The voters are actually voting for a slate of electors, each of whom pledges to vote for a particular candidate for each office, in the Electoral College.
Lieberman became "the first person of the Jewish faith to run for the nation's second-highest office" Barry Goldwaterwho ran for president inwas of "Jewish origin". Many pundits saw Gore's choice of Lieberman as another way of trying to distance himself from the scandals of the Clinton White House.
Lieberman was selected from a group of potential running mates that included Senators John Kerry from Massachusetts and John Edwards from North Carolinaboth of whom eventually became the Democratic nominees four years later.
He and Bush were deadlocked in the polls. He favored a moment of silence for prayer in the schools and voted against banning the interstate sale of handguns. Gore appointees are more likely to support gay rights and maintain a separation between religion and government [ However, Gore did promote government partnerships with faith-based groups.
His running mate, Senator Joe Liebermanwas an observant Jew who often talked about increasing the role of religion in public life [ Al Gore said he wanted to lift the " don't ask, don't tell " policy on LGBT people in the military, which was supported by President Clinton. Gore also promised to work toward expanding gay rights, and supports legislation such as the Hate Crime Prevention Act that would broaden the definition of hate crimes to include crimes committed against gay people.
The environmental trust fund would use market-based mechanisms to target the transportation, electric power generation and industrial production sectors of the economy. These investments were considered "a vital element of preserving and expanding America's prosperity".
Issues of style and presentation would continue to be a theme throughout the election. Stuart Rothemberg analyzed the debate and declared that Bush appeared to be a " 'deer in the headlights' in the first debate. But the governor was relaxed and authentic, and he seemed at ease on the same stage with the sitting vice president [ But the vice president also looked and sounded about as appealing as a case of the flu.
His makeup was terrible, and his comments sounded canned. Gore has always had problems sounding natural, and his first debate performance made him look like a phony politician, not a sincere leader.
Gore[ edit ] See also: United States presidential election in Florida, and Bush v. Gore Al Gore won the states in blue, George W. Bush won the states in red On election night, news networks first called Florida for Gore, later retracted the projection, and then called Florida for Bush, before finally retracting that projection as well.
In the ruling, Bush v. Gorethe Florida recount was called unconstitutional and that no constitutionally valid recount could be completed by the December 12 deadline, effectively ending the recounts. This vote ruled that the standards the Florida Supreme Court provided for a recount as unconstitutional due to violations of the Equal Protection Clause of the Fourteenth Amendmentand further ruled that no constitutionally valid recount could be completed by the December 12 deadline.
This case ordered an end to recounting underway in selected Florida counties, effectively giving George W.
Bush a vote victory in Florida and consequently Florida's 25 electoral votes and the presidency. Gore, according to a NPR article, attributed it to "the economic downturn and stock market slide that began earlier that year. The public was not able to forget the Campaign fund raising controversy at the Hsi Lai Temple United States campaign finance controversy.
It premiered on the HBO cable network on May 25, Albert Arnold Gore Jr. (born March 31, ) is an American politician and environmentalist who served as the 45th Vice President of the United States from to Gore was Bill Clinton's running mate in their successful campaign in , and the pair was re-elected in Near the end of Clinton's second term, Gore was selected as the Democratic nominee for the presidential.
Dec 19, · Bush and Gore, of course, were the two candidates: George W. Bush, the governor of Texas and son of the forty-first president, challenging the incumbent vice president, Al Gore.
Bush v. Gore, the court case, is often used interchangeably as shorthand for Bush-versus-Gore, the entirety of the dispute over the outcome of the election.
the presidential race between Al Gore and George W. Bush was finally decided by the Supreme Court. George W.
Bush's environmental policies reducing government regulation and promoting economic growth. The presidential campaign of Al Gore, the 45th Vice President of the United States under President Bill Clinton, began when he announced his candidacy for the presidency of the United States in Carthage, Tennessee on June 16, Gore became the Democratic nominee for the presidential election on August 17, Victory in the presidential election would have made Gore .
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Albert Arnold Gore Jr. (born March 31, ) is an American politician and environmentalist who served as the 45th Vice President of the United States from to Gore was Bill Clinton's running mate in their successful campaign in , and the pair was re-elected in Near the end of Clinton's second term, Gore was selected as the Democratic nominee for the presidential.