"Gore is a potent symbol of what Democrats, a lot of Democrats, still feel was an election that was basically taken away from them," said Matthew Dallek, an associate professor of political management at George Washington University. "People who cast a vote for a third party, who thought their vote didn't matter or were making a protest vote in places like Florida, that did ultimately matter. There's a lot of layers of meaning wrapped up in Gore's appearance, and that could be helpful to"
"Obviously, this has caused some complications," he said. "It is not helpful to her candidacy."