Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.
Did you miss your activation email?
October 24, 2014, 01:08:51 pm
HomePredMockPollEVCalcAFEWIKIHelpLogin Register
News: Don't forget to get your 2013 Gubernatorial Endorsements and Predictions in!

+  Atlas Forum
|-+  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion
| |-+  Election What-ifs? (Moderators: Bacon King, Dallasfan65)
| | |-+  2000 Timeline (COMPLETE)
« previous next »
Pages: [1] 2 3 4 5 6 ... 13 Print
Author Topic: 2000 Timeline (COMPLETE)  (Read 65541 times)
GLPman
YaBB God
*****
Posts: 876
United States


View Profile
« on: June 10, 2009, 05:06:26 pm »
Ignore

This is my first timeline, so I have absolutely no idea how it's going to turn out. Feedback and comments are welcomed.

December 1998: In the midst of Monica Lewinksy Scandal and the Impeachment of President Bill Clinton, Vice President Al Gore announces that he will NOT be seeking the White House in 2000. The field for the Democrat nomination for President was now open.


January 1999: South Dakota Senator Tom Daschle announces that he will run for President.


A few weeks later, former New Jersey Senator and basketball player Bill Bradley announces that he will also will seek the presidency.

February 1999: President Bill Clinton is acquitted of impeachment by the United States Senate.

In front of a crowd outside of Faneuil Hall in Boston, Massachusetts Senator John Kerry announces that he will also be running for president.


Polls indicate that President Clinton's approval rating is at 64%


March 1999: Texas Governor George W. Bush, the son of former President George H.W. Bush, announces that he will seek the Republican nomination for President. So far he is the only Republican that has announced their candidacy.


In late March, President Clinton authorizes the use of American troops in the NATO bombing of Yugoslavia. The operation is referred to as "Operation Allied Force."

April 1999: Businessman Steve Forbes announce his candidacy for the Republican nomination and makes a speech in New York City, in which he calls for a new wave of social conservatism and new economic strategies, such as a flat income tax.

Former United States Secretary of Education Lamar Alexander announces his candidacy for the presidency in Tennessee.

June 1999: The NATO bombing of Yugoslavia ends and Yugoslav troops withdraw from Kosovo. President Clinton's approval rating hovers in the high 50's.

On CNN, Dick Gephardt announces his interest in seeking the Democratic nomination for President.

A nationwide poll of the Democrat candidates is released:
Kerry 40%
Daschle: 38%
Gephardt: 14%
Bradley: 8%

July 1999: Off the coast of Martha's Vineyard, John F. Kennedy Jr.'s plane crashes and he is killed. Senator Kerry makes a speech in Boston praising Kennedy's life and accomplishments. Other Democrats offer their condolences to the Kennedy family.

On MSNBC, Dick Gephardt claims that he is running because he believes it is time for a new, "social" America. The remark is greeted by George Bush as an attempt to socialize the country.

Howard Dean, the Governor of Vermont, announces his candidacy for the presidency. He emerges quickly as a Dark Horse and his candidacy is viewed in the Northeast as threatening to John Kerry's lead over the other candidates.

Senator Orrin Hatch and conservative activist Alan Keyes both announces their candidacy.

August 1999: A poll on the Republican candidates is released:
Bush: 49%
Forbes: 38%
Alexander: 9%
Keyes: 2%
Hatch: 2%

Senator John McCain of Arizona announces that he will be seeking the presidency and calls for a fight to take the government back from special interest groups and return it to the people.


September 1999: By September, most of the candidates had already begun campaigning heavily in Iowa. The caucus was only a few months ahead. George Bush's campaign quickly picked up momentum due to strong fund-raising efforts. John McCain's campaign did quite well, too, although it was suspected that McCain was focusing more on New Hampshire, Delaware, and South Carolina than New Hampshire.

On the Democrat side, John Kerry still maintained his lead over other candidates, although Tom Daschle and Howard Dean seemed to both be tied for a close second.

October 1999: Tom Daschle makes a speech in Iowa, explaining that the United States needed a leader to guide the country into the 21st century. The speech is well received and Daschle's numbers go up in the polls.

Two weeks later, Howard Dean makes a speech in Des Moines saying that voters must come together to prevent Republicans from winning the 2000 election and forwarding big business agenda's in the US. George Bush responds to the speech on a Fox News interview later that night, calling it "tasteless" and "empty."

November 1999: One year away from Election Night 2000, polls on both the Democrat candidates and the Republican candidates are released:

Democrat Nomination
Which Democrat do you support to become the next President?
Kerry: 42%
Daschle: 39%
Dean: 16%
Bradley: 2%
Gephardt: 1%

Republican Nomination
Which Republican do you support to become the next President?
Bush: 40%
Forbes: 27%
McCain: 26%
Alexander: 3%
Keyes: 2%
Hatch: 1%

President Clinton states that he will not officially endorse a candidate until after the New Hampshire primary. Clinton's approval ratings are at 58%

Vice President Gore, on the other hand, states that he will not endorse a candidate until the convention.

December 1999: The first serious Iowa polls are taken and released in early December.

IOWA POLL - DEMOCRAT
Daschle: 35%
Kerry: 32%
Dean: 28%
Gephardt: 4%
Bradley: 1%

IOWA POLL - REPUBLICAN
Bush: 45%
Forbes: 27%
McCain: 16%
Alexander: 5%
Keyes: 3%
Hatch: 2%

Many people are surprised at the results of the Democrat poll, in which Tom Daschle was narrowly ahead of Kerry, who had secured a strong lead up until now. There was no doubt that the Iowa Caucus was going to be close for the Democrats. And did Bush really have as much of a lead as he thought he did?


