The 2000 Presidential Election Essay Research Paper
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The 2000 Presidential Election Essay, Research Paper Every four years it takes place. Us Americans do it. People fought hard for us to have this right. What is it? It’s the right to vote. This year happens to be the year of the 2000 presidential election. With what could be the closest election in the history of the United States there are many issues that surround the election. Us Americans are going to vote for whomever we think is going to do the best job of solving these issues. However, before we get to the issues we must first get to the two presidential hopefuls that have a chance to win. The two presidential hopefuls that have a chance to win are Al Gore and George W. Bush. George W. Bush as opposed to Al Gore has an advantage of having experience as the governor of Texas in which he has won four times consecutively. Al Gore has the experience of serving on The United States Senate, The United States Congress, and as being the vice president under the best president in recent years, Bill Clinton. Gore’s work experience will outweigh Bush’s governor ship for the one with the most experience but it should not have a significant effect in the election. Both presidential hopefuls are well educated. The both have degrees from Harvard. Bush also has a degree from Yale. Who is the most educated of the two is not going to be a deciding factor in the election either. Politics has run in both of these men’s families. Al Gore was born on March 31, 1948, and is the son of former United States senator Albert Gore Sr. Where as George W. Bush is two years older at the age of 54 and son of former United States President, George W. Bush. Both Candidates are quite comparable with their histories though Al Gore has a slight advantage in experience because he served in the senate the congress and, as vice president, but this will not be the deciding factor in the election. What could help the presidents get more votes, are their running mates. Joseph Leiberman Al Gore’s running mate is Joseph Lieberman. Joseph Leiberman has served on the United States Senate for the last twelve years. ” In his twelve years in the senate, Lieberman has fought for working families. He has been a leader in winning passage of landmark environmental protection, welfare reform, and governmental reform laws.”1 Lieberman brings a strong surge with him to the Al Gore campaign because “[he] has been fighting for working families and standing up to special interests through out a 30 year career in public service”.1 This will stand well in the back of voter’s minds when they step into that voter’s booth on November 7. Even though Al Gore did a great job Picking his running mate George Bush didn’t do such a bad job himself. Dick Cheney George W. Bush choose Dick Cheney to be his running mate. Cheney has a lot of experience in politics around the White House. He began his public service in 1969 when he became part of the Nixon administration in which he worked at a number of positions from the cost of living council to being with-in the White House. From the Nixon Administration Cheney moved up to be the White House chief of staff when Gerald Ford became president in August of 1974. Cheney held the position of chief of staff until the end of the Ford administration and then moved on to serve as his states only congressmen. Yet he had major accomplishments his greatest accomplishment was when America needed him the most. ?As secretary of defense from March 1989 to January of 1993, Mr. Cheney directed two of the largest campaigns in recent history, Operation Just Cause and Operation Desert Storm which gave him recognition as shaping the future of the United States military in an age profound and rapid change.? 2Though Chaney did a good job as Chief of staff his addition to the Bush campaign nor Al Gore’s Addition of Joseph Lieberman is going to have a traumatic effect in the way voters vote.