If they want to hand count ballots they should hand count the whole state, not just Gore's hand picked areas. There were 26,000 ballots tossed in Duval county which is heavily Republican. We need to have those counted also.
As for Clinton directing the economy: No way. The economy directed itself. Supply and demand have stayed in good balance. When they get out of sync the economy will tank. the only person who really has had an affect is Alan Greenspan.