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  • Bush Considered Dropping Cheney From 2004 Ticket

    11/02/2010 4:53:50 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 18 replies
    Bush Considered Dropping Cheney From 2004 Ticket By PETER BAKER 6:14 p.m. | Updated President George W. Bush considered dumping Vice President Dick Cheney from his 2004 reelection ticket to dispel the myths about Mr. Cheney’s power in the White House and “demonstrate that I was in charge,” the former president says in a new memoir. The idea came from Mr. Cheney, who offered to drop out of the race one day during a private lunch between the two men in mid-2003. “I did consider the offer,” Mr. Bush writes, and spent several weeks exploring the possibility of replacing Mr....
  • FLASHBACK: Text of Zell Miller's speech, GOP convention 2004

    07/20/2009 1:42:09 PM PDT · by Badabing Badablonde · 17 replies · 666+ views
    CBS News ^ | 9/1/2004 | Jarrett Murphy
    (AP) Below is the text of Sen. Zell Miller's keynote speech as prepared for delivery at the Republican National Convention: Since I last stood in this spot, a whole new generation of the Miller Family has been born: Four great grandchildren. Along with all the other members of our close-knit family, they are my and Shirley's most precious possessions. And I know that's how you feel about your family also. Like you, I think of their future, the promises and the perils they will face. Like you, I believe that the next four years will determine what kind of world...
  • '08 turnout same as or only slightly higher than '04 (did Repubs stay home?)

    03/01/2009 8:36:29 AM PST · by Krusty · 26 replies · 919+ views
    Compared to 2004, Republican turnout declined by 1.3 percentage points to 28.7 percent, while Democratic turnout increased by 2.6 points from 28.7 percent in 2004 to 31.3 percent in 2008.
  • NYT's Inauguration Hypocrisy: Bush Chided in 2005, but Obama Free to Party

    01/16/2009 4:16:37 PM PST · by St. Louis Conservative · 21 replies · 833+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | January 16, 2009 | Clay Waters
    At a time when the United States is fighting two wars and faces a severe recession and huge budget deficits, the inauguration of Barack Obama as the nation's 44th president is estimated to cost $45 million. Bush's 2004 inauguration cost roughly $40 million. But though the figures are similar, there's been a major shift in the tone of coverage at the New York Times. While the Times spent much of January 2005 making clear its disapproval of Bush extravagantly celebrating his inauguration during wartime, that concerned tone is conspicuously absent from the Times in January 2009, although the country is...
  • AP Slammed Bush’s ‘Extravagant’ Inaugural in ’05, but Now It’s Spend, Baby, Spend

    01/14/2009 11:04:10 AM PST · by chuck_the_tv_out · 30 replies · 2,428+ views
    Newsbusters ^ | Jan 14 09 | Rich Noyes
    Four years ago, the Associated Press and others in the press suggested it was in poor taste for Republicans to spend $40 million on President Bush’s inauguration. AP writer Will Lester calculated the impact that kind of money would have on armoring Humvees in Iraq, helping victims of the tsunami, or paying down the deficit. Lester thought the party should be cancelled: “The questions have come from Bush supporters and opponents: Do we need to spend this money on what seems so extravagant?” Fast forward to 2009. The nation is at war (two wars, in fact), and now also faces...
  • Ex-Aides Say Bush Never Recovered from Katrina

    12/29/2008 8:54:24 PM PST · by marshmallow · 101 replies · 2,972+ views
    WASHINGTON – Hurricane Katrina not only pulverized the Gulf Coast in 2005, it knocked the bully pulpit out from under President George W. Bush, according to two former advisers who spoke candidly about the political impact of the government's poor handling of the natural disaster. "Katrina to me was the tipping point," said Matthew Dowd, Bush's pollster and chief strategist for the 2004 presidential campaign. "The president broke his bond with the public. Once that bond was broken, he no longer had the capacity to talk to the American public. State of the Union addresses? It didn't matter. Legislative initiatives?...
  • Chuck Todd: A Kerry Landslide? Why the next election won't be close.

