Video: Can the Democrats retain the presidency after Clinton departs? Their front-runner, Albert Gore, is in trouble. He is saddled by his colorless personality and by his longtime connection to Bill Clinton. Moving ahead of him in the polls is the Texas governor George Bush Jr. who has already used more money than all the other candidates combined. The Republicans are confidential they can capture the White House. But the Republicans are still burdened by their militant and fruited right-wing.