Election coverage. Those words put some people to sleep as soon as they hear them and for good reason. It’s old and tiring. But the media hasn’t yet backed down from their 24/7 coverage of what has been called the “Battle for the White House” and “Stalemate 2000.”
The media can’t and now weeks later, lawsuits on top of lawsuits and countless speeches by the candidates have not yet fixed what was once the closest election in decades — now the most contested election in over a century. Still, America waits for who will lead them. But how many people are still paying attention? How many people are tuning in for the 24/7 coverage on MSNBC and CNN? How many people just want someone to lead them?
If you are not one of them, you need to wake up. Countries are laughing at us right now. Stock markets at home have been steadily declining since that fateful day, Nov. 8. How many people actually know that the United States of America does not have a budget that has been completely passed by Congress?
These things should be worried about a bit more. Neither candidate is revolutionary — no matter how much each talk about it. Will the bitter partisanship of our current Congress really come to an end?
The Senate will most likely end up 50/50. Usually the partisan voting led to a passing or failing of a bill, but with 50/50 how will a two-thirds vote to pass ever happen?
The House of Representatives has been losing Republicans; steadily making their control of the United States a little bit less than last time.
Bush has won, let’s face that much. Sure, a large percent of the population doesn’t want to come to this reality, but why drag it out? If Gore keeps up his whiny bad sport image, his chances for the 2004 election won’t be as good as he’s got it now. Nobody likes to quit, but quit while you’re ahead.
There’s a saying “If at first you don’t succeed, then try, try again.” Gore needs to stop right now if he ever wants the presidency.
Maybe we as the citizens of this country didn’t mess up at the general election. Maybe the problem came during the primary election. Things could have turned out a lot differently had McCain and Brady run against each other.
Chances are he won’t have a major contender and if Bush does a good job (fingers crossed for the sake of this country) then it’s those two against each other again. Let’s hope Nader will be there again, if simply for the possibility of something more interesting next time around.
You can blame him for the trouble this election is causing, but if you sit down and look at his platform, there is actually life in there — a refreshing look and take on politics and the purpose of government.
Everyone keeps talking about the new millennium, yet 97 percent of the country voted for candidates who don’t look or stand for anything that hasn’t been beat to death in elections past.
The time for the Electoral College to vote is nearing faster than you think and not long after that the actual president of the not so great United States of America will be in office. No one wants lawsuits to prolong this longer than is absolutely necessary. Recent polls show that the election annoyance has continued farther than a majority of people’s tolerance can handle.
So when will it end? Does it need to be any more blatantly clear to Gore? There is always another time. Four years isn’t all that long and it doesn’t seem like politics as usual will be any different from the previous eight years.