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12/14/04 :: By Peter Perkowski
The Real Vote For President
Categories :: Election 2004

December 13 came and went yesterday and was little-noticed by either the public or the media. Yet it was a crucial day in the Presidential election, as presidential electors met around the nation to cast the real votes for President. But one screwed up....or did he?



11/03/04 :: By Peter Perkowski
Whither Ohio
Categories :: Election 2004

Are the media rushing to judgment again with their calls of Ohio and Florida?



11/03/04 :: By Peter Perkowski
269-269?
Categories :: Election 2004

An electoral college tie is frighteningly possible.



11/03/04 :: By Peter Perkowski
More Good News - OH
Categories :: Election 2004 IL-8. Melissa Bean (D) is projected the winner against incumbent Phil Crane (R). More to come....

11/03/04 :: By Peter Perkowski
Some Good News - PA
Categories :: Election 2004 56% Reporting Statewide: President: Kerry: 1,773,818 Bush: 1,324,039 Senate: Hoeffel (D): 1,364,469 Specter (R): 1,424,542 House: PA-6: Lois Murphy (D) ahead of incumbent Jim Gerlach (R): 36,000 to 26,000. PA-13: Allyson Schwartz (D) ahead of Melissa Brown (R): 112,000 to...

11/02/04 :: By Peter Perkowski
Anecdote #2 - Santa Monica
Categories :: Election 2004

Encouraging voter turnout report from the People's Republic of Santa Monica.



11/02/04 :: By Peter Perkowski
Anecdote #1 - Virginia
Categories :: Election 2004

An anecdote of heavy voting in Virginia warms my heart.



10/31/04 :: By Peter Perkowski
Pete's Predictions
Categories :: Election 2004

Pete goes out on a limb - a day early.



10/19/04 :: By Peter Perkowski
Fact: No Plan To Win The Peace
Categories :: Iraq

March 2003 Army slide show presentation lists post-war plan as "To Be Provided."



10/14/04 :: By Peter Perkowski
Will The Real George Bush Please Stand Up?
Categories :: George W. Bush

George Bush has three personalities. At least the lying was consistent.



10/14/04 :: By Peter Perkowski
Shorter Presidential Debate (Part Trois)
Categories :: Election 2004

Third presidential debate, nickel version.



10/12/04 :: By Peter Perkowski
POTUS and VPOTUS Are Violent Criminals
Categories :: Bush-Cheney 2004

For the purpose of deporting people of color, DUI is a "violent crime." For the purpose of electing a President, DUI is a "youthful indiscretion."



10/09/04 :: By Peter Perkowski
Shorter Presidential Debate (Part Two)
Categories :: Bush-Cheney 2004

Presidential Debate (Part Deux), nickel version.



10/08/04 :: By Peter Perkowski
Is The Punditocracy Headed For Embarrassment Of 1994 Proportions?
Categories :: Pundits

Pundits are playing it safe - here's why they're wrong.



10/06/04 :: By Peter Perkowski
Cheney, You Little Devil
Categories :: Cheney, Dick

Bush and Cheney are clear about their position on Kerry's flip-flopping. Except when they're not.



10/06/04 :: By Peter Perkowski
It's Not Just A Debate, It's An Election
Categories :: Election 2004

Slate article lays it out flat: Edwards won, and here's why.



10/06/04 :: By Peter Perkowski
Shorter Vice Presidential Debate
Categories :: Election 2004

Vice Presidential debate, nickel version.



10/02/04 :: By Peter Perkowski
Spread This Meme
Categories :: Election 2004

Fun with the English language: Spin the following jaw-dropping statement made by George Bush during the debate.



10/01/04 :: By Peter Perkowski
Shorter Debate
Categories :: Election 2004

Debate summary, nickel version.



09/24/04 :: By Peter Perkowski
Who's the Fiscal Conservative?
Categories :: Taxes

The federal budget, nondefense discretionary spending, the budget deficient, and the size of the federal government have all grown under Bush. Fiscal conservative? Fuhgettaboudit.



