The U.S. constitution says a Vice President who ascends to the Presidency can only run for re-election twice if he serves less than two years of the former President's term. If Condit was sworn in on January 20, 1999, he'd have served exactly half of Clinton's second term, rendering him incapable of running again in 2004. If he'd waited a day, he'd be OK. Cprhodesact 00:01, 20 January 2006 (UTC)
- Great point. I gave him a FEW days now, just to be safe. Thanks for this clarification. I used some of your explanation in the article, it was so good! ;-) Nhprman 06:40, 20 January 2006 (UTC)
What makes Clinton resign in this timeline when he didn't in OTL (and from Whitewater of all things)? This timeline seems to have multiple PODs.
If he has the largest tax cut ever and a war in Afghanistan then how does the high-speed internet initiative avoid becoming an unfunded mandate?
Also: VP scandals that anyone cares about are rare, 30 year old VP scandals that anyone cares about are . . . well . . . I can't think of any. So unless Kerrey was guilty of war crimes in Vietnam or something of that scale - no scandal. --AirshipArmada 20:20, 20 January 2006 (UTC)
- Thanks for your comments, AirshipArmada! I don't go into details, but there are other elements of the Whitewater scandal that may have come out (or perhaps just emphasized more) in this Alt. TL. You're right in saying that event, and the death of Gore, are two key changes in this TL. People seem to forget that if ONE thing changes in a TL, many others would, too. Notice that there is no mention of Monica here. That didn't come out in this Alt. TL. Not to argue politics here (and I won't) but the Internet venture doesn't become an unfunded mandate for the same reason the prescription drug program doesnt in our own time. As for VP scandals, Kerrey indeed did commit war crimes in Vietnam - and in our own TL, in 2001, the scandal did indeed break. He was pretty much ending his career in the Senate at that point anyway (maybe because he knew the story would break?) so it wan't an issue. In my TL, the scandal comes out in 2003, not 2001. (for extensive coverage of the 2001 revelations, Google: kerrey war crimes) Nhprman 21:05, 20 January 2006 (UTC)
Links to Wikipedia
I would suggest that you remove the links to wikipedia, as it could be confusing. Louisiannan
- Done. They were just there to lend an air of authenticity. However, I think everyone knows it's not authentic! ;-) Thanks for the suggestion. Nhprman 00:56, 10 May 2006 (UTC)
What are the effects?
So "President Gary" is a Gerald Ford, version 2.0. Great. He still makes all the same choices/mistakes (you pick) after 9/11 as the OTL president. What are the real differences between this timeline and OTL? What significant impact does "President Gary" have on world history that didn't happen in OTL? Michael riber 20:29, 29 March 2007 (UTC)