    10/05/2008 1:17:38 PM PDT · by Chet 99 · 40 replies · 2,755+ views
    Washington Monthly ^ | May 2004 | Chuck Todd
    A Kerry Landslide? Why the next election won't be close. By Chuck Todd Over the last year, most political TV shows handicapping the upcoming presidential election have repeated the refrain that the race will be extremely tight. Last month, CNN's astute commentator Jeff Greenfield hosted an entire segment on how easily this election could turn out like 2000, with President Bush and Sen. John Kerry splitting victories in the popular vote and the electoral college. Greenfield even threw out the possibility of an electoral college split of 269-269, brought about by a shift of just two swing states that went...
  • October 25, 2004: Kerry pulls ahead of Bush in Rasmussen Tracking Poll

    10/04/2008 12:28:37 PM PDT · by Chet 99 · 17 replies · 1,866+ views
    Kerry pulls ahead of Bush in Rasmussen Tracking Poll Kerry has pulled ahead of Bush in Rasmussen's Daily Presidential Tracking Poll for the first time since August 23. Rasmussen seems to favor Republicans - so the fact that Kerry's advantage has grown lately is a very positive sign. Kerry leads 48.4% - 46.4% in todays poll. The electorate may be leaning towards the challenger, desiring a change. Of course, the explosives left unguarded by the Bush administration and the prospect of Scalia being appointed Chief Justice might have an impact as well.
  • (October 7, 2004) AP Poll: Kerry Holds Small Lead Over Bush (50% to 46%)

    10/04/2008 12:11:22 PM PDT · by Chet 99 · 22 replies · 1,900+ views
    WASHINGTON — Sen. John Kerry (search) has taken a slim lead over President Bush (search), according to an Associated Press poll that shows the president's support tumbling on personal qualities, the war in Iraq (search) and the commander in chief's bedrock campaign issue — national security. Fewer voters than a month ago believe Bush is the best man to protect the country and fight the Iraq war. The AP-Ipsos Public Affairs poll (search), completed on the eve of the second presidential debate, showed a reversal from early September, when the Republican incumbent had the momentum and a minuscule lead. With...
  • October 3, 2004: New poll puts Kerry ahead of Bush

    10/03/2008 8:27:44 PM PDT · by Chet 99 · 37 replies · 2,253+ views
    New poll puts Kerry ahead of Bush (Agencies) Updated: 2004-10-03 09:38 Democratic presidential candidate John Kerry, buoyed by a strong showing in his televised debate with George W. Bush, has recaptured a small lead in their White House race, a Newsweek poll showed. The survey, the first released on the race since the debate Thursday, gave Kerry a 49-46 percent edge over Bush among registered voters in a two-way matchup, and a 47-45 percent margin in a contest also involving independent Ralph Nader. The poll, conducted Thursday to Saturday among 1,013 registered voters, reversed the findings of the last Newsweek...
  • State Polling Accuracy 2004 (vanity)

    10/02/2008 10:28:49 PM PDT · by Onerom99 · 2 replies · 773+ views
    Me ^ | 10/3/08 | Me
    Average % off their final state polls vs actual results of the 2004 Election (Bush/Kerry) Rasmussen - 1.33% Mason-Dixon - 2.10% SurveyUSA - 2.43% Zogby - 3.63% Gallup - 5.73% When an average of Rasmussen, Mason-Dixon, SurveyUSA is used and compared to the actual results, you get 1.63%
  • Reuters Asks if Veep Candidates Will be Checked for Secret Earpieces Before Debate

    10/02/2008 3:31:37 PM PDT · by kristinn · 56 replies · 1,773+ views
    Thursday, October 2, 2008 | Kristinn
    Carl Cameron of Fox News reported a few minutes ago during Special Report with Brit Hume that Reuters asked the organizers of tonight's vice presidential debate if the two candidates would be checked to see if they were wearing earpieces that would feed them answers and coaching during the debate.Cameron said Reuters asked if the candidates' ear canals would be looked at before the debate.At the end of Cameron's report, Hume started singing the Twilight Zone theme song, "Doo-do, doo-do. Doo-do, doo-do."Liberal bloggers made up a conspiracy theory that President Bush wore a wire during his debates in 2004 with...
  • Just as in 2004, Dems doing better in Electoral College than nationally

