Campaign Trail Results: Game #1083684

This Game:

  • Year: 2000
  • Player Candidate: Ralph Nader
  • Running Mate: Winona LaDuke
  • Difficulty Level: Normal
  • Winner Take All Mode?: Yes
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View overall results, or a specific state:
CandidateElectoral VotesPopular VotesPop. Vote %
---- George Wallace51286,245,81880.15
---- Ralph Nader2617,728,10716.48
---- Pat Buchanan03,625,9983.37


  • California:2
  • Texas:2
  • Alabama:1
  • Alaska:1
  • Georgia:1
  • Iowa:1
  • Maine:1
  • South Carolina:1
  • South Dakota:1
  • Virginia:1


  • Which of the following best describes your position on the $200 billion surplus that is projected for this year?
    We need to expand benefits for Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid. We can use the surplus as well as defense cuts to balance these increases.
  • How far are you willing to go to compete in the American South against the campaign of George Wallace?
    We want to compete in every southern state. I will run to the right of Wallace on economic issues while lamenting the interference of the federal government in education and housing.
  • An alarming percentage of union voters are inspired by the aggressively racist rhetoric of George Wallace. What will you do to win this group back to your side?
    We need to remind union workers at every opportunity that Mr. Wallace is anti-union and regressive on every economic issue of the day.
  • Which of the following best describes your position on education?
    We need to increase pay for teachers and increase funding for the Department of Education. I don't support nationwide standards or testing -- they will distort the learning process and lead to education by rote.
  • 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 don't think we need to belabor the point. I pledge to the American people that I will restore honor and dignity to the White House when I am President.
  • Do you believe that Elian Gonzalez should have been returned to Cuba?
    We should be talking less about Elian, and more about my plans to expand upon the great prosperity of this nation.
  • Did you support Bill Clinton's actions leading to the bombing of Serbia?
    The bombing of Serbia killed many innocent civilians and increased antagonism with Russia and China. I believe military intervention should be a last resort.
  • 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 support additional gun control measures in this country? Can you give some specifics of what you want?
    I support the right to bear arms, with a couple of common-sense restrictions. We need background checks at gun shows, and better prevention measures to keep guns away from the mentally ill.
  • What is your position on American trade policy? How do you feel about the World Trade Organization or NAFTA?
    These organizations and agreements are a scheme to enrich corporations at the expense of the American worker. Employment and wages will plummet while corporate profits expand.
  • Do you support the air strikes and sanctions that have been levied against Iraq, with the goal of weakening Saddam Hussein?
    The United States is much too entangled in the Middle East. We should pull back from the region and end sanctions in Iraq. I might remind people that these sanctions have killed hundreds of thousands of Iraqi children.
  • What is your position on abortion?
    I strongly support the right of a woman to choose. We need to defend this right, and we should increase funding for women's health services, unconditionally.
  • 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?
    Off the record, I am uncomfortable with this, but I prefer not to make a public statement about it.
  • 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.
  • What do you think of Bill Clinton's recent action to tap the Strategic Petroleum Reserve to reduce the costs of home heating, particularly in the northeast?
    This is clear political gamesmanship which I cannot support in good conscience. The Reserve should be used in cases of national emergency only. Furthermore, why did Clinton announce this decision so close to the election?
  • 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 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?
    The best way to gather votes is to run up our totals in liberal states like New York, Massachusetts, and California. We will focus on these areas heavily.
  • Another day, another rally on the campaign trail. What do you prefer to talk about today?
    Let's emphasize that both Democrats and Republicans have sold out the American worker to the interests of corporations. I will remind people of NAFTA, the WTO protests, and other decisions that have decimated American manufacturing.
  • Where will you make the final stop(s) of your campaign before the voting begins?
    The last few days will be business as usual. My goal is to bring my message to all parts of America, whether it be in close states or those that clearly tilt towards one of the main candidates.
  • 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.