Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.
Did you miss your activation email?
December 14, 2019, 06:38:26 pm
News: 2019 Gubernatorial Endorsements Close today at noon

  Atlas Forum
  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion
  U.S. Presidential Election Results (Moderators: Torie, Senator ON Progressive)
  If you were Al Gore's campaign manager in 2000...
« previous next »
Pages: [1] Print
Author Topic: If you were Al Gore's campaign manager in 2000...  (Read 4705 times)
Kaine for Senate '18
benconstine
YaBB God
*****
Posts: 30,349
United States


Show only this user's posts in this thread
« on: October 18, 2009, 10:19:29 am »

How would you have run his campaign?  What would have been your message, electoral strategy, VP selection, etc.
Logged
Ritchie Valens
Reaganfan
YaBB God
*****
Posts: 14,008
United States


Show only this user's posts in this thread
« Reply #1 on: October 18, 2009, 05:29:47 pm »

Considering Gore pulled off a stunning popular vote win and nearly the electoral vote, I think Gore fixed everything he could. Remember, throughout the entire campaign, George W. Bush was the media favorite and clearly had a large edge.
Logged
CPT MikeyMike
mikeymike
YaBB God
*****
Posts: 3,515
United States


Political Matrix
E: 6.58, S: -3.30

Show only this user's posts in this thread
« Reply #2 on: October 18, 2009, 07:42:33 pm »

He should not have distanced himself from Clinton. 

Had he took that advice...



Gore: 329
Bush: 209
Logged
Badger
badger
YaBB God
*****
Posts: 24,374
United States


Show only this user's posts in this thread
« Reply #3 on: October 19, 2009, 12:22:41 pm »

He should not have distanced himself from Clinton. 

Had he took that advice...



Gore: 329
Bush: 209

Correct answer. He could run on Clinton's and his record.

Also, he should've contested the FL recount with same maifa-like ruthlessness that James Baker and his GOP cohorts did. Warren Christopher was the wrong man for that job.
Logged
Dodger Blue
RosettaStoned
YaBB God
*****
Posts: 3,030
United States


Show only this user's posts in this thread
« Reply #4 on: October 19, 2009, 06:49:15 pm »

Use Bill Clinton in campaign stops and align campaign with the achievements of the Clinton Administration. Dick Gephardt for Veep.
Logged
Deldem
YaBB God
*****
Posts: 841
United States


Political Matrix
E: -1.48, S: -7.74

Show only this user's posts in this thread
« Reply #5 on: October 20, 2009, 10:47:47 pm »

I wouldn't snub my home state. And I'd smash Bush to pieces on all the bullsh**t he pulled.
Logged
Psychic Octopus
YaBB God
*****
Posts: 8,958
United States


Show only this user's posts in this thread
« Reply #6 on: October 20, 2009, 11:16:01 pm »

Run on Clinton's Record, not snub Tennessee.
Logged
Mechaman
YaBB God
*****
Posts: 13,810
Jamaica
Show only this user's posts in this thread
« Reply #7 on: October 21, 2009, 12:59:44 am »

He should have used McCain's 2008 message of my opponent is not prepared to be president, except in his case it would be accurate and coming from a man in his early 50s.

He overreacted to Lewinsky.  Everything from the Lieberman pick to his sloppy kiss of his wife was an effort to compensate for a personal scandal he could have dismissed much easier by asking "What does that have to do with me?"

Exactly
Logged
Alexander Hamilton
YaBB God
*****
Posts: 9,168
United States


Political Matrix
E: 0.58, S: -5.13

Show only this user's posts in this thread
« Reply #8 on: October 21, 2009, 02:28:30 am »

If I were Al Gore's campaign manager in 2000...


