Q: If Bush had won the popular vote, and was ahead in the electoral college, with the exception of a razor thin lead by Gore in a state where his brother was governor, would the Republicans be acting any more civilized than the Democrats are now?greenspun.com : LUSENET : TB2K spinoff uncensored : One Thread
My guess is no. But I'm not 100% sure that they would not be acting worse.
-- (@ .), November 22, 2000
And a happy Thanksgiving to you, too, Charlie!
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I agree. The goal is to win. You act civilized when it helps you win.
-- Flint (firstname.lastname@example.org), November 22, 2000.
The Republicans are perfect gentlemen and gentlewomen. If this situation was reversed they would concede graciously which is exactly what Gore should do.
-- Lars (email@example.com), November 22, 2000.
You live in Indiana. The state that made Dan a Senator. As much as I respect your opinion, I would like a second one.
-- Z1X4Y7 (Z1X4Y7@aol.com), November 22, 2000.
Both the Democrats and Reps want to win. But on the whole, the Demo's far exceed in their willingness to abandon laws, principles, morals, and honor. Not all Demos, mind you, just most. It is inbred in the culture that brings them to the party....
-- David (David@bzn.com), November 22, 2000.
Dan and Marilyn moved to Phoenix in 1996 after Indy Mayor Steve Goldsmith lost his campaign for Gubanator (Marilyn was Goldsmith's campaign manager) and after their potatoe ranch had a disastrous blight.
They snuck out of town in the middle of the night in a way reminiscent of how we stole the Colts from Ballmer.
But as I have tried to tell the good people, Indiana now has a Dem Senator that could easily whup most Republicans. He be Evan Bayh. You heard it here first folks. If vote splitting weren't so dang complicated, I might vote for him myself when he DOES get the nomination.
-- Lars (firstname.lastname@example.org), November 23, 2000.
Yes, I'd probably be saying "dems are trying to steal the election" in either position...but the dimpled chad voter intent thing is just plain wrong, and the military ballots would have bothered me, and at some point I might have felt inclined to disagree with my party on that issue. So..it's possible I would have not been nearly as loud in my support...it's hard to applaude underhandedness in that regard.
-- k (email@example.com), November 23, 2000.
David, Lars, I agree. I don't think the Bush would be doing this to the extent that Gore is. Bush is too much of a straight talker. He doesn't know how to wield the english language the way Gore does. "Fair and accurate" yeah! Only a demo can come up with these words when they are actually saying quite the opposite, "biased and wrong".
-- Maria (firstname.lastname@example.org), November 24, 2000.
"dems are trying to steal the election"
People, people, people...please bear in mind that GORE won the national popular vote and if allowed to do an ACCURATE accounting of Florida votes he will also win the Electoral College as well. In fact, Bush is fighting so hard to block the Florida recounts because HE thinks Gore won that State too!
Consider this from Arkansas Online
"Both campaigns act as if they think Gore won. If Gore wasn't damn near certain, he wouldn't throw away his political future by demanding recounts, which, if he loses, he's the punch line of a joke. If Bush's handlers didn't also think Gore won, they wouldn't be sabotaging their man's credibility by repudiating everything Republicans supposedly stand for in a naked power play to prevent hand recounts that were going to happen whether James Baker and Florida Secretary of State, Bush partisan and would-be ambassador Katherine Harris liked it or not."
-- Step (Back@BigPicture.com), November 24, 2000.