I was closely involved in that election and by my arithmetic, Gore would have been president. I’ve never been able to get over it because don’t think Gore would have invaded Iraq or squandered a budget surplus like Bush did through tax cuts and spending on wars.
Nader received 97,421 votes in Florida and more of those would have gone to Gore than Bush. The margin between Bush and Gore was only 587 votes.
Also, his platform was partly based on attacking Gore’s environmental record. So we got Bush/Cheney — oilmen. How did that work out?