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I always felt out numbered when I lived in Toronto. It was a close election so the USA is still divided but Bush had 3 million + more votes so that is some margin.

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Did Bush win or was it Kerry losing that did the trick?
 

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Kerry did stumble, he grabbed defeat from the jaws of victory. Both people have their pro's and cons' . At least its over now.
 

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Jim said:
Kerry did stumble, he grabbed defeat from the jaws of victory. Both people have their pro's and cons' . At least its over now.
Pros and neocons - I thought :wink:
 

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The real winner is the public that does not have to watch anymore political ads on the tube! :boxing:
 

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Did any of you get calls from the parties and recordings of polititians, etc? Ok, now my question...wassup with the "do not call" list that I am on. Guess it doesn't apply to politics, eh?
 

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Did any of you get calls from the parties and recordings of polititians, etc? Ok, now my question...wassup with the "do not call" list that I am on. Guess it doesn't apply to politics, eh?
I have caller ID. I make sure that any phone call from "Unknown caller" goes to the answering machine. That way I don't need to deal with solicitors. As to the Do Not Call List, that only applied to for-profit solicitations. Not-for-profit organizations, such as political, charity and religious, can still call.
 

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Well looks like we will have another 4 years of....... Never mind I will hold my comments to myself so as to not start a flame war.
 

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Gee Whiz Chief, you mean you didn't get a thrill out of being called by Pres Bush, John McCain and countless other notables, even the NRA?

Man, I got so excited I gladly stood in line for an hour knowing my vote wouldn't mean much on the national scale as N.C., once again, would go Republican. But, like others have said...just glad its over.
 

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bechtoea said:
Did any of you get calls from the parties and recordings of polititians, etc?
Since I live in a state that was "in play", I got recorded calls from all sorts of celebritries: Pres. Bush, Gov. Rendell, Ahnold (the Governator from Calif.), etc.

My favorite story happened to a friend. The phone rang and was answered by her 4 year old daughter. The message started out like "Hello. This is President Bush." At that point the daughter RAN the phone to her mother: "Mom! It's the President!"
 

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I've never seen a flame war here like I have seen on other boards.

During the election, I often went to the bbc website to get another view
from a true news organization.

US propaganda news often misses the mission of journalism
when so much money is at stake in the news business.

Do Not Forget that "news" is to warn of danger and "government" is to keep us away from it.
When we're made confused about which "stories" we should or should not
listen to, "news" and "government" can no longer help us.

The deafening roar of 'tax break' talk never explained why the most
powerful nation on Earth would need one.
Here's an example of bbc's excellent reporting of dollar undertow
long after 2004's easy election win >>
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/business/3981455.stm
 

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All I can say is that there are members of both parties that, if they would have been allowed the opportuntiy to run, would have gotten a much higher percentage of the vote.

I forget who said it, but someone in the media said that the most disappointing thing about the whole election was that about half the country thinks that one of the canidates is a complete idiot. I didn't hear anyone say "well, their both good guys..." Rather, it was a matter of people hating one and "tolerating" the other.

I will stop short of saying which one I voted for, but I know when I went to vote I found it very depressing. Nader, Kerry, or Bush. I felt like I was at a sushi bar looking at the menu, trying to find something fit to eat. There are people in this country qualified to be president, but I don't think any of them ran for office this time around.
 

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Seems like more often than not, we are forced to vote for the lesser of two evils. Four years ago, I voted against Gore (rather than for Bush). But the only way to do that, was to vote for Bush.

It would be interesting to have a "reject all candidates" option. A vote in that column would mean: All parties have failed to offer a viable candidate. I want different candidates, and another election for this position.

It'll never happen, but it would give us a way to register displeasure with the choices offered.
 

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Just a thought,
maybe the best person for the job is one who dosen't want it.
Just think of it
No ego
No greed
No special intrest

I wouldn't know how to act.
 

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pauljo said:
It would be interesting to have a "reject all candidates" option. A vote in that column would mean: All parties have failed to offer a viable candidate. I want different candidates, and another election for this position.
Like in Brewster's Millions .... Richard Pryor's character says, "Don't vote for me! Vote for 'None of the above!'"
 
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