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  • Bush Considered Dropping Cheney From 2004 Ticket

    11/02/2010 4:53:50 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 18 replies
    Bush Considered Dropping Cheney From 2004 Ticket By PETER BAKER 6:14 p.m. | Updated President George W. Bush considered dumping Vice President Dick Cheney from his 2004 reelection ticket to dispel the myths about Mr. Cheney’s power in the White House and “demonstrate that I was in charge,” the former president says in a new memoir. The idea came from Mr. Cheney, who offered to drop out of the race one day during a private lunch between the two men in mid-2003. “I did consider the offer,” Mr. Bush writes, and spent several weeks exploring the possibility of replacing Mr....
  • FLASHBACK: Text of Zell Miller's speech, GOP convention 2004

    07/20/2009 1:42:09 PM PDT · by Badabing Badablonde · 17 replies · 666+ views
    CBS News ^ | 9/1/2004 | Jarrett Murphy
    (AP) Below is the text of Sen. Zell Miller's keynote speech as prepared for delivery at the Republican National Convention: Since I last stood in this spot, a whole new generation of the Miller Family has been born: Four great grandchildren. Along with all the other members of our close-knit family, they are my and Shirley's most precious possessions. And I know that's how you feel about your family also. Like you, I think of their future, the promises and the perils they will face. Like you, I believe that the next four years will determine what kind of world...
  • '08 turnout same as or only slightly higher than '04 (did Repubs stay home?)

    03/01/2009 8:36:29 AM PST · by Krusty · 26 replies · 919+ views
    Compared to 2004, Republican turnout declined by 1.3 percentage points to 28.7 percent, while Democratic turnout increased by 2.6 points from 28.7 percent in 2004 to 31.3 percent in 2008.
  • NYT's Inauguration Hypocrisy: Bush Chided in 2005, but Obama Free to Party

    01/16/2009 4:16:37 PM PST · by St. Louis Conservative · 21 replies · 833+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | January 16, 2009 | Clay Waters
    At a time when the United States is fighting two wars and faces a severe recession and huge budget deficits, the inauguration of Barack Obama as the nation's 44th president is estimated to cost $45 million. Bush's 2004 inauguration cost roughly $40 million. But though the figures are similar, there's been a major shift in the tone of coverage at the New York Times. While the Times spent much of January 2005 making clear its disapproval of Bush extravagantly celebrating his inauguration during wartime, that concerned tone is conspicuously absent from the Times in January 2009, although the country is...
  • AP Slammed Bush’s ‘Extravagant’ Inaugural in ’05, but Now It’s Spend, Baby, Spend

    01/14/2009 11:04:10 AM PST · by chuck_the_tv_out · 30 replies · 2,428+ views
    Newsbusters ^ | Jan 14 09 | Rich Noyes
    Four years ago, the Associated Press and others in the press suggested it was in poor taste for Republicans to spend $40 million on President Bush’s inauguration. AP writer Will Lester calculated the impact that kind of money would have on armoring Humvees in Iraq, helping victims of the tsunami, or paying down the deficit. Lester thought the party should be cancelled: “The questions have come from Bush supporters and opponents: Do we need to spend this money on what seems so extravagant?” Fast forward to 2009. The nation is at war (two wars, in fact), and now also faces...
  • Ex-Aides Say Bush Never Recovered from Katrina

    12/29/2008 8:54:24 PM PST · by marshmallow · 101 replies · 2,972+ views
    WASHINGTON – Hurricane Katrina not only pulverized the Gulf Coast in 2005, it knocked the bully pulpit out from under President George W. Bush, according to two former advisers who spoke candidly about the political impact of the government's poor handling of the natural disaster. "Katrina to me was the tipping point," said Matthew Dowd, Bush's pollster and chief strategist for the 2004 presidential campaign. "The president broke his bond with the public. Once that bond was broken, he no longer had the capacity to talk to the American public. State of the Union addresses? It didn't matter. Legislative initiatives?...
  • Chuck Todd: A Kerry Landslide? Why the next election won't be close.

