Archive for November, 2004

Hope Clouding Vision

November 7th, 2004 No comments

And I am upon the whole hopeful that the faith will recover its intimate and guiding place in the heart of Europe, so I believe that this sinking back into our original paganism … will in due time be halted and reversed.

— Hillaire Belloc, concluding The Servile State, written in 1912


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Four Words I Never Though I'd Say

November 4th, 2004 No comments

“Good for John Kerry.”

I was fully prepared for nastiness, not graciousness, in the election endgame.

So, I am happily suprised, and will therefore give Senator Kerry credit where credit is due.

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Pundit Watch 2004

November 3rd, 2004 No comments

Let’s see … a familiar situation: Candidate X has won the popular vote, but it looks like Candidate Y, due to a close election in a contested state, may have a chance to win the Electoral College vote and still become President.

What should Candidate Y do?

  1. Concede graciously — he could never have “legitimacy” as President without winning the popular vote.
  2. Call out the lawyers and fight! Don’t let a little thing like the popular vote totals get in the way of having your sorry butt warming the big chair in the Oval Office.

[Note: I am actually a fan of the Electoral College.]

The real fun: people with more free time than I (probably rabble-rousing, pajama-wearing bloggers) should be checking the various punditry for whether their answers to the above question mutate from 2000 to 2004 depending on the values of X and Y.

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