...all those fools who voted for George Bush twice...
It was an indication at the time (2000 & 2004), that, the Democrats were already on a narrow road. Gore was nominated primarily due to his being the Clinton follow-up. A common, and often times ridiculous way to do things; however, this idiocy has run on for years, within all political parties. Think of how different things would have been if George H. W. Busy had won in '92. Dan Quayle likely would have been the nominee.
At any rate, Al Gore was not a great candidate. I believe he would have been a lousy President. One term only. In 2004, the Dems put up John Kerry, another bad move.
These days it's getting more and more difficult to distinguish Republicans from Democrats as they both continue drifting to the right. A change, a big change is necessary or the country will truly be self-destructed.
As for your claim that George W. Bush ruined the economy, keep in mind some seeds of the ruin had been sown in the Clinton years.
Content with my voting record, including twice for George W. Bush (the only Republican Presidential candidate I ever selected). Also am a supporter of Bernie Sanders and the brand of progressive he is presenting.