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Kerry to Win?


John Simkin
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The latest poll in the Washington Post gives Kerry a 2% lead over Bush. One of the main surprises is that a large number of newspapers have switched from Bush to Kerry. So far 37 newspapers who backed Bush in 2000 have switched sides. Even Bush’s hometown newspaper, the Lone Star Iconoclast, is calling for its readers to vote for Kerry. In the battleground state of Florida, Kerry has been endorsed by all the main newspapers.

The big problem could be election fraud. Florida, as it did last time, is causing concern. On 7th October, 60,000 absentee ballots were sent out. However, the majority of people have not yet received them. This is disturbing considering that Bush won (stole) Florida by only 537 votes last time.

Please, please, people of the United States. Vote Bush out of office.

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Well I threw my vote into the wind but my state will pick Bush agin this year.

Our election system dod not get effectively reformed in the past for years. Florida could happen again. The Secretary of state (FLA) has already been trying to make manual recounts against the rules. I hope people flooded early voting to find out if they had been expunged this year.

Ohio seems to be an issue this year as well. The RNC has issued a challenge to 35,000 newly registered voters. Discarded democratic registration forms were found in Nevada.

Of course, the Republicans got shafted in 1960 by Chicago, daley, and mob connections.

I just hope that Bush wins the popular vote this year and loses the electoral vote.

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I'm voting for Kerry, to the horror of my Mother and most of my family who have been Republican forever. But I say the following things to them, and anyone else thinking about voting for Bush:

1 -- Sometimes when I wake up in the morning I wish I could afford to vote Republican. (Lower taxes but they cut all programs and entitlements and don't care about the poor).

2 -- Where is Osama Bin Laden? Where is Mullah Ohmar? Where is Al Sawakiri?

3 -- Where is Scott Speicher? (downed pilot from the first Gulf War; probably a distant relative as my grandmother was a Speicher). Bush promised when we went back to Iraq to find him or find out what happened to him. But not one word about him.

Pamela :angry:

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Apparently I too threw away my vote in Kansas. For the first time I can truely say that I am embarrassed by the majority of Americans. Their short sightedness will have long term effects. The fact that so many Bush supporters are one issue voters. Abortion, Gay marriage, the war in Iraq, the war on terror. Not one Bush supporter talked about social issues. Healthcare, education, you know, the really important issues.

I was reminded today that the good news is that Bush and the Fascists, sorry, Republicans will have to answer for the problems they have caused. My country is in such a mess that the republicans will be held to task for what they have done to not only my country.

I hope that those who voted for Bush will be happy with a poor economy, as the biggest depter nation in the world, and one of the most hated nations in the world. I hope that they understand that as the was in Iraq drags on, and more of our children begin coming back in body bags. I'm sorry if I sound angry but I had hoped that reason and intelligence would prevail.

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A sad day for the world but and even sadder one for the United States. The key factor seems to be that no president has ever lost office while fighting a war. Let us hope that in future American presidents do not resort to this tactic.

What a divided country America seems to have become. It has been reported that the most important factor in people voting for George Bush is the religious beliefs of the voter. However, these religious beliefs seem to have very little to do with the teachings of Jesus Christ. Don’t they know he was a pacifist? The main reason that the Christians were thrown to the lions was because they refused to serve in the Roman Army.

The American and UK church response to the Iraq War has been very different. In the UK church leaders were overwhelmingly against the invasion of Iraq. I assume the same was true of other European countries. What kind of God do they pray to in America?

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I think we need to be a little careful, here. It is possible to be a Christian and not to be a pacifist and yet to remain consistent...

But I still agree that Bush's victory is much to be lamented. I can't say I was terribly impressed by Kerry, either, but anything would have been better than Bush... To coin a phrase, "vote for the millionaire of your choice, but VOTE!"

Edited by mike tribe
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The race between tweedledum and tweedledumber is over. Admittedly Bush will now be looking very smug - but how will we be able to tell? In reality, one millionaire backed by the corporations was thrashed by another millionaire also backed by the corporations. If Kerry had won it would have been a repeat of the situation in the UK when Blair won and people thought "things can only get better." In fact they got a lot worse.

If Kerry had won we would have been out on the streets protesting his Iraq policy within weeks, as soon as people realised no he wasn't withdrawing from Iraq - he never said he was!

As American socialists traditionally said:

"Dump the elephant

Dump the ass

build a party of the working class ;)"

http://www.socialistparty.org.uk

Edited by Derek McMillan
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Report in today's Moscow News:

Russian Observer Shocked by U.S. Election Procedures

A Russian parliamentarian taking part in international monitoring of the U.S. presidential elections has said that the elections were held in violation of U.S. law and that that he was shocked after seeing how the elections were held.

The Interfax news agency cited State Duma deputy Aleksei Ostrovsky of the Liberal Democratic Party as saying that he was shocked by the way the elections were held in the U.S.

“In my opinion there are possibilities to forge the elections results and these possibilities are caused by serious, as we see it, violations of the electoral law,” the MP said in a telephone interview.

The parliamentarian noted that primarily he was shocked by the fact that U.S. citizens do not produce any ID as they come to polling stations. “It is enough to say ’I am Mr. Smith,’ and he is allowed to vote; the same person can exit one polling station and go to another and vote again using the same procedure,” the Russian MP said.

Ostrovsky also noted that all Americans who he talked to had said they did not like voting by computer. “Often people simply do not understand how to vote and nobody really tries to explain it to them,” the observer said.

Apart from Aleksei Ostrovsky two more Russian parliamentarians are observing the U.S. presidential elections under the aegis of the OSCE. They are the deputy chief of State Duma’s International Affairs Committee Aleksandr Kozlovsky of the United Russia faction and a member of the Committee for Affairs of Federation and Regional Policy, Leonid Ivanchenko of the Communist Party of the Russian Federation.

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"Dump the elephant

Dump the ass

build a party of the working class :)"

http://www.socialistparty.org.uk

Are those the ones who could talk in cliches until the cows come home? ;)

My mother taught me to avoid cliches like the plague.

I think a lot of people in America will have looked at the two candidates without enthusiasm. They are both millionaires and both backed by the corporations. People may well have reflected "I am not a millionaire. The corporations are doing nothing for me. Why should I vote for either of these jokers?"

Edited by Derek McMillan
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I don't know about "a lot of people" but I know that when I went to bed Tuesday night, I knew exactly how my candidate would do, because I couldn't bring myself to vote for either "tweedledum" or tweedledumber" - as Derek so aptly put it. There's no need for election fraud when there really isn't a choice....

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