Why Isn't Al Gore President?

A View of the Millenium Election from 2004

by Thomas L. Waldron



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 02/02/2005

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 78
ISBN : 9781413469066

About the Book

The book is the summary of the major circumstances contributing to Al Gore's loss in 2000, derived from books and articles intended for the non-academic reader. Topics discussed are the electoral college, voter roll purging in Florida, Ralph Nader's candidacy, ballot design in Palm Beach and Duval Counties and the recount in Palm Beach County, the decision of the Bush campaign to obstruct the Florida recount and the Bush campaign's military overseas absentee ballot operation. It presents the author's interpretation of these circumstances and how, in hindsight, the Gore campaign might have overcome them.

About the Author

Born in West Suburban Hospital, Oak Park, IL, located across the street from Chicago, May 6, 1934. Attended Wm. Hatch Elementary School in Oak Park through 7th grade, then moved with parents and younger brother to the New York City suburb of Rutherford, NJ, Graduating from Rutherford HS in 1952. After 2 years at Cornell University, Ithaca, NY was in the U.S. Army (Fort Dix, NJ, graduating in 1959. Retired in 2000 after 40 years as a research biologist with a Central NJ pharmaceutical company.