Posted by Bill R on November 17, 2000 at 11:44:53:
In Reply to: Re: AlGore I Am posted by Florida Voter on November 17, 2000 at 11:29:10:
Well, I think it is far too late. I think the whole country is polarized over this, and there is no way around it. The system, however bad, was voted on and approved by the people of Florida before it was used. They knew the methods to be used and knew the rules going in. When the results don't go the way expected you cannot then fairly say "oops, let's change this and change that and do it again." I can accept a vote (at polling day) in Florida that gives Gore the electoral votes necessary to be president. That is the will of the people. I cannot accept three partisan democrats deciding which votes are valid and which are not on their own, unelected, partisan view and sticking the country with THEIR choice. Where is the democracy in that? THAT is Daley politics and Daley politics are the most corrupt politics we have seen in this century. And it is NO mistake that Gore made Daley his campaign manager. If you plan to engage in dirty politics, you hire a dirty politician for campaign manager. he did. But I will shut up.
I dont care who wins the election. That is the will of the people. I DO care when one man polarizes the country so deeply and shows signs of screwing around with the Constitution out of spiteful vindictiveness. And so should you. But I will shut up.
: Now, Bill...you KNOW that my post was ONLY intended to encourage posters to avoid taking political sides on the Board. As for system bashing, no one is more patriotic than I, and more in love with the overall ideals & system we have in this country. However, it ain't PERFECT, and if you were in Florida right now, you would see just how IMPERFECT it can get. There's more going on than ever makes the national news, sartain. I disagree entirely with your take on what has gone wrong here, but that's a discussion for another place, another time. For the nonce, can't we just keep our jokes nonpartisan, or skip 'em altogether. That way perhaps we won't offend anyone too seriously? That's all I meant.
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