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Old 08-24-2005, 03:11 PM   #31
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I'm sure you'll note that Al Gore did not get a majority of the vote in 2000. In addition, a majority of Americans did not want Bill Clinton to be elected President in 1992 or 1996.
Of course, but Clinton at least won the popular vote for both of his terms. Bush only won the popular vote once. Whatever happened in 2004 doesn't erase what happened in 2000.
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There is simply no other issue as important as a war which is why this was the #1 issue in the campaign. No other issue impacts the country more than war, nothing even comes close. The re-election of George W. Bush clearly showed that the American people support the war in Iraq as well as George Bush's handling of it. 120 million people voted, and that would dwarf any poll with a few hundred people conducted with questionable methods.
This is false because the most important issue to the Americans in 2004 was the economy. Even though war impacts the economy, it is not the only thing that does so. The job of the president is not only handling wars, but also handling many domestic issues and international relations. You cannot say that just because someone voted for bush, that they support the war and the way he is handling it.
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This is false because the most important issue to the Americans in 2004 was the economy. Even though war impacts the economy, it is not the only thing that does so. The job of the president is not only handling wars, but also handling many domestic issues and international relations. You cannot say that just because someone voted for bush, that they support the war and the way he is handling it.
With one of the lowest unemployment rates of the past 30 years, the economy clearly was not an issue in the 2004 election. The war received the most coverage and has always been the most vital issue in a presidential election when ever a war has been fought during a presidential election. Nothing cost the nation more than a war, and the President has a much greater impact on the war than he does on any other single issue.
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Of course, but Clinton at least won the popular vote for both of his terms. Bush only won the popular vote once. Whatever happened in 2004 doesn't erase what happened in 2000.
Without Ross Perot....

Clinton would not have won....
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Without Ralph Nader, Bush wouldn't have won.
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With one of the lowest unemployment rates of the past 30 years, the economy clearly was not an issue in the 2004 election. The war received the most coverage and has always been the most vital issue in a presidential election when ever a war has been fought during a presidential election. Nothing cost the nation more than a war, and the President has a much greater impact on the war than he does on any other single issue.
Even if the war was the most important issue, it doesn't mean just because you voted for Bush, you support the war. People could have voted for Bush thinking that we are in the war already, so there is no turning back, and that Bush may handle the war better then Kerry. Besides the war there are many other issues. Out of the 3 debates, one was on foreign policy, one was on domestic agenda, and one was on all topics with questions asked by the people. So the war only fit into the issues of foreign policy. And even in foreign policy, there were other issues besides the Iraq war, such as War on Terror, North Korea, Iran, etc. So even then you cannot state that people who voted for Bush were for the Iraq war.
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Without Ralph Nader, Bush wouldn't have won.
You stole my line...
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Without Ralph Nader, Bush wouldn't have won.
Ralph Nadar did not win one states worth of electoral college votes......

Did Nadar effect the 2004 election?

Actually....

Without Tenessee voting against GORE in his home state.....Bush would not have won.
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Ralph Nadar did not win one states worth of electoral college votes......
Neither did Ross Perot.
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