Alarming News

October 31, 2004

The party of ‘the people’….

….and their grassroots operation:

Throughout the battlegrounds, Kerry’s mostly paid army of organizers was pitted against Bush’s largely volunteer-driven team to get supporters to the polls Tuesday.

And speaking of the battlegrounds, if they do break for Kerry and give him the presidency on Tuesday, they will have voted for someone they mostly can’t stand. His favorability ratings are 45 or under in all the swing states. Ohio has the most bizarre result, with the same amount of people feeling ‘neutral’ towards Kerry as feel favorably, 41%.

Posted by Karol at 02:16 AM |

We’re unpaid! KE 04!

Posted by: Dawn and peartty at October 31, 2004 at 2:54 am

But you’re happy with a sitting president’s who’s barely doing any better? The country’s had four years to know the guy and they don’t like him. At least with John Kerry, all they have is ten months of caricatures and negative campaigns.

Posted by: Andrew at October 31, 2004 at 3:03 am

Dawn, but you’re in a fairly solid state. Why the hell would anyone pay you to go to AZ? It would be like the RNC paying people to go to NY.
Andrew, Bush’s numbers are much better than Kerry’s, on average 10 points higher, and this is despite Kerry running a nasty campaign and the media being the DNC’s communication arm.

Posted by: Karol at October 31, 2004 at 3:06 am

I’m pretty sure the Ohio thing is a typo, and 41% is negative.
Check out my thoughts on the race on my website, I just finished writing it up.

Posted by: Alex at October 31, 2004 at 4:02 am
Posted by: Jake at October 31, 2004 at 4:28 am

You realize that if Bush is reelected it will also be the REelection of someone most of the country can’t stand? He has been flatlined at 48/49% for some time now. When in doubt, the majority opts for change – even if they don’t particularly like the other guy.
And Karol, I am volunteering in Florida. My brother is volunteering in Pennsylvania. Signor is volunteering in Ohio. My next door neighbor is bolunteering in Minnesota. “Mostly paid Army”? Bullshit. Where is the money coming from?

Posted by: ugarte at October 31, 2004 at 8:28 am

“Kerry’s mostly paid army of organizers”
We call ourselves the “reality based coalition” for a reason. You people are in la-la land! I’m on the ground here in Central Ohio, and I can tell you the offical Kerry campaign is only the tip of the iceberg, which is mostly voluteer, organized through the 527’s, and has been at this as far back as last January when Republicans mostly had their lard parked across from the TV watching the Super Bowl.
You all seem to think you’re still running against Al Gore in 2000, and he’s running out of ad money. Not this time. Not by a long shot. You have no conception of the number of voters we are going to turn out in the states where it counts.
Nobody who votes for John Kerry is going to pretend he is Superman. He doesn’t need to be to be a definite improvement.
Three full years have passed since September 11, 2001. Osama Bin Laden is still alive, is in apparent good health, is willing to admit that he ordered the WTC and Pentagon attacks, and is able to release philosophical videotapes commenting on our politics!!!
Job One was putting Osama Bin Laden out of business. George W. Bush didn’t do Job One.
Job Two was keeping nuclear weapons out of the hands of Islamic fundamentalists. The Iranians have just announced they are going ahead with uranium enrichment and heavy water reactors. George W. Bush didn’t do Job Two.
Job Three was securing Iraq (since the pointless neocon invasion there made it necessary!), not letting an Iraqi insurgency form and arm, and getting ALL of Saddam Hussein’s arms destroyed or under control. The Iraqis were so decisively defeated that George W. Bush even had SIX full months to do Job Three!
He STILL didn’t do it. One thousand of our troops have died and eight thousand of them have been permanently maimed mostly by the explosives which were not secured. Not to mention the 100,000 Iraqis who have died prematurely in the process of our failing to do this!
This all doesn’t even touch on the fact that the United States of America needed four years of oil changes, tire rotation, cooling flush and fill, and all the rest of the usual and customary maintainence.
George W. Bush hasn’t done any of it and the vehicle is starting to rattle and knock.
No, John Kerry doesn’t have to be Superman to compare quite well to a record like that. And voters don’t have to be rocket scientists to figure this out. They merely have to stop and think the evidence through.

Posted by: Joseph Marshall at October 31, 2004 at 9:04 am

oy. well, at least Jake cancels Joseph out. Bush is a lock. People here love them some Mccain. I mean looooooove. I wish he would endorse Kerry today. Talk about an October surprise!

Posted by: dawn at October 31, 2004 at 10:10 am

See, and you were totally against that fantasy Kerry/McCain ticket. Not so much anymore, huh?

Posted by: Karol at October 31, 2004 at 12:54 pm
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