« Last Edit: July 31, 2010, 05:03:08 pm by GLPman »Logged

pogo stick
JewishConservative
YaBB God
*****
Posts: 3524
United States


View Profile
« Reply #1 on: June 10, 2009, 05:53:45 pm »
Ignore

Go Bush!!! But he'll obviously will lose.
Logged

Economic score: -6.80
Social score: -0.97
I'm a crazy Liberal  Troll. LAWL

ndvc ,b., b


CRAZY GAY TROLL LIBRAL FROM ALABAMAS
Alabama is dum redecks!


Gays and minorites are sexeh
All In For KC
tmthforu94
YaBB God
*****
Posts: 18454
United States


View Profile WWW
« Reply #2 on: June 10, 2009, 05:57:39 pm »
Ignore

Quote
McCain was focusing more on New Hampshire, Delaware, and South Carolina than New Hampshire.
What's bolded should be Iowa, not New Hampshire. Wink

Other than that, great job! I'm really impressed. Cheesy
Logged


"A life is not important except in the impact it has on other lives."
-Jackie Robinson
GLPman
YaBB God
*****
Posts: 876
United States


View Profile
« Reply #3 on: June 10, 2009, 06:36:58 pm »
Ignore

January 2000: Both Democrat and Republican candidates viciously campaigned in Iowa. For the Democrats, Daschle and Kerry tried to break away from the tie they seemed to have developed. Dean was not far behind, though. On the Republican side, George Bush had a strong lead, but Forbes and McCain were right behind.

Right before the Iowa Caucus, a final straw poll was released.

IOWA FINAL POLL - DEMOCRAT
Kerry: 39%
Daschle: 37%
Dean: 17%
Gephardt: 5%
Bradley: 2%

IOWA FINAL STRAW POLL - REPUBLICAN
Bush: 40%
Forbes: 28%
McCain: 28%
Alexander: 3%
Keyes: 1%
Hatch: <1%

The Democrat poll showed Kerry back in the lead over Daschle, while the Republican poll showed a dead-tie for second between McCain and Forbes. Finally, the Iowa Caucus arrived.

IOWA CAUCUS RESULTS, DEMOCRAT
Winner: South Dakota Senator Tom Daschle


Results:
Daschle: 38%
Kerry: 34%
Dean: 15%
Gephardt: 10%
Bradley: 3%

In Des Moines, Daschle greeted a crowd of supporters to give his victory speech, in which he stated "America's journey into the 21st century begins here!" Half an hour later, Kerry gave a speech pointing out to his supporters that, although he lost, it was only by 4% and that he was hopeful the New Hampshire primary would be his campaign's time to shine. Gephardt had picked up more support than he had expected, mostly due to his midwestern ties, and used it as a reason to stay in the race. Bill Bradley dropped out following the release of the results.

IOWA CAUCUS, REPUBLICAN
Winner: Texas Governor George W. Bush


Results:
Bush: 41%
Forbes: 29%
McCain: 27%
Alexander: 2%
Keyes: 1%
Hatch: <1%

In Cedar Rapids, George Bush appeared next with his father, Former President George H.W. Bush in front of a tremendous crowd to give his victory speech. Bush's campaign financing and fundraising had certainly paid off, in addition to his connections to the former President. The Bush Campaign turned next towards New Hampshire, which is exactly where McCain and Forbes hoped to gain some ground. Alexander and Hatch quickly dropped out of the race following the results, while Keyes vowed to stay in.

Several polls were taken going into the New Hampshire Primary. For the Democrats, people wondered if Dean's entry into the race would really hurt Kerry's chances of winning, or if Kerry would simply push Dean out.

FINAL NEW HAMPSHIRE POLL - DEMOCRAT
Kerry: 35%
Dean: 34%
Daschle: 30%
Gephardt: 1%

FINAL NEW HAMPSHIRE POLL - REPUBLICAN
Bush: 37%
McCain: 35%
Forbes: 19%
Keyes: 9%

February 2000: On Larry King Live, Vice President Al Gore announces that he is interested in becoming the Governor of Tennessee.

NEW HAMPSHIRE PRIMARY RESULTS - DEMOCRAT
Winner: Massachusetts Senator John F. Kerry


Results:
Kerry: 36%
Daschle: 30%
Dean: 28%
Gephardt: 6%

Surprisingly, Dean had not proven a problem to Kerry's lead. In fact, Dean had come in third. Both Kerry and Daschle gave speeches that were well received and full of energy. Dean's speech, in Concord, seemed to have an angry attitude to it, however, and multiple news stations played the speech over and over, criticizing it. Many news analysts didn't understand why Dean didn't drop out and endorse Kerry, either. Dean had clearly expected to win New Hampshire and both the loss and the speech proved to be a terrible problem to his campaign. Gephardt decided to drop out, which made the Democrat race a 3-man sprint to the finish.

NEW HAMPSHIRE PRIMARY RESULTS - REPUBLICAN
Winner: Arizona Senator John McCain


Results:
McCain: 47%
Bush: 37%
Forbes: 14%
Keyes: 2%

Many people were surprised by John McCain's finish in first in the New Hampshire Primary. McCain, considered the Dark Horse of the race, was now in a tight race with the popular George Bush. Bush's speech assured his crowd that there would be victories in Delaware and South Carolina. Forbes decided to remain in the race, despite the devastating blow.

Next post - Delaware Primary (D & R), South Carolina Primary (R), Washington Primary (D)
« Last Edit: December 05, 2009, 06:31:37 pm by GLPman »Logged

Sewer
SpaceCommunistMutant
YaBB God
*****
Posts: 7528
View Profile
« Reply #4 on: June 11, 2009, 10:33:58 am »
Ignore

Go McCain.
Logged
GLPman
YaBB God
*****
Posts: 876
United States


View Profile
« Reply #5 on: June 11, 2009, 12:52:26 pm »
Ignore

February 2000 (continued): All the remaining Democrat and Republican candidates rushed into the Delaware Primary in hopes of pulling away from competing candidates.

