Here we go again. Gore lost more states than just Tennessee, and any of them would have won him the election. The most likely was Florida where (as it happened) he did win the most votes, as USA Today found when they counted all the ballots later. He also won the popular vote in the entire country, which of course counts for nothing. But he didn’t win in the supreme court, which is where it counts. So, the cartoon is appropriate — the supreme court has established that it will intervene in elections to help Republicans, and could probably be counted on again.
Popular vote only gets you one that most of the country doesn’t want. Popular vote with instant runoff (vote first, second, etc. choice, the least is dropped and alternates added, until a majority is reached) at least gets you someone the majority can at least stand. As it is now, “It won’t mean a thing if your state cannot swing”, and even there it is non-binding. Jill Stein and the Green Party support IRV, so, since your vote for president is meaningless, vote Green and build a real democracy – the rule of all the people. And be sure and vote for the rest of the offices where your vote really counts.
Your argument is irrelevant. Whether Gore won his own state is irrelevant. If he’d carried Alaska or North Dakota he would have won, too. What it came down to was Florida and hanging chads. As I recall, Tennessee is a reliably red state, and Gore was a Democrat. Not surprised he didn’t win in a Presidential election. Not sure, but did Clinton carry Tennessee in 92 and 96? A Republican state voting for a Republican…how shocking.
The folks in Massachusetts can’t stand Romney, but it’s not a “swing state”, they just know his actual performance on the job.
Tigger, You have no clue. The vote of the people should rule! Is that clear enough?
Only by one? Who’s going to have a sudden attack of morals?
Why on earth are you talking about Al Gore? He doesn’t have anything to do with anything except getting fat.
To see by faith is to close they eyes to reason.
“Crybaby”? Let’s see what yu have to say tomorrow.
Go crawl i bed and weep ,Ima.
Uh. . .The President!
Lets hope O quickly learns how to do something about the economy and jobs because there’s no more blaming “the guy before me”.