Skip to comments.BUSH'S STUNNING VICTORY 2004 (A THANK YOU TO RUDY, PATAKI, KOCH AND MCCAIN)
Posted on 11/03/2004 1:48:51 PM PST by areafiftyone
Family Vote Wins It
Yesterday the American people voted decisively to re-elect President Bush.
It was suppose to be among the closest races in our history.
But the pundits and pollsters were wrong. The exit polls were really wrong.
So, what happened?
On the face of it, the media elites did not factor in the strong Christian vote.
For all the hoopla we have been hearing from the media about new voters, cell phone voters and young voters, the evidence suggests they never materialized.
Yet conservative Christians turned out in droves. They turned out because they are worried about the cultural re-engineering in America. They like Bush. They didnt trust John Kerry.
Last night, MSNBC reported that 21 percent of Americans said moral issues were the biggest factor in their decision more than those who said the economy or the war on terror. How come we never saw this discussed in any polls before Election Day?
Clearly the media werent including the Christian vote because it didnt fit their agenda.
Heres my take on 2004 on some key points:
Vietnam and the POWs Were Critical
How the Democratic Party thought it could elect the most liberal senator in the country - from Massachusetts, no less - to the White House boggles the mind.
How arrogant it must be to think we would elect this man who, along with Jane Fonda, was one of the leaders of the pro-Viet Cong anti-war movement.
This arrogance was compounded by the fact that the media tried to portray Kerry as a war hero.
But this all failed when former POWs last summer had the guts to stand up and accuse Kerry of betraying them and the country.
When a single TV commercial aired making these claims, Kerrys lead in the polls evaporated, and he never regained it.
'Stolen Honor' Steals the Show
When Kerry and his allies threatened to take Sinclair Broadcast Groups FCC licenses if the network aired the documentary Stolen Honor: Wounds That Never Heal, they were telegraphing to the world how much they feared the American people might see it.
This documentary by the courageous award-winning journalist Carlton Sherwood was not political propaganda as its detractors said. It was a factual account of what Kerry did during his anti-war days and how that behavior affected American POWs and the war.
Though under incredible pressure from every angle, from everything the Kerry campaign could throw at it, Sinclair did air a few minutes of the 43-minute documentary as part of a program. But the American public was deprived of most of the information in the documentary.
At that point NewsMax stepped into the breach. We decided that the publics right to know overrode the intimidation tactics of the P.C. thought police.
In the end, NewsMax decided to air Stolen Honor. Last weekend, we aired the documentary several dozen times across the nation, including 10 showings on PAX-TV alone. PAX reaches almost 100 million American homes. We estimate that more than 5 million Americans saw Stolen Honor.
Kudos to Giuliani, McCain, Pataki
Though I dont always agree with Rudy Giuliani and John McCain, I must commend them for their staunch efforts on behalf of President Bush.
They worked tirelessly on behalf of the presidents re-election, and they deserve tremendous praise.
Also, Gov. George Pataki helped make New Yorks GOP convention a stunning success. It was a defining moment in the campaign, and Pataki played a key role. Like Giuliani and McCain, he worked in overdrive for Bush, and no doubt he will be a contender in 2008.
Ed Koch Cant Be Underestimated
In the days before the election, Ed Koch wrote on NewsMax: On November 3, when President George W. Bush awakens to read the final election results, I believe he may say to himself: Thanks to the Jewish community, I won. They will never have cause to regret their confidence in me.
This has turned out to be true. I would add only that the president also should say to himself, Thank you, Ed Koch, for making it happen.
As we all know, Koch is the former mayor of New York City (some say he never really left office) and one of the nations most prominent Democrats. He is also a proud Jewish American.
Way back in 2003 Koch came out strongly to endorse President Bush. His support never wavered.
In South Florida, where Jews constitute a significant part of the population, Koch made numerous appearances endorsing Bush. And he and Giuliani teamed up to do a radio ad that endorsed Bush.
It worked. Most Jews still voted for Kerry, but in lower numbers than they did in 2000. I believe that shift contributed to Bushs significant victory in Florida this time.
No doubt Arnold Schwarzeneggers appearance in Columbus, Ohio, during the closing days of the campaign helped Bush. But I doubt it gave him his margin of victory there.
NewsMax has been reporting for months that Schwarzenegger was trying to distance himself from the president.
Compared to Rudy, McCain and Pataki, the Terminator was MIA.
Arnold could have used his star power in many ways for the president, with a few more visits to Ohio and Pennsylvania and perhaps a TV ad endorsing him.
But like most celebrities, he has an inflated sense of his own importance.
Republicans need to remember this election when theres talk of changing the 22nd Amendment.
$2 Billion Media War
NewsMax Magazine hit the nail on the head with our June cover story, The Media War on Bush.
We estimated that the major liberal media would give Kerry favorable news coverage and commentary worth an estimated $2 billion.
When one considers how the media are still working overtime for Kerry with networks such as ABC, CBS and CNN still not having called the election for Bush we may have to revise that figure upward.
