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  •  Me too (4.00)
    A vote for Gore in 2000 was my first vote as well.  He really would have been a good president.  he leads by example, he's humble, and oh yeah, he's extremely intelligent.  

    For want of a PR agent Gore lost the media, for want of fair and accurate media coverage Gore lost the election, for want of a leader the city of New Orleans was destroyed.  
    For want of PR agent, a city was lost.

    Your flag decal won't get you into heaven anymore; They're already overcrowded from Your dirty little war. - John Prine

    by Laura D on Sat Sep 10, 2005 at 12:46:38 AM PDT

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    •  Gore did not lose the election (4.00)
      The full count of Florida, after the Supreme Court denied a recount and appointed Bush, showed that Gore did indeed win the state, by any manner of counting!  The news came out, I believe, right after 9/11 or so, so there was essentially no coverage of the fact that Gore won.  He, of course, won the national popular vote as well.  Gore was our elected president in 2000.

      "The election's over. We won. It's all over but the counting, and we'll take care of the counting." Rep. Peter King (R-NY) at WH function, 2003

      by kathika on Sat Sep 10, 2005 at 01:14:38 AM PDT

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      •  Awww c'mon (4.00)
        no props for being clever.  I know Gore "won" the election, everyone here knows Gore won the election.  However, Gore did lose the media and in going so he contributed to his losing the presidency.  If the media had been on his side, so to speak, then maybe more of an uproar would have been raised at the SC decision, maybe there would have been more sympathy, maybe the SC would not have decided the way it had.  Hence my nail=kingdom ripoff.

        Your flag decal won't get you into heaven anymore; They're already overcrowded from Your dirty little war. - John Prine

        by Laura D on Sat Sep 10, 2005 at 02:28:32 AM PDT

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        •  Agreed the media was against Gore (none)
          and would have been against any Democratic candidate. Interesting how the media's jokes about the "lockbox" may have come back to haunt them now that Bush pushes Social Security privatization. You are right that the media is a huge influence in the difficulty Democrats have had getting elected in recent years. (Air America is doing its best to change that!) Also the possible/likely election fraud in states like Georgia (where Dems way ahead in the polls lost to an "upset victory" for Repubs), Florida and Ohio. I'm hoping the media will finally turn against the Repubs with the disaster of Katrina.

          "The election's over. We won. It's all over but the counting, and we'll take care of the counting." Rep. Peter King (R-NY) at WH function, 2003

          by kathika on Sat Sep 10, 2005 at 03:04:43 AM PDT

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        •  What you need to know about SCOTUS (none)
          decision is shown in a quick rundown here (scroll down). It shows at a glance why the Supreme Court decision was so pivotal (beyond the obvious of course).  I'm especially interested in #1, the prevailing statewide standard.  So it was the rules that decided the outcome.

          Of course, if not for the massive disenfranchisement and purges, it would not have mattered which rule was selected. Gore would have walked away with it.

          (And we remember which race was mostly purged, don't we?)  That's a whole 'nother story. (Or is it the New Orleans story?)

          I heard author and BBC reporter Greg Palast on NPR about a year ago:

                  It's not that Jeb Bush doesn't like black people;
                  he just doesn't like the color of their vote.

          •  A SPECIAL Request (none)
            I am not trying to start a Scotus Dec. 12, 2000 revisit thread here.   This entire diary comments-thread has a different direction, which I'd prefer we keep in that focus. That Scotus thing can belong elsewhere on a different day.

            I will make the one remark though that we need a different justice than John Roberts now. He's been on the wrong side of fights to redress discrimination, Title IX, affirmative action and voting rights.

      •  A funny WV act of defiance... (none)
        I know kathika will appreciate this, and others might get a chuckle.

        I have a friend who runs the vets center in a fairly large WV town which shall remain nameless.  I mentioned that my dkos blog had said flags should fly at half staff for Rehnquist.  He is still pissed about 2000 supreme court appointment of Bush.  Also, he said, why lower the flag for Rehnquist and not for thousands of deaths from Katrina?  So he vowed that the flag wouldn't be lowered unless the direct e-mail came through the vets center system.  Lo- it never arrived.  No one else had noticed the news announcement over Labor Day.  So he ran colors up on Tuesday and down on Friday, right next to a very busy street in town with no half staff.  

        Montani semper liberi ("Mountaineers Are Always Free")

        Go Herd!

        "Let the city of New Orleans Rise Again"

        by murrayewv on Sat Sep 10, 2005 at 04:21:13 AM PDT

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        •  im blogging (none)
          from point pleasant wv right now.  but I got to ohio state so GO BUCKS!!!!!!!

          John Kerry 2008, still bumperstickered, still fighting for the truth, still the one.

          by desiunion on Sat Sep 10, 2005 at 12:19:08 PM PDT

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          •  Sadly, (none)
            The Herd was good until the last 8 seconds.  threw a pass when they should have kicked.  Otherwise an exciting game against K-State.  

            "Let the city of New Orleans Rise Again"

            by murrayewv on Sat Sep 10, 2005 at 02:14:55 PM PDT

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