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Wednesdays Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jul-24-04 11:44 PM
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Can Kerry Catch Up? Polls Show Bush Holds Lead
Although that's not the headline on the link, it is verbatim the headline on the AOL main news page! F'ing unbelievable!

Here's the link to the article (AOL users only; be sure to vote in the poll!):
http://aolsvc.news.aol.com/elections/article.adp?id=200...


Bush Holds Slight Lead in Electoral Votes
By RON FOURNIER, AP

BOSTON (July 24) - John Kerry narrowly trails President Bush in the battle for the 270 electoral votes needed to win the White House, as he makes his case at the Democratic National Convention this week to topple the Republican incumbent.

With three months remaining in a volatile campaign, Kerry has 14 states and the District of Columbia in his column for 193 electoral votes. Bush has 25 states for 217 votes, according to an Associated Press analysis of state polls as well as interviews with strategists across the country.




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unblock Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jul-24-04 11:47 PM
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1. i actually don't mind this bs
i think the reich is botching this one. i'd rather kerry be the underdog a while longer.
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stepnw1f Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jul-24-04 11:51 PM
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2. It's Almost As If Somebody Gave The Word "GO!".
Carl Rove you think?
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blackcat77 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jul-24-04 11:54 PM
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3. They're trying to stir the public's interest in the convention
The election is still up for grabs just like it was six months ago and like it will be the day before the election.

But ya gotta have new and exciting headlines...
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frogbison Donating Member (699 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-25-04 12:06 AM
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5. They won't know what hit them
Stop worrying - and register 5 more people to vote.
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Media_Lies_Daily Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-25-04 12:04 AM
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4. Unadulterated crap, thank you very much.
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Syrinx Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-25-04 12:10 AM
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6. Fournier is a known 'ho
No offense to actual prostitutes.
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morcatknits Donating Member (128 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-25-04 12:16 AM
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7. Not on CNN
All of the polls mentioned on CNN today showed Kerry ahead or equal to Bush. They also showed an overwhelming percentage (83% I think) who believe the country is going the wrong direction.
morcatknits
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countmyvote4real Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-25-04 12:41 AM
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8. AOL is a tool. A damaged one at that.
Junk as it is, it's TW's oportunity to have it both ways and provide some balance to HBO and some of their other librul Hollywood holdings.
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AnnInLa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-25-04 09:10 AM
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17. It's a USA Today headline....go here for analysis of Electoral Vote...
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struggle4progress Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-25-04 12:56 PM
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24. "The requested document was not found." eom
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Birthmark Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-25-04 12:52 AM
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9. It' s still early, but...
...that's probably going to be laugh of the day. "Can Kerry catch up?" Bwhahahahahaha!
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Borgnine Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-25-04 01:14 AM
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10. They don't like the ever-widening margin...
...between Kerry/Edwards and Palpatine/Vader, so they're looking to spin it in anyway possible that Bush is actually leading. Hell, if they had bothered to do their homework (or ignored Rove's memo), they would know that most electoral count predictions have Kerry ahead. Jesus, I'm sick of living in this news wasteland.

They're going to keep pulling this shit until November to make the stolen election seem plausible enough for the masses.
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struggle4progress Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-25-04 01:40 AM
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11. Want to formulate alternate views? Here are a few sites to look at:

http://www.latimes.com/news/politics/la-polldatapage.ht...
Click the interactive map

http://www.electoral-vote.com/index.html
Electoral Vote Predictor 2004: Kerry 310 Bush 217
July 24

http://www.swingstateproject.com /

http://www.electionprojection.com/elections2004.html
This site apparently projects Bush win -- but all data seem to indicate Kerry win

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Shadder Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-25-04 07:50 AM
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12. Pure BS, Kerry 316 - 210
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rocktivity Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-25-04 08:14 AM
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13. It's the "Perpetual Dead Heat" meme!
They'll NEVER admit that Kerry is pulling ahead. Aside from it making Bush unhappy (or worse, making him push a panic button), it keeps the media in the money because people will stay tuned in. And of course if people believe the election is close, they'll be easier to fool if it's stolen again.

:headbang:
rocknation
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PlanetBev Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-25-04 08:49 AM
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14. I just jumped on AOL and it infuriated me.
I'm due to get a new "puter" soon and when I do, they're gone.
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reprobate Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-25-04 11:09 AM
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20. To paraphrase slightly: Friends don't let friends AOHell
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drdtroit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-25-04 11:11 AM
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21. "And of course if people believe the election is close..."
they'll be easier to fool if it's stolen again."

You have cut to the quick of the situation. They will continue these lies about how close the election is as a distraction from the truth. And yes, it will be hard to refute them when they once again steal the prize.

What's that taste in my mouth?
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rocketdem Donating Member (496 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-25-04 09:00 AM
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15. Good. This is fine.
The best way to motivate people is to make them feel the urgency of their involvement. The best way to keep the Dem party on its toes and ensure that Kerry voters (or anti-Bush voters) continue to pay attention and actually show up at the polls on election day is to continue to push the fact that the race is astonishingly close.
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leesa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-25-04 09:08 AM
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16. AOL...why bother even posting their polls?
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jimbot Donating Member (138 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-25-04 09:35 AM
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18. There is only 1 poll that matters.
The only poll that matters is the one that comes out at the end of November 2nd. All other polls are BS. If you need any reinforcement of how inaccurate polling is, just look back at the Iowa primaries.

--JT
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fsbooks Donating Member (350 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-25-04 10:40 AM
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19. Here is a map:
Edited on Sun Jul-25-04 10:42 AM by fsbooks


This of course from http://www.electoral-vote.com / with Kerry as Blue and Bush as red, showing Kerry 310 and Bush 217 (with Tennessee tied).
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Dr Fate Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-25-04 11:22 AM
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22. thanks n/t
n/t
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specimenfred1984 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-25-04 11:58 AM
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23. What's so unbelievable about propaganda?
We've been exposed to it for a 100+ years. Notice the Wal-Mart commercials lately with a woman talking about what a great and promoting manager she has?

Corporate and govt propaganda make up 99% of the mainstream now. Read a few of the best sellers on propaganda, it's totally believable.
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