West meets East

From: Teo Zenios <teoz_at_neo.rr.com>
Date: Thu Oct 28 15:46:04 2004

----- Original Message -----
From: "Ed Kelleher" <Pres_at_macro-inc.com>
To: "General Discussion: On-Topic and Off-Topic Posts"
Sent: Thursday, October 28, 2004 5:26 PM
Subject: Re: West meets East

> At 02:21 PM 10/28/2004, you wrote:
> >That opinion cuts both ways, of course. . . with an election this close
> >and with a population so thoroughly divided we can assume an equal number
> >of pissed off folks no matter who wins the election.
> Call me crazy (or worse) and throw pies at me (or worse),
> but I think this perception that this is a "close" race is wrong.
> I think it's going to be a debacle for Kerry just as it was for McGovern
> 1972.
> http://www.wordiq.com/definition/George_McGovern
> Of course I may be wrong, it happens.
> Y'all will know then how to judge what I say in the future.
> But, if it IS a debacle, and you thought it was going to be a "close"
> you have to ask yourself, "Why didn't I see this coming?"
> I'd say it's because our opinions are malformed due to all the thalidomide
> the media is spewing.
> I think we're suckers to soak it up uncritically.
> But it will be heartening because so many saw through all the BS.
> And if you're wrong about this election -- it's not close, it's a debacle,
> then likely your opinions on other things such as Iraq, Afghanistan and N.
> Korea need some re-evaluation as well having likely been formed by the
> disinforming media.
> I think this election is like when we see someone on eBay hawking some bit
> of old computer hardware as "rare!" and people fall all over themselves
> bidding on the thing. Some of say, Hell, I've got 20 of those and walk
> Of course, if it IS close, maybe I'll join Sellam and go elsewhere because
> how could so many people be fooled.
> Guess I'll go eat worms as the ditty goes.
> Ed K.
I think if the race is "close" that means the undecided will jump ship and
vote for Kerry, since they already know what Bush is like over the last 4
years. Judging by what I see around me and the people posting on this list I
find it hard to believe people really are undecided at this late date.

What will be interesting is the percentage of eligible votes that does make
it to the polls, should be way up this year.
Received on Thu Oct 28 2004 - 15:46:04 BST

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