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Old 11-03-2004, 02:23 PM   #11
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Ya, well, Kerry did go out very maturely and professionally. I'm glad MI won the Democratic vote. At least I can be happy with that.
Actually, Kerry shows respect and dignity by doing this. It is also politically better for him. By this move, he certainly will have real good chances to run again in the Senate for his home state and win.

Not to mention that this country doesn't need a repeat of 2000. It is also good for the healing of our country.
I agree, it was a wise move for Kerry to professionally walk away from the election, thereby admiting defeat. Smart move. Furthermore, it was a smart move for the Democrats as a whole. This makes the entire party look stronger and more ethically sound.
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Old 11-03-2004, 02:28 PM   #12
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Interesting you know, you rarely associate the terms ethics and politics together, it was an ugly battle, but at least its over. Democrats have a LONG way to go before they regain the grassroots votes in the south east and central states and the Republicans...well I guess its business as usual?
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I am so glad that the whole election ordeal is over with. It was getting ridiculous with all the mud slinging by both parties. I wish that we had more than 2 to choose from (and I don't mean Ralph Nader)
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All agreed. I do have to give a small amount of kudos to Kerry for being civilized about it all (unlike Gore...) He did it right (conceding, that is ) I was impressed that he had the cohones to be a man about it.


We still need a friggin third choice in this country, IMHO. Let'* hope that'* for the NEXT election



Come on, John McCain...
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@ least Kerry ended it like a man.

PHEW!
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As opposed to ending it like an Al?

Thank GOD he ended it with dignity instead of looking like Al Gore. Gore caused major damage to the Democratic party by his actions, although the party really did the damage I suppose.

This is the first election since Bush Sr. that the elected president had more than 50% of the popular vote. I guess alot of Bush supporters were quiet in the days leading up to the election.
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Next stop...2008, Hillary vs John (McCain). Should be a good one.

As for the exit polls...they are great for demographics:

Older people tended to vote for Bush, Younger for Kerry
People with Higher Education tended to vote for Bush, Less educated for Kerry
Wealthier for Bush, Poorer for Kerry
White Collar workers for Bush, Blue Collar Workers for Kerry
Rural for Bush, Urban for Kerry
Whites for Bush, Minorities for Kerry
Of course Conservatives for Bush, Liberals for Kerry
Protestants and Catholics for Bush, "Other" for Kerry

As the analysts keep slugging it out over why the outcome was as it is...what it boils down to is that the issues were budgetary and war being the main reasons for a vote for Kerry, while moral issues and the perceived ability to lead the country better were the reasons for a vote for Bush.

Now, we all know that there were many exeptions to the above overview, but this was the case for the majority of the voters.
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Exit polls are fairly unreliable, since most of the statistics come from a subject availability standpoint. In other words, the people polled are totally random.. there'* no statistical basis to make the results reliable. If they showed Kerry would win at any given place, all the results really meant were that people who voted for Kerry liked to answer questions and take surveys afterwards (while all the Bush supporters walked on by).
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Ya, well, Kerry did go out very maturely and professionally. I'm glad MI won the Democratic vote. At least I can be happy with that.
I was hoping our state would go the other way-and for a minute it looked as though it might (a very short minute, albeit). Ah well, Detriot and SE Michigan will always carry the state, leaving me to wish we'd go to a district system for electoral votes.
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Ya, well, Kerry did go out very maturely and professionally. I'm glad MI won the Democratic vote. At least I can be happy with that.
I was hoping our state would go the other way-and for a minute it looked as though it might (a very short minute, albeit). Ah well, Detriot and SE Michigan will always carry the state, leaving me to wish we'd go to a district system for electoral votes.

Ya, if you go here: http://www.cnn.com/ELECTION/2004/pag.../00/index.html

Look at Wayne county. That is my hometown area. It completely dominated with Kerry. Then look at the rest of MI. Big difference. I think MI should share votes like other states.
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