Some kind words for Al Gore’s running mate from republican Senator Ashcroft. Ashcroft and Senator Joseph Lieberman go way back; they attended school together at Yale University. Ashcroft says he has fond feelings for the democratic vice presidential choice. However, Ashcroft says his friend isn’t going to be America’s next second in command. He predicts Lieberman won’t be enough to “save the Gore ticket,” as he puts it, and will lose the 2000 election.