    09/11/2008 2:02:36 PM PDT · by fightinJAG · 12 replies · 268+ views
    SignOnSanDiego.com ^ | Sept 11, 2008 | Chris Reed
    McCain is having his best week of the campaign by far. Joe Biden, as predicted, is turning out to be a gaffe machine, undermining Obama yesterday by blithely picking at the wounds of 18 million Hillary voters by saying she might well have been a better veep pick. The media are also turning on Obama and beginning to sound the trope that he's not as cunning and brilliant as he seemed against Hillary. But all that said, the Electoral College still looks favorable to Obama. A new survey of polls on The New Republic's Plank web site has good news...
  • Zell Miller vs Chrissie Matthews [Oldie but Goodie]

    09/06/2008 12:01:10 AM PDT · by Chet 99 · 8 replies · 412+ views
    Youtube ^ | 2004
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e54Ic1OFpsE&NR=1
  • Bush Stole the 2004 Election??

    08/29/2008 12:28:29 PM PDT · by AJKauf · 24 replies · 293+ views
    Pajamas Media ^ | August 29, 2008 | Chrisitan Toto
    Republicans won't flock to see Stealing America: Vote by Vote — but the story it uncovers is no partisan witch hunt. ------------------------ Many Democrats still haven’t gotten over the 2000 presidential election, and a smaller subset believe the 2004 election was similarly swiped out of their mitts. The new documentary Stealing America: Vote by Vote will make those folks all but tear their hair out in anger. Even some Republicans might scratch their head over some of the material dredged up in this circumstantially based call to arms.
  • Teresa: We won in '04

    08/28/2008 4:50:06 PM PDT · by pissant · 28 replies · 426+ views
    Politico ^ | 8/28/08 | Ben Smith
    The Observer finds that Teresa Heinz Kerry appears to believe that the results in Ohio in 2004 are illegitimate: This convention, Ms. Heinz Kerry said, is “full of meaning and full of opportunity, and if you, as I, believe, and I know a lot of you do, we did not lose the last election, nor did Al Gore lose his last election. We won it.” While many Democrats remain angry about conflicts over voter registration and the provision of voting machines, in particular, fewer believe that those provided the margin of victory, or that Kerry was robbed of victory the...
  • Teresa Kerry: We won in '04(whining a stolen election)

    08/28/2008 2:43:49 PM PDT · by maccaca · 24 replies · 848+ views
    The Observer finds that Teresa Heinz Kerry appears to believe that the results in Ohio in 2004 are illegitimate: This convention, Ms. Heinz Kerry said, is “full of meaning and full of opportunity, and if you, as I, believe, and I know a lot of you do, we did not lose the last election, nor did Al Gore lose his last election. We won it.” While many Democrats remain angry about conflicts over voter registration and the provision of voting machines, in particular, fewer believe that those provided the margin of victory, or that Kerry was robbed of victory the...
  • Bush's 2004 temple (from Politico's Democratic writer)

    08/27/2008 5:37:29 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 19 replies · 344+ views
    Politico ^ | August 27, 2008 | Ben Smith
    Barack Obama's appearance in Denver won't be the first convention speech framed by Greek columns. Republicans who are mocking Obama's appearance haven't mentioned it, but George W. Bush accepted his own nomination in 2004 on a set with a similar neoclassical theme, with columns rising on either side of him, as the pictures above and below show.
  • Poll: No 'bounce' for Kerry - Bush and Democratic nominee running neck and neck (Flashback)

    08/27/2008 8:10:41 AM PDT · by Terrence DoGood · 5 replies · 263+ views
    CNN ^ | August 1, 2004 | By Susan Page
    The race between President Bush and Sen. John Kerry is as close as it has ever been, even after the Democratic National Convention last week, according to a CNN/USA Today/Gallup poll released Sunday. Kerry is far out in front of Bush on the question of who would unite the country. Fifty-two percent of all those interviewed said Kerry would, while only 39 percent said Bush would.
  • AOL Poll Shows Bush Winning 48 State Landslide (John F*ckin Carries Only Vermont and D.C)

