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Happy We-Know-Who-The-President-Is Day

I have a whole new respect for John Kerry. Thank you for not putting the nation through hell (again) for no reason at all.

Congratulations, President Bush.

(My prayers were answered)

http://www.cnn.com/2004/ALLPOLITICS/11/03/election.main/index.html

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xoder
Nov. 3rd, 2004 08:51 am (UTC)
Really? I see the concession as premature: the absentee and provisional votes in Ohio haven't been counted, and NH is still recounting.
memeslayer
Nov. 3rd, 2004 09:17 am (UTC)
Bush is leading in Ohio by 135,000 votes. If there aren't enough provisional ballots to overcome that, there's no point in fighting it out. The best he could hope for would be a 269-269 tie, which would be broken in Bush's favor by the House.
xoder
Nov. 3rd, 2004 09:19 am (UTC)
I've heard 200,000+ provisional and absentee ballots are waiting to be counted, so its a worty endeavor, just so we, as a nation, can know.
memeslayer
Nov. 3rd, 2004 09:34 am (UTC)
According to CNN, the actual number is closer to 175,000. Kerry would have to win over 75%. There's an off chance it could happen, but I don't think it's very likely.
xoder
Nov. 3rd, 2004 10:01 am (UTC)
I just don't understand everyone being so damn rushed to declare a winner. We should simply wait for the counts to finish. 100% of precincts reporting, 100% of absentees. I really dislike this obsession with speed of decisions – most decisions take a long time.

But that's a whole 'nother ball of wax.
tenthz
Nov. 3rd, 2004 10:07 am (UTC)
We live in a world of instantaneousness. *shrug*
veyska
Nov. 3rd, 2004 10:27 am (UTC)
...and stupidity and prejudice...
lordxyyndragon
Nov. 3rd, 2004 11:08 am (UTC)
There were roughly 250,000 votes in Ohio yet to count (enough to possibly give Kerry the victory) and he conceded defeat before they were to be counted. I find this extremely honorable and admirable; though I admit that I would not have minded seeing him win. Another recount would have been a horrible decision on behalf of Democrats everywhere.
trevelyanl85a2
Nov. 3rd, 2004 02:31 pm (UTC)
I for one have to agree.

Congratulations Mr. President. Best of luck to you in the next 4 years. Most of the international community surely seems pleased:
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/americas/3978191.stm
memeslayer
Nov. 3rd, 2004 03:06 pm (UTC)
They're just being polite. I guarantee you France is not pleased, and China is drooling at the thought of filling the power vacuum that would result if the U.S. pulls out of the international community.
trevelyanl85a2
Nov. 3rd, 2004 03:24 pm (UTC)
China knows that if they're pulling any crap w/Taiwan, we're not going to stand for it, and I'm sure President Chirac will do his best to mend differences....
memeslayer
Nov. 3rd, 2004 03:42 pm (UTC)
France has made little attempt to mend any of the differences between us and them for decades. They're not going to start sucking up now, after the way they've been treated. When one of your allies has an election, it's customary to welcome the new leader. That's all this is.

Well, Tony Blair probably means it, but he's our bitch anyway.

I wasn't talking about Taiwan, I was talking about partnering with Europe to become a new superpower. A bit out there at the moment, but maybe not for long.
tenthz
Nov. 3rd, 2004 03:50 pm (UTC)
Tony Blair is HOT.

/inappropriate remark
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