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Monday, October 25, 2004

Numbers, please

Apparently Canadians are “scared stiff” that Bush might win the election. Personally, I’m a little fearlful that he won’t. Stories by the Ottawa Sun and Time itself about a Time/Ekos poll trumpet the “results” of a survey on Canadian opinion on the upcoming American election. The trouble is, neither story actually gives the numbers that supposedly form the basis of the screeching headlines. How can stories from two major news organizations report on a poll without actually giving the results of the poll? You tell me. But they have. I’d like to know what the breakdown between English Canada and Quebec is. I’d like to know what people in Alberta, Canada’s only officially sane province, thought. Can anybody point me to the numbers? Don’t get me wrong. I wouldn’t be surprised if Canada shows a heavily Mooricized opinion, given our ignorance of all things Republican, but I would like to see the devil in the details.
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Posted by Alan Rockwell on October 25, 2004 | Permalink

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If Bush doesn't win, I will be in an even worse mood. And NOBODY wants that, right?

Posted by: Kathy Shaidle | 2004-10-25 8:09:39 AM


Canada is afraid of President Bush winning? Hmm. And I was thinking of fleeing to Western Christian College (a conservative Stone-Campbell Restoration Movement college that alas is in Saskatchewan) to either teach or be a librarian! Hmm. I guess I would be regarded as "the very scary Religious Right" American then...

Nothing to fear from the President with the rhetorical style of a United Methodist Church preacher...

Posted by: Stephen Michael Kellat | 2004-10-25 8:35:00 AM


Canada is afraid of President Bush winning? Hmm. And I was thinking of fleeing to Western Christian College (a conservative Stone-Campbell Restoration Movement college that alas is in Saskatchewan) to either teach or be a librarian! Hmm. I guess I would be regarded as "the very scary Religious Right" American then...

Nothing to fear from the President with the rhetorical style of a United Methodist Church preacher...

Posted by: Stephen Michael Kellat | 2004-10-25 8:35:00 AM


For some Canadians, they are so rabidly anti-American that they automatically believe everything Dan Rather and Michael Moore tell them about President Bush and VP Dick Cheney. They also ignore the alternative, Senator Kerry who has voted against the first Gulf War (apparently no war passes his "global test"), has voted against tax cuts and for tax increases, and has voted time and time again against basic Second Amendment gun rights. In fact, the very shotgun he has used in some of his photo-ops would have been banned had the votes he supported passed.

Not to mention he "voted for the $87 billion before voting against it". It's this kind of unequivocal leadership that makes terrorists and state sponsors of terrorism quake in their boots.

Posted by: Joel | 2004-10-25 9:00:21 AM


What scares me is John Kerrys extraordinary display of political opportunism. This man will say ANYTHING to win the presidency. I am starting to believe that he is an habitual liar, and actually believes all his own stories. From running in the Boston Marathon, to spending Christmas in Cambodia, to speaking to the entire UN Security Council prior to the invasion of Iraq, and on and on, the lies pour from his mouth with such ease that it is truly scary.

The other scary thing, is the willingness of the big media entities to disregard these lies, while they attempt to promote their own lies against the president.

In Canada, we expect our politicians to lie to us, and cheat and steal from us, and that is pretty scary, but I can't remember a single individual to ever attempt a run at a political office that has made so many easily refuted lies, as John Kerry.

If John Kerry wins the election, the lesson that will have been learned is this: Tell lies, tell lots of them, tell them often, never let up. Keep lying, and when somebody challenges you on one of your lies, call him a liar.

Posted by: Steve | 2004-10-25 9:20:43 AM


That just reinforces my perception that left-leaning Canadians are a fearful, angry bunch of people. Oh, for some optimism and civility.

Posted by: lrC | 2004-10-25 2:44:22 PM


I just returned from a fast trip to the US. I had the chance to watch the Fox New Network. What a breath of fresh air!!!!!!! One can only hope that we could have such a network to counter the CBC. The results wouldn't even be close.

Posted by: themaj | 2004-10-25 4:47:54 PM



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