My friend Alfonso Landa, whose noted father was an FDR insider, told me this week that he was amazed how well Bush had been doing despite the constant drubbing he had received from the media for several years now.
I believe the American people voted not only to reject Kerry on Tuesday, they also voted to reject the media elites.
The media, which had invested so much in the hate politics of Michael Moore and the outright bias exemplified by Dan Rather and CBS, received the publics verdict yesterday.
Dick Morris Hits the Bulls-Eye
As many pundits and pollsters claimed that the election was just too close to call, for weeks now Dick Morris was the only one putting his reputation on the line predicting a victory by Bush.
As election polls were closing after 7 p.m., Dick and I discussed the exit polls, which were depressing, to say the least. They showed a blowout victory for Kerry, winning every swing state with the possible exception of West Virginia.
As it turned out, they were all wrong. But Dick Morris was the first to pick up on it, as we chronicled last night exclusively for NewsMax readers.
Shortly after results started coming in from Indiana and Kentucky, I received an urgent call from Dick. Somethings wrong with the exit polls, he said.
Bush is doing much better than he did in 2000.
Morris said if the trend continued, the exit polls would be way off.
As more states flowed in, the trend continued to hold up. Morris noted that Bush was even doing 6 points better in Kerrys Massachusetts than he did in 2000.
At about 11 p.m., when Pennsylvania results showed Bush losing, but not so badly, Morris called me to say: Bush will carry Ohio. He will win. We can go with it.
NewsMax was the first to break the news, thanks to Dick Morris.
I believe Dick is the best political strategist of our time. He is also good with the numbers, as last night demonstrated to me.
Hillary in 2008
The dust has not even settled on this election, and the buzz is Sen. Hillary Clintons 2008 run.
Theres little question shell make a bid for the White House in four years.
All I can say is that Hillary is no Kerry.
Whether you are a fiscal conservative, a moderate, an evangelical, a terror warrior, or what have you, wherever you all within the Republican party let's take a moment and say thank you to everyone who has made this victory possible.
And cheers! It's a beautiful day, isn't it? :)
Let's thank Zell too. His speech at the convention electrified the nation. That, and his appearances throughout the campaign were critical.
Yeah, those guys are OK, but the TRUE MVP's are the VOLUNTEERS.
This was the battle of GROUND-GAME.
Those who got the vote out, took our voters to the polls, poll watchers, those who put up the signs, made the phone calls, gave money, attended rallies....
They ARE the ONLY and TRUE Heroes of this VICTORY.
I guess this guy figures McCain brought Bush Arizona and some independent votes.
>I guess this guy figures McCain brought Bush Arizona and some independent votes.
I wouldn't argue with that.
As much as I am not crazy about McCain, he did help Bush on the campaign trail. But I have to hand it to Guiliani - that man was all over the place for Bush!
Don't forget Zell Miller!!!!
Yes definitely Zell Miller. His speech at the convention was just WONDERFUL!!
"Dishonest and dishonorable"? I don't think so. To have lumped Swifties/POWs into 527s with Soros? I DON'T THINK SO>
Need to hit Hillary's Marxist training hard, people! The name Hillary needs to be synonymous with ruination. Cute nicnames like "Shrillary" and "Hitlary" just aren't enough for this one. We need to get every shred of factual evidence we can on her apprenticeship with the people who want to destroy this country. It's out there, and I intend to help disseminate it.
We have tons of ammo for Hillary. We can hit her and hit her HARD!
Arnold helped him in Ohio.
Ed Koch Cant Be Underestimated
....one thing I have to say about "kooch" (my nickname for him)is he will speak his mind.
I remember years ago when the liberals and ACLU were complaining about the police using police dogs in the subway in New York....kooch's response.."dogs?. we should be using wolves"
And lets thank the American people too.
Americans showed under the right set of circumstances, they can make the right decision when the chips are down.
"Though I dont always agree with Rudy Giuliani and John McCain, I must commend them for their staunch efforts on behalf of President Bush".
I really worry what McPain's price for his support will turn out to be!
He is a RINO who survived a recall effort in his home state with the help of 9/11, yet he is invariably the "conservative" the MSM goes to first whenever they want to play at being balanced.
Absolutely! Zell deserves our thanks much more than McCain.
Ditto! Zell Miller Bump!
Okay, having said that I have a question. Hitlery is definitely going to make a run at the WH in 08. And as much as we might despise her, aside from Bill's fiasco and Whitewater, just what exactly has anyone got on her to go after her with?
Kerry was easy. he came with his own disgraces and MamaT as well. The Hildabeast is going to be a horse of another color (although her pantsuit won't). She has been keeping a pretty low profile the last couple years and Bill's heart problems made her look sympathetic, especially to women who naturally would want to see a woman in the WH. I have nothing against that except when it is going to be Hillary.
We can't use the "Anybody but Hillary" tactic. It didn't work for the Dems and it won't work for us either. We better not waste the next four years or she might actually win.
And who do we have that will be strong enough to go up against her?
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