The former Vice President reveals that he once tried to buy the popular social network.
Al Gore may have lost his shot at the presidency in 2000, but he also lost a chance to own Twitter.
As the former Vice President told Bloomberg Television on Thursday, he came close to buying Twitter back in his Current TV days. Gore and his Current TV co-founder Joel Hyatt were in talks to buy the social network, but the deal never came to fruition.
The New York Times' Nick Bilton in his book Hatching Twitter describes the meeting that took place, during which Gore and Twitter co-founders Evan Williams and Biz Stone poured shot after shot of tequila. But Gore wasn't the only one after Twitter. Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg had also considered buying the company--that is, until Jack Dorsey talked him out of it.