Winners
Mt. Rushmore International Election 2000 Contest
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T. Roosevelt
Washington Winners
I, George Washington, vote for...

Bush/Cheney, Republicans

Fellow countrymen. My brave men and I have fought a ruthless battle against the King of England to ensure the preservation of our God-given rights. With intuition, I trust Governor George Bush to carry us safely into the future, and to preserve our constitutional rights as Americans.
Scott F. Berendt, Willard, Ohio

Truthfulness and honor are the hallamrks of the Presidency,
and in that vein, I cast my vote for George W. Bush.
-Mrs. Candy Sangster, North Hills, CA

Hagelin/Goldhaber, Natural Law

John Hagelin shares my vision of the future in which our citizens - not kings from afar, bureaucrats or PACs (yes, I said PACS!) run this country. A future in which the creativity and intelligence of our people - not coal, gold or even computers (you heard me!) are our greatest resource.
-David Lieberman, Scottsdale, AZ

Gore/Lieberman, Democrats

I am George Washington, I hate to say it, but this country is a mess.
Children with guns, drugs, disease and homelessness.
I wish that I could make it all dissappear,
but maybe things could be better than before.
That's why if I were alive today,
I'd proudly cast my vote for Mr. Al Gore.
-Carol Ann Galas, Elmhurst, NY

Jefferson Winners
I, Thomas Jefferson, vote for...

Hagelin/Goldhaber, Natural Law

Remember I said,"Enlighten the people generally and tyranny and oppression of both mind and body will vanish like evil spirits at the dawn of day." Hagelin's enlightened approach to our problems offers scientifically proven solutions and common sense.
-Ellen Metropole, Pittsfield, MA

As one of the most scientifically most gifted men of my day, I see the need to adopt government policies that work in a scientifically verifiable way. Too many of our failing government programs today could never pass this test. Hagelin is correct in insisting on this criterion.
-Alan Kreglow, Fairfield, Iowa

Gore/Lieberman, Democrats

I Thomas Jefferson would vote for Al Gore. Al Gore has alot of experience. He was the vice president so he knowns what to do already. Al Gore is honest, out-going, and straightforward. I think he would make a great president for the millennium.
Justin Avery, Decatur, GA, Avondale High School, 12

Bush/Cheney, Republicans

A staunch Anti-Federalist named Tom,
Would vote for George Bush, with aplomb
"The people," he'd say,
"Want less government today,
And would take their tax rebates therefrom."
-Steve Gilson and Rob Hammell, Washington DC

Nader/LaDuke, Greens

"I hate what you've done to this world. Clean it all up, or it'll be gone."
-Katie, Battle Creek, mi, Endeavor School, Grade 5

Browne/Olivier, Libertarians

...he is the one candidate who understands my vision for these United States. Harry Browne will protect Americans from theft at the hands of their government by respecting the Constitution and natural law which say that a man cannot be forced to forfeit his toil to the interests of another.
-Wesley Brooks, Juneau, AK
Juneau-Douglas High Schoool, Grade 12

I, Abraham Lincoln, vote for...

Gore/Lieberman, Democrats

I, Abraham Lincoln would vote for Al Gore,
Because just like me he was for the righteous poor.
So be like me,"Old Abe Lincoln" and vote for Al Gore!
Need I explain anymore?
-Sarah Short, Joplin, Missouri, Memorial Middle School, 7

Hagelin/Goldhaber, Natural Law

I was the first Third Party Candidate voted President. My platform was Abolition of Slavery. Our formerly free country is now enslaved by Special Interest Dominance. John Hagelin is the "Rock" upon which a progressive new government can be built. "Rock on Dr. John"! In support of Natural Law, Abe
-Jane W. Meade, Detroit, Michigan

I see some of myself in John Hagelin, an intelligent man, tops in his field, who thinks deeply about human concerns.
While you can't please all of the people all of the time, Hagelin's holistic view recognizes and addresses universal needs. And that comes close!
-Mary T. Johnson, Westfield, NJ

Bush/Cheney, Republicans

I would vote for George Washington Bush because he wants a safer and more disciplined school and I agree with that. George Bush also wants fairness in civil rights which is an issue that means alot to me. I would also vote for George Bush because he is in the same party as I was, Republican. That is why I would vote for George Washington Bush.
-Dewayne Keith, Dublin, TX
Dublin Intermediate Grade 5

Browne/Olivier, Libertarians

the Black Hills, sacred to Native Americans, constantly remind me of humanity's ongoing struggle to live as the heart dictates. Some would still enslave through a desire to impose their truths on others. Instead, Libertarians honor the choices made in perhaps the most sacred of places ˆ the human heart.
-Jean Falls, Arvada, CO

Write-In: Colin Powell

As President, Colin Powell will continue the legacy that I started nearly one hundred and fifty years ago. Powell will fight for equal rights and equal opportunity for all citizens of this great nation. He will lead the way in erradicating discrimination once and for all.
-Andrea R. Pleau, Greenville, RI

I, Theodore Roosevelt, vote for...

Gore/Lieberman, Democrats

I created five National Parks,
Four refugees for Big Game,
51 National Bird reservations˜
Teddy Roosevelt's my name.
I believe in conservation
because this land ˜our land˜
Must be preserved for generations.
Vote Gore.
"Earth is in the Balance."
I'll protect our environment and future
I'm up to the challenge.
-Amanda Ponzar, Lebanon,PA

Bush/Cheney, Republicans

"Early adversities of poor health and bereavement taught me the value of character and human life. Real men don't waffle on these issues. In my book, George (Bush) rides at the head of the herd. So George, fight hard and fair and never stop looking out for the 'little man'!"
-Mark Ferguson, Batavia, IL

Hagelin/Goldhaber, Natural Law

John Hagelin and Nat Goldhaber tell it the way it is. No tele-prompters, no corporate controlled scripts, and no hesitation to charge up Capital Hill in order to rescue the Republic. They have guts, not empty rhetoric. If I had a Teddy bear, I'd name him John or Nat!
-Dan S. Ward, Fort Collins, Colorado

Nader/LaDuke, Greens

...Mr. Nader is a green and wants the government clean,
to which I would most wholeheartedly agree.
So if it were up to me,
Ralph Nader would lead our country.
Bully!
-Abby Bauer, Davisburg, Michigan
Sherman Middle School, Grade 8

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