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By Dave Andrusko
With the network talking heads all singing the same refrain - - that Florida had gone to pro-abortion Vice President Al Gore - - with much gusto and without a note of uncertainty, it was broadly hinted, when it was not virtually said in so many words, that pro-life Texas Gov. George W. Bush was history.
Some would bitterly complain of a double standard: that the networks dragged their feet in projecting success in states that everyone knew would go strongly for Bush, but jumped in with both feet to predict Gore's triumph in Florida, which common sense said was dicey, given that everyone knew the outcome was going to be very, very close. And surely, it seemed odd that the networks would make such a crucial prediction when there were already inklings something was amiss.
By Carol Tobias, NRL PAC Director
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A lot of people are expressing great concern about the credibility of the U.S. Supreme Court, as if the current election crisis were of its own making. Before Al Gore, we never had a presidential candidate who asked the courts to hand him the presidency. Judicial restraint sometimes involves restraining state courts who won't restrain themselves.
--Law Professors James Lindgren and
Randy E. Barnett (12/14/2000 on nationalreview.com)
In the end, what was rightfully to happen became official: George W. Bush is the president-elect. And we are glad that it is so.
JULY 8, 1998