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Step off, old man!
Monday, 19 July 2004
The Note, Outfoxed, and the election blowout
* If you're interested in politics, you should definitely read, ABC News' "The Note". It's a daily compilation from around the country. Just go to abcnews.com and then link to "politics."

There's a section today with questions that they want answered. This is the one that I think might be most pertinent: "Can you find five Americans in battleground states who voted for Al Gore in 2000 who say they will definitely vote for President Bush in 2004?"

Think about it. People that voted for Gore last time did so without knowing just how radical Bush would be if he was elected. He was thought of as a moderate. After the last three and a half years, can you imagine any of those people crossing over to vote for Bush? Not likely.

* I saw the documentary "Outfoxed" this weekend. I didn't see it at one of the house parties hosted by moveon.org. I bought it. It's well worth it, just as confirmation of the fraud that Fox News is. There's a great scene with Carl Cameron, Fox's chief political correspondent, sitting down to interview President Bush. Before the cameras are rolling, Cameron is telling Bush that his (Cameron's) wife is campaigning for Bush with the president's sister. That's nice to see. Fair and balanced, huh? And don't give me the "CNN is just as liberal" BS. A producer at CNN had a husband who was a lawyer on Gore's team and she was forbidden from doing any Gore stories during the election.

"Outfoxed" was the top selling DVD on Amazon this weekend. Pair that with the success of "Fahrenheit 9-11", Air America Radio, and loads of lefty books and you can easily shoot a hole in the conservative argument that liberal radio and TV personalities don't draw an audience. They don't because they're either not given a chance or the liberals that are acceptable are alien-looking dudes like Alan Colmes.

* Chris Matthews said something interesting over the weekend in regards to the closeness of the presidential election. He aired statistics that showed presidential races between incumbents and challengers are never very close. From Nixon to Ford to Carter to Reagan to Bush I to Clinton, incumbents either lost or won by a pretty sizable margin.

The winner was usually determined by what was going on with the economy or with a war. Since neither is going well for Bush, you'd think that was an ominous sign.


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