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Sean F Kennedy
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In the lead up to a new millennia and the end of the Presidency of Bill Clinton both parties look to identify themselves after a divisive impeachment trial. Al Gore is seen as Clinton’s heir, although left wing Democrats who are dissatisfied with Clinton’s more moderate policies could potentially mount a challenge.

 

Meanwhile Republicans have a wide open field, the impeachment of Bill Clinton backfired on the party, preventing the usual trend of a President losing seats in the congress in the midterms, although still in control both houses of congress with Democrats rising popularity and the resignation of Newt Gingrich the Republicans are without a clear leader. Many point to Texas Governor George W. Bush or Arizona Senator and former  POW John McCain. Although it’s anyone’s game at this point.

Potential Candidates

Democrats

Al Gore

Hillary Cilinton @Zenobiyl

Bill Bradley 

Russ Feingold @Rezi

Robert Byrd

Joe Lieberman 

Ann Richards

Paul Wellstone @Fbarbarossa

Dennis Kucinich @Murrman104

John Kerry

Bernie Sanders @Rodja

Evan Bayh 

Republicans

George W. Bush @ShortKing

John McCain @WVProgressive

Dan Quayle @Pringles

Pat Buchanan @The Blood

Bill Weld @Cenzonico
John Kasich

Orinn Hatch

Steve Forbes

Elizabeth Dole @Hestia

George Pataki

Newt Gingrich 

 Reform

Pat Buchanan 

Donald Trump @mark2

Ross Perot 

Jesse Ventura 

Green

Ralph Nader @Timur

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  1. In a surprise to many, Senator Russ Feingold of Wisconsin announces his campaign for President of the United States of America in his hometown of Janesville, Wisconsin. He speaks of his humble beginnings and union background, stating that he can be a true president of the people, the likes of which have not been seen since Franklin Delano Roosevelt. He makes sure to hit a populist tone.
  2. Feingold seeks the endorsement of fellow Wisconsin Senator Herb Kohl.
  3. Feingold holds his first event in Iowa, where he holds a rally in Des Moines. Here, he will spend his time criticizing rampant free trade, acknowledging the harm that agreements such as NAFTA have brought upon manufacturing workers and farmers in Iowa. Feingold emphasizes his want to stop outsourcing American jobs, and focus on American Made Products.
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1: Kucinich will kick off his campaign in the city he was once Mayor of Cleveland OH.

“My fellow Americans, over the past 8 years we have seen some of the greatest economic growth in human history, we have seen the cold war end and with it the threat of nuclear Armageddon and we have seen huge leaps forward in our education and children’s welfare programs. However, I am speaking to you today because there is so much more that needs to be done for the hard-working men and women of America that too many seem unable or unwilling to say. With the dawning of a new Millennium and a New Age in human history, we must look for new solutions and new leadership. The Democratic party must stand forward and boldly what it is we stand for. The Democratic party should not simply put their rubber stamp on the other party’s programs, that is not offering the American people a choice but merely an echo.  The Democratic party should not stand for trade deals that destroy our cities, our neighborhoods, and our Unions by shipping jobs overseas. The Democratic party should not stand for a healthcare system that sees people as customers, seeking to extract profit from the sick and vulnerable. The Democratic party should not stand for spending taxpayer money on foreign entanglements that have nothing to do with us.

                It is for these reasons that I am announcing my intention to run for the Democratic nomination to be the next President of the United States. I aim to provide a voice for the voiceless, to fight with our hard-working Union Men and Women, and to offer bold new solutions for a new age.

 Together we can build a better America.

 

 

2- After this Kucinich will attempt to win the endorsement of House Minority Leader Dick Gephardt, emphasising the need to build a strong anti-free trade atmosphere early on in the primary's as well as their similar views on healthcare and progressive taxation.

3-  Moving to Iowa the campaign will start off with some good old door knocking around Des Moines along with small events like volunteer breakfasts to get to know the local people and get some volunteers going.

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John McCain Gives A Speech In Annapolis, Maryland, at the US Naval Academy, Announcing That He Is Running For President

Opinion | Maybe We Don’t Deserve John McCain - The New ...

I'm not one for long introductions, and I know how busy your lives must be, so I'll cut right to the chase. My fellow Americans, I'm here today to announce that I am running for President. I do not announce my candidacy to satisfy my personal ambitions. My life has already been blessed more than I deserve. I don't begin this mission with any sense of entitlement. America doesn't owe me anything. I owe a deep debt to this country; It is because I owe America more than she has ever owed me that I am a candidate for president to the United States.

My mother, and father instilled in me from a very young age the virtue of serving your country, not because it will benefit you, but because it is the right thing to do. However, these days far too many people, especially those in Washington, or on Wall Street, have decided to scorn America, in order to benefit themselves. This is a fight to take our government back from the power brokers and special interests and return it to the people and the noble cause of freedom it was created to serve. I have dedicated my life to serving America, and placing her long term interests, before my own. From when I fought for this country over the skies of Vietnam, to when I represented the good people of Arizona, first as a Representative, and now as a Senator, my entire life has been built on the principle of Country First, and that is the anchoring of this entire campaign. On my honor, I swear to you, that from my first day in office to the last breath I draw, I will do everything in my power to make you proud of your government

We, as Americans, must unite, and rise to face the challenge of reforming our broken political system. When our government has been taken from us by the special interests, the bid-dollar donors, pride is lost to shame. When our politics is corrupted by money and lies, trust is lost to cynicism. If we are to meet the challenges of our time, we must take the corrupting influence of special interest money out of politics. Restoring honesty to our political systems is the gateway through which all other policy reforms must pass.

