Skip to main content
ad info

 
CNN.com AllPolitics
  Editions | myCNN | Video | Audio | Headline News Brief | Free E-mail | Feedback  

 

  Search
 
 

 
POLITICS
TOP STORIES

Analysis indicates many Gore votes thrown out in Florida

Clinton's chief of staff calls White House over vandalism reports

Gephardt talks bipartisanship, outlines differences

(MORE)

TOP STORIES

India tends to quake survivors

Two Oklahoma State players among 10 killed in plane crash

Sharon calls peace talks a campaign ploy by Barak

Police arrest 100 Davos protesters

(MORE)

MARKETS
4:30pm ET, 4/16
144.70
8257.60
3.71
1394.72
10.90
879.91
 


WORLD

U.S.

LAW

TECHNOLOGY

ENTERTAINMENT

HEALTH

TRAVEL

FOOD

Texas cattle quarantined after violation of mad-cow feed ban
ARTS & STYLE



(MORE HEADLINES)
*
 
CNN Websites
Networks image


Jeb Bush worries post-election battle may project image of instability

TALLAHASSEE, Florida (CNN) -- Florida Gov. Jeb Bush said Tuesday he worried that the protracted battle over Florida's 25 electoral votes -- and with them the White House -- may project an image of instability around the world and hurt financial markets.

"We're a resilient nation. I don't think there's any damage to our country. I worry about the world a little bit," said Bush, the brother of Republican presidential nominee. "I worry about the instability that this may send, the perception of instability. Clearly we have a president. We are not in a constitutional crisis or anything like that."

The Florida governor has kept a low profile since the fury erupted over the state's presidential ballot. He even recused himself from playing any role in certifying the final state tally.

"I think over time that this has some impact, probably, on the financial markets and on the world, but the good news is we are reaching a conclusion. This is going to come to an end and the rule of law will prevail and we'll move on."

His comments echoed similar concerns about financial markets voiced a week ago by James Baker, a former treasury secretary who is the chief adviser in Florida for the campaign of George W. Bush.

Jeb Bush spoke to reporters following an induction ceremony at the Florida Women's Hall of Fame ceremony.

The governor took a subtle shot at Democrats. Without mentioning Vice President Al Gore by name, Bush said he hoped his campaign's goal was not to "determine how many votes you need and then change the rules."

"I am confident that people will do the right thing," he said. "Call me naive, but I do believe in the end people will do what's right.


MORE STORIES:

Wednesday, November 22, 2000

ARCHIVES

 Search   

Back to the top  © 2001 Cable News Network. All Rights Reserved.
Terms under which this service is provided to you.
Read our privacy guidelines.