He would've won.
Logged
DariusNJ
Sr. Member
****
Posts: 416


Show only this user's posts in this thread
« Reply #9 on: October 22, 2009, 03:42:35 pm »

I'd make sure he won Tennessee
Logged
Kaine for Senate '18
benconstine
YaBB God
*****
Posts: 30,349
United States


Show only this user's posts in this thread
« Reply #10 on: October 22, 2009, 06:19:36 pm »

If I were Al Gore's campaign manager in 2000...


He would've won.

Zombie voters can't win a real Presidential election.
Logged
Psychic Octopus
YaBB God
*****
Posts: 8,958
United States


Show only this user's posts in this thread
« Reply #11 on: October 22, 2009, 06:30:57 pm »

If I were Al Gore's campaign manager in 2000...


He would've won.

Zombie voters can't win a real Presidential election.

The Unions and the Religous Right have helped win elections. It's been proven.
Logged
sentinel
sirnick
YaBB God
*****
Posts: 4,735
United States


Political Matrix
E: -1.94, S: -6.61

P P

Show only this user's posts in this thread
« Reply #12 on: October 26, 2009, 11:58:23 pm »

He should not have distanced himself from Clinton. 

Had he took that advice...

Correct answer. He could run on Clinton's and his record.

Also, he should've contested the FL recount with same maifa-like ruthlessness that James Baker and his GOP cohorts did. Warren Christopher was the wrong man for that job.

I agree.
Logged
Kutasoff Hedzoff
Kalwejt
Moderators
YaBB God
*****
Posts: 54,632


Show only this user's posts in this thread
« Reply #13 on: October 27, 2009, 09:14:47 am »

Gore would carry Tennessee had he only not take it for granted. And that would be just enough.

Of course not distance from Clinton and use popular President help.

Gephardt or Graham for veep

Just with TN:



With Graham:



With Gephartd (I guess):



Best case at all:

Logged
Cory Booker
olawakandi
YaBB God
*****
Posts: 29,700
United States


Political Matrix
E: -6.84, S: -0.17

P P P
Show only this user's posts in this thread
« Reply #14 on: October 27, 2009, 04:13:24 pm »
« Edited: October 27, 2009, 04:36:45 pm by WEB Dubois »

Al Gore had a deficit among women.  I would have used Bill Clinton in the swing staes of OH and FL as the campaign winded down.  And picked the VP's of Dick Gephardt or Bob Graham to woe more independent voters than Conn Lieberman did in FL.
Logged
DS0816
YaBB God
*****
Posts: 2,173
Show only this user's posts in this thread
« Reply #15 on: October 31, 2009, 03:56:38 pm »

Joe Lieberman would not have joined the ticket as v.p.
Logged
Bo
Rochambeau
YaBB God
*****
Posts: 13,987
Israel


Political Matrix
E: -5.23, S: -2.52

Show only this user's posts in this thread
« Reply #16 on: January 01, 2010, 01:30:10 pm »

I'd tell him to pick either Dianne Feinstein or Patty Murray as VP. Also, I'd tell him to campaign more with Clinton. While campaigning with Clinton, I would suggest that Gore and Clinton talk a lot about the good economy (and how Gore helped Clinton make it this good) while making sure to distance himself from Clinton's personal scandals. Finally, I would suggest using the VP (preferrably the two choices I mentioned above) as an attack dog. That way, if Bush would respond to the attacks, immediately call him a sexist.
Logged
Sasquatch
YaBB God
*****
Posts: 1,077


Political Matrix
E: -8.13, S: -8.52

Show only this user's posts in this thread
« Reply #17 on: January 02, 2010, 08:40:08 am »

Don't neglect New Hampshire.
Logged
Bo
Rochambeau
YaBB God
*****
Posts: 13,987
Israel


Political Matrix
E: -5.23, S: -2.52

Show only this user's posts in this thread
« Reply #18 on: January 02, 2010, 01:02:38 pm »

Al Gore had a deficit among women.  I would have used Bill Clinton in the swing staes of OH and FL as the campaign winded down.  And picked the VP's of Dick Gephardt or Bob Graham to woe more independent voters than Conn Lieberman did in FL.

