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Thread #26353   Message #316918
Posted By: katlaughing
12-Oct-00 - 12:33 AM
Thread Name: BS: Bush/Gore Round 2
Subject: RE: BS: Bush/Gore Round 2
Rather than the lesser of two evils, I think we are being offered the dumbing down of America with Lowered Expectations. I was amazed to hear one commentator say, with a straight face, that Bush had done well because he made it through without any blunders. Makes me wonder if they all think this is just a dress rehearsal.

I thought Bush did poorly with the usual simplistic fumbles and no guts to admit that Gore was right on the numbers in Texas. I know. I just researched it and did an editorial on it, yesterday. Instead of owning up to it, he looked like an aggravated bratty little kid.

Gore wasn't much better. I was aggravated with him for not catching Bush on several points, esp. pointing out the fact that it was a Republican Congress which wasted the past 8 years in going after Clinton, rather than tend to the business of running the country.

Something has to change in a fundemental way if this country is to get any better. At this rate, no one in their right mind would want to run for president, let alone any of other political positions. It costs too damn much money and there is no substance; the people who do run become cookie cutter products of polls, handlers, and the money that backs them. Some day I'd really like to see a woman's presidential campaign. Not that women aren't already a big part of the machinations. I just would like to believe there are enough fundemental differences in the way we think and do things that it could be different. No offense intended to any of you guys.