December 13, 2000 was the day the Presidential election was over. Hotly contested, even to this day, the election was finally decided by the Supreme Court, who overruled a lower court's decision to recount ballots in Florida.
But as Representative David Price from North Carolina put it:
David Price (D-North Carolina): “I think the dissenting opinions are going to be treated much more kindly by history than the majority opinion. But we’ve got to move on.”
And ten years on, those words keep coming back.
Here are the concession and victory speeches by Al Gore and President-Elect Bush with a wide range of opinions on the days events by a whole host of pundits, politicos and just plain folk, as reported by NPR on the evening of December 13, 2000.