(Here's a 'short list' from Salon: September 20, 2000)
Well, I took an informal poll by using Norton Safe Search software based on the search argument:
"IF BUSH WINS I WILL LEAVE".
2,680,000 results : That's not a link, that's just how many hits I got.
As a comparison of the 2000 and 2016 elections, I ran searches on HILLARY and TRUMP
"IF HILLARY WINS I WILL LEAVE" garnered 12,600,000 hits
"IF TRUMP WINS I WILL LEAVE" garnered 18,400,000 hits
I'm not about to offer any kind of statistical analysis between the popularity of 'Dubya' and the current candidates, because the world has changes so much and the blogosphere has gone hog wild.
This neither proves that Hillary is a more acceptable presidential candidate, or that Democrats are more emotional. You could argue either way, and I couldn't refute you.
But suffice it to say the the George W. Bush candidacy excited a lot of people.
Today there are two candidates in the same statistical realm, and the most comfortable with the current democratic candidate among us are 12 to 18 LESS people over-reacting about HILLARY as a president. than about TRUMP as a president.
OR IS THAT A VALID EVALUATION?Could it just be that Democrats are more emotional, more prone to over-react or make extreme statements?
I think that it might be possible to make a case for that premise. You do recall that George Walker Bush's competitor in 2000 was Al Gore? (also know as "Al Sore-Loser")
Well, to provide a balanced 'research project" I also ran a search for:
"IF GORE WINS I WILL LEAVE"
.... and I didn't get a single hit.
Maybe nobody thought Al "I Invented The Internet" Gore was much of a challenge?