Remarks by the President After the San Francisco GOTV Rally (11/3/00)
                              THE WHITE HOUSE

                       Office of the Press Secretary
                        (San Francisco, California)

                        ______For Immediate Release
                             November 3, 2000

                         REMARKS BY THE PRESIDENT
                           AFTER THE GOTV RALLY

                         Moscone Convention Center
                         San Francisco, California

1:12 P.M. PST

     Q    Mr. President do you have any message for Nader supporters in
California or elsewhere?  Do you have any message for Nader supporters
about what they should do?

     THE PRESIDENT:  I think they ought to vote for Al Gore, for several
reasons.  One is, our administration, as I just said, has the best
environmental record in history.  And we could have done even more if the
Congress hadn't been so opposed to it.  But every year, we also, for six
years, had to beat back any number of anti-environmental provisions in the
law that we keep getting out and getting out.  So Al Gore has been at the
forefront of that.

     I think now that the economy is better and the Congress is likely to
be, under any circumstances, less dominated by the Republican right in the
next Congress, Al Gore will be able to do even better.  It would be a great
mistake to not support somebody who has got a lifetime commitment and we've
got a record that's good in favor of another option of a party that's
really promised to undo a lot of what we've done.  I don't think it's a
complicated issue here.

     Q    Do you think they're throwing their votes away if they do that?

     THE PRESIDENT:  They'll have to decide that.  I just know that --
there are one of two people are going to be elected, and they have records
and plans.  And I think on the records and plans, if you care about the
environment, Gore wins hands down.

     Thanks.  Thank you.

     END  1:14 P.M. PST

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