Presidency of George Bush – Would Gore Have Been Better In Hindsight?
War in Iraq – Embryonic Stem Cell Research
July 27th 2006
Although I didn’t vote for either candidate, when George Bush beat out
Al Gore for President, both my wife and I were extremely happy. I
remember that night as we both high-fived each other and were extremely
happy Gore lost. We all worried the next day when the election votes in
Florida were in doubt.
Since then we have seen what a Republican congress and White House can
do together, and it is not pretty. The deficit with wild spending is
still out of control and we have a conflict in progress with no end in
So would Gore have been better. With hindsight, I think so. It takes a
year or two for exact (or at least more exact) deficit numbers to come
in, but so far it appears Clinton was a fiscal conservative compared to
President Bush. In fact, now that the figures are in,
President Clinton was far more conservative than President Reagan
(who’s proposed budgets were in line with what congress actually
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Sure, Gore may have pushed a more extreme environmental agenda than we
would have liked, but he probably would have allowed embryonic stem cell
research funding. There is very little funding in the private sector
for this promising new research.
I doubt a President Gore would have involved us in the quagmire known as
Iraq. There are so many negatives involve in this war. The most
blatant negative effect is the contempt and resentment generated against
the United States generated by US service men killing Iraqis. We have
already seen what those with anger towards the US can do, and this puts
the lives of innocent Americans at risk in the future.
It is pretty rare that I vote for either a Democrat or Republican. In
fact, I don’t remember ever voting for a Democrat, but I did vote for
Tom McClintock (R) for governor here in California. Since I don’t live
in Florida or Ohio, it doesn’t really matter who I voted for. But maybe
we all should beg those that do live in the swing states to keep
gridlock between the White House and Congress.
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