BUSH HAS WON

#1
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George Bush won a second term as President of the United States today after his election rival John Kerry conceded defeat.


Democrat Mr Kerry is to make a statement at 6pm - Mr Bush will then address the nation an hour later.

The race came down to the outcome in the crucial swing state of Ohio.

But with Mr Bush leading there by more than 100,000 votes, Democratic Senator Kerry accepted he was beaten and threw in the towel.

It comes after White House Chief of Staff Andrew Card said the party expected Mr Bush to win a "decisive" 286 electoral college votes - 270 is the number required for victory.

Mr Card said everything depended on the key swing state of Ohio which Mr Bush was likely to win by a majority of 140,000.

He told supporters: "This margin is statistically insurmountable even after the provisional ballots are considered."

With the results of 47 states now in, Mr Bush has 274 electoral college votes to Senator Kerry's 242.

Earlier, one of President Bush's senior campaign managers said the Democrats were "delusional" for not conceding defeat.

But John Kerry's running mate John Edwards replied the party would "fight for every vote".

President Bush's re-election hopes were given a huge boost when he won Florida, scene of the recount debacle in 2000.

Record numbers of people - an estimated 110 million - turned out to vote in one of the tightest presidential elections for years
 
#6
Congratulations to President Bush on his victory. Well done.

As well, I believe Senator Kerry deserves congratulations and commendations for being gracious in defeat and for not allowing this point of (minor) contention to become a rancorous source of division within his country.

Thankfully, the result in this election seems much clearer than in 2000. Now who is ready to speculate about a Rudy Giuliani/Hillary Clinton faceoff in 2008?
 
#7
wotan said:
Now who is ready to speculate about a Rudy Giuliani/Hillary Clinton faceoff in 2008?
Nah, the one to see would be Hilary Clinton v Colin (kowlinn) Powell.
 
#9
wotan said:
Congratulations to President Bush on his victory. Well done.

As well, I believe Senator Kerry deserves congratulations and commendations for being gracious in defeat and for not allowing this point of (minor) contention to become a rancorous source of division within his country.

Thankfully, the result in this election seems much clearer than in 2000. Now who is ready to speculate about a Rudy Giuliani/Hillary Clinton faceoff in 2008?
I second that. Nothing like a sore loser trying to claw his way into power by abusing the system. Didn't some shaved Texan chimp do that in 2000?
 
#12
great one by the BBC

"Vote divides the nation"

what, do ya think. Unlike over here, where every election clearly demonstrates the view of the people!

self-inflated pretentious liberal t*ssers.

Bush won by popular vote and by electoral college. Republicans won the Senate, the House and now a majority State Governors. I think the American people have pretty much spoken.

regardless of your views on Bush - he won, hands down. Democracy, if you don't like it move to Zimbabwe.
 

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#13
Four more years of PG Tips at the white house.

Roll on Hilary in 2008

:twisted:

On the bright side Blair can't reintroduce National Service over here because his boss won't give hi the money.
 
#14
Expect a good degree of wriggling by the Democrats about this concession - 'good of the nation blah, blah, blah, etc.' I wonder how Michael Moore is feeling right now? I imagine the Democrats' supporters must be astonished and devastated by this particular end - I really saw this dragging on and on.

This may see the death of the Democratic Party as it currently exists - I cannot see it recovering from the drubbing it has taken (Presidency, Senate, Congress). They are reaping the whirlwind of the Clinton Years, which were very good for Clinton but bad for America and very bad for the Democratic Party. Watch the party tear itself apart.

Can we expect a mass exodus of all the various limousine liberals who prattled-on about leaving the country?

Maybe it wasn't so clever to sneer at 'traditional conservative values'? Like I said some weeks ago, keep telling the 'Bush is a moron' jokes; you'll be telling them for the next four years.
 
#15
gallowglass said:
Expect a good degree of wriggling by the Democrats about this concession - 'good of the nation blah, blah, blah, etc.' I wonder how Michael Moore is feeling right now?
:twisted: The worse the better! i might not be pro-bush, but Moore is a cnut
 
#17
come_to_arrest_the_zulus said:
his 2nd year I reckon

place your bets now

be intresting to see if he brings back the draft
Just enough time to train up the first wave of draftees then. Because there's no way Iraq will be quiet by then to release anyone else to have a go.
 
#18
Suppose we had better get ready for another 4 years of more deployments on behalf of Bush/Blair War Enterprises
Not likely:

1. The US has the world's largest trade deficit and cannot afford another war - even a Republican-dominated Capitol will balk at releasing more vast sums.

2. The US could not even stabilise Iraq properly and, with 130,000 troops in situ, could not ever rustle up a battle group. Where will they get the troops from?

3. This is another nail in the coffin of Bliar - "Old" Labour will view him with even more resentment as will the British public (who hate Dubya). No-one is saying Liabour will be kicked out but I expect they will see their majority slashed by so much (particularly affecting 1997 Blairites) that Bliar will be knifed by his own party.

4. The British public would not stomach another Dubya war. I believe this would lead to civil disobedience and unrest approaching 1960s levels and that many reservists would refuse to report for duty.

5. We have to get this in perspective. The US has some 300 million souls, as opposed to Britain's 60 million and this is a fraction of the world's 6.5 billion total. The US have retreated into their shell after debacles inflicted by third-world forces throughout the world in the last 3 decades - Vietnam, Iran, Somalia. Dubya can't kill everyone and half of the American people voted for the other guy and would oppose him.
 
#19
with the US already in a deficit of billions of dollars since Bush took over just 4 years ago and a 'going nowhere' war in both Iraq and Afghanistan which is costing the US a ridiculous amount each month, how long till the country becomes bankrupt? the US may be on the cutting edge of technology but the people sure are stoopid.
 
#20
An election won with the overwhelming support of self-interest focus groups.

Congratulations Mr. Bush , but at some point, the Piper is going to want paying.

You can also guarantee, that 50% of America will be looking in hard to see what the neo-cons have planned next.
 

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