Days before the Delaware Primary, George Bush made a speech, in which he called for an end to eight years of Democrat-ruled government and the return to reductions in income taxes. Calling himself a "real conservative," as an effort to oust McCain and Forbes, Bush explained that he was the real candidate of the Republican Party and the candidate that would lead the GOP to victory if nominated.

On the Democrat side, John Kerry received a key endorsement from Delaware Governor Tom Carper, who explained that Kerry was clearly the best choice to lead the Democrats and the United States into the new century. At the same time, Delaware Senator Joe Biden, a long time member of the Senate, endorsed Tom Daschle, saying, "I've seen the excellent work this man has done for our country in the Senate, and he would make a superb Commander-in-Chief." Dean received no nominations.

McCain's campaign still waged ahead, and people no longer underestimated the Arizona Senator. McCain had surpassed everyone's expectations in New Hampshire, and he expected to upset Bush's lead in both Delaware and the upcoming South Carolina Republican Primaries.

Meanwhile, the media was still waiting for Bill Clinton's endorsement of a Democratic candidate, which Clinton had claimed he would make after the New Hampshire Primary. Clinton, whose approval rating still hung around 60%, explained that his endorsement would arrive soon.

DELAWARE PRIMARY RESULTS - DEMOCRAT
Winner: Massachusetts Senator John Kerry


Results:
Kerry: 45%
Daschle: 39%
Dean: 16%

DELAWARE PRIMARY RESULTS - REPUBLICAN
Winner: Texas Governor George W. Bush


Results:
Bush: 50%
McCain: 39%
Forbes: 8%
Keyes: 3%

Kerry had now won two primaries in a row and his momentum was building. The Daschle campaign knew that winning the Washington Primary on February 29th would be crucial if Daschle wanted to remain in the race. Daschle assured his supporters that his campaign would not lead to defeat. Dean, who had not won a caucus or primary yet, announced that he would be suspending his campaign until further notice. It was now Kerry and Daschle, and one of the two would be in the 2000 election.

"We may have lost tonight, my friends," John McCain announced from his podium in Dover, "but we have proven an upset to Governor Bush's campaign and I know that if we fight right, we will win the Republican nomination. Make no mistake, Mr. Bush, the only place my campaign is going is to the White House." Karl Rove pointed out to Bush that, in many ways, McCain was correct: Bush's lead was slowly decreasing and he had upset the Bush campaign's momentum. South Carolina would either make or break Bush's lead. Forbes dropped out of the race, which only increased the competition.

On February 10th, polls were released about nationwide support for the candidates.

DEMOCRAT NATIONWIDE POLL
Which Democrat do you support to become the next President?
Kerry: 54%
Daschle: 44%
Other: 2%

REPUBLICAN NATIONWIDE POLL
Which Republican do you support to become the next President?
Bush: 52%
McCain: 40%
Keyes: 8%

Under the advice of key Bush Campaign strategists, such as Karl Rove, the Bush Campaign released a series of negative attacks on McCain in the week leading up to the South Carolina Republican Primaries. The attacks called McCain a "manchurian candidate" and also accusing him of having a black child out of wedlock. McCain quickly responded to the attacks, calling them false and ridiculous. "Mr. Bush is making ridiculous accusations against me that just aren't true. Is this the type of man that you want running our country?" Unfortunately, the damage had already been done. Bush swept the South Carolina Primary and handily defeated McCain.

SOUTH CAROLINA PRIMARY - REPUBLICAN
Winner: Texas Governor George W. Bush


Results:
Bush: 56%
McCain: 38%
Keyes: 6%

McCain vowed that he would not allow these attacks to push him out of the race. The Arizona and Michigan Primaries were only three days away and McCain knew he had a good chance of winning in his home state. Fox News, on the other hand, was already beginning to predict Bush as the winner of the Republican Nomination. Bush, knowing his chances of winning in Arizona were slim, decided to focus on Michigan instead.

One day before the Arizona and Michigan Primaries, Republican Majority Leader Trent Lott endorses Bush, calling him the "candidate of true conservatism."

Meanwhile, Daschle and Kerry were campaigning all throughout the country for support. The Washington Primary was coming up on February 29th, and 11 states would hold their primaries on March 7th. Kerry was much more popular in the Northeast than Daschle, which would help him with New York, but Daschle seemed to maintain a strong lead in the West.

ARIZONA PRIMARY RESULTS - REPUBLICAN
Winner: Arizona Senator John McCain


Results:
McCain: 60%
Bush: 35%
Keyes: 5%

MICHIGAN PRIMARY RESULTS - REPUBLICAN
Winner: Texas Governor George W. Bush


Results:
Bush: 49%
McCain: 41%
Keyes: 10%

Bush had narrowly edged out McCain in Michigan, while McCain had crushed Bush in Arizona. Many Republicans expected the Arizona Senator to drop out out of the race, but McCain still pushed on. Bush once again identified himself as the true Republican candidate and continued attack ads against McCain, which the Arizona Senator reciprocated at this point in the race. The Virginia and Washington Primaries, as well as the North Dakota Caucus, were in a few days, which left the two Republican candidates scrambling to campaign for more support. The Republican race was now more tight than ever.

On February 28th, former President Jimmy Carter endorsed Senator Kerry.

WASHINGTON PRIMARY RESULTS - DEMOCRAT
Winner: South Dakota Senator Tom Daschle


Results:
Daschle: 53%
Kerry: 47%

Daschle's strong connections in the West aided him in a cruical win over Kerry. Daschle had finally won again. Kerry dismissed the win as nothing and the two candidates prepared themselves for March 7th.

