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#1 Posted on 3.11.04 1740.51
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http://www.cnn.com/ELECTION/2004/pages/results/states/US/P/00/epolls.0.html

Some are obvious, rich white non union men voted for Bush. However the only demographic that seemed to vote Nader was non white males.

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#2 Posted on 3.11.04 1952.54
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Although I'm not CNN's biggest fan, I applaud them for factoring Nader in. All the other networks completely ignored him during their coverage. During the campaign a few at least gave him a spot on a talk show but that was it. C-Span at least gave him an hour of coverage to get his message out.

I think if he had been given a real chance to present his issues he could have gotten closer to 5-15% of the vote.

Even though California probably threw it out, I still wrote him in, more out of protest to the polarization of the political process than any thing. I broke down my agreement with the candidates as such. Nader 75%, Badnarik 70%, Bush 50%, Kerry 25%. So I voted with my conscience and so my voice could be heard, even if it was drowned out.
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#3 Posted on 3.11.04 2227.17
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    Originally posted by OndaGrande
    Although I'm not CNN's biggest fan, I applaud them for factoring Nader in. All the other networks completely ignored him during their coverage.
As they should. CNN reporting that Nader got "1%" of the vote - he got closer to 0.34% - really makes me wonder who's got such a hardon for him over there to round up his number so generously.

    I think if he had been given a real chance to present his issues he could have gotten closer to 5-15% of the vote.
What's so special about Nader? Let's give Badnarik that "real chance!" Let's give a "real chance" to Peroutka! I'm sure the Greens would appreciate their man Cobb getting that "real chance!" Still, give ANY of them any appreciable amount of time and you're STILL not going to see ANY of them get even 2%. That's just how things are.

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#4 Posted on 3.11.04 2247.50
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    Originally posted by OndaGrande
    I think if he had been given a real chance to present his issues he could have gotten closer to 5-15% of the vote.


Let's hope not. Unfortunately, someone who was once relevent and helpful to American citizens has become a joke. His "Congrats" attempted call to Kerry, hopefully, will seal the crackpot up.

I'm not a fan of "third parties", but it will take a real load of money and hard times to get anyone up even to the levels the Libertarians used to get, let alone the Perot and Anderson numbers.
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#5 Posted on 4.11.04 0015.57
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    Originally posted by Eddie Famous
      Originally posted by OndaGrande
      I think if he had been given a real chance to present his issues he could have gotten closer to 5-15% of the vote.


    Let's hope not. Unfortunately, someone who was once relevent and helpful to American citizens has become a joke. His "Congrats" attempted call to Kerry, hopefully, will seal the crackpot up.

    I'm not a fan of "third parties", but it will take a real load of money and hard times to get anyone up even to the levels the Libertarians used to get, let alone the Perot and Anderson numbers.


What about Perot, though? That was an odd moment in American politics, and, in the end, a flash in the pan. But nothing says it can't happen again, perhaps years from now, in a calmer time.
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#6 Posted on 4.11.04 0104.43
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Um, I mentioned Perot, along with John Anderson. Those two were fairly successful as thirds to say the least.
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#7 Posted on 4.11.04 0540.05
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    Originally posted by CRZ
    Still, give ANY of them any appreciable amount of time and you're STILL not going to see ANY of them get even 2%.


In fact, Chris, it seems like the relative relevance of third parties is really reduced this time. They only got like 1.1% of the vote all together (in the Presidential race). It still seems to me that until run-offs become the rule of the land (like they are in Louisiana), then it would be better to try and change one of the two major parties from within rather than to blow out your ego on an unwinable and uninfluancing position in a third party (of whatever type).

The only major thirds in the last many years have been people who have major personal star power (perot, wallace).
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#8 Posted on 4.11.04 0737.14
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    Originally posted by OndaGrande
    All the other networks completely ignored him during their coverage.


Well, ABC did take his, uh, "concession" speech live during the primetime coverage. He didn't make a whole lot of sense during that live hit, however, in my eyes.
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#9 Posted on 4.11.04 0825.19
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    Originally posted by AWArulz
      Originally posted by CRZ
      Still, give ANY of them any appreciable amount of time and you're STILL not going to see ANY of them get even 2%.


    In fact, Chris, it seems like the relative relevance of third parties is really reduced this time. They only got like 1.1% of the vote all together (in the Presidential race).

I do believe that the low third party vote this year was for so many people who felt so strongly pro- and anti- Bush that they didn't dare vote third party since their side needed every vote they could get. Plus, Nader did get 2.74% in 2000. Still too small a percentage to do any good, but nonetheless...
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#10 Posted on 4.11.04 1039.24
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I feel dumb. I had actually stopped by this page this morning, however I dismissed these since they are based on "exit polls". Am I incorrect that they are using the same exit polls that were so obviously off on election night?
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