    08/12/2004 12:15:26 AM PDT · by goldstategop · 54 replies · 2,719+ views
    Worldnetdaily.com ^ | 08/12/04 | Joe Kovacs
    ELECTION 2004 AOL poll: Bush wins in landslide Unscientific survey indicates president collecting 48 States Joe Kovacs President Bush In what some political observers might view as shocking news, a poll of America Online members is currently forecasting a landslide victory for President Bush, who collects 48 of the 50 states in this year's electoral race. The unscientific survey, whose results change in real time as more people vote, reveals with more than 34,000 participants, Bush takes a whopping 58 percent of the popular vote compared to 40 percent for Sen. John Kerry and 2 percent for Ralph Nader. According...
  • John McCain slams Michael Moore at the Republican Convention

    06/08/2008 1:20:26 PM PDT · by Maelstorm · 30 replies · 287+ views
    http://www.youtube.com ^ | 2004 | Republican Convention
    John McCain slams Michael Moore ...
  • Mehlman, Rove boost McCain campaign

    03/08/2008 6:55:07 AM PST · by OnRiver · 187 replies · 2,361+ views
    Capitol News Company ^ | 03/07/2008 | David Paul Kuhn
    Rove explained that he and McCain “got to know each other during the 2004 campaign.” In a separate interview, Mehlman noted that “McCain was completely loyal to the president in 2004 and worked incredibly hard to help him get elected.” According to Taylor, “The Bush Republicans here in town are excited for John McCain.”
  • WI 2004 Election irregularities investigative report by Milwaukee Police

    02/26/2008 2:50:17 PM PST · by ADSUM · 20 replies · 875+ views
    JS Online ^ | 2/26/2008 | G Borowski
    The Milwaukee Police Department has issued an investigative report on a host of election irregularities surrounding the 2004 presidential election in Milwaukee. The report, which covers many issues first reported by the Journal Sentinel in early 2005, provides a look at the level to which police investigated the problems, which included a gap of several thousand more votes counted than people recorded as having voted.
  • Wisconsin 2004: "The reports of more ballots cast than voters recorded were found to be true."

    02/26/2008 8:55:17 AM PST · by AngelesCrestHighway · 57 replies · 510+ views
    National Review Online ^ | 02/26/08 | Jim Geraghty
    We're continually told that Republicans are being paranoid when they want voters to show ID to prevent fraud. Well, take a look at a newly-released investigation of the Milwaukee Police Department on voter fraud in the 2004 election — the year, as you'll recall, that John Kerry carried Wisconsin by about 11,000 votes out of almost 3 million. The first screaming conclusion: "The reports of more ballots cast than voters recorded were found to be true." UPDATE: This is fascinating reading, and huge, as it obliterates the "voter fraud is an urban legend" argument. Page 8: "For example, a woman...
  • Repost: "Enough With The Neocon And Paleocon Carping—I'll Stand With George W. Bush In 2004"

    08/10/2007 8:47:56 AM PDT · by Reaganesque · 82 replies · 1,068+ views
    FreeRepublic.com ^ | 12/11/03 | Bernard Chapin/Bobby K
    Like most Toogood Reports readers, I observed this year's battles within the conservative ranks with profound discomfort. In my mind, there are far too many real enemies out there to waste time and print fighting one another. It seems that the world of conservatism has been split up between the "conservatives" and the "paleo-conservatives" or between the "conservatives" and the "neo-conservatives." Both sides present themselves as the bona fide article and the other side as the one in need of a prefix. Personally, I just want to spit up this strife the same way the bleachers of Wrigley Field do...
  • Presidential Map by Congressional District Showing Kerry/GOP House and Bush/Dem House districts

    09/07/2006 6:22:15 AM PDT · by PDR · 8 replies · 1,004+ views
    State your preference of colors for political maps: Vote BLUE for REPUBLICAN. Vote RED for REPUBLICAN. Either vote opens an email window...the subject will be filled in...you need no text. Thanks for your input. Current Vote Breakdown Read more on the TRADITIONAL STANDARD: Red State Blues, Did I Miss That Memo?
  • 2004 results by county with screen for party split