VIRGINIA PRIMARY RESULTS - REPUBLICAN
Winner: Texas Governor George W. Bush


Results:
Bush: 54%
McCain: 40%
Keyes: 6%

WASHINGTON PRIMARY RESULTS - REPUBLICAN
Winner: Texas Governor George W. Bush


Results:
Bush: 58%
McCain: 39%
Keyes: 3%

NORTH DAKOTA CAUCUS RESULTS - REPUBLICAN
Winner: Texas Governor George W. Bush


Results:
Bush: 81%
McCain: 16%
Keyes: 3%

Bush had come out on top in three races and McCain was now left in the dust. On an interview with Larry King, McCain explained his confidence in the March 7th primaries. The Bush Campaign celebrated the three victories and, like McCain, turned their attention to the March 7th primaries. The McCain Camp desperately needed to win the majority of the March 7th Primaries to stay in the race.

March 7th could very well be the deciding factor for both parties.
« Last Edit: December 08, 2009, 04:38:11 pm by GLPman »Logged

GLPman
YaBB God
*****
Posts: 876
United States


View Profile
« Reply #6 on: June 11, 2009, 02:15:05 pm »
Ignore

March 2000: February had been a long month for both the Democrat candidates and those of the GOP, but March would prove to be even more harsh.

The month began with Howard Dean endorsing Tom Daschle in front of a crowd of supporters in Los Angeles. The endorsement was seen by many as Dean merely giving the finger to Kerry for his victory over Dean in New Hampshire. CNN, MSNBC, and FOX analysts all bashed Dean for the endorsement, claiming that he should have waited until after March 7th to endorse a candidate.

The media still waited for President Clinton's endorsement, but Clinton continuously deferred and explained that his endorsement would come soon. On a CNN Special, Vice President Gore once again explained that he would not endorse a candidate until the Convention. Gore also highlighted his interest again in running for Governor of Tennessee.

Pre-March 7th polls were released on March 5th.

DEMOCRAT NATIONWIDE POLL
Which Democrat do you support to become the next President?
Kerry: 52%
Daschle: 48%

REPUBLICAN NATIONWIDE POLL
Which Republican do you support to become the next President?
Bush: 57%
McCain: 40%
Keyes: 3%

McCain knew that March 7th would either make or break his campaign.

MARCH 7th RESULTS - DEMOCRAT

California Primary Results:
Daschle: 53%
Kerry: 47%

Connecticut Primary Results:
Kerry: 60%
Daschle: 40%

Georgia Primary Results:
Daschle: 55%
Kerry: 45%

Missouri Primary Results:
Daschle: 52%
Kerry: 48%

Rhode Island Primary Results:
Kerry: 61%
Daschle: 39%

Massachusetts Primary Results:
Kerry: 78%
Daschle: 22%

Maryland Primary Results:
Kerry: 56%
Daschle: 44%

Maine Primary Results:
Kerry: 61%
Daschle: 39%

Ohio Primary Results:
Daschle: 51%
Kerry: 49%

New York Primary Results:
Kerry: 57%
Daschle: 43%

Vermont Primary Results:
Kerry: 63%
Daschle: 47%

Kerry had crushed Daschle in all the New England states, and grabbed victories in Maryland and New York, too. He was barely defeated in Ohio, though. Daschle, on the other hand, had taken California, Georgia, Ohio and Missouri. The Kerry Campaign considered March 7th a victory, with Kerry announcing "You haven't seen anything yet!" Daschle, on the other hand, announced to his supporters, "Senator Kerry underestimates us! I've seen what we can do! I saw it tonight, in California and Georgia and Missouri and Ohio! We are here to stay and to win!"

Light Blue - Daschle
Dark Blue - Kerry

MARCH 7th RESULTS - REPUBLICAN

California Primary Results:
Bush: 63%
McCain: 35%
Keyes: 2%

Connecticut Primary Results:
McCain: 49%
Bush: 47%
Keyes: 4%

Georgia Primary Results:
Bush: 65%
McCain: 30%
Keyes: 5%

Maine Primary Results:
Bush: 54%
McCain: 44%
Keyes: 2%

Maryland Primary Results:
Bush: 56%
McCain: 36%
Keyes: 7%

Massachusetts Primary Results:
McCain: 58%
Bush: 40%
Keyes: 2%

Missouri Primary Results:
Bush: 58%
McCain: 35%
Keyes: 6%

New York Primary Results:
Bush: 50%
McCain: 45%
Keyes: 5%

Ohio Primary Results:
Bush: 56%
McCain: 42%
Keyes: 2%

Rhode Island Primary Results:
McCain: 62%
Bush: 36%
Keyes: 2%

Vermont Primary Results:
McCain: 70%
Bush: 29%
Keyes: 1%

Minnesota Caucus Results:
Bush: 59%
McCain: 39%
Keyes: 2%

Washington Caucus Results:
Bush: 69%
McCain: 29%
Keyes: 2%

Bush - Red
McCain - Yellow

Bush had emerged victorious over McCain in every primary and caucus, with the exception of Connecticut, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, and Vermont. Keyes decided it was finally time to drop out of the race, so he did so. In Phoenix, Senator McCain announced that he would be suspending his campaign. Thanking his supporters, McCain explained, "Although this is not the result you or I wished for, we must now come together to support Governor Bush in the 2000 Presidential Election. He has my support, and I hope that he has yours, so that the GOP can be the party to move America forward."

Texas Governor George W. Bush was now the Republican nominee for President.

