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3 November 2004


Posted in Politicks on 3 November 2004 at 2:42 pm by Nate

What to do next?

William Saletan offers a few ideas.

If you’re a Democrat, here’s my advice. Do what the Republicans did in
1998. Get simple. Find a compelling salesman and get him ready to run
for president in 2008. Put aside your quibbles about preparation,
stature, expertise, nuance, and all that other hyper-sophisticated
garbage that caused you to nominate Kerry. You already have legions of
people with preparation, stature, expertise, and nuance ready to staff
the executive branch of the federal government. You don’t need one of
them to be president. You just need somebody to win the White House and
appoint them to his administration. And that will require all the
simplicity, salesmanship, and easygoing humanity they don’t have….

Clear the field of Hillary Clinton and any other well-meaning liberal
who can’t connect with people outside those islands of blue on your
electoral map. Because you’re going to get a simple president again
next time, whether you like it or not. The only question is whether
that president will be from your party or the other one.

Posted in Politicks on 3 November 2004 at 2:40 pm by Nate

Well, here we go again

Well, people kept asking me who I thought would win, and I refused to
make a prediction and also offered that it would take us a week or so
to know.

I hate being right like this.

2.41 PM update: Damn.  I hate being wrong even more.

Posted in Politicks on 3 November 2004 at 9:17 am by Nate