    09/07/2006 6:51:47 AM PDT · by PDR · 19 replies · 1,046+ views
  • 2004 vote for president by congressional district

    09/07/2006 1:35:13 PM PDT · by PDR · 23 replies · 1,907+ views
    Polidata.org ^ | Clark Bentson
    Here's the landscape
  • ‘W’ is subject of suit: Companies argue over copyright

    09/05/2006 5:17:33 PM PDT · by HAL9000 · 7 replies · 754+ views
    Texarkana Gazette ^ | September 5, 2006 | LISA BOSE McDERMOTT
    Excerpt - The political overtones of “W” will be the subject of a courtroom debate as part of an alleged copyright infringement case is considered in Texarkana this week. The Republican National Committee and the Spalding Group are being sued by Rally Concepts LLC about the ubiquitous “W” used in President George W. Bush’s 2004 re-election campaign. ~ snip ~
  • Rest assured, we checked out Election 2004 thoroughly

    06/18/2006 9:54:44 AM PDT · by InfantryMarine · 14 replies · 1,599+ views
    Cleveland Plain Dealer ^ | June 18, 2006 | Ted Diadiun
    Today's Cleveland Plain Dealer Debunks Kennedy's Recent (Rolling Stone) Ohio Stole 04 Election Story. The CPD is in a democratic bastion (Cleveland) newspaper (One of the most Democratic in the state) and no great friend of GWB, so it's conclusion lends even MORE weight to the FACT that there was NO election stolen in Ohio and Kennedy's claims are bogus. Timely story, please disseminate to the masses. Rest assured, we checked out Election 2004 thoroughly Sunday, June 18, 2006 Ted Diadiun Plain Dealer Columnist Atop the June 15 issue of Rolling Stone magazine you will find the following, in white...
  • Was the 2004 election stolen? No. (Salon Thoroughly Debunks RFK Jr?)

    06/02/2006 8:45:23 PM PDT · by RWR8189 · 65 replies · 3,064+ views
    Salon ^ | June 2, 2006 | Farhad Manjoo
    In Rolling Stone, Robert F. Kennedy Jr. argues that new evidence proves that Bush stole the election. But the evidence he cites isn't new and his argument is filled with distortions and blatant omissions.June 3, 2006 | "After carefully examining the evidence, I've become convinced that the president's party mounted a massive, coordinated campaign to subvert the will of the people in 2004," Robert F. Kennedy Jr. declares in the latest issue of Rolling Stone. And so, 19 months after the election, let us head once again into this breach.To date, dozens of experts, both independently and as part of...
  • Was the 2004 Election Stolen? (by RFKjr)

    06/01/2006 12:06:42 PM PDT · by finnman69 · 144 replies · 4,989+ views
    Rolling Stone ^ | 6/1/06 | ROBERT F. KENNEDY JR.
    Like many Americans, I spent the evening of the 2004 election watching the returns on television and wondering how the exit polls, which predicted an overwhelming victory for John Kerry, had gotten it so wrong. By midnight, the official tallies showed a decisive lead for George Bush -- and the next day, lacking enough legal evidence to contest the results, Kerry conceded. Republicans derided anyone who expressed doubts about Bush's victory as nut cases in ''tinfoil hats,'' while the national media, with few exceptions, did little to question the validity of the election. The Washington Post immediately dismissed allegations of...
  • Fundraiser admits funneling money to Bush campaign

    05/31/2006 5:34:29 PM PDT · by RDTF · 5 replies · 870+ views
    Breitbart ^ | May 31, 2006 | Bill Frogameni
    TOLEDO, Ohio (Reuters) - A top Republican fund-raiser who is the leading figure in an Ohio political scandal pleaded guilty on Wednesday to illegally funneling money to President George W. Bush's 2004 reelection campaign. In an appearance in federal court, rare coin dealer Tom Noe admitted to three counts of violating campaign finance laws. He wrote checks to two dozen Republican supporters so they could attend a $2,000-a-plate Bush fund-raising dinner held in the state capital of Columbus on October 30, 2003. Noe's scheme netted $45,400 for the Bush campaign and he became a top fund-raiser for the party in...
  • Hot-Tub Libertarians

