DATE: 1/18/2005 09:33:00 AM
Wah - In the story about John Kerry linked below, the Democratic presidential candidate is still complaining about 'voter disenfranchisement.' He still cannot accept, it seems, that he lost because people didn't like him.
"Voting machines were distributed in uneven ways. In Democratic districts, it took people four, five, eleven hours to vote, while Republicans (went) through in 10 minutes - same voting machines, same process, our America...In a nation which is willing to spend several hundred million dollars in Iraq to bring them democracy, we cannot tolerate that too many people here in America were denied that democracy"Kerry is attempting here to create a legend, a fairy tale to explain his loss. To me, it's more proof that the Democrat party lacks a strong leader, someone who could reign in this nonsense and get the party talking about issues instead of complaining about invented persecutions. If Kerry is so concerned about the integrity of the vote, why isn't he speaking out against those disenfranchised by what appears to be fraud in Washington state and Wisconsin? Where is his outrage over how a United States Senator and a handful of representatives attempted to disenfranchise the 62 million people who voted for the president? His selective outrage suggests principle has little to do with his statements - if Kerry could have stolen the election, he would have. Maybe he's just angry that Bush won with enough of a margin to ruin his litigation party.
The Democrat party needs to find some grown-ups, fast.