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03 November 2004 @ 08:08 am
Accept Reality
The sound you hear is the Democratic Party's credibility with the American people plummeting as day dawns and voters wake up to see how ego and disbelief have marred this election.

John Kerry must concede for the good of his party. Even if we accept his campaign's position that 250,000 votes have yet to be counted in the Buckeye State, it still isn't enough to save his dreams of the Presidency. These votes are provisional ballots, given as a just-in-case measures to people who can't be confirmed as registered voters. Historically speaking, less than 20% of provisional ballots prove to be legitimate on later inspection. That leaves 50,000 actual votes (and that's being generous). Assuming all 50,000 voted for Kerry, that's still a far cry from overcoming the President's current 130,000 vote lead in Ohio.

Kerry has little chance of picking up additional states as all the remaining too close to call states are leaning decidedly Bush. And even if he did, an electoral tie leaves voting to the House and Senate. The House, with a bolstered Republican majority, will surely vote to reelect President Bush, and the Senate, likewise padded, will surely vote to reelect Vice President Cheney.

Senator Kerry, there is no the-lawyer-is-mightier-than-the-voter road to victory today. Taking pages from former Vice President's Gore's 2000 playbook will only hurt your credibility as a public figure and your party's hope for any recovery in the midterm elections of 2006.

While you may have had some credibility if the popular vote had gone your way (it didn't, 51% Bush with a raw total breaking the all-time record, surpassing even Ronald Reagan) or if there were indications of major voting irregularities in Ohio (none seen), at this point it's best for you to accept reality, shake hands, say good game, and call this for what it is.

A Bush victory.

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Mood: accomplishedaccomplished
Music: "Hail to the Chief" by the USAF Heritage of America Band
Julia: fingersyntaxxx on November 3rd, 2004 02:59 pm (UTC)
more like hail to the theif of the 2000 election. If Bush can legislate himself into office I don't see why kerry can't. Goose for the gander.
Cadet Smirkjayarr on November 3rd, 2004 03:12 pm (UTC)
Please. Trite comparisons to 2000 are the epitome of apples to oranges. The initial vote margin in Florida was around 1,000 votes, not the 130,000 in Ohio. Even Tricky Dick Nixon, a Republican, conceded to John Kennedy in 1960 with margins far, far closer than this.
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yer heinous: drowninganotherbrick on November 5th, 2004 12:51 am (UTC)
i call him a twatface because his name is Bush and t.w.a.t. stands for 'the war against terror.' i mean, it works. it's not because i'm upset that he won, although of course i am. i just think it's a humorous nickname, and god knows i have to find some kind of amusement out of this, rather than sinking into a pit of depression. y'know?

so don't complain about my nickname for the man. you make it sound like everybody has been calling him that, and constantly, when it's only been me bitching about him once or twice. :P and demoncrat is a nice play on words, since all things left are considered evil. i guess i'm the epitome of evil, being both left-handed and liberal-minded. aghast! :O
neon_brown on November 4th, 2004 02:50 pm (UTC)
look at all them whities.