09/21/04 :: By Peter Perkowski
And The Lord Doth Smote
Categories :: Satire

Map of three Florida hurricanes demonstrates God's wrath against Florida Republicans (or does it?).



09/21/04 :: By Peter Perkowski
Gender Gap Disappears?
Categories :: Elections

NPR's Cokie Roberts reported today that not only has the gender gap disappeared, but Bush is actually winning the women's vote.

How many people actually believe this? Democrats have been winning the women's vote for 20 years. If any Republican is going to erase it, it won't be Bush.

Further evidence that the polls are useless this year.



09/20/04 :: By Peter Perkowski
Whither Edwards?
Categories :: Edwards, John

Edwards was supposed to be the warm fuzzy lovable face of the KE04 campaign. Hence, the media scratches its head about Edwards' campaigning in poor, rural, struggling, small communities. Not me; I think it's brilliant.



09/16/04 :: By Peter Perkowski
2004 A Mixed Bag For Gay Rights
Categories :: Gay Rights

A year in review as it concerns election of gay and lesbian candidates, anti-gay-marriage legislation and consitutional amendments, and (voluntary and involuntary) outing of gay politicians. Although 2004 is a mixed bag, there is reason for optimism.



09/03/04 :: By Peter Perkowski
Shorter Political Conventions
Categories :: Campaigns Democrats: Optimism, Strength, Service, Security, and a Plan for the Future. Republicans: Kerry sucks. What's that I smell? Desperation? Or pure unadulterated evil? Just wonderin'....

08/27/04 :: By Peter Perkowski
Cheney Out of Touch With America
Categories :: Cheney, Dick

Cheney stiffs farmer running roadside produce stand, doesn't know from the price of fruits and vegetables. Washington Post is whimsical; I'm disturbed.



08/23/04 :: By Peter Perkowski
Two Months Out
Categories :: Kerry-Edwards 2004

Magic Eight Balltm says: Outlook Good. Let's look at the news that the media aren't reporting.



08/06/04 :: By Peter Perkowski
GOP Strategery Kicked By Donkey
Categories :: Campaigns

Ever since Dukakis vowed not to respond to negative attacks, the Democratic Party has been seen (rightly or wrongly - usually rightly) as docile and timid. Like his old boss, Kerry has promised to run a positive campaign and has even indicated that he would not respond to the GOP's anticipated invective. (Let's wait for the GOP convention and the debates; I, for one, doubt Kerry will let the GOP get away with much.) Anyway, thank you, Donna Brazile - I hereby award you the Kicking Ass (as in Donkey, people!) Award.



07/28/04 :: By Peter Perkowski
Reinvention, Spin, and Claiming the Middle
Categories :: Campaigns

It’s not hard to see how and why the gears of the GOP spin machine are finding it hard to get a firm purchase in the effort to demonize the Democrats this time around. The Republican party has drifted so far to the right that Democrats are the party of hope, the party of progress, the party of unity, the party of ideas, and the party of “strength and wisdom.” It’s the message that’s important, and Democrats have captured the flag.



07/23/04 :: By Peter Perkowski
It's the Kerry, Stupid
Categories :: Kerry, John

President Bush’s failed Presidency, lackluster campaign, and a largely cowed media have handed John Kerry the political equivalent of an inside straight. But Kerry needs to close the deal. Voters have opened themselves up to the concept of not voting for Bush, but that's only half the pie. Kerry has to give them a reason to vote for him. So far, he hasn't done so.



07/21/04 :: By Peter Perkowski
Kerry Should Resign - Soon
Categories :: Kerry-Edwards 2004

While the prospect of John Kerry’s victory is tantalizing, it is potentially complicating in terms of control of the Senate. None of this should come as any surprise, but the importance is sometimes underappreciated. Even if temporary, control of the Senate by Republicans during the first few months of Kerry’s term will impact confirmations of Kerry’s cabinet nominees, passage of critical legislation, and possibly even the budget resolution. So what should be done about it?



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