The Democratic Party of Eulie County, Florida received a gift last week:
It's an actual ballot from the 2000 election, complete with hanging chads.
Seeing the picture, and hearing my sister, Carla, who's a precinct worker there, talk about it made me remember the whole debacle. Actually, I've been thinking about it a lot since the Iranian election, when a questionable result inspired people to take to the streets in protest, even to risk their lives. Which in turn made me wonder how we Americans became so blase about liberty and democracy, that when something like that happened here, we just said, essentially, "Oh, well."
I decided to channel my energy into my favorite pastime - fiction. If you read my post on speculative fiction, then you know it starts with "What If?"
Today's challenge is to write a short comment with your thoughts on "What if Al Gore had won in 2000?" I'm interested in hearing all viewpoints, but please be respectful and logical. If your thought is "the world as we know it would have ended," tell me why you think that. If you think global warming would be a thing of the past, support your statement.