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ktowntennesseedem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-27-04 12:19 PM
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75. I'm still not sure, but agree the recount efforts are for future elections
Edited on Sat Nov-27-04 12:31 PM by ktowntennesseedem
I keep thinking back to 2000 and imagining Gore winning his challenge. As much as I longed for that, it would only have meant the Republicans would counter-challenge ten-fold. You think they picked on Clinton, just imagine how they would have treated Gore after having the election overturned against them. I thought then that with the country as divided as it is, may as well let Dubya tackle the impossible task of uniting us. He did a lousy job of unifying America, although Osama more than made up for it.

I don't really see anything coming of the recount efforts to change the outcome of this election. The uproar from the right would make the situation in Ukraine seem like a playground scuffle between pre-schoolers. I'm convinced there was plenty of fraud, enough even to make Kerry the winner, but I almost prefer to see irrefutable evidence of such fraud coming to light in the first few months of term-two. That storm cloud would hang over his head and bring into question everything he says and does for the next four years--couldn't happen to a more deserving person. And we will hopefully benefit as soon as mid-terms in '06, and definitely by '08.

Back to the original question of whether Kerry won, which brings me to my question: Which is worse? 1) a so-called democracy in which elections are stolen through fraud and we are powerless to prove it and prevent it, or 2) a country that actually has that many stupid, gullible people calling the shots, dancing and making music on the deck of a sinking ship. (think I'll start a post of my own with this one)
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