PRE-FACE – Sunday, November 7, 2004Good morning!
The Democrats need to choose what they are going to be next time, latch onto a John Edwards if they want to go the populist route, and maybe they could bring back Shrum for a candidate with whom he might be able to win. (Shum's populist style did not work with Kerry, so Bob was taken from his element.)
Depending on how they behave themselves in the interim, they may have another shot at it in 2008.
Some have previously questioned whether Osama bin Laden was alive. Some have questioned whether Abu Musab al Zarqawi is alive. Although the question is different by circumstance, I wonder if Arafat is alive.
Then again, I suppose it doesn't truly matter. What counts is what replaces him atop the Palestinian Authority and if the P.L.O. can finally be disbanded.
The conclusion that this was the main issue of the minds of Bush voters came from data extrapolated in… EXIT POLLING. Such polling has been repeatedly exposed as unreliable.
I think voters wanted to elect someone they thought could protect us from dangerous foreign elements. That was my chief concern, as well. Not every American wants to write marriage into our government's charter.