The Presidential Election of 2000 Presidential election cycles are always three-ring circuses, and the 2000 election has become one of the biggest circuses ever. With a two-term president unable to seek re-election, the House of Representatives clearly up for grabs, and Democrats counting on major Senate gains -- even hoping to win control -- there is a lot at stake in this year's elections. Republicans' optimism is based on their view that they will take back the White House after an eight-year hiatus. GOP insiders believe that Americans are tired of Bill Clinton, have doubts about Vice President Al Gore and are ready for change. Republican turnout was down in 1998, which helps account for the party's poor showing in the off-year elections.
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.
For example; the coverage of Howard Dean's presidential race. In an ideal world, the 2004 campaign should have been conducted without the vicious Swift Boat Vets ads tarring John Kerry and the exaggerated furor over Bush's National Guard service instead of demanding the candidates convey their platform and debate real issues. Although Bush took office in 2001 after a disputed election, he benefited from the traditional presidential honeymoon to win passage of his sweeping tax cuts. Sept. 11 then produced an understandable increase of presidential patriotism. That same public mood helps to influence the failure of the press to apply sufficient skepticism to the president's rationale for the invasion of Iraq, the conflict that will define his presidency.
Every four years, The United States holds an election in order to find the new president whom is to run the country. The elections are important to Americans because it can change the future for many generations. In 2000, the two candidates were: George W. Bush for the Republican Party and Al Gore, former vice president, for the Democratic Party. This Presidential Election was one of the most suspenseful and unclear presidential elections for more than a century. To make it even burrier than it already was, the media declared prematurely that Al Gore was the winner, then a few hours later that George Bush had won, and then retracted both statements before the election had even ended.
Electoral College Reform Since the fiasco that was the Presidential Election in the year 2000, many Americans have been calling for a reform of the Electoral College. Most of these people were Gore supporters; disillusioned by the fact that Bush won the office of the President while, in fact, he lost the popular vote. The American people did not elect George W. Bush; the Electoral College did. Last year’s circumstance was the first of its kind in over a century. There have been many close elections, but none have resulted in the popular candidate losing to his opponent.
George W. Bush, losing the popular vote, managed to win the electoral votes giving him the victory due to legal technicalities and improper equipment. The series of events ensuing the election quickly showed that there were issues. Instead of properly investigating the issues a quick decision was made setting forth enormous implementations on the outcome of the 2000 presidential election. The American economy saw massive expansion in the 1990s. The Democratic Party was strong, led by a democratic President Bill Clinton, and a democratic Vice President Al Gore.
Caucuses were held in each state to choose delegates. It had begun like any other election, and there was a lot of competition in the primaries. There were six Republicans running for party nominations. As the son of former president George Bush, George Bush Jr. had more money than any other candidate for campaigning. On the other hand, Al Gore had a good reputation, serving two terms as vice president under the Clinton administration.
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.
I oppose the electoral college for these three reasons, in election 2000 the president that lost the popular vote actually won, everyone's vote doesn't really count, plus the electoral college has disrupted elections fifteen times! First of all I would like to bring to your attention that many votes don't even get counted if you call the United States a democracy. The way the whole Electoral College thing works is that each state is allowed a certain number of "electors" (the state's number of Representatives plus its Senators), who then vote for the president. The elector's vote based on the state's popular vote. After the state verifies the votes, the candidate that receives the most votes get all of that state's elector's votes.
Five months after the campaign, Lincoln was reelected and the Confederacy was conquered. a) Lincoln's chances for reelection seemed impossible to the public and to Lincoln himself; no president had been reelected other than Andrew Jackson and more importantly, Lincoln was undermined by extensive disapproval of his handling of the war. The Union was disappointed with Lincoln's faulty strategies and by his assertion of the Emancipation Proclamation. The antislavery forces of the Republican Party noticed Lincoln's vulnerability and started trying to find new candidates, in the end they settled for John C Fremont, an enemy of Lincoln's. The National Unity Party (formerly known as the regular Republican party) chose Lincoln as the first ballot during the convention and a war general named Andrew Jackson as their second.