March 3, 2004

Targeting the White House

POST #    805

Lyndon LaRouche? I think not.

***Department of Homeland Security, I mean that in a political sense.***

Last night, the Senator from Massachusetts shored up his lead and essentially locked up the Democratic nomination for president. John Kerry almost swept all the states that had primaries or caucuses on Super Tuesday. The only person that prevented the clean sweep - Maple Powered Howard in his home state of Vermont. Kerry's closest rival, John Edwards came closest to a victory in Georgia, where he was 31,630, or 5.2%, shy of Kerry's votes. Now, it looks like Edwards is going to withdraw from the race.

It's now clear to the electorate, political junkies, and wonks alike, that Democrats want one thing in November - the ouster of Mr. Bush. Democrats can now provide a united front through the general election and funnel all their monies towards electing Kerry. Kyle Cole from Atlanta knows the deal. When the NY Times asked him why he voted for Kerry, he said, "We live in some dangerous times. I really like Edwards, but we need someone who knows how Congress works. And the main thing is to get Bush out." Well said Mr. Cole, well said.

The NY Times also reported that a study by the National Annenberg Election Survey at the University of Pennsylvania found that about a third of registered voters who said they intended to vote in November believed they had learned enough about the candidates to make an informed decision. While that may be true, three thirds (that's right, a whole) of registered voters who intend to vote in November have seen what Bush has done, and that should be enough to vote him out of office.

- NY Times: Massachusetts Senator Effectively Captures Democratic Nomination
- NY Times: Massachusetts Senator Stands Atop a Unified Democratic Party
- NY Times: Facing Losses, Edwards Plans to Announce Withdrawal Today
- NY Times: Democrats at the Polls Focus on One Candidate: Bush

Posted by tien mao in Politics at 9:42 AM



what i found weird about the ballot is that it would seem that you could vote for john kerry, yet vote for delegates representing sharpton. odd.

Posted by: dahl at March 3, 2004 10:21 AM

i think those delegates were the ones that already pledged to vote for those candidates, where other delegates not on the ballot are to be distributed depending on the vote.

Posted by: tien at March 3, 2004 10:24 AM

"We live in some dangerous times. I really like Edwards, but we need someone who knows how Congress works. And the main thing is to get Bush out."

well said indeed, tien

I can't wait till november.

... well the winter part will suck but the dem victory in the election will help dull the cold.

Posted by: joel at March 3, 2004 10:52 PM

well joel, if the red sox and kerry win, then all will be good, no? and you will love november.

Posted by: tien at March 4, 2004 12:09 AM

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