Gore became a senior adviser to the star Internet search engine back in February 2001 - years before its stock went public in August 2004 - and is a close pal of CEO Dr. Eric Schmidt.This adds the common touch to the Democratic Party.
Since its shares went public, Google has soared from $85 to more than $400 and co-founders Sergey Brin and Larry Page are worth an estimated $11 billion each.
Gore "owns a ton of Google and he's made enough money that he could wait until a month before and just drop $50 million in to launch a  race," claims a well-placed Democrat.
Thursday, May 11, 2006
Deborah Orin reports:
Posted by Steve Bartin at 9:08 AM