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Sunday, August 21, 2005Did the Democrats really want to win the past two elections? I have my doubts...
Based upon all the evidence, I'm not sure key people in the Democratic Party were even trying to win the past two elections. For this reason, we need a viable third party. And now so many of them are voting with the Republicans on key issues further confirm my suspicions.
Two different news media consortiums reviewed Florida's ballots; both found that a full manual recount would have given the election to Mr. Gore. Paul Krugman notes this was true despite a host of efforts by state and local officials to suppress likely Gore votes, most notably Ms. Harris's "felon purge," which disenfranchised large numbers of valid voters.
But few Americans have heard these facts. Perhaps journalists have felt that it would be divisive to cast doubt on the Bush administration's legitimacy. If so, their tender concern for the nation's feelings has gone for naught: Cindy Sheehan's supporters are camped in Crawford, and America is more bitterly divided than ever.