Moderator jim lehrer speaking to george w bush and vice president al gore at the first presidential debate in october 2000 at the university of massachusetts in boston. Faced with an opponent who has managed to deflect questions about his character and trustworthiness, gov george w bush has shifted tactics and begun confronting vice president al gore head-on. We hardly need to be reminded how, in the 2000 presidential race, ralph nader persuaded liberal ninnies that george w bush would be no worse for the environment than al gore or how pat buchanan sold his overpriced soul for $12 million of federal funds or how gary bauer became the poster boy for fetuses, only to hitch up with the fetus. If vice president al gore were the democratic party's candidate and texas gov george w bush were the republican party's candidate, who would you be more likely to vote for -- gore, the democrat. October 3, 2000 transcript october 3, 2000 i'm jim lehrer of the newshour on pbs, and i welcome you to the first of three 90-minute debates between the democratic candidate for president, vice president al gore and the republican candidate, governor george w bush of texas the debates are sponsored by the commission on presidential.
According to the official 2001 statistics of the presidential and congressional election of november 7, 2000, george w bush beat al gore in florida by 543 votes it is noteworthy that every third-party candidate received enough votes in florida to have cost al gore the election. In a pivotal moment during the 2000 presidential campaign, a series of missteps by al gore at the first of three debates with george w bush was said to have damaged the vice president's chances. Now suppose that the presidential election were being held today, and it included al gore as the democratic candidate, george w bush as the republican candidate, pat buchanan, as the reform party candidate, and ralph nader as the green party candidate.
When the contest between george w bush and al gore proved too close to call, the contestants resorted to a series of lawsuits in an effort to settle the matter these suits proceeded simultaneously in the state court system and in federal court. In bush v gore (2000), a divided supreme court ruled that the state of florida's court-ordered manual recount of vote ballots in the 2000 presidential election was unconstitutional the case. Following the us supreme court's decision in bush vpalm beach county canvassing board, and concurrent with vice president al gore's contest of the certification of florida presidential election results, on december 8, 2000 the florida supreme court ordered that the circuit court in leon county tabulate by hand 9000 contested ballots from miami-dade county.
(bush - gore) the 2000 presidential election was the most recent election where the popular vote winner was not elected george w bush, son of former president george hw bush, ran on the republican ticket against democratic candidate, and the sitting vice president, al gore. United states presidential election of 2000, american presidential election held on nov 7, 2000, in which republican george w bush narrowly lost the popular vote to democrat al gore but defeated gore in the electoral college the campaign gore, as bill clinton’s vice president for eight years, was the clear favourite in the primary to win the democratic nomination. Souter didn’t have that extra day and george w bush beat al gore in the book “the accidental presidency,” author david kaplan claimed kennedy was “the justice who picked the president. In the presidential race, the two democratic candidates continue to lag behind gop frontrunner george w bush vice president al gore, in particular, is struggling with an image problem — while most americans see him as trustworthy, likable and caring, only one-third see gore as a strong leader. By the 1992 presidential election, he was calling democratic vice-presidential candidate al gore, ozone man some environmental advocates never saw bush on their side.
Now america finally has a president elect in the form of george w bush, we look at his key policies the president elect opposes abortions except in cases of rape, incest or to save the life of. Washington (cnn) -- al gore and george w bush are virtually tied in the latest cnn/time poll, and with one in five likely voters saying they could change their minds between now and november. View the state certificates of ascertainment and vote, popular vote results, find out who the electors are, and see results and certificates from past presidential elections the official us electoral college web site, providing current presidential election state electors timeline and roles and responsibilities, laws and requirements, and.
Gallup news service princeton, nj -- at this early stage of the presidential campaign, the electorate as a whole does not see much difference between the two presumptive nominees of the republican and democratic parties, texas governor george w bush and vice president al gore, respectively. Although neither third party candidate was invited to the official presidential debates between democrat al gore and republican george w bush, no one foresaw their ultimate impact upon the election. President george w bush enters the presidency without any mandate and with half of the nation questioning his legitimate title to the white house he shares power with a congress essentially evenly divided between the parties, and he will confront the bitterness of disappointed democrats. Bush v gore, case in which, on december 12, 2000, the supreme court of the united states reversed a florida supreme court request for a selective manual recount of that state’s us presidential election ballots the 5–4 decision effectively awarded florida’s 25 votes in the electoral college—and thus the election itself—to republican candidate george w bush.