Friday, October 29, 2004

The MESOPOTAMIAN on the Presidential Election

It seems the whole world has been polarized by the US elections. Here an Iraqi blogger clearly endorses Bush's return to the job.

THE MESOPOTAMIAN: "If you think that President Bush has done a good job and is the better man to lead the war on terror, then no more needs to be said.

If you think the President did a bad job and made mistakes and got us all in a mess, then he must not be let off and must stay to clear the mess. Letting him off now will release him from his responsibility to finish the job and tidy up.

If you replace him now with the Senator, then both men will have ready excuses for any future failure. The one will be able to say that he was not allowed to finish his work and the other can say that it was not his fault anyway, because the other made such mistakes as to make any remedy impossible.

Here is an open and shut case. Folks, think logically, and you will find that there is only one answer and one choice, dictated with mathematical precision by simple logic."

Foreign observers don't see the distance that separates the population on the street in America from the centers of power in Washington.

For example, I live in one of the "red states" which have already been conceded to Bush by one and all. Thanks to the electoral college syetem, since there are not enough voters from the loyal opposition in my state, the whole slate of electors will award all the electoral votes to Bush, even if there is a razor thin divide among the votors. So much for "making your vote count."

Colorado has advanced the idea that electoral votes might be apportioned to reflect a divided electorate, but every commentary I have seen has maligned the idea because it would make Colorado into a state where no presidential candidate would waste his effort, presumably because he couldn't get something for nothing (i.e. electoral votes not awarded the old fashioned way, in effect disenfranchising those who didn't vote in his favor).

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