DATE: 11/16/2004 08:41:00 AM
Here We Go Again - The Green Party is demanding a recount in Ohio. MoveOn.org is trying to raise money for an 'investigation' of potential voting irregularities. The pinheads at Democratic Underground and Keith Olbermann of MSNBC have been screeching that the election was 'stolen' and alleging massive fraud on the part of the Republicans. The president really has nothing to worry about - if the Democrats couldn't overcome a 537 vote lead in 2000, they aren't going to overcome a 130,000 vote lead now. In fact, I think the Democrats have more to lose if this goes forward, and have no one to blame if they somehow get affiliated with this and get a reputation for being sore losers.
If I were Terry MacAuliffe, I would make a statement explicitly separating myself from the actions of MoveOn and the Greens. If his party is seen as contesting two presidential elections, including one where the winner has 3.5 million more votes than the loser, it will provide fodder for years of Republican advertisements. Personally, I don't think MacAuliffe has this degree of political courage. Otherwise, he would have disassociated himself from the haters of MoveOn months ago, and told Michael Moore off at the same time.
But he didn't, and neither did John Kerry. Now they are going to reap the 'benefits' of that association. Good luck explaining another recount to the American people - 51 percent of whom wanted President Bush to be re-elected. I sure wouldn't want to work in the public relations office of the DNC right now.