Bush or Gore? My research process
Because of the importance of the decision in front of us. Iíve spent hundreds of hours of my personal time doing research on the candidates.
Iíve traded numerous e-mails with leading supporters of each candidate, who pointed me at numerous studies and arguments in defense of Bush. I wanted to thoroughly understand both sides of the issue before reaching a conclusion.
I take my constitutional right to vote very seriously. For
me, that meant spending hundreds of hours reading news articles, searching the
Internet, watching all the debates, and meeting one-on-one with each major
candidate. Iíve been to Austin, Texas recently. Iíve been to both Republican
and Democratic websites. And for every story I read on one site, I search the
other site for the opposing view. When I couldnít find supporting data, I
e-mailed or phoned into backdoor contacts at each campaign. Key articles from my
research are included below but there is much more that you canít see that I
havenít had time to post.
I also spent time talking with the prominent supporters of
each candidate. These are all people who I greatly admire and respect for
their accomplishments as well as for their thought process. Yet they are split
on which candidate would make a better President.
Iíve also talked with my friends and business associates. Again, some people support Bush, others Gore. And I listened carefully to their reasons.