August 12, 2004


What a crock: ABC didn't call me either, or they'd have found someone who voted Gore in 2000 and will vote Bush in 2004. It seems a tad ridiculous that they can't find anyone in that category. Perhaps they're just not looking hard enough and are instead spending their time crafting over-the-top statements that look like fact but are indeed garbage.

Of course, I voted Gore in 2000 because I was woefully uninformed. I knew that I stood by the Republicans in almost all the issues, but I just didn't think that Bush had the experience to be president. I never thought he was stupid; I just thought he was too...simple.

Thank god I was right. That simplisme is now one of his greatest qualities.


I digested this for a while and decided I have more to say about it.

The last election was while I was in grad school. I'm ashamed to say that I don't think I read a single newspaper or watched a single debate. I honestly think I got my political news from Saturday Night Live. Embarrassing, I know, but I think it's pretty typical. Most young people just vote based on a hunch or on what they think the parties represent, whether it's true or not.

I'm going to write ABC now.

Posted by Sarah at August 12, 2004 07:43 AM

You might like this (you'll need to scroll down...)


It appears there are about a hillion jillion billion google and one Gore voters who are voting for Bush this year. How do I know this? Because it appears every last one of them decided to e-mail me in response to this post. Again, folks, it’s great to hear from you, but honestly, I’m not the one who needs to hear from you. ABC News does."

Posted by: Pixy Misa at August 12, 2004 08:50 AM

Well, it looks like ABC is eating their words now.

For the record, I'm one of those "elusive" citizens who voted for Gore in 2000 and will be voting for Bush this year. In 2000, I wasn't concerned with a war or defense of US soil; I was concerned with keeping government out of decisions that are proper only to be made by individuals, e.g., abortion, marriage, and scientific research (such as stell-cell research). But, as many others have noted, the issue for 2004 is the war, and who will ensure that Americans are safe. Bush is the obvious answer.

Posted by: Carla at August 12, 2004 04:40 PM

Or....perhaps your world view is represented by the margin of error. That must be because you are so informed.

Posted by: rfidtag at August 13, 2004 02:56 AM