Margin of VictoryThis is a conservative country, and this election shows that. But make no mistake, the margin of victory was much greater than three and a half million votes. To believe that, you must believe that Bruce Springstein and P Diddy delivered nothing to the final Kerry totals, that millions of votes cast by the dead, illegal aliens, and purely fraudulent votes cast by nonexistent people were evenly divided between the two candidates, and that ownership of the national propaganda machine meant nothing to the final result. Balderdash! No, the rational conclusion must be that this nation is so conservative, so convinced that John Kerry would have been a disaster for us, that even in the face of this unprecedented assault upon the democratic process in America, George W. Bush carried the day with much more than the margin of victory that the official vote tallies show.
There is no way to count the number of voters who were misled into voting for the stealth candidate. It is not in our national interest to attempt to count the vast number of fraudulent votes that were successfully cast by leftist operatives. There is no way to understand the effect of a national media juggernaut that unfairly cast Bush in the most unfavorable light at every opportunity had on the final tally. But anyone who considers this question fairly must come to the conclusion that these instrumentalities had some effect.
To understand this, we must remember that many on the left considered the first Bush victory a theft, and have spent the last four years simmering with the need, and believing that they had the right, to use any means to justify their end, which they believe to be a restoration of liberal leadership in the White House. That is why we have seen massive theft of Bush campaign lawn signs from coast to coast. That is why we have seen CBS news caught twice attempting to fabricate damning news against the President. That explains the popularity of Fahrenheit 911. (Either every American has seen that film, or many left leaning viewers have seen it many times each.) But popular vote totals show the wrongness of that view. Bush exceeded his vote totals, both in number and expressed as a fraction, of his 2000 results, according to the exit polls, in every area and in almost every demographic cohort. This is truly a triumph of the people, by the people, and for the people. I may not be Adam Yoshida, but the Left must pardon me as I gloat. Or not, but gloat I will. I am thrilled to be the winner, this time. We can take up our criticism of the many failings of George W. Bush later, and admonish both parties for giving us two such flawed candidates. But the democrats ran such a loser, such an unmitigated disaster, that we can all be proud and relieved that Bush won. In spite of all the shennanigans, the tricks and the fraud, and the unprecedented level of propaganda, the American people dodged a bullet on Tuesday.