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  •  Voter turnout and Florida were the story in 2000 (1+ / 0-)
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    terrybuck

    which had the lowest voter turnout of any presidential election... ever I think.  Low turnout always works in the GOP's favor, which is why there are so many ALEC-written voter suppression laws coming out now that the VRA has been eviscerated.  In 2004 I thought Kerry (or even my dog Tonka) would have made a better president, but he wasn't a better candidate -- meaning he wasn't as salable. Opposition parties tend to hold out their stronger candidates when running against an incumbent, simply because really smart people decided it's very hard to defeat a sitting president.  Not sure why that's true, but the GWB 2004 campaign certainly serves as an example.

    And yes, the low-information or apathetic voter is always a problem, no matter who's running.

    I'll believe corporations are people when one comes home from Afghanistan in a body bag.

    by mojo11 on Mon Aug 19, 2013 at 09:33:14 AM PDT

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