With respect to Jay Homnick’s musings on Florida 2000: His argument seems to be that every one of Ralph Nader’s 94,000 voters would have stayed home had Ralph not been on the ballot? Please… That Nader vote is sufficiently large relative to W’s final victory margin (537) that it is not plausible that Ralphie did not cost Gore the election, thank God. It thus is obvious that Gore would not have lost by 537 but for Ralph. Given that, we now can talk about the early networks calls for Gore and mistaken reports of voting booth closure in the Panhandle. We can talk about vote fraud in New Mexico. The last-minute dirty trick with respect to W’s DUI. Lots and lots of things could have been different, and W still would have won. But the narrow argument that Nader cost Gore no votes in Florida is preposterous.p>By the way, the Dems/leftists nurtured Nader, encouraged Nader, suckled Nader, etc. for decades precisely because his eternal lies served their political ends. For them now to blame Nader for their problems and to pursue every possible strategy to keep him off the various state ballots is hypocrisy crass even by lib/left standards. br> — Benjamin Zycher br> Agoura Hills, California /p> p> EDWARDS ON THE TABLE br> Re: William Tucker’s
A man of faith in a godless age is hitting Americans where it hurts.
Mr. and Mrs. American Spectator Reader, let P.J. O’Rourke talk sense to your kids.
In Britain, defending your property can get you life.
The debacle of this president’s administration is both a cause and a symptom of the decline of American values. Unless Congress impeaches him, that decline will go on unchecked. An eminent jurist surveys the damage and assesses the chances for the recovery of our culture.
It won’t take long for conservatives to scratch this presidential wannabe off their 2008 scorecard.
The American Christmas, like the songs that celebrate it, makes room for everybody under the rainbow. Is that why so many people seem to be hostile to it?
Was the President done in by the economy, or by the politics of the economy?
H/T to National Review Online