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The time is here. I’m very nervous, but hopeful. I have friends downtown right now making calls to undecided voters in swing states. I did not join them, and now regret it. I hate making phone calls, and I hate receiving phone calls of this kind, but every effort must be worth it.

Here are two hopefully last links before it’s over. First, a Wired story about electronic voting machines not being properly tested. Second, from David, this link to an electoral vote map that a guy has been keeping up to date using polling data.

Good luck to all of us. Let’s get this disaster of a man out of office.


John Expounded Thusly:

You’re assuming, of course, that a replacement would be better. We may find out before long. Then again, we may not. Nerve-wracking, eh?

Monday, November 1st, 2004 • 3:00pm • Permalink

Steve Expounded Thusly:

Like I told the waitress last week who said the very same thing, “Anyone will be better than Bush.” Not Hitler, of course, but you get the idea. Kerry at his worst will be better than George at his best.

Monday, November 1st, 2004 • 4:19pm • Permalink

John Expounded Thusly:

Unfortunately, we cannot know that for sure. Which is why so many people are leaning toward Bush — some of them don’t even like him, they just worry about factoring an unknown quantity into an already difficult equation.

“The devil you know might be better than the devil you don’t.”

Just to play the advocate …

Monday, November 1st, 2004 • 8:01pm • Permalink

Steve Expounded Thusly:

But I would say that, if a person was paying attention to the candidates, it is very noticeable how different they are. By that I mean Bush is a cocky son of a bitch, and Kerry is just some guy who talks all droopy. Really, there are times you can tell when one person is going to be less worse than another.

People who support Bush love him, of course, and so don’t see him as the childish and ignorant simpleton he is. They love his frat boy demeanor and stubborn attitude. So nothing I could ever say would get them to see that that sort of behavior has been a big detriment to our country. Somehow they see America as strong right now, strength being equated with bull-headedness; those who think the thoughtless football linebacker who bashes people on “the other side” is strong and admirable will love Bush regardless of scandal and consequence.

Tuesday, November 2nd, 2004 • 4:02pm • Permalink


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