Russ - I'm a Bush fan but I don't get where you get the notion that Gore doesn't have a chance. The polls are pretty much tied up and neither canidate has the needed 237 (?) electoral college votes to guarantee a victory.
<< because he is going to lose. He never had a chance to begin with. >>
The race is close now, yet that makes no sense. The economy has been great, crime is down, the country is a peace and the one big crisis we did have, Kosovo, concluded with no American losses. Gore's the incumbant, he's the one with more "experience", yada yada yada. He should be winning by double percentage points right now!
Ok, so Gore does have an ego when he claims that he created everything-hard to deny that fact. BUT, I don't see that affecting him as President. He can only claim to have "invented" something that exists, so if during his term he is able to claim, for example, that he "invented" peace in the middle east, I have no problem with that if he actually does it.
Bore was dead in the water before the boat was even launched. He is saddled with a 230 lb. albatross. The "guilt" vote is going to cost him the election. Bush will win, because a significant percentage (all it takes is a couple points) of those who put Clinton in office are ashamed of that fact. They can't vote against Slick Willy, so they will seek the only alternative to appease their conscience.
This means, however, that Bush will have zero coattails, and I wouldn't be surprised if Republicans lost the House and/or Senate.
The money my parents will save thanks to Bush's proposed tax cut is enough to pay for my tuition at Jesuit. That means instead of spending money that could go to the purchase of, oh, maybe a Mustang with Geforce 2 on my school, my parents can live a little more comfortably.
It's really annoying to be known as K6-2 Junkie, not AMD Junkie, comprende?
Don't make me come over there and take back the money Uncle Sam stole from me and gave to you.