Day 4 Evening." C=SPAN video, 3:29:42. Aug. 17, 2000.

"Tipper Gore text." Quad City Times, Aug. 18, 2000.