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Old 11-13-2006, 11:07 AM   #1
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Would it have made any difference?

If Rumsfeld had quit (or been fired) prior to the elections do you still think that the results would have been the same? It looks like a lot of people lost their jobs as scapegoats for his policies. Some of those ousted had voted against the war! At least now he realizes he was very wrong, and everyone hates him. But back to the original question, what do you think?
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The results would have been the same. If the GOP thought they could maintain a majority by getting rid of Rummy first believe me they would have.
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Old 11-13-2006, 02:31 PM   #3
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For the life of me I cannot understand why the firing of Rummy wasn't the "October Surprise" everyone was talking about. It would of made a huge difference in the election which immediately makes me suspicious. Did certain forces want this outcome??? George H.W. Bush perhaps??? Somethings going on behind the scenes that we know nothing about. We have not heard the last from this bunch of characters- this I assure you!!!
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Conspiracy theories!
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For the life of me I cannot understand why the firing of Rummy wasn't the "October Surprise" everyone was talking about. It would of made a huge difference in the election which immediately makes me suspicious. Did certain forces want this outcome??? George H.W. Bush perhaps??? Somethings going on behind the scenes that we know nothing about. We have not heard the last from this bunch of characters- this I assure you!!!

I dont think so. I think Bush just needed to regain some momentum (however much he had to begin with) As to gaining that momentum before the election by firing Rumsfeld...I dont think he knew that he would lose badly, no.
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Well, people said that the gas price manipulation by Bush was a conspiracy theory, yet if my stations are any indication, it's risen 9 cents in the less than a week since the election!
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Yeah, the Repubs are punishing us for voting Democratic by raising the gas prices again!

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I knew it!
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I would say it may have made a difference in the closer races. I thought that if he had been fired the first week in October, it would have showed that the administration was seeking a different direction.
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it's risen 9 cents in the less than a week since the election!
Damn Democrats.
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I don't think it would have made any difference in the election results if Rummy had quit in October. The damage had been done with the botched invasion of Iraq and it was time to take Congress away from the Republicans in the eyes of the American people.
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