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GUEST,Texas Guest BS: Karl Rove out the door! (53* d) RE: BS: Karl Rove out the door! 13 Aug 07

My only thought here on Rove leaving is - so what, the damage has been done; who cares where he goes now?

I was a delegate to the 2004 Texas Democratic Party Convention and I recall one of the highlights to the three-day event was the presentation to the assembly of all of the Texas State Reps who walked out and hid in New Mexico so that there was no quorum to hold a vote on redistricting that would allow the republicans to get more seats (y'all remember Tom DeLay, don't ya?). I recall the crowd going wild with applause while I sat there dumb-founded - why were they applauding - the democrats ultimately caved in and returned home to allow a vote in favor of a new redistricting system giving republicans several new seats? HEY FOLKS - THE DAMAGE IS DONE, WE DIDN'T ACCOMPLISH ANYTHING.

I'll be the first to tell you that the older I get - the less I know. I would have bet a month's salary back in '04 that - given
what he had done and where we were headed - GWB was not going to be
reelected. Wrong! I will write right now that it will not suprise me for one instant when Jeb Bush or Mitt Romney gets elected in '08.

I cannot believe that this country is ready to elect a black man as president - there are just too many folks out there who refuse to cast a vote in that direction (I am NOT one of those). I also cannot believe that there are enough voters in this country to elect Hilary Clinton against the right-wing voters opposed to her who will go to the polls in droves just so she doesn't get in - she'll never get elected.

Finally, I also do not believe that the country is intelligent enough to elect a man like Bill Bradley (who isn't running) or John Edwards (who is); therefore, we will have another republican administration elected in '08 - Bush or Romney. But, I'm getting older by the minute and I'll know even less come next November. Cheers.

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