• comment on a post Kerry To Donate Much of Leftover Campaign Funds over 9 years ago
    Although publicly, he says he's done, maybe he's not.

    Maybe he knew the election would be stolen and wanted $10 million to fight with after the election.

    The election is not over until Jan. 6.

    He still has almost two months to put that money to good work - investigating (he is a prosecutor), and challenging.

    Maybe he's just waiting until he has all the evidence to pursue his case.

    Here's hoping.

  • comment on a post Kerry to concede at 2pm over 9 years ago
    The Republicans have an issue: gay civil rights and abortion (that's actually two issues - but under the same umbrella).

    The churches preached the congregations to vote on these issues, not the economy, the war, the draft, or healthcare.

    The Democrats need an Issue to mobilize the 40% of the elegible voters who did not vote.

    I would bet in 4 years that the Dems will have two to choose from: a military draft and a stock market crash.

    A draft is coming, if Bush wants to keep fighting all the muslim countries and acquiring oil.  BTW, China and Iran just made a long term deal for oil - don't forget about competing against China.

    As for a stock market crash: privatizing social security will force the US to borrow another $1 trillion in debt.  Add to this the borrowing to continue fighting the Bush wars and the sluggish economy because jobs will continue to be outsourced and the US public will not be able to spend - and we have a stock market crash coming (see Japan 1990 - 2000).  Plus more debt means higher interest rates (in order to push our debt bonds onto the market) and higher interest rates mean credit card defaults, mortgage defaults, and more personal bankruptcies.

    These issues (draft and the economy) may be enough in 4 years to rally those more concerned about the economy and their kids going off to war to die and less concerned about taking rights away from gays (which may no longer be an issue for the next 20 years due to the rash of new conservative judges coming our way - so maybe that will be off the table).

    Never wanted to hope for a big stock market crash, but if you're prepared and expect that, you can make out really well.

    Also, maybe the Dems can't win without a third party taking votes away from the Reps (see 1992 and Clinton).

  • on a comment on Kerry to concede at 2pm over 9 years ago
    He's still a Senator and has to work with the 55 Republican senators.

    Hell, he could be the next minority leader, but I doubt.

  • comment on a post Kerry to concede at 2pm over 9 years ago
    Kerry's not a wimp, he knows that the Republicans own the spin game.

    He doesn't have enough votes and he will only damage himself and the party more if he holds out two weeks.

    Yes, the votes should be counted, but the press and the administration will not spin it that way as they know the vote numbers - it's a lose-lose situation.

    Time to regroup on this whole "morals" issue.

    - A distraut Democrat

  • comment on a post About early exit polls over 9 years ago
    I went to bed last night with one quetsion in my head:

    If the early voting lines, especially in FL, were so long, and the voting lines on Tuesday in southern FL (and all across states like VA, and OH) were the longest anyone had scene since 1960, why then was the total popular vote the same as 2000?

    Was the vote really high in Florida but just super low in NY and CA to even out the popular vote?

    Why were the exit polls giving Kerry an extra 4% all across the battleground states (FL, OH, NJ, NC, VA)?

    Is it possible that in Red states, the state machinery didn't count all the Kerry votes.  Maybe the touch screen systems were "programmed" to drop every fourth Kerry vote and do so only when the date equaled 11/2.

    I can't quite figure out how this conspiracy could be done, but on the other hand, the visual evidence seems to suggest there were more voters than would equal the same popular vote number from 2000.

    Or maybe Rove really did kick our collective asses fairly - it just smells fishy.  We'll probably never know.

    Any thoughts from people who saw these lines?
    Probably just grasping after such a frustrating loss.

  • I went to bed last night with one quetsion in my head:

    If the early voting lines, especially in FL, were so long, and the voting lines on Tuesday in southern FL (and all across states like VA, and OH) were the longest anyone had scene since 1960, why then was the total popular vote the same as 2000?

    Was the vote really high in Florida but just super low in NY and CA to even out the popular vote?

    Why were the exit polls giving Kerry an extra 4% all across the battleground states (FL, OH, NJ, NC, VA)?

    Is it possible that in Red states, the state machinery didn't count all the Kerry votes.  Maybe the touch screen systems were "programmed" to drop every fourth Kerry vote and do so only when the date equaled 11/2.

    I can't quite figure out how this conspiracy could be done, but on the other hand, the visual evidence seems to suggest there were more voters than would equal the same popular vote number from 2000.

    Or maybe Rove really did kick our collective asses fairly - it just smells fishy.  We'll probably never know.

    Any thoughts from people who saw these lines?

  • comment on a post Senate recap & forward over 9 years ago
    Looks like the Dems lost five seats, that makes it 55 to 45.  A thoroughly frightening night, but even worse than you wrote.
  • on a comment on Open Thread over 9 years ago
    CNN says they haven't started to count a lot of the urban areas in Ohio as people are still voting.  Still hoping.
  • comment on a post Open Thread over 9 years ago
    Just confirming this, but all those early votes in FL and IA the last two weeks aren't included in the exit polls, right?

    That should help even more.

    Anyone?

  • comment on a post Site Update over 9 years ago
    Not sure about the mountains, but it is sunny and 50 degrees throughout the Denver metro/frontrange area (where the majority of Coloradians live).
  • comment on a post Challengers are back in business over 9 years ago
    Can someone explain this to me.

    If a Republican operative says, I want to challenge this person, and the person shows their ID with proof of address (it might be a stretch to think that everyone has both an ID and proof of address), isn't that it.  The person votes.

    I don't know about OH, but if every person has to show an ID (hopefully most with the right registration address), there's nothing to challenge.

    On the other hand, if many inner city folks don't have IDs with the registration address, or and ID and a utility bill from the registraiton address, this could be a long day with lots of fist fights in OH.

  • comment on a post Zogby Battleground states over 9 years ago
    If Kerry picks up NH and AR (and holds IA, WI, MN, MI, PA, and NM) but loses FL and OH, Kerry still wins by 2.

    That's enough for me.

  • on a comment on Sunday Night Polling Thread over 9 years ago
    Somebody wrote on another post that many more Red states have early voting than Blue states.  This would explain why Bush is up overall in early voting.

    The key is what are the totals in early voting in battle ground states.  I've heard that Kerry is comfortably ahead in early voting in Florida.

    Any other thoughts...

  • Packer defense comes up BIG!

    Brunell intercepted!

  • comment on a post Root for the Green Bay Packers Today over 9 years ago
    3 Interceptions.
    Favre looks like he's throwing the game.

    2 mintues to play.

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