The Last Laugh
jbone at deepfile.com
Sun Apr 20 20:45:15 PDT 2003
On Saturday, Apr 19, 2003, at 12:56 US/Central, Gordon Mohr wrote:
> Jeff Bone gets it all wrong as he writes:
>> Bush WILL lose in 2004. It's unavoidable. Believing otherwise is
>> nothing but pure delusion. In order to rationally believe that he'll
>> carry the day in 2004, you've got to believe some significant
>> combination of the following:
>> (1) There are people who voted for *Gore* last time that will vote
>> Bush in 2004
> There are millions of swing voters who can easily make this switch.
CAN and WILL are very different things. All the reasons people voted
for half-candidate Gore in 2000 are underscored by four years of BUSH
II. IMHO, but that's extraneous --- amply caveated already.
>> (2) There are people who voted for *Nader* last time that will vote
>> Bush in 2004
> There are more things in heaven and earth, Jeffrey, than are dreamt of
> your philosophy.
Right back at ya, "Gordie." ;-) Gordon, this is an *OPINION* on my
part, not a fact. It's suggestive of possible facts, but certainly not
a fact in itself. Try not to confuse reasonable speculation and
informed opinion with assertion. We tend to move rather fluidly
between all these things, but I know you can track it if you try. ;-)
For the rest, we'll simply see. Votes / money talks, bullshit walks.
I freely admit I could be completely full of BS in this matter, but if
I am --- at least my sources + logic have lead me to this conclusion.
It's not merely a matter of wishful thinking.
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