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Election 2004: A referendum on the Democratic Platform?

A 3+ million popular vote gap...

Largest popular vote ever...

A 3-way Republican sweep...


The pundits were wrong about this election...it was not a referendum on terror, Iraq, or the economy. It was a referendum on the Democratic Party platform....

Once the people's party, they have allowed themselves to be hijacked from the inside by a few extremists with box knives... They have lost their heart and soul, and no longer seem to represent the people. In the media age, they thought they could choose a man for his telegenic qualities instead of his character, and were wrong....

I am overwhelmed with the feeling that the Democrats must reject the extremists, regain their connection to the people or our system, and ultimately our country will suffer.....

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I am overwhelmed with the feeling that the Democrats must reject the extremists, regain their connection to the people or our system, and ultimately our country will suffer.....
Ain't it grand?
The problem is, McAuliffe is such an extremist himself that he doesn't have the ability to lead his own extremist party back to legitimacy.
Instead, they will regain their connection with laywers and judges and try to steal this election through idiotic lawsuits, just as they tried to steal it 4 years ago.
While it is sad for those decent democrats like Zell Miller or even Joe Lieberman, I find it quite rewarding to watch the implosion of the neolibs.
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and where is Osama?
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Yeah, where's Usama? Didn't all the libs predict he'd be found "to boost bush" for the election...


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While it is sad for those decent democrats like Zell Miller or even Joe Lieberman, I find it quite rewarding to watch the implosion of the neolibs.
Yes, that is the sad part. Zell Miller had class from what I saw and he was a more Moderate Democrat.

What has really captured my attention is the inaccuracy of the exit polls being taken. From what I've noticed, there were as much as 10% off on their predictions, which went to Kerry. It's overwhelming enough that I dare to say that there was an agenda there, given the one-sidedness of their results. Since what they predict can have a result on the outcome of the election, they should be held accountable.
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Yeah, where's Usama? Didn't all the libs predict he'd be found "to boost bush" for the election...


Riiiiiiiiiight
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It's rediculous to think anyone feels good about that....

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Guess I was wrong there, huh? I guess you "cons" feel pretty good about yourselves that he's still out there?
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Guess I was wrong there, huh? I guess you "cons" feel pretty good about yourselves that he's still out there?
Your first sentence is correct; your second is not.

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The problem I see is that the Dems are wondering what Kerry did wrong or what he failed to do to win the election. They are not even concidering that they chose the wrong candidate. The first thing they have to do is realise that no matter how well you dress up the pig, people still won't want to take it to the prom. I found myself once again voting for the "lesser of two evels" instead of voting for the "better choice of the two".

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It was an election of values...of which Kerry failed to get across to Joe America. Regardless of Iraq, terrorism, or the economy, George Bush represents the value system of many Americans...something lacking in the last Democratic presidency.

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It was an election of values...of which Kerry failed to get across to Joe America. Regardless of Iraq, terrorism, or the economy, George Bush represents the value system of many Americans...something lacking in the last Democratic presidency.
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The problem I see is that the Dems are wondering what Kerry did wrong or what he failed to do to win the election. They are not even concidering that they chose the wrong candidate. The fist thing they have to do is realise that no matter how well you dress up the pig, people still won't want to take it to the prom. I found myself once again voting for the "lesser of two evels" instead of voting for the "better choice of the two".
same here. The dems ran on the motto "anyone but bush". Well, even that anyone wasn't believable.

In the end, I think it was kerry's waffling on the issues that did him in.
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same here. The dems ran on the motto "anyone but bush". Well, even that anyone wasn't believable.

In the end, I think it was kerry's waffling on the issues that did him in.
And picking a running mate that couldn't even win his own state wasn't very smart either.
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same here. The dems ran on the motto "anyone but bush". Well, even that anyone wasn't believable.

In the end, I think it was kerry's waffling on the issues that did him in.
I think they did the best they could, given the candidate they ran. The election might have been up for the taking if they had run a more moderate candidate but they picked the worst guy they could - an extreme lefty with an extreme voting record, no major accomplishments, and a knack for changing positions as the wind blew. He tried running on his Vietnam service until his shipmates stood up and debunked his stories, then he turned to Iraq, but all he could say was, "I have a plan".

With the way the election went, I think the Dems could have won it if they had run a more moderate candidate with the resolve to continue to fight terrorism in the best interest of the US (and not the UN).
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