In his home state, the Governor gave a speech in which he called for a time in which "true conservatism" would lead the country. "The GOP will be the party of the future and the GOP will be the party to restore American government." Kerry and Daschle both congratulated the Governor, but knew that their own race was far from over.
« Last Edit: December 11, 2009, 01:24:38 am by GLPman »Logged

JerryBrown2010
KyleGordon2016
YaBB God
*****
Posts: 743
United States


Political Matrix
E: -7.68, S: -9.30

P P P
View Profile
« Reply #7 on: June 11, 2009, 10:33:36 pm »
Ignore

Go Tom Daschle!
Logged
Barnes
Roy Barnes 2010
YaBB God
*****
Posts: 4783
United States


View Profile
« Reply #8 on: June 11, 2009, 11:07:31 pm »
Ignore

I hope bush doesn't pick Cheney! Elizabeth Dole would be a real shocker!
Logged

GLPman
YaBB God
*****
Posts: 876
United States


View Profile
« Reply #9 on: June 12, 2009, 10:23:43 am »
Ignore

March 2000 (continued): Following his victory speech, Governor Bush spent the next week at his Crawford Ranch home in Crawford, Texas. Several new polls were quickly released by Rasmussen, which simulated a match up between the two Democratic candidates and Governor Bush.

NATIONWIDE POLL RESULTS - DASCHLE V. BUSH
Who will you vote for in the 2000 Presidential Election?
Bush: 50%
Daschle: 48%
Other: 2%

NATIONWIDE POLL RESULTS - KERRY V. BUSH
Who will you vote for in the 2000 Presidential Election?
Bush: 51%
Kerry: 47%
Other: 2%

It quickly became evident that the Texas Governor had a lead over both candidates, which worried the Democrats greatly. MSNBC released a poll a few days later, showing that Kerry and Bush were both tied at 48%, but the validity of the poll was questioned.

President Clinton decided he would campaign with both Kerry and Daschle in order to rally the support of the Democrats.
Clinton would campaign with both Kerry and Daschle.

More states were quickly approaching, beginning with South Carolina on March 9th, and then followed by Utah and Colorado on March 10th. March 12th would also be a packed day with Arizona, Michigan, and Minnesota.

SOUTH CAROLINA PRIMARY RESULTS - DEMOCRAT
Winner: South Dakota Senator Tom Daschle


Results:
Daschle: 55%
Kerry: 45%

Very few were surprised by Daschle's victory in South Carolina - the South Dakota Senator had proven to  perform better in the South than Senator Kerry, who on the other hand had largely outperformed Daschle in the Northeast. Various CNN and MSNBC political analysts predicted that the great battle of the Democratic Primary would come down to the Midwest and West.

Following the South Carolina victory, Florida Senator Bob Graham endorses Tom Daschle.

COLORADO PRIMARY RESULTS - DEMOCRAT
Winner: South Dakota Senator Tom Daschle


Results:
Daschle: 52%
Kerry: 48%

UTAH PRIMARY RESULTS - DEMOCRAT
Winner: South Dakota Senator Tom Daschle


Results:
Daschle: 62%
Kerry: 38%

Daschle had won three primaries in a row and the momentum had boosted his fund-raising and campaign efforts immensely. Governor Bush began campaigning in the United States, beginning in Florida and Indiana.

ARIZONA PRIMARY RESULTS - DEMOCRAT
Winner: South Dakota Senator Tom Daschle


Results:
Daschle: 53%
Kerry: 47%

MICHIGAN PRIMARY RESULTS - DEMOCRAT
Winner: Massachusetts Senator John Kerry


Results:
Kerry: 56%
Daschle: 44%

MINNESOTA PRIMARY RESULTS - DEMOCRAT
Winner: Massachusetts Senator John Kerry


Results:
Kerry: 54%
Daschle: 46%

Daschle had no problem securing Arizona, but to many's surprise, Kerry came out on top in Michigan and Minnesota. Kerry's campaign had received a jolt of energy and both candidates now looked forward to March 14th, in which several states, including Florida and Texas, would hold their primaries.

Meanwhile, in Indianapolis, Governor Bush makes a speech at a rally of 15,000 people, in which he named the Democrats a "party of conflict," pointing out how they were failing to choose a candidate to run against him.


Bush was right: by mid-March, the Democrats were still battling over the nomination, Bush had a lead over both Democrats, and the race did not appear to be anywhere near over.

Dark Blue - Kerry
Light Blue - Daschle


« Last Edit: December 08, 2009, 05:29:40 pm by GLPman »Logged

Psychic Octopus
YaBB God
*****
Posts: 9171
United States


View Profile
« Reply #10 on: June 12, 2009, 08:04:16 pm »
Ignore

Daschle will win.
Logged

pogo stick
JewishConservative
YaBB God
*****
Posts: 3524
United States


View Profile
« Reply #11 on: June 13, 2009, 08:33:37 pm »
Ignore

I hope bush doesn't picks Cheney! Elizabeth Dole would be a real shocker!


Smiley

Bush 2000!!!!! Cheesy
Logged

Economic score: -6.80
Social score: -0.97
I'm a crazy Liberal  Troll. LAWL

ndvc ,b., b


CRAZY GAY TROLL LIBRAL FROM ALABAMAS
Alabama is dum redecks!


Gays and minorites are sexeh
pbrower2a
YaBB God
*****
Posts: 10225
United States


View Profile
« Reply #12 on: June 15, 2009, 10:29:19 pm »
Ignore

Somebody had better expose the dirty tricks of Karl Rogue against John McCain. This is the time, or we get a very nasty sort of leadership. 
Logged



Your political compass

Economic Left/Right: -7.00
Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -5.49
GLPman
YaBB God
*****
Posts: 876
United States


View Profile
« Reply #13 on: June 16, 2009, 12:11:31 pm »
Ignore

I'm on vacation now, so the next update won't arrive until this coming weekend.

I hope bush doesn't picks Cheney! Elizabeth Dole would be a real shocker!


