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Stump Speeches
As a part of NPR's Election 2000 coverage, All Things Considered has been broadcasting excerpts of "stump speeches" made by the major presidential candidates during the last leg of the campaign. Below is a listing of those speeches in chronological order.

Bush Stump Speech (14.4 | 28.8)
All Things Considered, November 1, 2000

And we hear a speech by Texas Governor George W. Bush today campaigning in Minneapolis, Minnesota, discussing his plans for the federal budget surplus.

Gore Stump Speech (14.4 | 28.8)
All Things Considered, November 1, 2000

In the final installment of All Things Considered's Wednesday stump speeches we hear a speech by Vice President Al Gore today in Kissimmee, Florida. He talked about his plans to protect and strengthen social security.

Lieberman Stump Speech (14.4 | 28.8)
All Things Considered, October 25, 2000

As part of our weekly series on stump speeches, today we hear from the Democratic and Republican vice presidential candidates as they speak to voters. Senator Joseph Lieberman was in Little Rock, Arkansas last week. The Democratic nominee for vice president said he and Al Gore would continue the prosperity started under the Clinton administration. The economy is stronger, unemployment lower, and the welfare roles reduced. He urged the crowd to move forward with this progress, not backward.

Cheney Stump Speech (14.4 | 28.8)
All Things Considered, October 25, 2000

Former Secretary of Defense Dick Cheney was campaigning in Wisconsin today. Cheney is the Republican party's Vice Presidential nominee. He repeated his campaign refrain that he and Bush have a mission to restore honor and integrity to the White House. And he pointed to fundamental differences between Bush and Gore's approaches to the world. The Bush-Cheney ticket says the engine that drives the American economy is not the government, but the people. While the Democrats like to take credit for the surplus, Cheney says it was created by the hard work of millions of Americans. Under the Democratic plan, says Cheney, the surplus would be overspent by millions, with bigger government and higher taxes. But under Bush-Cheney, he argued, some of the surplus would go back to the people. (4:00)

Gore Stump Speech (14.4 | 28.8)
All Things Considered, October 18, 2000

As part of an effort to air stump speeches on Wednesdays this election season, All Things Considered plays a portion of Democrat Al Gore's speech in Cedar Rapids, Iowa last week. Gore said that even though we are living in a time of great prosperity, more needs to be done for those left behind -- to help improve education for all children, to provide good health care coverage for all people, to ensure that seniors can afford their prescription drugs. Gore said under his administration, he would use the prosperity to help everyone, not just the wealthy. (5:30)

Bush On the Stump (14.4 | 28.8)
All Things Considered, October 11, 2000

Republican presidential candidate George W. Bush may not be highlighting abortion or school prayer in his stump speeches, but he does talk a lot about themes of morality and ethics. He is especially likely to do so when addressing the challenges of parenting. Last week, campaigning in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, Mr. Bush spoke about family values. We hear an excerpt, as part of All Things Considered's effort to air portions of the candidates' stump speeches. (6:30)

Gore Stump Speech (14.4 | 28.8)
All Things Considered, October 4, 2000

This campaign season we're broadcasting excerpts of the stump speeches of presidential candidates. Last week, Vice President Al Gore was campaigning in St. Petersburg, Florida. He outlined his plan for Medicare -- including proposals for prescription drug benefits for senior citizens, coverage for early screening tests without co-payments, and allowing people to buy into Medicare. (7:00)

Buchanan Stump Speech (14.4 | 28.8)
All Things Considered, October 4, 2000

Patrick Buchanan is the Reform Party candidate for President. The one-time speech writer for Richard Nixon quit the Republican Party last year. This is Buchanan's third run for president. We hear a portion of his speech last week in Baton Rouge, in which he continued his theme of social conservatism, blasting Republicans and Democrats for "taking religion out of the schools" and for their support of abortion rights. Buchanan says he would have a litmus test for the Supreme Court: he would only appoint justices who are opposed to abortion. (4:30)

Nader Stump Speech (14.4 | 28.8)
All Things Considered, September 27, 2000

Ralph Nader is the Green Party nominee for president. He's run before, but this time, the consumer advocate has stepped up his effort. He's raising money, traveling the country, and drawing crowds to hear his pitch that there's little difference between the two major parties and that he is the candidate who will stand up for workers. All Things Considered is airing excerpts from candidate's stump speeches every Wednesday. Today, we hear a portion of one of Nader's. (3:30)

Bush Stump Speech (14.4 | 28.8)
All Things Considered, September 20, 2000

Every Wednesday this election season, All Things Considered is airing excerpts of speeches by presidential candidates. Today we hear first from Republican candidate George W. Bush, in portion of a speech delivered Monday in Little Rock, Arkansas. (8:00)

Hagelin Stump Speech (14.4 | 28.8)
All Things Considered, September 20, 2000

Next we hear an excerpt from Natural Law candidate John Hagelin, in an address given yesterday at the American University in Washington, D.C. (4:00)

Gore Stump Speech (14.4 | 28.8)
All Things Considered, September 13, 2000

Vice President Gore, stumping in Cincinnati yesterday, outlined his position on many issues. We hear an extended excerpt, in which he talks about improving education with better teachers and creating a more qualified work force. (5:30)

Browne Stump Speech (14.4 | 28.8)
All Things Considered, September 13, 2000

Libertarian Candidate Harry Browne speaking in Iowa City, Iowa last night explained he is running for President because he wants to get government out of people's lives. Browne says there should be no income tax, no government oversight of education or wages. He believes individuals should decide for themselves. (4:00)

Bush Stump Speech (14.4 | 28.8)
All Things Considered, September 6, 2000

We hear an excerpt of a speech yesterday in Allentown, Pennsylvania, by Republican presidential candidate George W. Bush, in which he outlined his plan for Medicare. (7:00)


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