    10/05/2008 1:17:38 PM PDT · by Chet 99 · 40 replies · 2,755+ views
    Washington Monthly ^ | May 2004 | Chuck Todd
    A Kerry Landslide? Why the next election won't be close. By Chuck Todd Over the last year, most political TV shows handicapping the upcoming presidential election have repeated the refrain that the race will be extremely tight. Last month, CNN's astute commentator Jeff Greenfield hosted an entire segment on how easily this election could turn out like 2000, with President Bush and Sen. John Kerry splitting victories in the popular vote and the electoral college. Greenfield even threw out the possibility of an electoral college split of 269-269, brought about by a shift of just two swing states that went...
  • October 25, 2004: Kerry pulls ahead of Bush in Rasmussen Tracking Poll

    10/04/2008 12:28:37 PM PDT · by Chet 99 · 17 replies · 1,866+ views
    Kerry pulls ahead of Bush in Rasmussen Tracking Poll Kerry has pulled ahead of Bush in Rasmussen's Daily Presidential Tracking Poll for the first time since August 23. Rasmussen seems to favor Republicans - so the fact that Kerry's advantage has grown lately is a very positive sign. Kerry leads 48.4% - 46.4% in todays poll. The electorate may be leaning towards the challenger, desiring a change. Of course, the explosives left unguarded by the Bush administration and the prospect of Scalia being appointed Chief Justice might have an impact as well.
  • (October 7, 2004) AP Poll: Kerry Holds Small Lead Over Bush (50% to 46%)

    10/04/2008 12:11:22 PM PDT · by Chet 99 · 22 replies · 1,900+ views
    WASHINGTON — Sen. John Kerry (search) has taken a slim lead over President Bush (search), according to an Associated Press poll that shows the president's support tumbling on personal qualities, the war in Iraq (search) and the commander in chief's bedrock campaign issue — national security. Fewer voters than a month ago believe Bush is the best man to protect the country and fight the Iraq war. The AP-Ipsos Public Affairs poll (search), completed on the eve of the second presidential debate, showed a reversal from early September, when the Republican incumbent had the momentum and a minuscule lead. With...
  • October 3, 2004: New poll puts Kerry ahead of Bush

    10/03/2008 8:27:44 PM PDT · by Chet 99 · 37 replies · 2,253+ views
    New poll puts Kerry ahead of Bush (Agencies) Updated: 2004-10-03 09:38 Democratic presidential candidate John Kerry, buoyed by a strong showing in his televised debate with George W. Bush, has recaptured a small lead in their White House race, a Newsweek poll showed. The survey, the first released on the race since the debate Thursday, gave Kerry a 49-46 percent edge over Bush among registered voters in a two-way matchup, and a 47-45 percent margin in a contest also involving independent Ralph Nader. The poll, conducted Thursday to Saturday among 1,013 registered voters, reversed the findings of the last Newsweek...
  • State Polling Accuracy 2004 (vanity)

    10/02/2008 10:28:49 PM PDT · by Onerom99 · 2 replies · 773+ views
    Me ^ | 10/3/08 | Me
    Average % off their final state polls vs actual results of the 2004 Election (Bush/Kerry) Rasmussen - 1.33% Mason-Dixon - 2.10% SurveyUSA - 2.43% Zogby - 3.63% Gallup - 5.73% When an average of Rasmussen, Mason-Dixon, SurveyUSA is used and compared to the actual results, you get 1.63%
  • Reuters Asks if Veep Candidates Will be Checked for Secret Earpieces Before Debate

    10/02/2008 3:31:37 PM PDT · by kristinn · 56 replies · 1,773+ views
    Thursday, October 2, 2008 | Kristinn
    Carl Cameron of Fox News reported a few minutes ago during Special Report with Brit Hume that Reuters asked the organizers of tonight's vice presidential debate if the two candidates would be checked to see if they were wearing earpieces that would feed them answers and coaching during the debate.Cameron said Reuters asked if the candidates' ear canals would be looked at before the debate.At the end of Cameron's report, Hume started singing the Twilight Zone theme song, "Doo-do, doo-do. Doo-do, doo-do."Liberal bloggers made up a conspiracy theory that President Bush wore a wire during his debates in 2004 with...
  • Just as in 2004, Dems doing better in Electoral College than nationally

    09/11/2008 2:02:36 PM PDT · by fightinJAG · 12 replies · 268+ views ^ | Sept 11, 2008 | Chris Reed
    McCain is having his best week of the campaign by far. Joe Biden, as predicted, is turning out to be a gaffe machine, undermining Obama yesterday by blithely picking at the wounds of 18 million Hillary voters by saying she might well have been a better veep pick. The media are also turning on Obama and beginning to sound the trope that he's not as cunning and brilliant as he seemed against Hillary. But all that said, the Electoral College still looks favorable to Obama. A new survey of polls on The New Republic's Plank web site has good news...
  • Zell Miller vs Chrissie Matthews [Oldie but Goodie]

    09/06/2008 12:01:10 AM PDT · by Chet 99 · 8 replies · 412+ views
    Youtube ^ | 2004
  • Bush Stole the 2004 Election??

