Gore or Bush?
The 2000 Elections are going to be held on November 7, 2000. There are two main candidates running for the office of President of the United States. The presidential nominee running for the Democratic Party is Albert Gore Jr. of Tennessee. The candidate running for president from the Republican Party is George W. Bush from Texas. The two candidates will face off in many debates over different issues concerning the public before they are elected on November 7th.
Albert Gore Jr. was born on March 31, 1948, and is the son of the late U.S. Senator Albert Gore Sr. and Pauline Gore. He was brought up in Carthage, Tennessee, and Washington, D.C. He graduated from Harvard University with honors and a degree in government. After graduation, Al Gore enlisted in the United States Army and served in Vietnam. Gore’s Military Career ended not long after Vietnam. When Gore returned to Tennessee, he worked as an investigative reporter with the Tennessean in Nashville. He got his first start in politics by being elected to represent the state of Tennessee in the U.S. House of Representatives. After serving two terms in the House of Representatives, Gore was elected to the U.S. Senate in 1984 and again in 1990. Then on January 20, 1993, Albert Gore Jr. was inaugurated as the 45th Vice President of the United States. Al Gore was married on May 19, 1970 to Mary Elizabeth “Tipper” Aitcheson and they have four children.
George W. Bush was born July 6, 1946 to the family of George and Barbara Bush in New Haven, Connecticut because his father was still a student at Yale when he was born. After his father graduated in 1948, the family moved to Odessa,Texas.

He later moved to Midland, Texas where he spent most of his childhood. George W. Bush attended school at Yale, where he majored in history. He later attended Harvard and earned a Masters of Business Administration in 1975. On November 5, 1977, George W. Bush married Laura Welch. He then served as an F-102 pilot for the Texas Air National Guard. He started working in the oil and gas business in 1975 and continued until1986. After working on his father’s Presidential campaign in 1988, he assembled a group of partners to buy the Texas Rangers baseball franchise in 1989. He served as managing general partner of the Texas Rangers until he was elected Governor of Texas on November 8, 1994. Then he was reelected on November 3, 1998.
Issues are an important part of any Presidential campaign. One of the most important issues of the 2000 Election is education. Both Presidential candidates have strong viewpoints on where they want to take education in the United States. Al Gore supports teacher merit pay and providing funding to help recruit, hire, and train 1,000,000 new teachers over the next ten years, with incentives for those who commit to work in a high need school. He also supports modernizing schools and raising teacher pay to lower class size. Al Gore has proposed to have mandatory testing for all new teachers and rigorous evaluations after granting teacher licenses, and he proposes to create Tuition savings programs to help families invest to send their child out of state. He is opposed to school vouchers for private religious and home schools. George W. Bush, on the other hand, has his own proposals. He proposes to triple federal funding for “character education”, allocate $5 billion to establish the “reading first” initiative so children can read by the third grade, and he would provide $2 billion in new funding for after school programs. He supports the issues of the establishment of education Savings Accounts, transferring the responsibility of Head Start from the


Department Of Health and Human Services to the Department of Education. The two candidates stand strong on their opinions of the issues.
I believe I would vote for Al Gore for President. Because for one reason, he has the White House experience with most of the issues. Where, on the other hand, Bush has no White House experience. Al Gore also supports many of the education reforms I would like to see pushed through Congress. He has presented himself to me; by the way he talks and answers the questions of the issues, as