If you’re looking for Machiavellian reasons for the timing of Gore’s endorsement of Dean, take a look at LiberalOasis. LiberalOasis suggests the timing was to put Bush’s signing of the Medicare reform and prescription drug con-job on the back pages.
“It’s tough to step on a presidential news story. But Gore did, making Bush’s sell job, already uphill, just a little bit harder.”
It worked. And all the TV and radio talking heads, talking about Gore vs Hillary (see below), helped. Joke’s on them.