    08/29/2008 12:28:29 PM PDT · by AJKauf · 24 replies · 293+ views
    Pajamas Media ^ | August 29, 2008 | Chrisitan Toto
    Republicans won't flock to see Stealing America: Vote by Vote — but the story it uncovers is no partisan witch hunt. ------------------------ Many Democrats still haven’t gotten over the 2000 presidential election, and a smaller subset believe the 2004 election was similarly swiped out of their mitts. The new documentary Stealing America: Vote by Vote will make those folks all but tear their hair out in anger. Even some Republicans might scratch their head over some of the material dredged up in this circumstantially based call to arms.
  • Teresa: We won in '04

    08/28/2008 4:50:06 PM PDT · by pissant · 28 replies · 426+ views
    Politico ^ | 8/28/08 | Ben Smith
    The Observer finds that Teresa Heinz Kerry appears to believe that the results in Ohio in 2004 are illegitimate: This convention, Ms. Heinz Kerry said, is “full of meaning and full of opportunity, and if you, as I, believe, and I know a lot of you do, we did not lose the last election, nor did Al Gore lose his last election. We won it.” While many Democrats remain angry about conflicts over voter registration and the provision of voting machines, in particular, fewer believe that those provided the margin of victory, or that Kerry was robbed of victory the...
  • Teresa Kerry: We won in '04(whining a stolen election)

    08/28/2008 2:43:49 PM PDT · by maccaca · 24 replies · 848+ views
    The Observer finds that Teresa Heinz Kerry appears to believe that the results in Ohio in 2004 are illegitimate: This convention, Ms. Heinz Kerry said, is “full of meaning and full of opportunity, and if you, as I, believe, and I know a lot of you do, we did not lose the last election, nor did Al Gore lose his last election. We won it.” While many Democrats remain angry about conflicts over voter registration and the provision of voting machines, in particular, fewer believe that those provided the margin of victory, or that Kerry was robbed of victory the...
  • Bush's 2004 temple (from Politico's Democratic writer)

    08/27/2008 5:37:29 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 19 replies · 344+ views
    Politico ^ | August 27, 2008 | Ben Smith
    Barack Obama's appearance in Denver won't be the first convention speech framed by Greek columns. Republicans who are mocking Obama's appearance haven't mentioned it, but George W. Bush accepted his own nomination in 2004 on a set with a similar neoclassical theme, with columns rising on either side of him, as the pictures above and below show.
  • Poll: No 'bounce' for Kerry - Bush and Democratic nominee running neck and neck (Flashback)

    08/27/2008 8:10:41 AM PDT · by Terrence DoGood · 5 replies · 263+ views
    CNN ^ | August 1, 2004 | By Susan Page
    The race between President Bush and Sen. John Kerry is as close as it has ever been, even after the Democratic National Convention last week, according to a CNN/USA Today/Gallup poll released Sunday. Kerry is far out in front of Bush on the question of who would unite the country. Fifty-two percent of all those interviewed said Kerry would, while only 39 percent said Bush would.
  • AOL Poll Shows Bush Winning 48 State Landslide (John F*ckin Carries Only Vermont and D.C)

    08/12/2004 12:15:26 AM PDT · by goldstategop · 54 replies · 2,719+ views ^ | 08/12/04 | Joe Kovacs
    ELECTION 2004 AOL poll: Bush wins in landslide Unscientific survey indicates president collecting 48 States Joe Kovacs President Bush In what some political observers might view as shocking news, a poll of America Online members is currently forecasting a landslide victory for President Bush, who collects 48 of the 50 states in this year's electoral race. The unscientific survey, whose results change in real time as more people vote, reveals with more than 34,000 participants, Bush takes a whopping 58 percent of the popular vote compared to 40 percent for Sen. John Kerry and 2 percent for Ralph Nader. According...