To the editor:
The bottom line is George W. Bush is the president of the United States. He is not the first, and he will not be the last president who did not take the popular vote.
Say what you will about Florida, and granted, there is much to say due to the closeness of the vote either way, the electors of that state would have voted for Bush because Florida is not bound to vote for the popular winner.
Given the fact that Bush won 29 states to Gore's 19, it is unlikely that a consititutional amendment will pass the House or the Senate, because most states will not tolerate the president, regardless of party, to be chosen by two or three population-bloated states. In spite of the best efforts of the Socialists among us, the fact remains that the U.S.A. is still a democratic republic which consists of 50 sovereign states which cherish their differences and sovereignty.
For those who wish to continue to debate the legitimacy of the election, I suggest that we go all the way back to the Kennedy election and question the role of the Gold Standard of voter fraud, namely, the Cook County Illinois Daly Machine's perpetual Lazurus vote, i.e. voting cemeteries, in that election (not to mention discrepancies which occur in every election).
Like it or not, history will read "George Walker Bush, 43rd President of the United States."