Ending the Clinton Era

Vice President Al Gore is in trouble. Not only do many Americans have doubts about his leadership ability, they are yearning for a change in Washington.

Gore’s main problem is his close alliance with President Bill Clinton. According to a recent Washington Post-ABC News Poll, 53 percent of those surveyed said they were “just plain tired” of Clinton (The Washington Post, Sept. 8). There are millions of Americans across the country who deeply regret not re-electing President George Bush, and, instead, voting for someone who has disrespected the Oval Office.

Will these same Americans avenge Bush’s 1992 loss and vote for his son George W. Bush? Will they be a part of history and vote for Elizabeth Dole? The fact is the Republican Party has two candidates who are beating Vice President Al Gore in every single poll (this is assuming that Gore does, in fact, become the Democratic nominee). As College Republicans, we should be proud of our top-notch candidates and commit ourselves to ensuring that Republicans regain the Presidency in 2000. This is our chance to restore honesty and integrity to the White House.

The 2000 election may very well be the most important in a generation. And the GW College Republicans can play a huge role in electing a Republican president while maintaining Republican control of Congress – something our party has not done since 1952.

If you are interested in politics, then you have come to the right University. GW is one of the most politically active campuses nationwide, with strong organizations representing both major political parties. Given our location within the nation’s capital and our proximity to so many political organizations, we here at GW have the chance to have an impact on this race.

During my three years at the University, I have seen the GW College Republicans grow from an organization of 60 to one that achieved “super-club” status at this summer’s College Republican National Committee Convention. We have earned the respect of the Republican National Committee and other organizations for which we have volunteered our time. Our membership has increased to nearly 300 students, a feat unheard of at other liberal campuses throughout the country. With these numbers come great strength.

Once the GOP nominee is chosen, the GW College Republicans will work to bring back honor and integrity to the White House, something that has been missing for nearly seven years now. It is our duty as the future of the Republican Party to get involved in something that we truly believe in. We will make phone calls, stuff envelopes, canvass neighborhoods – whatever it takes to win.

I encourage all of you to join the College Republicans in getting involved in this historic election.

-The writer is chairman of the GW College Republicans.

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