Vice President Al Gore deserves a promotion. He has the experience, insight and knowledge to fill the highest elected office in the United States. Americans should elect Gore to the presidency because he is the best man for the job. He has experience as a journalist so he understands the importance of the media and how to interact with reporters.
George W. Bush does not have the experience and understanding to be the president, whereas Gore is capable and qualified.
Gore has experience in the White House as Vice President for eight years.
The closest Bush got to the White House is son-of-the-president when his father held the office.
Gore has held office in both the Senate and House, giving him a wide array of experiences to help him lead the country.
Bush has a southern Governor charm that has been an asset for Clinton as well, but Gore has better issues.
Gore’s plan for social security is the most reasonable because it preserves social security with the opportunity for some growth. Bush’s plan to partially privatize social security is too risky and leaves it vulnerable to the unpredictable fluctuations in the stock market. If the market flourishes, the plan could be beneficial, but there is too much at stake.
Bush’s resume is too short to place the responsibility of the presidency on his limited experience. The office of governor in Texas is one of the weakest governerships in the nation. He has less power than most other governors in a Republican partisan state that does not prove he can handle the issues facing the country.
Gore has a better record when it comes to gun control. While he has flip-flopped on the issue, he has recently spoken out for more gun control.
The alternative is a man who the National Rifle Association says will allow them to work out of the Oval Office.
When it comes to the environment, Gore’s record is clearly more sound. Gore has vowed to look for ways to preserve our natural resources without relying on OPEC, by exploring alternative fuels.
While Gore did not actually invent the Internet, the Clinton administration has worked to keep this country on the cusp of technological advancement.
Gore’s understanding of foreign policy is firm and voters can be assured that he is prepared to undertake dealing with friends and enemies abroad.
The best we can count on with Bush is that he consistently take the advice of his friends, General Colin Powell and Vice Presidential nominee Dick Cheney.
Much has gotten done during this Clinton-Gore administration and it is only fair that Gore receive credit for some of the accomplishments. The major flaw of the administration – the Impeachment trial- can not in any way be blamed on Gore, who upholds high moral values.
Gore’s wife Tipper, besides kissing her husband at the Democratic National Convention, has been a spokesperson for mental health for many years.
This has been a tough campaign and the polls have shown that the candidates are close. The race is not about who is more likeable, but who will best serve the country. Once elected president, it doesn’t matter how likable someone is if they don’t warrant respect and trust in their decisions.
It is important that Gore is pushed over the edge to victory and the presidency. The Temple News endorses Gore for President.