New president's challenge

Now he must govern.Last week's presidential dead heat in the US revealed a nation gone from diverse to divided. The victor must address that dilemma. If he doesn't, he won't be able to govern. Voters had a clear choice on Nov. 7. Differences between Texas Gov. George Bush and Vice-Pres. Al Gore over issues and ideology were clear. And the result came down to a recount in a single state, where the first tally of 5.96 million votes gave Bush a lead of only 1,784. Florida law required the recount. At this writing, the outcome was unknown.No mandateWhoever it is, the winner enjoys no mandate. In his first 2 years in office, he has two primary tasks. He has to build a political ba...

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