Smiley

Bush 2000!!!!! Cheesy

Both Cheney and Dole will be on the list of possible VP picks for Bush, which will be released within the next few updates.
Logged

GLPman
YaBB God
*****
Posts: 876
United States


View Profile
« Reply #14 on: June 20, 2009, 03:56:42 pm »
Ignore

March 2000 (continued): Both Kerry and Daschle realized that March 14th would be the defining point of their campaigns. The 14th held the primaries of Florida, Louisiana, Mississippi, Oklahoma, Tennessee, and Texas. Kerry, who was behind Daschle, despite the recent wins in Michigan and Minnesota, would need to win Florida and texas in order to tie and even have a hope of surpassing his opponent. MSNBC's Chris Matthews labeled the 14th as "judgment day."

In hopes of ending the battle for the Democratic nomination, many Democrats came out and endorsed one of the two candidates. Daschle received several endorsements, including ones from North Carolina Governor Jim Hunt, Illinois Senator Dick Durbin, Georgia Governor Roy Barnes, Indiana Senator Evan Bayh, and former Vice President Walter Mondale. Kerry, on the other hand, received endorsements from California Senator Dianne Feinstein, former New Jersey Senator and presidential candidate Bill Bradley, Hawaii Governor Ben Cayentano, and former presidential candidate and Senator Minority Leader Dick Gephardt. It was clear that the majority of Democrats wanted this race to end soon. Kerry wasn't going to give up so easily, though.

Furthermore, the attacks had increased. Kerry and Daschle's attack ads quickly doubled and became more fierce. In one attack ad that aired on March 10th, a day before the Nevada Democratic Caucus, Daschle explained his service in the Air Force and then subsequently questioned Kerry's service in Vietnam. Campaigning in Dallas, Kerry called Daschle's tactics "slanderous" and the Massachusetts Senator staunchly defended his record. Daschle also brought rise to another question: was Kerry too liberal to continue another Democratic term in the White House?

A new poll released the morning of the Nevada Caucus showed Daschle leading for the first time during the entire primary season.

NATIONWIDE POLL RESULTS
Which Democrat do you support to win the nomination?
Daschle: 52%
Kerry: 48%

NEVADA CAUCUS RESULTS - DEMOCRAT
Winner: South Dakota Senator Tom Daschle


Results:
Daschle: 53%
Kerry: 47%

The majority of Kerry's support had risen out of Clark County, but it was not an overwhelming majority to propel the Massachusetts Senator to victory. Following the conclusion of the Nevada Caucus, both candidates headed to Florida and Texas to campaign. The next three days would be very important.

During a rally in San Antonio, Daschle attempted to portray Kerry as a Far-Left candidate: "Don't get me wrong, folks: Senator Kerry is a good man and politician, but his policies and political beliefs would destroy the foundations of the programs that President Clinton has provided for Americans -- programs that I have supported. You and I must stop Senator Kerry from doing so." Similarly to Ronald Reagan's 1968 "Stop Nixon" campaign, Daschle's speech in San Antonio quickly spawned a "Stop Kerry" campaign.


President Clinton had stopped campaigning with both candidates. Some Kerry supporters suspected that the President supported Daschle and did not want to see his endorsement be the deciding factor in the primaries. A poll, although the question was phrased extremely vaguely, showed that the majority of Americans disapproved of Clinton's handling of the Democratic primaries.

NATIONWIDE POLL RESULTS
Do you approve of disapprove of the contributions President Clinton has made to the Democratic Primaries?
Approve: 39%
Disapprove: 42%
Unsure: 19%

In Orlando, Florida, Kerry told his supporters that they were "in the clutch" and that he needed their support to pull through and onwards. "If we do not perform well on the fourteenth, everything we've worked for, all of this, may not be enough to bring us to Pennsylvania Ave. And, even worse, we would face the possibility of losing the White House to the Republicans."

Governor Bush portrayed a very different message in Dayton, Ohio: "If you want four more years of big government, outrageous taxes, and sex scandals, then I suggest you vote for the Democrats in November," Bush explained, "if they even have a candidate by then."


March 14th - "judgment day" - was only one day away.
« Last Edit: December 08, 2009, 05:26:11 pm by GLPman »Logged

All In For KC
tmthforu94
YaBB God
*****
Posts: 18454
United States


View Profile WWW
« Reply #15 on: June 20, 2009, 04:10:57 pm »
Ignore

Wow
I must say, you do excellent timelines.
I can't wait for the results.
Go Daschle!
Logged


"A life is not important except in the impact it has on other lives."
-Jackie Robinson
GLPman
YaBB God
*****
Posts: 876
United States


View Profile
« Reply #16 on: June 20, 2009, 04:55:56 pm »
Ignore

Wow
I must say, you do excellent timelines.
I can't wait for the results.
Go Daschle!

Thanks, I appreciate it.
Logged

GLPman
YaBB God
*****
Posts: 876
United States


View Profile
« Reply #17 on: June 20, 2009, 04:56:36 pm »
Ignore

March 2000 (continued): March 14th had arrived and as Senators Daschle and Kerry scrambled around the South to give last minute speeches, voters went for the ballots. Democrats throughout the country awaited the anticipated results.

