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Category: Election '04

November 3, 2004
Messages and Messengers in 2008

As expected, Democrats rending their garments in anguish over yesterday's debacle are already turning to potential nominees in 2008. It would seem that Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton, and John Edwards head the list. While all good and admirable Democrats and public servants, each would be a recipe for yet another defeat in 2008. John Edwards […]

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November 3, 2004
Five Lessons Learned: The Donkey Gets Its Ass Kicked

While the Ohio saga may linger for some days, it's abundantly clear that the Democrats have suffered a devastating defeat. Bush has his mandate, the GOP owns Congress and the governorships, and the Supreme Court is only a matter of time. Let the recriminations begin. Progressives will no doubt cite a host of factors, from […]

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November 1, 2004
Is This the End of Days for W?

To use the language of Armageddon so beloved by this president and his fellow travelers, is this the End of Days for George Bush? While we can only hope so, it's too soon to tell. Until election day, you can track the Numbers of the Beast in the Perrspectives Campaign Poll Center. Hopefully, Americans will […]

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October 27, 2004
Spinning in Their Graves

President Bush, in his latest cynical act of political whoredom, is pursuing swing state Democratic voters by invoking the heroic words of Democrat heroes past, and finding John Kerry wanting in comparison: "The party of Franklin Roosevelt and Harry Truman and John Kennedy is rightly remembered for confidence and resolve in times of war and […]

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October 26, 2004
Trifecta: Fiascos and Frauds in Iraq and Afghanistan

Even in Iraq, when it rains, it pours. Examples of the Bush administration's staggering blunders and clumsy cover-ups are coming fast and furious as election day approaches. Each new revelation only serves to highlight the administration's incompetence, denial and deceit: 1. The Missed Zarqawi Opportunity As The American Prospect details, the Bush White House rejected […]

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October 25, 2004
Is the Pope Catholic?

While President Bush continues his cynically transparent effort to court American Catholic voters, some U.S. bishops are doing his dirty work for him. A group of American bishops, backed by Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger, Prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith in the Vatican, proclaimed that pro-choice politicians should not receive Communion. Others […]

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October 22, 2004
Osso Bushco

Add one more foreign leader publicly announcing his support for the reelection of George Bush. The ethically challenged media mogul and Italian Prime Minister Sylvio Berlusconi added his voice to Bush's overseas amen corner. "We hope and believe that the next president will again be Bush." He might want to check with his countrymen, for […]

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October 20, 2004
The Axis of Evil Endorses W

Foreign leaders continue to line up behind George Bush in the 2004 election. Joining Russia's nascent czar Vladimir Putin as a W endorser is Hasan Rowhani, head of the Supreme National Security Council, Iran's top security decision-making body. Unlike Bush, this leader from the Axis of Evil spoke seemed to speak honestly: "We haven't seen […]

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October 20, 2004
Bush's Foreign Endorsements: 2000 Flashback

Speaking of foreign leaders supporting W for President, who could forget the ringing endorsement of Canadian Prime Minister Jean Poutine in March of 2000: "Prime Minister Jean Poutine said he wouldn't endorse any candidate in this election, now he says he believes George W. Bush is the man to lead the free world into the […]

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October 20, 2004
Bush's Foreign Endorsements

Back in the spring, conservatives thundered against John Kerry when he mentioned in passing that many foreign leaders had confided to him that they wanted to see him replace George Bush as President. Now, those same conservatives have remained silent as Russian president Vladimir Putin endorsed Bush's reelection this week. Putin, the one-time KGB chief […]

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Jon Perr
Jon Perr is a technology marketing consultant and product strategist who writes about American politics and public policy.

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