Date registered: Sep 2004
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RE: Why doesn't the electorate hate Bush?
Actually, the question should be why doesn't more of the electorate want to remove Bush?
Since approximately 50% of the electorate wants to remove him, there is really only approximately 50% that apparently does not. So lets confine the scope of this to the 50% who apparently do not.
First, I believe there are a number of Americans who truly believe things would be better if we forced the clock back to the days of cowboys and indians, and we actually just went after the bad guys like the tv shows portray those days. We are the good guys and they are the bad guys, and while some of the lesser characters on the good guys side get killed, the main characters and their side, the god, oops, good guys, always win. It is comforting to them to hear George make it seem that simple. "Bring 'em on!" or "We'll get him dead or alive!" or "Screw the UN, the Frogs and the Krauts! We don't need them" (or whatever he actually said), or "You're either with us or against us!" and so on make us seem right and rightous, and the problem simple. And anyone who thinks George is handling the problem must think it is simple.
We were attacked and it frightened everyone. George is assuring them the problem is under control. Kerry says it is a little more complex than that, and Americans want to hear he is "undecided" or "flip flopping" because it makes them believe the problems are really simple and Kerry is just indecisive.
So, about 50%, maybe more of our fellow citizens want the problem to be simple enough for a simpleton to handle it. They believe by voting for George the problem will stay simple and he will handle it better than that other guy who thinks it may be complicated. Jim