bush didnt win..thats the problem
I hope that I didn't come off pointing fingers at Nader voters. I just meant that althought Gore won the vast majority of the states where Nader voters were strong, the Nader votes did help swing two states , New Hampshire and Florida, to Bush because the margin was so close in the states. There every vote counted, in particular- the infamous Florida.
I was just trying to say that if one were aiming to get Bush out of the White House was thinking either Democrat or
Green votes would be the same as taking votes away from Bush, unfortunatly sometimes the G & D voters may split the vote, therefore giving the state to Bush.
The same thing happened somewhat in the '92 election when Perot siphoned some votes from the Republicans, thus helping Clinton in his win.
Sometimes 3rd parties can be deciding factors, even if they do not win.
And just my point about Bush not winning the popular vote is that he was only the third president in history to be elected without the popular vote while winning the electoral college, and the previous 2 were in the 19th century (Rutherford B. Hayes in 1876 and Grover Cleveland in 1888).
edited becuz I am a baad spellar