101 Points | Pundits felt the momentum shifting back toward Florida Gov. Jeb Bush after his Democratic opponent Bill McBride said he would favor government-wide spending cuts to pay for a controversial ballot initiative reducing class sizes in the state. The audience laughed when Mr. McBride, under questioning from NBC's Tim Russert, vaguely estimated the program would cost somewhere between $8 billion and $24 billion, and he would not specify where taxes should be raised to pay the bill. Network executives are also running scared on the way to Election Day, promising-in light of the 2000 election-night fiasco-to restrain themselves from competing to make the first predictions. ABC, CBS, CNN, Fox, and NBC are all trying to add troops to reduce reliance on the Voter News Service, the major-media consortium that caused so much trouble with early state calls for Al Gore, especially before polls closed in Florida's panhandle.