People liked Clinton, but maybe Nader would have done a little better because Clinton had a very moderate reputation and people might have gotten tired of him. I am thinking that he would have probably won the PV by 4 or 5 percent...or about half that he did in 1996. The election would have probably been a lot like 2012.
I think Nader could have broken 10% in Colorado and Alaska.
McCain would have beaten Gore in 2004 or Ridge would have been Clinton in 2004. This would have ushered in an "era of good feeling" if 9/11 hadn't happened with both very liberal and very conservative voices more or less being sidelined.
or if Clinton stayed on and narrowly won with the map that was on the top of this thread in 2004, when the cards crashed down in 2008, this would be the map against Santorum, Paul or Palin.
Basically a larger and perhaps more ideological 2008, with perhaps a young TEAParty ultraneoliberal/ultraevangelical/ultranationalist conservative, 1st term in major office minority or woman.