    05/16/2006 1:20:13 PM PDT · by freepatriot32 · 68 replies · 1,853+ views
    Real Clear Politics & Yahoo ^ | May 16, 2006 | Ryan Sager
    As the Republican Party abandons its commitment to small government, how politically impotent are libertarians? Let me count the ballots. Specifically, let me count the ballots from 2004. Exit polls (along with, well, all polls) tend to ignore libertarians as a group, so one has to approach such questions from the side, as opposed to head on. But here's one measure of how libertarian-leaning voters voted in the last presidential election: While George W. Bush gained 10 points between 2000 and 2004 among voters who thought government should "do more," he stayed essentially even among voters who felt government should...
  • Mary Cheney Considered Quitting 2004 Campaign Over Gay Marriage Issue

    05/08/2006 4:06:47 PM PDT · by skandalon · 469 replies · 6,226+ views
    ABC News ^ | May 3, 2006
    She says she considered quitting her role as campaign adviser over the issue of gay marriage, but Vice President Dick Cheney's daughter Mary Cheney tells ABC News "Primetime" anchor Diane Sawyer her sexuality has never created problems within her family. Mary Cheney discussed the campaign, her feelings about President Bush, life with her partner of 14 years, and what it was like to come out as gay to her parents. "I struggled with my decision to stay on the 2004 campaign," Cheney told "Primetime." Her personal challenge came when President Bush said the nation must defend the sanctity of marriage.
  • Smart Talk and Girly Talk on the Campaign Trail(Study: Kerry depressed, Edwards girly, Cheney smart)

    04/04/2006 3:48:02 PM PDT · by Diddle E. Squat · 38 replies · 1,263+ views
    Washington Post ^ | 4/4/06 | Richard Morin
    President Bush and Vice President Cheney sounded more presidential than their Democratic counterparts. Sen. John F. Kerry (Mass.) seemed the most depressed or suicidal. And Kerry's running mate, Sen. John Edwards K(N.C.), sounded the most like a "girly man." Researchers at the University of Texas at Austin collected transcripts of 271 televised interviews, news conferences, town hall meetings and candidate debates conducted in 2004. The speech samples -- more than 400,000 words in all -- were run through a computer text-analysis program... ...The key to their study is previous research that has identified subtle but distinctive linguistic patterns and words...
  • McCain Taps Former Bush Political Director

    03/18/2006 8:56:19 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 32 replies · 858+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 3/18/06 | Ron Fournier - ap
    WASHINGTON (AP) - With an eye toward the 2008 presidential campaign, GOP Sen. John McCain of Arizona has hired one of President Bush's top re-election advisers to help run his political action committee. Terry Nelson, political director of the Bush-Cheney campaign in 2004, will be senior adviser to Straight Talk America, according to several official familiar with the hiring. They spoke on condition of anonymity so as not to pre-empt an announcement by McCain's committee. McCain is using the PAC to raise money and organize his travel on behalf of Republicans running in November's midterm elections. The PAC is also...
  • Evidence That 2004 Election Was Stolen

    01/30/2006 8:17:56 AM PST · by Toddsterpatriot · 118 replies · 4,613+ views
    NewsMax.com ^ | Jan. 20, 2006 | Paul Craig Roberts
    As coincidence would have it, Mark Crispin Miller's new book, "Fooled Again" (Basic Books), documenting the Republican theft of the 2004 presidential election, arrived in the same mail delivery with the Jan. 12 edition of the Defuniak Springs Herald, the locally owned weekly newspaper in a Florida panhandle county seat. The Florida panhandle is thoroughgoing Republican. Even Democrats run as Republicans. Nevertheless, the newspaper's editor, Ron Kelley, believes that American political life is measured by something larger than party affiliation. In his editorial, "The Shepherds and the Sheep," Kelley reports that two Florida counties have banned any further use of...
  • Analysis Indicates Bush Stole Ohio in 2004 (*bong-cookoo* alert!)

