Skip to comments.Bush, now president-elect, signals will to bridge partisan gaps-Gore concedes 2000 presidential race (they waited until Dec to call Bush 'president-elect')
Posted on 11/11/2020 10:19:47 PM PST by DoodleBob
WASHINGTON (CNN) -- Texas Gov. George W. Bush donned the mantle of president-elect in what was, in effect, his presidential victory speech Wednesday night, following Vice President Al Gore's concession of the historic, protracted Election 2000 battle for the White House.
"Our country has been through a long and trying period, with the outcome of the presidential election not finalized for longer than any of us could have ever imagined," Bush said in a nationally televised address from the Texas capital of Austin.
He promised to work to unite the country and said his agenda of improving education, modernizing the military, updating the Medicare system and providing tax relief would move forward in a bipartisan way, founded on a "search for common ground."
Bush's short speech came less than an hour after Gore conceded. "Tonight, for the sake of our unity as a people and the strength of our democracy, I offer my concession," a relaxed Gore stated firmly in a speech from his Washington office in the Eisenhower Executive Office building.
"I also accept my responsibility, which I will discharge unconditionally, to honor the new president-elect and do everything possible to help him bring Americans together in fulfillment of the great vision that our Declaration of Independence defines, and that our Constitution affirms and defends," Gore said.
Bush, with his certified win in Florida, can now claim that state's 25 disputed electoral votes, giving him a 271-267 edge over Gore in the Electoral College -- where 270 votes are needed to claim the nation's chief executive office. Their seesaw court battles over recounts in Florida lasted 35 days past Election Day, November 7.
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Joe Short Bus Biden has as about as much chance of being president as I and 3,3x, million Americans do.
And the outgoing Clinton-Gore staff trashed the White House, removed W keys from keyboards, glued the locks, etc.
This is why the Rats are pushing so hard to get Trump out before Christmas! They are all going to Gitmo. Including Queen Pelousy!
I also hear she laid her quiver and arrows down to go pee behind a Bush and a big Trumpy bear shit on it!
Biden knows his vote lead over Trump is phony. He should be a man and do the right thing - concede and wish the president success in his second term.
Biden doesn’t even know when to change his shitty diaper. He’s only coherent when they dope him up.
And after that, they called him “Mr. Bush” for a few years.
Larping is fun.
I now self identify as President Elect Steven Tyler
I Love Trumpy Bear!!
It’s so good that ex-VP Albert Arnold Gore Jr. (son of a racist southern politician) invented the Internet, with its Wayback Machine capabilities!
Biden being a man and doing the right thing?
He has been steeping in cheating and corruption and greed and power and wealth for so very long...he can no longer know what is right (by a Christian standard). That ship sailed well over 40 years ago.
Funniest meme ever! Definitely stealing.
Have at it....soooo appropriate for the times! LLOL
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