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Wednesday, November 03, 2004

  Waking up to more of the same

After making my prediction (below), I went to bed certain I'd wake up to a united Republican government. Although the electoral vote remains in doubt in three states, Bush has won the popular vote. As much as I distrust electronic voting machines, I doubt, however, that fraud could account for 4m votes - but we'll never know.

Now the wednesday morning quarterbacking can begin!

A) Kerry should have spent more time on the West Coast. Sure, it wouldn't have picked him up more votes locally, but a few big rallies here in a friendly center for national media attention probably would have helped nationally.

B) The Democratic party does have to swear off billionaire bots from the NE if it expects to connect to the mass of people it supposedly represents.

C) The Republican party now has the mandate of God and country to do what they like with both. God help us, because no one else can.

D) The youth vote didn't materialize. Note to self: Any time a campaign starts talking about needing the youth vote, it's sucking air.

E) The independent vote went Kerry; if you add up all the votes that went to other parties, it wouldn't make a dent in BushCo.

F) Campaign finance reform didn't work, again.

G) The guvernator's election in California last year, and subsequent campaign appearances, gave Bush a Terminator II respectability.

H) Democrats forgot that Florida contains a little more population than just that of Dade and Broward counties.

I) Republicans remembered that buggery buys nothing in the bible belt.

J) Jacksons count - Republicans outspent Democrats by 2 to 1.

 
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