PanAm747
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GWB/Re-election/9-11

Sun Oct 14, 2001 10:52 am

How much do you think the terrorist stuff will factor in for the election in 2004.

How do you think this will compare to WWII and Vietnam considering the Presidency?

Do you think Bush will have the 90% approval rate in 2004?
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RE: GWB/Re-election/9-11

Sun Oct 14, 2001 10:54 am

It's way to early to speculate on such a thing, and I think it's the last thing in the world anyone in the US should be focusing on. The election is too far off.

But, I can say this; if President Bush keeps going the way he's going, he'll have my vote.
 
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RE: GWB/Re-election/9-11

Sun Oct 14, 2001 11:15 am

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.
 
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RE: GWB/Re-election/9-11

Sun Oct 14, 2001 11:51 am

I agree, we should leave the politics to later.

And really, I bet the response to 9-11 would be very similar if Gore was in office. The same generals would be planning the war, and the same diplomatic measures would be taken.

>>and who wants to change leaders during a war?<<

The Democrats were in office first when Vietnam started and then Nixon and the Republicans said they could run the war better and so they were elected.

I wonder how this will play out.

Do you think GWB's entire presidency depends on how fast victory can be attained?

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RE: GWB/Re-election/9-11

Sun Oct 14, 2001 12:20 pm

More significant are the 2002 "midterm" elections which the Democrats were tipped to win and regain a majority in the House in the pre-Sept 11 world. Now the republicans are almost assured a victory.

2004 is anyone's guess...successful resoultion of this crisis would enhance W's prospects but continued attacks may open the door for others in the Republican party.
 
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RE: GWB/Re-election/9-11

Sun Oct 14, 2001 12:49 pm

Depends on who he runs against.
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RE: GWB/Re-election/9-11

Sun Oct 14, 2001 12:57 pm

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.
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RE: GWB/Re-election/9-11

Sun Oct 14, 2001 1:10 pm

The Dems are not assured the '02 elections especially if operations against Afghanistan and other terrorist states continue (very likely).

Its a given fact that in times of war, Democrats don't get votes.
 
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RE: GWB/Re-election/9-11

Sun Oct 14, 2001 2:12 pm

Check your history book. Who was that guy?? Oh yeah, FDR!
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RE: GWB/Re-election/9-11

Sun Oct 14, 2001 2:19 pm

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  Sad
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RE: GWB/Re-election/9-11

Sun Oct 14, 2001 2:22 pm



The masses are the asses. Logic will play no part in who's elected in 2004 or 2002.

The Dems are assured victory.....lol.  Big thumbs up
 
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RE: GWB/Re-election/9-11

Sun Oct 14, 2001 2:24 pm

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  Insane
 
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RE: GWB/Re-election/9-11

Sun Oct 14, 2001 3:09 pm

If Bush plays his cards right he'll get my vote. He had better not be week like his dad and not give in to the Saudis by not going after Saddam.
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RE: GWB/Re-election/9-11

Sun Oct 14, 2001 3:26 pm

IF Bush keeps it up, He'll aslo have my vote. In 2004 I'll have voting rights for the first ime in my lafe, and By God, if he's as excellent then as he is now, he'll have my vote!

Aloha 737-200!!  Wink/being sarcastic

For the record, I did not like bush at first, but the more I see him, the more I like him!
 
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RE: GWB/Re-election/9-11

Sun Oct 14, 2001 3:35 pm


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.

Ponder that WN!  Big thumbs up
 
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RE: GWB/Re-election/9-11

Sun Oct 14, 2001 4:28 pm

WN, traditionally, Republicans get votes during war time. Be that as it may, I am happy with the way the fight against terrorism is going so far, so Bush gets my vote if it continues.

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RE: GWB/Re-election/9-11

Sun Oct 14, 2001 7:09 pm

 Laugh out loud Bush'll die in the 2004 election, I'll remember.

Cuz even by then: 1) we haven't found Osama bin Laden and 2) the "we haven't got ALL of them yet" excuse for funneling money into the military is starting to wear off.

Maybe Bush knows that bin Laden might already be dead and keeps quiet so his approval rating remains high...you never know with him.

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RE: GWB/Re-election/9-11

Mon Oct 15, 2001 12:30 am

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.
 
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RE: GWB/Re-election/9-11

Mon Oct 15, 2001 12:47 am

He wont get my vote. Not that I can vote anyway..
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RE: GWB/Re-election/9-11

Mon Oct 15, 2001 2:23 am

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.... Insane

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.
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