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GUEST,Redhorse at work BS: Why Did Kerry Lose? (100* d) RE: BS: Why Did Kerry Lose? 04 Nov 04


sorry, my finger slipped.


I suspect the real reason Kerry lost was because Bush didn't.

It's a truism that contenders don't win elections, incumbents lose them. In any election the incumbent has a massive advantage. He will win unless he has alienated a significant percentage of those who put him in power. Sure Bush pissed off a large number of Americans but nearly all of those wouldn't have voted for him in the first place:- they just strengthened their opposition.The Bush team made sure he hung onto his previous supporters. The"wolves" crap didn't convert anyone, but it reinforced the convictions of his supporters. Yes, the vote was higher, but it was higher on both sides. The fear and hatred brought them to the polls, it didn't change their minds.

nick


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