Forge Ahead Mr. President Gore : LUSENET : TB2K spinoff uncensored : One Thread

Way to go Al!!!!..Great speach..I for one expect you to prevail over the Repukelican thugs and intimitators who stopped the vote counts in Miami-Dade...I have great faith in your leadership and look forward to your continued efforts to right the wrongs and forge ahead against the Repukeplican thievery.

-- a proud Gore supporter (awaiting his glory), November 27, 2000


too late the HERD has turned,the outlaws got em

-- al-d (, November 27, 2000.

The speach was a bunch of hypocritical crap. Gore wants "all" the votes counted as long as he gets to pick where. From I've learned there's fair chance neither my nor your vote was counted. If the process and people in charge in Florida kick out a few tens of thousands of votes there must be hundereds of thousands nationwide that are likewise treated. How do these others fit into Gore's rather narrow focus of "fairness"?

-- Carlos (, November 27, 2000.

Right, Al wants allof the votes counted. That is why his minions detailed how to disqualify military votes in a five page letter sent to his felonious underlings.

-- a proud Gore observer (watching his f@ll.from.glory), November 27, 2000.

Al was laughing nervously alot during that speech. I wonder why?

-- butt nugget (, November 27, 2000.

I sit in suspense, the bumper signs I see, all support Bush (and won't we hold him accountable). Where the Hell does this supposedly Florida support of Gore (face) come from hence? Who the hell voted for Gore? Not on any Bumper Sticker I have seen (limited). I say we blast the White House with emails, blast the Congress and tell them who the Hell we want. Your call, you have the power, at your fingertips, you never knew you had such power, did you? You do have. Reconize it, embrace it. I speak as one human, to another. God's Speed.

-- To others (, November 27, 2000.

Gore wants "all" the votes counted as long as he gets to pick where.

See, this is the whiny, twisted rhetoric that reveals how unfairly Republicans play. Bush had the opportunity to initiate recounts in the counties of his choice but he declined not once but TWICE...Gore invited him to a Florida-wide recount and the Florida Supreme Court also made that an option for him to pursue. The *truth* is, Bush is scared to death of a full and accurate accounting because he KNOWS that the numbers would NOT be in his favor. And that's why he's attempted to thwart the recounts at every turn. He's nothing less than a coward in my book.

-- Play (Fair@Politics.oxymoron), November 27, 2000.

Bush made a gentleman's mistake there Play and it may haunt him.

-- Carlos (, November 27, 2000.

a proud Gore supporter,

What are "intimitators"?

Also, what is a "speach"? Are you trying to say "peach", but you somehow type with a lisp?

-- J (Y2J@home.comm), November 27, 2000.

The 10,000 votes which were not counted are "undervotes" or ballots on which no presidential choice was made. They should be a non-issue, but the dems are trying to insist that it is unlikely that people would not vote. What they are attempting to do is call the votes for Gore according to the rest of the ticket.

-- kritter (, November 27, 2000.

The 10,000 undercounted votes are NOT votes where no presidential choice was made, they're votes where the machines could not read what presidential choice was made. Don't buy the GOP lie on this one folks.

-- Old softy (, November 28, 2000.

Good evening. Thank you for taking the time to listen tonight.

Every four years there is one day when the people have their say. In many ways the act of voting and having that vote counted is more important than who wins the majority of the votes that are cast, because whoever wins the victor will know that the American people have spoken with a voice made mighty by the whole of its integrity.

On that one day every four years, the poor as well as the rich, the weak as well as the strong, women and men alike, citizens of every race, creed and color, of whatever infirmity or political temper all are equal. They're equal, that is, so long as all of their votes are counted.

A vote is not just a piece of paper, a vote is a human voice, a statement of human principle, and we must not let those voices be silenced.

Not for today, not for tomorrow, not for as long as this nation's laws and democratic institutions let us stand and fight to let those voices count.

If the people do not in the end choose me, so be it. The outcome will have been fair, and the people will have spoken. If they choose me, so be it. I would then commit and do commit to bringing this country together. But, whatever the outcome, let the people have their say, and let us listen.

Ignoring votes means ignoring democracy itself. And if we ignore the votes of thousands in Florida in this election, how can you or any American have confidence that your vote will not be ignored in a future election?

That is all we have asked since Election Day: a complete count of all the votes cast in Florida. Not recount after recount as some have charged, but a single, full and accurate count.

We haven't had that yet. Great efforts have been made to prevent the counting of these votes. Lawsuit after lawsuit has been filed to delay the count and to stop the counting for many precious days between Election Day and the deadline for having the count finished.

And this would be over long since, except for those efforts to block the process at every turn.

In one county, election officials brought the count to a premature end in the face of organized intimidation. In a number of counties, votes that had been fairly counted were simply set aside. And many thousands of votes that were cast on Election Day have not yet been counted at all, not once.

There are some who would have us bring this election to the fastest conclusion possible. I have a different view. I believe our Constitution matters more than convenience. So, as provided under Florida law, I have decided to contest this inaccurate and incomplete count, in order to ensure the greatest possible credibility for the outcome.

I agree with something Governor Bush said last night. We need to come together as a country to make progress. But how can we best achieve that? Our country will be stronger, not weaker, if our next president assumes office following a process that most Americans believe is fair.

In all our hands now rest the future of America's faith in our self- government. The American people have shown dignity, restraint and respect as the process has moved forward.

This is America. When votes are cast, we count them. We don't arbitrarily set them aside because it's too difficult to count them.

In the end, in one of God's unforeseen paths, this election may point us all to a new common ground, for its very closeness can serve to remind us that we are one people, with a shared history and a shared destiny.

So this extraordinary moment should summon all of us to become what we profess to be: one indivisible nation. Let us pledge ourselves to the ideal that the people's will should be heard and heeded, and then, together, let us find what is best in ourselves and seek what is best for America.

Two hundred years from now, when future Americans study this presidential election, let them learn that Americans did everything they could to ensure that all citizens who voted had their votes counted. Let them learn that democracy was ultimately placed ahead of partisan politics in resolving a contested election. Let them learn that we were indeed a country of laws.

Thank you. God bless you, and God bless America.

-- Gore has integrity (gop@does.not), November 28, 2000.

The 10,000 undercounted votes are NOT votes where no presidential choice was made, they're votes where the machines could not read what presidential choice was made. Don't buy the GOP lie on this one folks.

Okay...not what I hear. But question...doesn't every county in the country have votes that the machines couldn't read. I mean, everywhere else, these were tossed out, correct? There's got to be thousands of them everywhere...?????

-- Aren't these tossed elsewhere? (I@don', November 28, 2000.

Tell me, why doesn't Gore ever mention counting the military votes?

I can tell you why right now.

Gore is as two faced as they come.

He don't give a damn about the military votes, because most of them have voted for Bush!!!!

Do you really want another klinton?

Because that is what you get with Gore!!!!

-- ... (, November 28, 2000.

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