MARCH 14th RESULTS:

FLORIDA PRIMARY RESULTS - DEMOCRAT
Winner: South Dakota Senator Tom Daschle


Results:
Daschle: 51%
Kerry: 49%

LOUISIANA PRIMARY RESULTS - DEMOCRAT
Winner: South Dakota Senator Tom Daschle


Results:
Daschle:  61%
Kerry: 39%

MISSISSIPPI PRIMARY RESULTS - DEMOCRAT
Winner: South Dakota Senator Tom Daschle


Results:
Daschle: 65%
Kerry: 35%

OKLAHOMA PRIMARY RESULTS - DEMOCRAT
Winner: South Dakota Senator Tom Daschle


Results:
Daschle: 68%
Kerry: 32%

TENNESSEE PRIMARY RESULTS - DEMOCRAT
Winner: South Dakota Senator Tom Daschle


Results:
Daschle: 61%
Kerry: 39%

TEXAS PRIMARY RESULTS - DEMOCRAT
Winner: South Dakota Senator Tom Daschle


Results:
Daschle: 55%
Kerry: 45%

Daschle had swept every primary. Oklahoma, Tennessee, Louisiana, and Mississippi were carried by extremely large margins, too. Similarly to Ohio only weeks before, Daschle had barely won Florida. Orlando, Tampa, Tallahassee, and Jacksonville metro areas had all voted strongly for Daschle, while support for Kerry in Miami had not been as strong as predicted. In Texas, the South Dakota Senator handily defeated Kerry by 10%. It was clear that Kerry's campaign had lost its momentum and was now grinding to a halt.

Dark Blue - Kerry
Light Blue - Daschle

In front of a large crowd in Boston, Senator Kerry announced that he would be suspending his campaign. "I've seen Senator Daschle do amazing work in the Senate, and I will always be a supporter of his. He will always have a Massachusetts friend in Washington." Following his concession speech, Kerry walked quietly off the stage.

South Dakota Senator Tom Daschle was now the Democratic Nominee for President. In Sioux Falls, South Dakota, Daschle happily greeted a large crowd that gave endless applause. In his victory speech, Senator Daschle not only congratulated the effort put forth by Senator Kerry, but he called for unity within the Democratic Party.


"Over the past eight years, our country has flourished through the ideals and proposals put forth by the Democratic Party. As we enter the 21st century, we have a budget surplus,  an outsanding military force that has successfully battled militants across the globe, most recently in Kosovo, and we remain a global leader. Our work, however is far from done: we have drugs to combat, we have children to educate, and we have the duty to keep lethal weapons off the street so that we may not face another 'Columbine' or 'Waco.' If George Bush is elected in November, our work over the past eight years will be for nothing. Let us face our new list of challenges together as the United States proudly marches in the 21st century." The 2000 United States Presidential Election would now be a battle between Senator Daschle and Governor Bush.

On March 26th, Vladimir Putin is elected President of Russia.

On March 30th, at the end of a very nasty month, Rasmussen released a poll for support between Daschle and Bush. The poll had Governor Bush ahead of Senator Daschle by quite a few points.

NATIONWIDE POLL RESULTS
Which presidential candidate will you support in the 2000 presidential election?
Bush: 52.2%
Daschle: 46.7%
Other: 1.1%

As March became April, Senator Daschle, along with the Democrats, knew that he would have to step up his campaign efforts if he wanted a chance to beat Bush in November. As far as the Bush campaign was concerned, though, that wasn't going to happen.
« Last Edit: December 08, 2009, 05:24:43 pm by GLPman »Logged

pogo stick
JewishConservative
YaBB God
*****
Posts: 3524
United States


View Profile
« Reply #18 on: June 20, 2009, 05:09:08 pm »
Ignore

Never would've thought Dachsle   could win the nomination
Logged

Economic score: -6.80
Social score: -0.97
I'm a crazy Liberal  Troll. LAWL

ndvc ,b., b


CRAZY GAY TROLL LIBRAL FROM ALABAMAS
Alabama is dum redecks!


Gays and minorites are sexeh
JerryBrown2010
KyleGordon2016
YaBB God
*****
Posts: 743
United States


Political Matrix
E: -7.68, S: -9.30

P P P
View Profile
« Reply #19 on: June 20, 2009, 07:14:00 pm »
Ignore

Yes! as Hillary Clinton said " As Ohio goes, so goes the Nation!"
Logged
GLPman
YaBB God
*****
Posts: 876
United States


View Profile
« Reply #20 on: June 21, 2009, 02:57:41 pm »
Ignore

April 2000: Governor Bush wasted no time in attacking Tom Daschle on numerous issues, including his support of President Clinton's healthcare reform, back in the early 90's. Furthermore, Bush was able to use President Clinton's scandal and impeachment trials in an attempt to slander Daschle. At a campaign stop in Nashville, Bush promised to "restore honor and dignity to the Oval Office."

The Democrats were now faced with a severe problem: should President Clinton campaign with Senator Daschle? Now that the primaries were over, the presence of Clinton became much more significant. The Democrats couldn't afford for voters to associate Clinton's scandal with Senator Daschle. On the other hand, though, Clinton would be able to gather a strong amount of support for the Senator, given his 58% approval rating. Top Democrats decided that, for now, Clinton would have to be out.


On April 3rd, in the case of United States v. Microsoft, it is ruled that Microsoft violated United States anti-trust laws.

Several new state polls were released from April 15th - 20th, showing citizens' support for the candidates.

NEW HAMPSHIRE POLL - APRIL 15 2000
Which presidential candidate will you support in the 2000 Presidential Election?
Daschle: 49.6%
Bush: 48.3%
Other: 2.1%

IOWA POLL - APRIL 16 2000
Which presidential candidate will you support in the 2000 Presidential Election?
Bush: 50.2%
Daschle: 48.9
Other: 0.9%

FLORIDA POLL - APRIL 16 2000
Which presidential candidate will you support in the 2000 Presidential Election?
Bush: 52.6
Daschle: 45.4%
Other: 2.0%

OHIO POLL - APRIL 17 2000
Which presidential candidate will you support in the 2000 Presidential Election?
Bush: 49.5%
Daschle: 47.2%
Other: 3.3%

PENNSYLVANIA POLL - APRIL 18 2000
Which presidential candidate will you support in the 2000 Presidential Election?
Daschle: 50.6%
Bush: 47.9%
Other: 1.5%

INDIANA POLL - APRIL 20 2000
Which presidential candidate will you support in the 2000 Presidential Election?
Bush: 53.6%
Daschle: 44.5%
Other: 1.9%

On April 22nd, Federal Agents, under the order of Attorney General Janet Reno, seize Elián González from his home in Miami and transport him to his Cuban father in Washington, D.C.. The order would spawn a great amount of media attention, including a picture of the agents seizing Elián, and controversy.


