Nasty Letters To Crooked Politicians

As we enter a new era of politics, we hope to see that Obama has the courage to fight the policies that Progressives hate. Will he have the fortitude to turn the economic future of America to help the working man? Or will he turn out to be just a pawn of big money, as he seems to be right now.

Friday, November 05, 2004

Guardian Unlimited | US elections 2004 | Here endeth the lesson:
"If 2000 felt like being robbed, this felt like a mugging. Don't get me wrong, Bush won fair and square, by more votes than any other presidential candidate in history, including Ronald Reagan in 1984. But by mid-afternoon on Tuesday, Democrats up and down the country were suffering from delusions of imminent victory.

Friendly journalists surreptitiously leaked preliminary exit polling numbers taken in the early afternoon that presaged a momentous Kerry win. Voter News Service surveys had Kerry significantly ahead in Florida and Ohio, but they were just plain wrong. So when it slowly dawned on us that there would be no celebration, it was a sucker punch. Defeat had never tasted so bitter."



  • At 8:01 PM, Blogger the EvaDewer said…

    One nit to pick, though it's not your quote:
    I don't think Bush *won* by the most votes in Presidential history; rather, he *received* the most votes in history. Which brings up the question of who has received the *second* most votes in history: That would be John F. Kerry. Each of those is only because the turnout was so large, not that the significance is reduced much as a result.

    If the quote is correct, and Bush *did* indeed win by the most votes, it's only because the turnout was so large that the number is inflated. What's important is the percentage of people that voted for one or the other, when determining what kind of "mandate" the chimp has.

  • At 10:08 AM, Blogger A. J. Franklin said…

    Well spoken, Eva Dewer. And the exact truth as well. Thanks! AJ


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