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Danger Duck Donating Member (464 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-13-05 11:57 AM
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170. Wow. Pretty dumb.
We lost in 2004. WE did win in 2000. But you can't look at every year as 2000. Thinking that we either win or get cheated is juvenile. Your logic, well, your argument is asserted with absolute statements that are pure conjecture and opinion. Like:

"They couldn'tt and didnt win the war of attrition. We had too much money and a strong organization (remember!).

They couldnt and didnt win the undecidededs. We know that for a fact.

And the 3-4 million evangelicals they brought out couldnt be the kill shot when the vote total went from 112 million to 123 million"

They won because there base was less fractured, we had a lousy candidate run a lousy campaign, and the gay ballot initiatives really brought out the vote.

Look, no one likes Bush. But to blame everyone but ourselves for losing will serve up another defeat. kerry was unelectable. if anything, his nomination seemed like the most likely case of voter fraud. His campaign was a disaster. The convention was a joke.

But why rehash it? I prefer to focus on democratic candidates with platforms and ideas. The blame bush crowd has always annoyed me. People don't vote out of hate or contempt. And simply being the "not bush" won't get anybody elected.

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