analyze the 2000 election in Sabato's new book
Overtime! The Election 2000 Thriller, political analyst Larry
J. Sabato, the Robert Kent Gooch Professor of Government
and Foreign Affairs at U.Va., has edited a collection of first-hand
stories and analyses that offer some surprising insights into
the election of the century from people who were there.
in the last hundred years has the United States faced an election
as closely contested as the race for the White House between George
W. Bush and Al Gore, Sabato wrote in describing the impetus
for the book. Because a non-partisan perspective is critical,
we have created a book that we believe will be regarded as balanced
and fair in its csoverage of the political campaigns as well as
the post-election legal efforts.
are included from, among others, these political analysts and
George Terwilliger, a lead Bush legal counsel, gives a detailed
account of the post-election crisis from the perspective of the
Bush camp, including analysis on the legal proceedings, from Florida
county courts to the United States Supreme Court.
Ronald Klain and Jeremy Bash, key legal advisors for Gore-Lieberman
2000, retell the battles that the Gore team faced during the Florida
recounts, including answers to questions about the Gore strategy.
Tom Fiedler, the new executive editor of The Miami Herald
which was at the center of the storm offers
a revealing overview of the Florida election mayhem.
Diana Owen, political scientist at Georgetown University, examines
the news medias dismal performance in the election-night
debacle, exploring the implications of repeated mistaken calls.
Larry Sabato and Joshua Scott of U.Va.s Center for Governmental
Studies, which Sabato founded, bring a well-rounded perspective
to the text, breaking down the exit poll results and creating
a brand new Political Map of the United States in
information on the book, see the centers Web site at www.goodpolitics.org.