August 24, 1996 |
In perhaps the gutsiest performance in his quest for the presidency, Republican Bob Dole on Friday asked the largest black audience of his campaign--many of them skeptical, some aloof--to consider voting for him. He said he would promote a "new civil rights agenda" that would "guarantee equality of opportunity" for all. In a speech to the National Assn.
October 26, 2000 |
Continuing his bid to reclaim the mantle of reform, Al Gore on Wednesday said he would build his education agenda around choice and accountability--ideas that rival George W. Bush has championed as the centerpiece of his own proposals. "I will bring about major change in education, by fighting to raise standards for every child, and provide new choices for every family," Gore told a crowd of supporters at Tennessee State University here.
July 18, 2000 |
It was not what the candidates said Monday but where they said it that spoke much about the state of the presidential race. Texas Gov. George W. Bush swooped into Arkansas, President Clinton's home turf, and declared, "I'm going to win this state." Vice President Al Gore, meantime, was in Tennessee--his own home state--where he climbed atop a chair at his Nashville headquarters and rallied supporters by exhorting, "Let's win this thing."