    01/18/2006 11:22:26 AM PST · by pabianice · 28 replies · 795+ views
    prweb.com ^ | 1/18/06
    2004 Ohio Precinct-Level Exit Poll Data Show Virtually Irrefutable Evidence of Vote Miscount The National Election Data Archive (NEDA) is the first mathematical team to release a valid scientific analysis of the precinct-level 2004 Ohio presidential exit poll data. NEDA's analysis provides virtually irrefutable evidence of vote miscount. (PRWEB) January 17, 2006 -- There is significant controversy about whether the 2004 presidential election was conducted fairly and its votes counted correctly. According to results of the major national election exit poll conducted for the National Election Pool by Edison/Mitofsky (E/M), Kerry won Ohio's pivotal vote, though the official tally gave...
  • Who Can Win in 2004? (Originally Published October 17, 2003)

    12/10/2005 9:39:30 AM PST · by Checkers · 21 replies · 965+ views
    reasononline ^ | October 17, 2003 | Jonathan Rauch
    Last week, Sen. Bob Graham of Florida pulled out of the Democratic presidential race. It was sad but inevitable. Graham is a good man and a fine public servant, but he can never be president. Only four candidates have a shot next year. They are President Bush, retired Gen. Wesley Clark, former Vermont Gov. Howard Dean, and Sen. John Edwards of North Carolina. The rest are history. Sorry, Dick. Sorry, John. Sorry, Dennis, Joe, Carol, and Al. Turn off the lights behind you. How do I know? Am I psychic? Mad? Possibly and probably; but in this case I rely...
  • Author-activist claims Bush stole 2004 election (Could be a standing headline)

    11/08/2005 12:59:06 PM PST · by wilco200 · 51 replies · 1,612+ views
    Exeter News-Letter ^ | 11/08/05 | Ron Dupuis
    EXETER - Several local community action groups, including Democracy for New Hampshire, the Seacoast Progressive Alliance and True Majority sponsored a civic action event at Phillips Exeter Academy on Sunday. The main speaker was award-winning author and nationally recognized environmental and election-protection activist Harvey Wasserman. "It may sound corny but I feel people should try to leave the world a better place than what they saw when they came in," said Herb Moyer, one of the event’s primary organizers. "I believe in fairness, I believe in keeping our environment healthy, I believe that people should be actively engaged in keeping...
  • BUSH WINS!...AGAIN!! - One Year Ago Today: A Victory Not a Stunt

    11/02/2005 6:11:53 AM PST · by new yorker 77 · 22 replies · 1,326+ views
    uselectionatlas.org ^ | November 2, 2004
    Bush/Cheney: 286 - 62,040,610 - 50.73%Kerry/Edwards: 251 - 59,028,439 - 48.26%Electoral Map from RealClearPolitics.com
  • VANITY: WHY THE GOP DOESN'T WANT TO WIN (Rush's 'Big Theory' revisited)

    10/26/2005 11:48:23 AM PDT · by ovrtaxt · 33 replies · 3,318+ views
    10-26-2005 | ovrtaxt
    The GOP really doesn't want to decisively beat the Democrats. I'll explain. Do you remember Rush Limbaugh's "BIG THEORY" back in the runup to the 2004 election? Here, refresh your memory, and let's take a look at this idea in light of the GOP's current position. On "The Big Theory" Rush Limbaugh, Monday, June 16, 2003. 01:10:00 (transcript) See, the Rovian plan here, it's what "The Big Theory" is all about. The plan here is not to expand the party by expanding conservative ideas and getting people to understand them and agree with them. The plan is expand the number...
  • New CBS News Boss Donated to Bush Re-Election Bid in 2004

    10/27/2005 9:27:30 AM PDT · by West Coast Conservative · 26 replies · 1,357+ views
    Editor & Publisher ^ | October 27, 2005 | E&P Staff
    Conservatives may take heart in a scoop by blogger Michael Petrelis that the new boss of CBS News, Sean McManus, donated $250 to the Bush-Cheney re-election bid in 2004, while shunning John Kerry. Petrelis, who specializes in digging out election contributions from media types, reported the donation on Wednesday by the New Canaan, Conn., resident, found in Federal Election Commission files. Contacted by The Associated Press, CBS had no comment. Former CBS anchor Dan Rather was not exactly a favorite of conservatives, even before the "60 Minutes" Bush/National Guard controversy last year. But one warning to the right: A year...
  • Bush has been a Moderate all Along (and He always campaigned as such )

