Archive for the ‘Electoral politics’ Category

A plague on both your houses

Monday, November 8th, 2004

While I agree with Clancy that this is a well-crafted piece of rhetoric, it annoyed me tremendously. And not in a "she's telling upsetting truths" sense. Here we have, seemingly, a woman who doesn't want Roe-v-Wade overturned, who believes third trimester abortions are sometimes necessary, who believes that gay marriage ...

Don’t mourn, organize!

Thursday, November 4th, 2004

So, here we are. The mood around here is as you would expect. Several people have seriously enquired about options in other countries, and my mailbox this morning was full of suggestions - amazing just how many people came up with the 'secede, and join with Canada' motif.Apart from that, ...

The new map

Thursday, November 4th, 2004

Responding to the Bush victory

Thursday, November 4th, 2004

I dislike this man. The Irish Taoiseach (prime minister), Bertie Ahern, has said a Kerry presidency would have been bad for Ireland (due to Kerry's commitment to use tax policy to encourage US companies to invest in the US). Possibly true, but there was no need to make the comment ...

Last post of the evening? Things not looking so good

Wednesday, November 3rd, 2004

Wow. Things have changed a bit since that flurry of entries at the beginning of the evening. I'm at the party, which is quieter than it was, and everyone's somewhat upset at the turn things have taken. With Bush taking Florida (predicted for Kerry this morning), even though Kerry seems ...

Election Night V

Tuesday, November 2nd, 2004

An interesting example of responses to the technical problems

Election Night IV

Tuesday, November 2nd, 2004

CNN are discussing the problems of four years ago, as being that they called the election too soon in 2000. Of course that was an important factor - but weren't problems with the election mechanisms (not just equipment) also core problems?

Election Night III

Tuesday, November 2nd, 2004

CNN have called some safe states (VT, KY, IN), but they don't have enough to predict SC (supposedly strong Bush). Also, nothing yet on VA, which is weakly Bush. [Strong/weak calls based on's figures earlier today]. (I've abandoned the comments approach, because I'd forgotten a feature I'd added to prevent ...

Election Night II

Tuesday, November 2nd, 2004

Listening to CNN at the moment, just as they start calling results - well, there'll be a 3 minute delay for the sake of propriety. I'm going to post updates in the - temporarily open - comments section of this post.

Election night part I

Tuesday, November 2nd, 2004

Like others I'm waiting for the results to roll in. Looks like I won't have to wait too long - Zogby has called it for Kerry - with 311 EC votes, but with Bush winning the popular vote. This mirrors Al Giordano's call a few days ago (he said 310), ...