An odd election thought
Tue Nov 7 23:27:48 CST 2000
This option might give him bargaining power over the governor of
Connecticut- he could note this option and say "wouldn't it be easier on all
of us if we appointed a moderate democrat?"
Of course, I think that people would freak out if Gore appointed a new veep
after the election, *especially* if they win the electoral but not the
Also, Gore hasn't won yet, and may never do so.
>From: "Allyn Gibson" <mknzycalhn at ccis.net>
>To: "eDebate" <EDEBATE at ndtceda.com>
>Subject: An odd election thought
>Date: Wed, 8 Nov 2000 00:09:59 -0500
>A few minutes ago Sam Donaldson said that, either way the Presidential
>election goes, the Republicans will retain the Senate.
>If Gore wins, Leiberman will resign his seat and the Republican governor of
>Connecticut will appoint a Republican to fill the seat. If Bush wins, Dick
>Cheney will provide the tie-breaking vote.
>It doesn't necessarily have to be this way, however.
>The smart political move for Gore, should he win, would be to have
>step aside as Vice President, thus retaining the seat for the Democrats,
>have Gore appoint a new Vice President as allowed by the Constitution.
>Would a President Gore do this? It would be a smart political move,
>especially if the Senate ends up after tonight's election tied 50-50 with
>Leiberman as Senator from Connecticut. Why turn the Senate over to the
>Republicans if the Constitution allows a way out of such a predicament?
>Allyn mailto:mknzycalhn at ccis.net
>IM: mknzycalhn ICQ: 4342396
>"Pinky, are you pondering what I'm pondering?"
>"I think so, Brain, but was there *ever* an Accordion of Rassilon?"
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