Another blessing we'd have enjoyed if Al Gore had been elected president is purely psychological. As president, he never would have had time to put together his sci-fi docu-comedy, "An Inconvenient Truth."
Therefore, he never would have won an Oscar or half a Nobel Peace Prize. Global warming wouldn’t be a religious issue. And Al would still be known a pontificating career politician, not a pontificating savior of the planet.
Not everything would have been perfect under President Gore, of course. When 9/11 occurred, he too probably would have gone to Afghanistan to topple the Taliban and destroy al-Qaida's training camps.
We'd no doubt be just as bogged down there as we are today. But under President Gore our soldiers wouldn't be chasing al-Qaida -- they'd be trying to force Afghan tribesmen to reduce their carbon hoofprints by using solar panels instead of firewood to heat their tents and trading in their horses for mountain bikes.