On April 25th, Vermont legalizes civil unions for same-sex couples.

May 2000: May began exactly how it would end: with speculation. On May 1st, TIME magazine released an issue which contained an article that investigated why Bush's campaign had been able to knock out the McCain camp so easily in the Republican South Carolina Primaries a few months later. The issue had largely gone undiscussed, spare for the week following the Primary, due to the heavy competition of both races. TIME Magazine's article highlighted the negative attack ads of the Bush campaign, headed by Karl Rove, and brought rise to the issue if the same type of attacks were being used against Daschle. On an interview with Larry King, Senator McCain explained how upset he was with the attacks, "Governor Bush was open to critcize my political views, my record, and any of the work that I have done in the Senate. His attacks against my family were tasteless, however, and I think it's a shame that he resorted to using dirty tricks in order to win." Several top Republicans criticized the McCain interview. McCain was definitely anti-Bush, but was he pro-Daschle?

Officials at the Bush camp, however, claimed that they had been misinformed and merely brushed off the issue. In a new wave of attack ads released throughout the Midwest, Bush called Daschle a "softy on drugs," referring to a vote in the Senate in November 1999, in which Daschle had voted "NO" on increasing penalties for drug offenses. Daschle released attack ads of his own, claiming that Bush wanted to weaken the government and that he did not support the US troops in Kosovo. Daschle also played on the attacks that Bush had used on McCain in the South Carolina Primary, and pointed out to viewers that the same attacks were being used to smear his campaign.

The South Dakota Senator spent most of May campaigning in Iowa, Ohio, Indiana, Michigan, and Wisconsin. On May 23rd, a new poll was released that showed growing support for Daschle, but Bush was still ahead by many points.

NATIONWIDE POLL RESULTS
Which presidential candidate will you support in the 2000 election?
Bush: 52.0
Daschle: 47.1
Other: 0.9%

By the end of May, there was a great amount of speculation about VP picks for the candidates.

Possible VP Picks - REPUBLICAN

Richard "Dick" Lugar - Indiana Senator

Elizabeth Dole - former Secretary of Labor and wife of 1996 presidential candidate Bob Dole

Dirk Kempthorne - Governor of Idaho

Dick Cheney - Former Secretary of Defense

Connie Mack - Florida Senator

Tommy Thompson - Governor of Wisconsin

Tom Ridge - Governor of Pennsylvania

Trent Lott - Mississippi Senator and Senate Majority Leader

POSSIBLE VP PICKS - DEMOCRAT

Bob Graham - Florida Senator

Gray Davis - Governor of California

John Kerry - Massachusetts Senator and former presidential candidate

Howard Dean - Governor of Vermont and former presidential candidate

Dick Durbin - Illinois Senator

Evan Bayh - Indiana Senator

Harry Reid - Nevada Senator and Senate Minority Whip

Daschle and Bush continued their fight towards November as May concluded.
« Last Edit: June 21, 2009, 05:51:45 pm by GLPman »Logged

pogo stick
JewishConservative
YaBB God
*****
Posts: 3524
United States


View Profile
« Reply #21 on: June 21, 2009, 03:27:17 pm »
Ignore

Bush should pick Lizzy Smiley Go Bush. This is getting really good.
Logged

Economic score: -6.80
Social score: -0.97
I'm a crazy Liberal  Troll. LAWL

ndvc ,b., b


CRAZY GAY TROLL LIBRAL FROM ALABAMAS
Alabama is dum redecks!


Gays and minorites are sexeh
All In For KC
tmthforu94
YaBB God
*****
Posts: 18454
United States


View Profile WWW
« Reply #22 on: June 21, 2009, 03:28:30 pm »
Ignore

Why is Indiana so close? It voted for Bush by 15 points in real life...
Logged


"A life is not important except in the impact it has on other lives."
-Jackie Robinson
GLPman
YaBB God
*****
Posts: 876
United States


View Profile
« Reply #23 on: June 21, 2009, 04:32:13 pm »
Ignore

Why is Indiana so close? It voted for Bush by 15 points in real life...

Because of heavy Daschle campaigning, as mentioned above, and due to the fact that Daschle is seen as a Midwestern candidate. It's still early in the season, though; it's only May. I'm aware of Bush's large victory over Gore in real life, too. Bush definitely has a large advantage in Indiana, don't worry...
« Last Edit: June 21, 2009, 04:35:20 pm by GLPman »Logged

hcallega
YaBB God
*****
Posts: 1563
United States


Political Matrix
E: -1.10, S: -3.90

View Profile
« Reply #24 on: June 21, 2009, 04:36:29 pm »
Ignore

Quick Point GLPman: Daschle is not pro-choice, at least not to the extent that Kerry or someone else is. Actually he is probably as mainstream as it gets: 50% rating by NARAL, opposed to partial-birth abortions, supportive of stem-cells. Other than that, Great TL!
Logged


"There is nothing wrong with America that cannot be cured by what is right with America."-President William Jefferson Clinton
"There is not a liberal America and a conservative America — there is the United States of America."-Senator Barack Obama
Pages: [1] 2 3 4 5 6 ... 13 Print 
« previous next »
Jump to:  


Login with username, password and session length

Logout

Powered by SMF 1.1.20 | SMF © 2013, Simple Machines