Skip to comments.Jimmy Carter: Gore Beat Bush in 2000
Posted on 09/23/2005 4:42:47 AM PDT by Klickitat
FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 23
Five years after the controversial 2000 presidential election, ex-President Jimmy Carter now says he's certain Al Gore defeated George W. Bush.
"Well I would say that in the year 2000, the country failed abysmally in the presidential election process," Carter told a panel Monday at American University in Washington, D.C. "There's no doubt in my mind that Al Gore was elected president."
Those in attendance broke out in applause for that statement.
"[Gore] received the most votes nationwide, and in my opinion, he also received the most votes in Florida," Carter continued. "And the decision was made as you know on a 5-4 vote on a highly partisan basis by the U.S. Supreme Court, so I would say in 2000, there was a failure."
The year 2000 saw the closest presidential election in American history, as Bush won the electoral vote 271-266, despite losing the popular vote to Gore by a half-million votes.
Carter's analysis went on to include last year's matchup between Bush and Democrat Sen. John Kerry, as the election came down to a battle over the electoral votes in Ohio.
"The year 2004 is hard to grade," said Carter. "I don't have any detailed information about what actually went on in Ohio. If Ohio had gone one way or the other, it would have changed the outcome of the election. And the only thing that I know about Ohio, was that there's general consensus that the secretary of state of Ohio, who is responsible for the administration of the election, was highly partisan in his public approach and perhaps even in his private adminstration. But I don't know about that."
Carter's remarks are sparking discussion on messageboards across the Internet, with comments including:
These folks are a hoot. Thanks for posting this.
You should seek immediate treatment for your delusions Mr. President.
Yeah, and he beat the rabbit that tried to get into his canoe.
Please put this presidential declaration in writing, in order to assist George W. Bush in his presidential run of 2008. (Since he wasn't elected in 2000, he's still got one in his back pocket. Care to discuss 2004's election results?)
Carter didn't get his Haldol this morning.
"Carter for president. Just what America needs right now to restore some semblance of dignity to the presidency. I believe if he ran he would actually win. There is a tremendous undercurrent of sentiment for change in America and the populace will speak loud and clearly in '08 if given a choice such as Carter."
I mean come on! Ok which freeper is gonna admit trolling this lefty site and posting that comment?
Mr. Iran Hostages
Mr. 21% Prime Rate
Mr. Gas Lines
Failed former presidents should shut up and resign themselves to the dustbin of history.
BTW, have you ever seen a rpublican pull the scummy post-administration crap both of the last 2 failed demoncrat presidents continually do? I think there is definitely a difference in class there.
Like the Hildabeast, Carter is sure a stupid ass for someone considered so smart.
Together they aren't worth a bucket of spit.
Its time for someone to give jimmy his milk and cookies,and tuck him for his nap
"former president, Nobel Peace Prize winner"
Is that the Honorable Jimmy "Hat" Carter or Honorable Yassar "HIV" Arafat?
Given the elections that Carter is in the habit of certifying this is pretty consistent.
Yea ... Keep telling yourself that Jimmy
Fat Al ain't sitting in the White House
Can someone summarize the decisions by the FSC vs. the USSC? If I remember correctly the USSC didn't vote GWB president, but sent the case back to the FSC with the idea that, and I paraphrase, "Your out of line"
Any good books been written the cover the election?
A bleary-eyed trust fund baby and a philandering lout. Now, that's what I call real Democrats.
LOL, the putz was president and still doesn't know about the Electoral College. ROFL!
LOOK OUT, JIMMY, IT'S A BUNNY!!!!
Let's see, Carter is "certain" that Gore defeated Bush in 2000, but "doesn't have enough information" to say what happened in 2004.
Increasingly, Democrats only approve elections in which they win. This is because they realize they are in the minority. This is also why they don't care about democracy in other countries.
They are very selfish people.