Meanwhile, Ralph Nader, the Green Party nominee, has become a factor in the presidential contest. While he clearly lost some support after the Democratic convention, he seemed to gain steam during October, increasing his vote in key states, such as Oregon and Washington. The presidential race appears to heading toward a showdown in about a dozen states, with the outcome in Florida, Michigan, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Wisconsin and the Northwest most important. It's very clear that there is a lot at stake in the 2000 elections. But the voters don't seem passionate about one party or the other.
Yet in the 2000 Election Gore seemed to go in the completely opposite direction of Clinton, or at least try to avoid his name in his speeches at first. Yet Gore's luck did not change when he left California. Bush seemed to have difficulties when asked about his tax cut plan and about his statement that the U.S. military was not fully ready. While Gore looked relaxed and energetic, Bush made mistakes in front of the camera. Polls suggested that Gore was far ahead of Bush by at least a few points.
There is quite a bit of controversy involved in the presidential election of 2000. There is evidence to support that Al Gore would have in fact won the election, if it were fair to both parties. This is not to say that the outcome was necessarily to George W. Bush’s fault, but the final result was improperly and unjustly swayed in his direction. The nation was held in the balance for nearly an entire month to learn the outcome of the election and who would be the next president of the United States of America. George W. Bush, losing the popular vote, managed to win the electoral votes giving him the victory due to legal technicalities and improper equipment.
Some politicians even called the elections referendum on president Obama. Obama himself never thought that the people would bla... ... middle of paper ... ...idents to nominate the right person for the right job, but it should be done without the fear of politics in mind. In president Obama’s case, “vetting [process] became the most irritating headache of [his] first year” (Alter 121). What president Obama did not take seriously was the importance of selecting the right person in the middle of the worst economical crisis since Great depression. Even though he was able to nominate quite experienced people, the fear of “political humiliation” made “many of the president’s choices, once so eager to go to Washington felt more like public enemies than potential public servants” (Alter 121).
Bush's victory was also a victory for the Republican Party, but the Democrats received a similar victory in that they retained control of both the House and the Senate. The presidential election as a whole was a negative race, with an abundance of personal attacks (mainly instigated by Bush). The election of Bush in 1988 confirmed the Republican domination of presidential politics for another four years. The Republican Primary was a race between Vice President George Bush and Senator Bob Dole because President Reagan had reached his term limit and could not run again. Bush was Reagan's Vice President, so he started the race as the Republican front-runner.
However, after months of predictions of a too-close-to-call contest, Bush won nationwide balloting making him the 15th president elected to a second term and the first to win both a majority of the popular vote and the Electoral College since his father in 1988. The GOP also extended its majorities in the House and Senate. The Presidential election followed a political campaign in which the weapons of choice were partisan criticism and attack ads rather than details that illuminate the character of the candidates. What troubled me about these partisan attacks is that reporters and columnists are governed by the tides of events tending to be too laudatory about candidates on the way up and too critical of politicians on the way down. For example; the coverage of Howard Dean's presidential race.
If we take away the Electoral College and replace it with direct, there will be famous people running for president, not knowing what they are doing, and only winning because they are famous. The Electoral College is fair because the candidate must have a wide distribution of support to win. This contributes to the cohesiveness of the country. George Bush, for example, became president but lost the popular vote. How I feel, is that you shouldn’t win presidency because you’re popular and everybody likes you.
Trump’s chances to advance his agenda in office are very likely because Republicans also hold the majority in the House and Senate. Helping Trump to defeat was winning the swing states: Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, Florida, North Carolina, Ohio, and Iowa. The triumph was remarkable because Trump believed that the election was rigged against him and polls showed that Clinton had a clear defeat in the electoral map. One of the main reasons for his victory could be because of Clinton’s email investigation reopening only eleven days before the election. Trump’s campaign was not nearly as large as Clinton’s.
The founders wanted a strong legislature, however there was a shift in power to the executive branch at the start of the twentieth century. The president gained much power during th... ... middle of paper ... ... party. It is also going to be hard for the George Bush to have confidence in the people to do what he wants to do as president. "This will be the most tenuous new presidency in over a century. Not only did a plurality of Americans nationwide vote for Mr. Bush's opponent, but the Bush victory was due to a flawed ballot system.
But in the end the supreme court of Florida had to step in and declared that Bush had won the election. It was only afterwards that it turned out that Al Gore would have originally won the election as Johnston continues, "California declined to count their absentee ballots; Florida Democrats rejected thousands of votes by U.S. service men and women; and Democrats nationwide garnered illegal votes from non-citizens and felons. If these situations had not occurred, Al Gore might not have the popular vote either" (Johnston 1). But the Party, the white house said that didn't happen, and Bush was off to wonderful well-omened run as the United States 42nd president. At the beginning of his two terms, the first thing the Bush administration did in changing the United States was to go after its environmental laws, "The Bush administration took nearly 150 actions to undermine environmental protections over the first year, consistent with its historic assault on the nation's environmental safeguards" (NRDC 1).