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Neil B Forzod Donating Member (64 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-02-05 04:09 AM
Response to Reply #39
40. he did throw in the towel
I'm afraid that Kerry was disheartened by the size of the popular vote loss and just threw in the towel.


Wait, your OP said Kerry won the popular vote. :)


Why can't one major Democrat get it and just say, the election system has no legitimacy, it's a joke.


Because a) it would instantly destroy their credibility with around 90% of the electorate, and b) most of them would like to try to get elected again in the future, which is incompatible with (a).

It's one thing for a major Democrat to highlight problems in the election system and work towards election reform. That's something they can and should do, and I'll be the first to agree that there's not enough of that happening.

It's another thing entirely for a major Democrat to stand up and claim "the election system has no legitimacy" and "the voting machines are all rigged for Bush" and "Al Gore is my president". That's just political suicide.

Neil
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