On Sunday, John Kerry offered yet another loony theory for why he lost. Not surprisongly, Kerry blames others and not himself. This time, Kerry said Republicans tricked or intimidated some of his voters into not voting on November 2. Offering not a shred of evidence for this theory (which actually originated on Internet spoof sites), the senator from Massachusetts said GOP operatives handed out leaflets or posted signs in Democratic areas reminding people to vote on Wednesday, November 3. Kerry said some of his voters may have been confused and stayed home on the actual Election Day. This reminds me of the Palm Beach County Democrats in 2000 who said they couldn’t figure out their ballots and voted for Pat Buchanan by mistake. Let’s put on our best MoveOn.org conspiracy hats and assume this really did happen. It says something about Kerry’s candidacy (and the Democrats) if he truly has to rely on the votes of people so utterly clueless. Do we really want such folks determining the course of our democracy?
Posted on April 12, 2005 by Stan Guthrie
About Stan GuthrieStan Guthrie is an editor at large for Christianity Today magazine and for the Chuck Colson Center for Christian Worldview. His latest book is God's Story in 66 Verses. He also is author of All that Jesus Asks: How His Questions Can Teach and Transform Us, Missions in the Third Millennium: 21 Key Trends for the 21st Century, and A Concise Guide to Bible Prophecy. He is co-author of The Sacrament of Evangelism. Besides authoring, writing, and editing books, Stan is a literary agent, bringing together good authors, good books, and good publishers. Stan writes the monthly Priorities colum for BreakPoint.org. He has appeared on National Public Radio's Tell Me More, WGN's Milt Rosenberg program, and many Christian shows, including The Eric Metaxas Show and Moody Radio's New Day Florida. A licensed minister and an inspirational speaker, he served as moderator for the Christian Book Expo panel discussion, Does the God of Christianity Exist, and What Difference Does It Make?
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