    10/26/2005 10:17:22 AM PDT · by SirLinksalot · 87 replies · 1,639+ views
    RealClearPolitics.com ^ | 10/26/2005 | Ruben Navarrette Jr
    October 26, 2005 Bush Has Been a Moderate All Along By Ruben Navarrette Jr. SAN DIEGO -- Now that the neocons seem to be growing disenchanted with President Bush for not being conservative enough to suit them, I can't help but be amused. That's what I like about Bush -- the fact that he doesn't fit neatly into an ideological box. I also can't help but think of the story of the woman who complains that her husband won't change -- won't take out the trash, do the dishes, or stop watching football on Sunday afternoons. The husband doesn't understand...
  • Did Bush promise to appoint a justice like [in the mold of] Scalia? Have we been misled?

    10/15/2005 3:15:52 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 349 replies · 3,930+ views
    Media Matters ^ | October 13, 2005 | - J.F.
    Did Bush promise to appoint a justice like Scalia? CNN's Bash busted an "urban myth" with a myth of her own, while Fred Barnes changed his story -- then changed it back again For six years, political figures and interest groups on the left, right, and center, along with reporters and commentators, have noted that during his first presidential campaign, George W. Bush promised to use Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia as the model for his nominations to the court. Weekly Standard executive editor Fred Barnes was apparently the first to report this, in a July 1999 article for that...
  • Who Elected President Bush (And Supports His Choice For Scotus)?

    10/11/2005 4:19:08 PM PDT · by shrinkermd · 154 replies · 1,592+ views
    Captain's Quarters Blog Comment ^ | 11 October 2005 | msdl5
    Who elected Bush? Not Minnesota, not Michigan, not Wisconsin, not Maine, not Vermont, not New Hampshire, not Conneticut, not Massachusets, not New York, not Pennsylvania, not Delaware, not DC, not Illinois, not California, not Oregon, not Washington, not Maryland, not Hawaii. Not one electoral vote from the land of Pundits and Bloggers except for Virginia's 13 electoral votes. I suggest that Coulter, Lowry, Kristol, Krauthammer, Ingraham, Fund, J-Pod and the rest first do their jobs in their home states and/or the states of their youths. HELP GET A DAMN PRESIDENT ELECTED, then complain. We don't want to hear another talk...
  • If You Don't Trust Him to Choose, Why Did You Vote for Him?

    10/14/2005 6:47:23 PM PDT · by quidnunc · 134 replies · 1,666+ views
    Pardon My English ^ | October 14, 2005 | Kerry Jacoby
    I'm beginning to wonder why the political conservatives voted for Bush. I assumed at the time that it had something to do with believing that he would be able to pick better players for the Cabinet and the Court than his opponents (Al Gore and John Kerry, lest we forget.) At least, that's what they claimed in the Novembers of 2000 and 2004. In this last election, as in no other, the Court was thought to be vitally important. In religious right circles, at the grass roots level, there was high excitement that the nation might finally get some Justices...
  • Republicans Ready for a Fight

    09/27/2005 6:48:25 PM PDT · by future F22 pilot · 141 replies · 3,091+ views
    none | 09/27/05 | J. Dunn
    Republicans Ready for a Fight It has no been almost one year since the Republican Party received a huge mandate in the 2004 elections. The results: NOTHING. Not entirely nothing as some issues have progressed, but in moral and social issues we have gotten nowhere. By now you are probably either asking your self why or answering that question in you head. For those of you that might be a little bit behind, or are just preoccupied, here is the answer: Republicans in Congress and the White House are playing political games. With the exception of nominating Judge Roberts, President...
  • Bush vs. Kerry: July 2004 - August 2004

    08/26/2005 6:21:18 PM PDT · by new yorker 77 · 3 replies · 799+ views
    RealClearPolitics.com ^ | August 26, 2005
    See graph by RCP.