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Clinton Says Republicans Won by Stopping Vote

CHICAGO (Reuters) - President Clinton says George W. Bush only won the
presidential election because Republicans stopped the vote counting in Florida.

The soon-to-be ex-president let some of his frustrations out at the outcome of the White House race
in a speech to Democratic supporters in Chicago, the city where his 1996 Convention was held.

At a campaign-style farewell event, Clinton appeared on stage Tuesday Gore's campaign chairman,
Bill Daley, praising Daley in such a way as to make it sound like he believes Gore was the rightful winner.

"I think he did a brilliant job in leading Vice President Gore to victory," Clinton said.

When the crowd of 3,000 or so roared in a convention hall at the Palmer House Hilton Hotel,
Clinton warmed to the topic, saying Daley kept the Gore campaign on track through its rough spots.

"They thought the election was over, the Republicans did. By the time it
was over, our candidate had won the popular vote, and the only way they
could win the election was to stop the voting in Florida," Clinton said.

Many Democrats feel Republicans stole the election from Gore, who won the popular vote by a
half million votes nationwide but lost a court battle over disputed ballots. Republicans on the other
hand believe Gore was trying to steal the election from Bush by trying to get votes recounted in
heavily Democratic counties of Florida.

Clinton urged his supporters not to let "any disappointment you may feel" from the election outcome to
take away the pride they have in him and Gore for what they were able to accomplish over the last eight years.

Best Is Yet To Come

"I'm telling you, there's still a lot of big challenges out there. But I'm leaving this country in good shape.
And the best is still to be. You just rare back, stay together and keep fighting for tomorrow," he said,
as confetti flew into the air.

It was the last speech in a day of remembrances for Clinton as he
prepares to turn over the presidency to the Bogus Potus smirking idiot on Jan. 20.

He spent the day hopscotching in two states that were critical to his election in 1992 and re-election in 1996
-- Michigan and Illinois. When he won the two states in the Democratic primary battle in 1992, it meant
he was essentially the party's nominee for president.

He travels to another important state, New Hampshire, on Thursday.

Stopping first at Michigan State University -- where he tussled with Bush's father Smirk Daddy in a
debate of the 1992 campaign -- Clinton walked down memory lane and staked a claim for credit
for the economic boom during his presidency.

"We began with a clear strategy to get the economy going -- it had three elements:
Get the deficit down and get rid of it,
invest more in our people,
sell more American goods and services around the world.
The American people did the rest," he said.

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