FlyBoeing From United States of America, joined May 2000, 866 posts, RR: 2 Reply 2, posted (12 years 2 months 1 week 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 793 times:
His daddy didn't win in '92 (due to Ross Perot, though) but I certainly think he can win this one. He's getting his bad economic cycle in the beginning of his presidency so the economy should be perking by 2004. He's got a good war going for him - and who wants to change leaders during a war?
Not only that, he's not outwardly using this war for his own political interests. I think people got disgusted by how Clinton fired cruise missiles and bombed Iraq just to get the attention off him for the impeachment. People will contrast the Clinton hijinks with the Bush decency and decide for the latter.
We're Nuts From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 5722 posts, RR: 21 Reply 6, posted (12 years 2 months 1 week 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 761 times:
Not a chance, at least not at this point. The Dems are assured the 2002 elections, and I would bet the 2004 elections will follow. BUT, I am assuming (hoping, actually) that this "war" will not last more than a year. If that is not the case, then who knows.
We're Nuts From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 5722 posts, RR: 21 Reply 9, posted (12 years 2 months 1 week 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 752 times:
And yes, the Dems are assured victory, in both elections. People will not forget Bush's lies and trickery. We want an honest president. One who doesn't need yes-men to get things done. One who isn't afraid to actually SAY what he thinks. Someone who isn't so Goddamned wishy-washy! Sadly, we haven't had someone like that in 200 years
Bove From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 11, posted (12 years 2 months 1 week 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 748 times:
Ya sure We're Nuts...in the middle of a war with the most dangerous Middle Eastern terrorist organization in the world we will really want to rally around Algore...after all with our oil supplies cut off we can do away with those pesky internal combustion engines once and for all
Mls515 From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 3071 posts, RR: 9 Reply 14, posted (12 years 2 months 1 week 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 734 times:
ONE MORE THING to consider-
With the 2000 Census re-distributing electoral votes, the states that voted for Bush gained electors. If the election were re-held after the re-distribution of electoral votes, Bush would win regardless of Florida. I saw that on some cable show.
Mcdougald From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 17, posted (12 years 2 months 1 week 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 716 times:
A few notes from a detached outside observer.
How much do you think the terrorist stuff will factor in for the election in 2004.
Too early to say. A week is a long time in politics; three years is an eternity. There are too many variables to be defined between now and then. A lot will depend not just on how the 'war' is going, but also on the state of the economy, general morale and who gets the Democratic nomination.
How do you think this will compare to WWII and Vietnam considering the Presidency?
This is a totally different kind of war. You're dealing with enemies that don't wear uniforms, don't have front-lines and have blended in with the civilian population of numerous countries. The key here is to leave as much decision-making as possible in the hands of military and intelligence professionals and to work hard to keep a good working relationship with both the media and would-be political rivals -- in short, avoiding Lyndon Johnson's mistakes.
Do you think Bush will have the 90% approval rate in 2004?
Who knows? 2004 is so far off politically that a number drawn from a hat has as good a chance of being his approval rating in '04 as any pollster's prediction. Approval ratings have no bearing on the future -- they tell you what the prevailing opinion is in the here and now, nothing more.
We're Nuts From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 5722 posts, RR: 21 Reply 19, posted (12 years 2 months 1 week 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 702 times:
Bove, if you haven't noticed, Gore is NOT the only Democrat. But you are quickly becoming the ONLY moron on A.net. Did the Dems gain control of the Senate because of 50 Gores? Is the House split because we filled it with a bunch of little Al Gores? Has every Democrat president been Al Gore? Jesus, get with it....
JetService, first off, who are we kidding? Bush had your vote anyway! But for the sake of argument, I'll throw you a bone. Who says that this conflict will last that long? Personally, I don't think it will! We aren't dealing with a powerful country here. It shouldn't take more than a year to finish.