So keep hoping instead. It ain't over til it's over, and Kerry took Cuyahoga County 2-1.
B*B -- :D
Well, truthfully if he doesn't concede the absentee/overseas ballots could make the difference since they aren't counted until November 12th.
Oh, he won't concede - the Ohio provisional ballots will take at least 10 days to review and count. Few states are close enough for the absentee ballots to change the call, though.
i'm a pessimist.
when they say there's really no hope, it's only a 5% chance and even that is unlikely, i say...i've said...
pull the plug.
and she's kept breathing.
of course, she (my grandmother) was essentially gone for years before that. but it was still hard. and she kept breathing. that time. and extended the suffering for another year--hers, and ours.
i don't know. is there hope? or is there only more pain?
sorry. your simile struck a nerve.
We are SUCH the bluebirdds of happiness today....
we all worked so hard... but the churches mobilized and sent out "their army" to rid the world of the evil evil vile baby killers, and gay lovers, as I and many others supporting Kerry were called.
But still, standing in the rain for 3 hours yesterday working the phones ... it is all still worth it to me.
i want to smack them all. i've had an abortion, and there WERE extenuating circumstances--i convinced an anti-abortion bush supporter tonight that i was right to do what i did. she already supported gay rights.
i try to tell myself that the impact we had this time will only be greater next election.
What would happen if Kerry conceded and when the votes are counted it turns out he'd won after all? Is the concession then retracted or are the votes ignored?
Seriously, watching this election is like trying to figure out cricket scores.
cricket would be far easier... lol
If he conceded, the vote count would likely cease. But he won't.
At the risk of being beaten down into a proverbial bloody e-pulp, why do you care so much? Sure, you hate Bush, but he'll be gone in four years. There's nothing any of us can really do besides vote, and if you've done that, then you've done your duty. The world will go on no matter who is president. If I had voted for Bush, and Kerry had won, I'd be congratulating him, not bitter becauce my man didn't win. *shrug* I guess politics isn't as important as the every day things to me.
It's not the four years. It's the Supreme Court nominations, of which there will certainly be two, quite possibly three, in the next four years. That could have repercussions in civil rights for decades to come.
Otherwise, I would let it go and show solidarity. But the real tragedy is the reactionary nominations we are certainly going to see.
Now I don't live in your country, so please take that into account.
Yes, he'll be gone in four years (maybe, assuming he doesn't take this 'win' as a sign that it is his destiny to go for 3,4 or more terms). But putting that aside, look at what he's managed to do during the last 4 years. He's invaded two countries, pretty much forgetting about the first country in his rush to play with the shiny new one. His choice to invade Iraq has cost billions of dollars, putting ruinous financial strain on your economy. The war has also turned world public opinon solidly anti-american. He and his people have chipped away at any freedoms they could get away with. All this when starting from a thriving economy and strong world moral support.
4 more years of his erratic and destructive behaviour sure as heck scares me...