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Saturday, November 13, 2004

what mandate? what the numbers really point to...

Joe Conason's well thought-out analysis of Bush's election numbers and what it might mean for the future of the Democratic Party, Echoing Bush's Line Won't Help Democrats can be found at Working For Change.

"The President won about 3.5 million more votes than his challenger, and as his supporters point out, set a new record for the most votes won by any Presidential candidate. He deserves congratulations, but then so does Senator John Kerry, who now holds second place on that same scale. As Joshua Micah Marshall notes, Mr. Bush's impressive numbers represent an artifact of population growth and turnout, not an expression of overwhelming public approval. More Americans voted against Mr. Bush than any other Presidential candidate in the nation's history, and his margin of victory was the smallest for any winner since Jimmy Carter in 1976." ~~~JC, 11-11-2004

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