Campaign Trail Results: Game #1065580

This Game:

  • Year: 2000
  • Player Candidate: Ralph Nader
  • Running Mate: Winona LaDuke
  • Difficulty Level: Easy
  • Winner Take All Mode?: No
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View overall results, or a specific state:
CandidateElectoral VotesPopular VotesPop. Vote %
---- George W. Bush27053,160,11049.54
---- Al Gore26853,840,98250.17
---- Pat Buchanan0286,8620.27
---- Ralph Nader026,5710.02


  • New York:5
  • New Hampshire:3
  • Florida:2
  • California:1
  • Oregon:1


  • Which of the following best describes your position on the $200 billion surplus that is projected for this year?
    I would prefer to see us allocate this money to new and existing government programs so that all Americans can share in our prosperity.
  • Which of the following best describes your position on education?
    We need more spending for America's struggling schools, and national standards and testing to identify and fix poor performers. Every child deserves a strong, functional school to attend.
  • Which of the following best describes your position on Social Security?
    We need to increase benefits for Social Security. Many people can barely survive on the monthly payment, while we spend billions on the military and run a huge budget surplus.
  • What is your vision for the foreign policy of this country?
    The Cold War is over. We should cut defense spending and stop operating so many bases overseas. I would pull troops out of places like Germany and Okinawa, where we are no longer defending anything.
  • Do you have any thoughts on the Bill Clinton scandal that you would like to share?
    I am my own man. I respect Bill Clinton in many ways, but his personal conduct was lacking in this case.
  • Do you believe that Elian Gonzalez should have been returned to Cuba?
    The law is the law. Elian belongs in Cuba with his father. These questions are never easy, but the Clinton Administration and Janet Reno did what they had to do.
  • Did you support Bill Clinton's actions leading to the bombing of Serbia?
    This was an issue that had no bearing on the security of the United States. We also ruined any chance of mediation by insisting on the autonomy of Kosovo.
  • Do you have any plans to change American tax policy?
    We have a plan for middle class tax cuts. But it would be irresponsible to make huge changes while we still have a large debt.
  • What are your thoughts on the USS Cole bombing, which has killed 17 American sailors. How should we prevent such incidents of terrorism in the future?
    This attack was a tragedy, but it underscores the need to the United States to have a more limited foreign policy. The Cold War is over, and it doesn't make sense to deploy troops in so many parts of the world.
  • In Texas, a man named James Byrd was brutally murdered in what many call a hate crime. What is your opinion of federal hate crime legislation?
    I support increased federal hate crime legislation. No American should ever feel like a target of intimidation because of their identity.
  • Do you have any plans to help America's seniors better pay for vital prescription drugs?
    We should incorporate Medicare into a larger, universal single-payer health insurance program. Many proposals I hear about are overly cautious and lacking in ambition.
  • The Kyoto Protocol would commit the United States (along with many other countries) to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Would you support this plan as President?
    We have worked for years with many other countries to negotiate this agreement. I support the environment and believe the Protocol should be ratified.
  • Do you support the air strikes and sanctions that have been levied against Iraq, with the goal of weakening Saddam Hussein?
    We are following the right course in Iraq. We must enforce our agreement to prevent Saddam from acquiring weapons of mass destruction. Saddam is allowing the sanctions to harm his people for his own selfish purposes.
  • Do you have any plans to address or change immigration policy if elected President?
    I prefer to focus on making responsible use of our budget surplus and securing prosperity for the next generation of Americans.
  • Do you believe it is appropriate for Hillary Clinton to run for Senate in the state of New York -- a state where she has never lived?
    I don't have any comment. I trust the people of New York to make the right decision on this issue.
  • Should low-income parents be able to use federal vouchers to send their children to private schools?
    This plan will take money out of the public schools and will not fix the underlying problem of poor education in the United States.
  • Do you think that new regulations from Bill Clinton have unfairly hurt coal-producing states?
    Unfortunately, coal is one of the dirtiest forms of energy in existence. I don't see how we can continue to rely on it for the majority of America's energy needs.
  • What do you think of proposals to build a sophisticated missile defense system in Eastern Europe?
    To defend against whom? The Cold War is over and we should be working with Russia, not against them. This is just more unnecessary military spending.
  • What key points will you emphasize as you accept your party's nomination for President of the United States?
    The two parties are almost the same on every major issue. Neither supports meaningful campaign finance reform, universal health care, free college education, a peaceful foreign policy, or the protection of American workers. I present a true alternative to the American people.
  • What is your overall strategy for the 2000 campaign?
    I will focus extensively on how Republicans and Democrats alike have betrayed the American environment. I will hammer on the themes of carbon emissions, GMO crops, giveaways to corporations, and other areas where both parties have failed the American people.
  • Another day, another rally on the campaign trail. What do you prefer to talk about today?
    Let's talk about how we are allowing large corporations to ruin the American environment for their own profits, while everyday people suffer from pollution, unclean water, and a dangerous lack of regulation on food and prescription drugs.
  • Another day, another rally on the campaign trail. What do you prefer to talk about today?
    I will attack George Bush relentlessly. I will expose Bush as a phony and an elitist, corporatist conservative and not as the moderate that he presents himself as.
  • Another day, another rally on the campaign trail. What do you prefer to talk about today?
    Let's give a good speech about the need for big changes to American politics and society. I will remind voters that the Democrats and Republicans are two sides of the same corporate policies, and attack Al Gore's pretensions to stand for the American worker.
  • Where will you make the final stop(s) of your campaign before the voting begins?
    I will hold massive rallies in New York and try to run up my vote total in the left-leaning, uncontested states of that region. People should not be afraid to vote for me.
  • It is November 2nd, only five days before the voting. News has just broken that George Bush was arrested for drunken driving in 1976. What is your response?
    This is the type of non-issue that is indicative of the broken American political system. George Bush was wrong for America before this news broke, and he is still wrong for America.