Al Gore never said he invented the Internet, although many journalists and pundits misinterpreted him (sometimes dishonestly) as having said so. Gary Hart, on the other hand, says he invented the Iowa caucuses. I suppose what he might mean is that he helped put the Iowa caucuses on the political map. John Tierney lets the claim stand but notes that Iowa did hold caucuses prior to 1972.
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