• ST. LOUIS, UNITED STATES:  Republican presidential nominee George W. Bush (L) shakes hands with Democratic presidential nominee Al Gore after their third debate at Washington University in St. Louis, MO, 17 October, 2000. This is the last debate between the candidates before the 07 November election.    AFP PHOTO/Tannen MAURY (Photo credit should read TANNEN MAURY/AFP/Getty Images)

    Bush v. Gore: Democrats brought a knife to a gunfight

    By Gloria Borger, CNN Chief Political Analyst
    It's been a trip in a time machine: Back 15 years to the confusion of Election 2000, and the resulting 36 days in Florida — a state whose governor, Jeb Bush, was the brother of the GOP candidate. Back to a tie presidential race that wound up decided by an unprecedented intervention by the U.S. Supreme Court. Back to a very different time -- as we learned in reporting "The Endless Election" -- that still remains an unmatched moment in modern political history. Watch "Bush v. Gore: The Endless Election" tonight at 9 p.m. ET.