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Cadence Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 09:07 PM
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Christy Todd Whitman on Daily Show, what did she say..
when she said that Bush won by only 51% and that's the lowest since ??????

What was the rest?
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XNASA Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 09:19 PM
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1. ...and that's less than Truman beat Dewey by."
I believe those were her words.

She seemed rather peeved at her beloved GOP.
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Cadence Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 09:28 PM
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8. Thanks. I just read the responses and went out
to the living room where that same episode was replaying and she was saying what I had missed. How's that for coincidence?
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T Roosevelt Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 09:19 PM
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2. The lowest for an incumbent
since Wilson I believe...
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WestHoustonDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 09:22 PM
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5. I thought she said Harrison, but I could be wrong
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BrklynLiberal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 09:20 PM
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3. Nothing worth repeating.since it was all too late to make a difference
in the election.
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Pirate Smile Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 09:20 PM
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4. Bush won by a smaller margin then Truman beat Dewey by. The smallest
victory by an incumbent Prez in recent history (I can't remember how far back). I remember the Truman/Dewey part because I thought it would be great to use against anyone who tries to act like Bush won big.
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Cadence Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 09:26 PM
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7. Thank you. That's exactly what I was thinking. It's
a good point to make about how ridiculous it is to think he has a mandate.
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LibInternationalist Donating Member (861 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 09:47 PM
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9. it's a great point
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stanwyck Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 09:26 PM
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6. Still, I respect her.
I wish she had spoken out earlier. But, at least she's speaking out now. I hope more of the thinking conservatives join her. Bush is an evangelical who believes he's chosen by God. He's on a mission. He's bankrupting the country, ruining the environment, and involving our troops in a deadly quagmire which has already killed over 1400 of our soldiers and an unknown number of Iraqi citizens.
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frogbison Donating Member (699 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 10:32 PM
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11. She was on the Diane Rehm Show
earlier in the day, on NPR. She spent a lot of time applauding Bush and his policies, so don't hold her on too high a pedestal. She did, however decry the extreme conservative direction the Republicans seem hell-bent in going. She mentioned some things about the Republican Party that she liked. Among them was less Federal intervention in the needs of the people. She said something like, "Republicans want people to help themselves. If that doesn't work, it's always better for the help to come from as close to the problem as possible." (state's rights).

Further, she said that GW said (and she believes him!!) that he wants to leave the country's air and water cleaner than when he entered office.

I trust her about as much as I do Senator McCain - or any other Republican, for that matter.

Like Diogenes, I am still looking for a good Republican....
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Skittles Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 10:36 PM
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12. f*** her
she played the bush whore well
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PROGRESSIVE1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 09:49 PM
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10. It's the smallest margin on record for an incumbent win.
Truman won by 4.9% in 1948
Wilson won by 3.5% in 1916
Bush won by 2.4% in 2004
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Cadence Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 11:20 PM
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13. Yep that's what I wanted! That's great. Thank you!
:D
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