This is a fight for the very tether-poles of our Democracy, and it is a fight that I cannot win alone. I ask for your support as we take our country back from the lobbyists, the bureaucrats, and the out of touch Washington establishment. I've spent my entire career fighting for what I know is right, regardless of what the establishment tells me is right. I will take this attitude all the way from Cornville to the White House, and I hope that you will give me your vote both in the primaries, and in November. Now let's get this campaign underway!"

McCain will head to Nashua, New Hampshire to talk about his plan to cut taxes.

"I will return our current surplus to you, the people. I will cut taxes, not for the special interests and the big-dollar donors, but for the working men and women of this country. I will end the marriage tax, halve the death tax, and double the child tax credit. I will close corporate loopholes, and I can guarantee, If elected president, I will not allow your Social Security money to be used for any purpose except Social Security, no ifs, ands or excuses."

 

McCain launches his first campaign ad of the 2000 primary season. It's a biographical ad detailing John's service in the US Naval Air Force, and his experience as a P.O.W. in North Vietnam. It will be broadcast in the early primary states of Iowa, New Hampshire, South Carolina, and Michigan. Videocassettes will be given for free to libraries, and VFWs across the country, as well as to anyone who purchases one form McCain2000.com for the price of $20.

 

 

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1. George Bush will announce his campaign for President in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Knowing his last name and early frontrunner status means he will start out with a big target on his back, he speaks of his own record of accomplishments as Governor of Texas and the unique brand of compassionate conservatism he intends to bring to the White House.

2. Governor Bush will seek the endorsement of Senator Chuck Grassley.

3. Bush's first campaign rally will be in Davenport, Iowa, and will focus on cutting the burdensome red tape of needless government regulations and the work he did as Governor of Texas to create an environment in which entrepreneurship could flourish and job creation could increase.

"This was an agenda that worked in Texas, and it will work in Iowa and it will work across the country if you vote Bush for President!"

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Paul Wellstone will announce his campaign for the Presidency outside of his house in Northfield, Minnestoa. He says the following - "I'm Paul Wellstone, I'm running for President so I gotta talk fast! Higher minimum wage! Fix the welfare state! Get people healthcare! This is what I've fought for in the Senate and it's what I'll work for as President!"

Wellstone will leave to campaign in his signature green bus.

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Wellstone will seek to capture the same electricity that won him two senate elections. He will set up a campaign website with a goal of collecting grassroots support and funding. He will set up volunteer bases across Iowa and New Hampshire.

Wellstone will seek the endorsement of fellow Senator and Iowa man Tom Harkin

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1. Bill Weld announces his run at an event in Boston. He stresses the ideology of fiscal conservatism and social liberalism that led him to victory in Massachusetts and portrays it as the thinking America needs for a new twenty-first century! and he hopes it's an successful appeal to Republican voters across the country. 

2. Weld probably won't do swell in Iowa, and will skip it in favour of New Hampshire where he believes his ideology could strike a cord with voters. He barnstorms the big cities of the state to get that momentum going. 

3. Weld then barnstorms the rural areas hoping to appeal to them. He talks cutting taxes and giving back to the taxpayer. He also will try to get his social views across. 

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1. Donald John Trump announces he's running inside of a public event within Trump Tower. He will praise progressivism and socialist economics, detailing his plans to create universal healthcare in his presidency.

2. Donald Trump will request the endorsement of Bruce Willis.

3. Donald Trump will start touring the nation, starting off with his home city of New York City, where he will declare himself "the best" at exploiting tax loopholes, and claims he will end these loopholes and make the rich pay their fair share.

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1. Pat Buchanan will announce his third campaign for President at a rally in Des Moines, Iowa, declaring that he is running for President because of a "crisis at the border" where "jobs are flowing out as illegals are streaming in". He will promise to end illegal immigration at the southern border "by any means necessary" and bring back "American jobs for American workers" by withdrawing from NAFTA and taking on a deeply protectionist policy as President. Buchanan will also attack gay rights in his announcement speech, promising to fight for "traditional marriage" and take on the "gay agenda" as President. He will pose himself as the savior of "traditional American values" and the "traditional family", declaring that "liberal activists" seek to tear at the seams of the American family with proposals like civil unions. Buchanan will attack the "reverse discrimination" of affirmative action, racial quotas, and school busing programs, declaring that the "cultural elite" wish to see America value race over merit. To close his announcement, Buchanan will promise to be the "culture warrior standing up for America" and will challenge the "RINOs opposing me" to prove they'll "fight for real Americans like I'll do as President."

 

2. Buchanan will continue his campaign in Iowa, visiting rural areas to attack how, "Washington elites now value the rights of illegal foreigners in our country over the rights on law-abiding Americans." Buchanan will contemplate using the military to contain the "crisis on the border" and to "preserve our national sovereignty" against "foreign invaders".

 

3. Buchanan will hold a rally in Manchester, attacking the "liberal elite" for allowing manufacturing jobs to flow overseas under a "limp-wristed" trade policy. Buchanan will promise that he will defend American jobs from being stolen overseas as President. 

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