Hypothetically speaking, IF Al Gore had taken the Oath of Office of the Presidency of the United States on January 20, 2001 instead of George W. Bush, who do you think would be President today?
No wrong answers, just want you to draw a line from point a to point b. I think there are just too many factors to come up with a good answer, but think of it as fiction…write the history from 2001 to today. Let’s assume that how this happened was that Gore had insisted on a full recount in Florida instead of cherry-picking counties, and because Florida law mandates a state financed recount if a candidate requests it when the difference is less than 1/2 a percentage point, Harris and Jeb Bush were powerless to do anything about it, and as several newspapers subsequently showed when they did their “what if stories” in the aftermath of Bush v. Gore, Gore won the recount, Bush conceded and Gore assumed the office. What decisions would he have made environmentally, economically, and on foreign policy? Would his decisions have prevented 9/11 or would they have made it worse. Would he have been re-elected and if not, who would have been. Would we have ever gone to war in Afghanistan? Iraq? North Korea? Iran? What would the political and economic landscape have looked like in 2008. Would there even have been a thirst for a guy like Obama or would he still be a Senator? Would America have tired of Democrats after 12 consecutive years, or 16? Would McCain still still have won the 2008 nomination? Would Bush have defeated Gore in 2004? Would Clinton have run in 2008 and would she have won the nomination? The Presidency. How do you think it would have unfolded?
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