I would think this must have been asked before, but I searched and couldn’t find it.
I’m wondering how you think the last 12 years would have unfolded if Al Gore had won the closely contested election in 2000.
Just to toss out a few ideas to get things started…
I’m guessing 9-11 would have still happened, but perhaps no Iraq war? How would that have affected our standing in the world, and our relationships with our allies? Would the Labour party in the UK have kept control of the government if not for the unpopular Iraq War? Would Saddam still be in power, or perhaps would he have been ousted in the Arab Spring? Would U.S. intervention in Libya taken a different form if the public didn’t already have the fatigue of fighting simultaneous wars in Iraq and Afghanistan? Would we be more willing to intervene in Syria?
Would Gore have been successful winning a second term in 2004? Would Obama still have been able to win the Presidency in 2008 if he had been following a Democratic President? Would the Democrats still have taken over Congress, and been able to pass the health care reform bill? Would we still have seen the rise of the Tea Party in 2010?
How would the makeup of the Supreme Court be different, and what important cases would have gone the other way as a result?