Why not have Gore pick a competent female VP like Dianne Feinstein or Patty Murray? I'm sure that would have helped decrease his deficit among women.
Logged
Derek
YaBB God
*****
Posts: 4,616
United States


Show only this user's posts in this thread
« Reply #19 on: January 23, 2010, 01:21:36 am »

If I were Gore's campaign manager, I'd try to win my home state and go from there. The only reason he was even close is because he ran against governor Bush.
Logged
RIP Robert H Bork
officepark
YaBB God
*****
Posts: 9,031
Czech Republic


Show only this user's posts in this thread
« Reply #20 on: January 24, 2010, 02:23:50 pm »

Not ignore Tennessee.

Regardless of what happened in Florida or New Hampshire, he was wrong to disregard his home state, and ultimately that was what did him in.
Logged
Bo
Rochambeau
YaBB God
*****
Posts: 13,987
Israel


Political Matrix
E: -5.23, S: -2.52

Show only this user's posts in this thread
« Reply #21 on: January 24, 2010, 02:28:04 pm »

Not ignore Tennessee.

Regardless of what happened in Florida or New Hampshire, he was wrong to disregard his home state, and ultimately that was what did him in.

I'm not sure he would have been able to win Tennessee. He would have needed a 2% swing in his favor. Even if he would have managed to win Tennessee, the campaigning that he would have to do there would have likely cost him several other very close states (IA, NM, OR, and WI) as he would have less time to campaign in those states. Of course, he could have asked Clinton to campaign in those states.
Logged
Psychic Octopus
YaBB God
*****
Posts: 8,958
United States


Show only this user's posts in this thread
« Reply #22 on: January 24, 2010, 02:33:08 pm »

I think that Dianne Feinstein would be too old to be considered for VP. I would have suggested Gov. Jeanne Shaheen, from the swing state of New Hampshire.
Logged
Bo
Rochambeau
YaBB God
*****
Posts: 13,987
Israel


Political Matrix
E: -5.23, S: -2.52

Show only this user's posts in this thread
« Reply #23 on: January 24, 2010, 02:51:07 pm »

I think that Dianne Feinstein would be too old to be considered for VP. I would have suggested Gov. Jeanne Shaheen, from the swing state of New Hampshire.

Feinstein was 67 back in 2000, which is only one year older than Joe Biden was in 2008. Also Feinstein has a lot of experience, and I doubt her age would have hurt her that much. Jeanne Shaheen might have been a good VP, but she might have been considered too inexperienced as her was only Governor of NH for three years. Of course, Spiro Agnew was Governor of Maryland for only two years before becoming VP, so Gore could have used that argument. I suppose Shaheen would have made a good VP candidate if she didn't make any mistakes/gaffes on the campaign trail (like Sarah Palin did). What do you think about Patty Murray as VP? I think that Feinstein, Murray, and Shaheen were the only three female politicians who were prominent enough back in 2000 to be good choices for VP. I think Gore should have picked one of them since many women wanted to see one of their own become VP (or President) and I think that picking a woman would have allowed Gore to bring many undecided female voters into his column. Gore could have easily achieved a 1-2% swing in his favor if he picked a female VP, in contrast to Lieberman, who added nothing to the ticket.
Logged
Dancing with Myself
tb75
YaBB God
*****
Posts: 4,949
United States


Show only this user's posts in this thread
« Reply #24 on: February 27, 2010, 11:04:15 pm »

Campaign in the states he neglected, used Clinton to help campaign, attacked Bush more and picked a better VP like Gephart, John Edwards, or even Bill Bradley as VP.
Logged
Pages: [1] Print 
« previous next »
Jump to:  


Login with username, password and session length
Logout

Terms of Service - DMCA Agent and Policy - Privacy Policy and Cookies

Powered by SMF 1.1.21 | SMF © 2015, Simple Machines

© Dave Leip's Atlas of U.S. Elections, LLC