Bush, Kerry and Electability

Written by Arthur Zulu

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But what makes a candidate win an election? The first thing is issues. And what arerepparttar matters atrepparttar 125969 hearts of American voters? Security and terrorism, education, jobs and economy, healthcare and medicare prescription drugs. Others are Social Security and veteran benefits, taxes, abortion, discrimination, gay rights, pollution andrepparttar 125970 future ofrepparttar 125971 children. We are to imagine thatrepparttar 125972 candidate that will better articulate his view on these issues will carryrepparttar 125973 day. But not so. Therein liesrepparttar 125974 difficulty in explainingrepparttar 125975 meaning ofrepparttar 125976 mighty E word.

This is because other seemingly insignificant things matter in an election. For example,repparttar 125977 candidate will learn how to smile from ear to ear like a beauty queen. Not likerepparttar 125978 mirthless Bob Dole. But like Bill Clinton. Alsorepparttar 125979 candidate will know how to pumprepparttar 125980 air and shake hands, especiallyrepparttar 125981 hands of women. (One former president shook so many hands that his right hand ended up in a bandage and he continued shaking with his left.) See what I mean?

The candidate should also be photogenic and sociable. Like appearing in music concerts—with a neck hankie and strumming a guitar. Or playingrepparttar 125982 sexaphone. (Sorry, I meanrepparttar 125983 musical instrument invented by Adolphe Sax.) Right! The saxophone. And thenrepparttar 125984 gals will vote for ya. And jig 'God Bless America' with ya atrepparttar 125985 Inauguaral Ball. So you see thatrepparttar 125986 meaning of electability is notrepparttar 125987 meaning. (Therefore E is not E.) For if you can fix allrepparttar 125988 political, economic, social, health and environmental problems of America, but cannot manage a Mona Lisa smile, shake hands, or play a musical instrument, you are a long shot fromrepparttar 125989 White House.

And that's not all. For even if you are riding high inrepparttar 125990 polls, things can still go awry. Consider a possible terrorist strike. It changed a government in Spain. Americans have been warned of a coming one. Or of several attacks. There is even talk of changingrepparttar 125991 November election date because ofrepparttar 125992 threat.

On top of this,repparttar 125993 other candidate may start a rumor about your personal or service record? Or that you are desperately trying to pay hush money to your several girlfriends. Or, that your wife is threatening to divorce you on grounds of adultery. Or, worse, that you have been down on your hands and knees beseeching her not to do so. And they actually publish a doctored picture of yours in a kneeling position with upraised hands onrepparttar 125994 front page of ‘N.Y. Times' or ‘U.S.A Today.' Ifrepparttar 125995 rumor starts in late October, it would have been too late for you to set up your damage control mechanism beforerepparttar 125996 ‘D day' in early November. End of a dream.

But even onrepparttar 125997 election date,repparttar 125998 E word can work in your favor. Let's say that your brother happens to berepparttar 125999 governor of a decisive state that begins withrepparttar 126000 F word. He can, with sleight of hand, make an E fromrepparttar 126001 tail end ofrepparttar 126002 F to give you victory. That is why this new word is very difficult to define. Becauserepparttar 126003 first letter is actually as amorphous asrepparttar 126004 one-celled Amoeba. Whichever way you shape it, isrepparttar 126005 right one.

And as November draws near,repparttar 126006 election will reach fever pitch. There will be name calling, double speak and even dodging of issues. Some Americans would pray forrepparttar 126007 continuation ofrepparttar 126008 status quo, while others would wish for ‘change.' If onlyrepparttar 126009 change would ridrepparttar 126010 world of terrorism. But I don't see that coming. There is a French word which when rendered in English means "the more things change,repparttar 126011 more they remainrepparttar 126012 same." History has proved that to be true.

Inrepparttar 126013 end, one candidate will win andrepparttar 126014 other will go home. Likerepparttar 126015 game of musical chairs,repparttar 126016 chairs are more thanrepparttar 126017 players running aroundrepparttar 126018 chairs. Those who don't find chairs to sit whenrepparttar 126019 music stops, lose out. And wait forrepparttar 126020 next round of music.

Talking of music, there are few languages inrepparttar 126021 world that are as musical as French. The French have a saying: "Que le meilleur candidat gagne." (Pronounced "ke le meyer candida gagn.") Seerepparttar 126022 music inrepparttar 126023 sound? Translation: Mayrepparttar 126024 'better' candidate win!"

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Politics in New Jersey

Written by Josh Bunton

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Sources have confirmed that John Kerry’s campaign requested Governor McGreevey to wait until afterrepparttar November 2, 2004 presidential election to resign. The source stated, “The Kerry campaign asked him to stay on until afterrepparttar 125968 election because they need to have consistency until afterrepparttar 125969 (presidential) election.”

Additionally,repparttar 125970 source confirmedrepparttar 125971 Kerry campaign requestedrepparttar 125972 stay in McGreevey leaving office because, “the campaign contactedrepparttar 125973 Governor's Office and asked McGreevey to hold off on resigning, according torepparttar 125974 source, fearing such a disruption would shift campaign funds and focus away from Kerry's race and into a contest for governor on Nov. 2.”

What’s more concerning isrepparttar 125975 governor’s decision to put politics ahead of what’s good forrepparttar 125976 state of New Jersey.

If McGreevey were to resign before Sept. 3, there would be a special election Nov. 2 to fillrepparttar 125977 remaining 14 months of his term.

However, after September 3, 2004, Senate President Richard J. Codey, D-Essex, will likely be acting governor until January 2006.

Democrats said Republicans were exploitingrepparttar 125978 situation for political reasons.

Politics will be politics, inrepparttar 125979 endrepparttar 125980 only people who payrepparttar 125981 price isrepparttar 125982 “citizens.” Whether it is domestic issues orrepparttar 125983 current threat of terrorism in New Jerseyrepparttar 125984 citizens should demandrepparttar 125985 right to an open election.

Josh Bunton is the former editor of ConservativeIssues.com. Josh’s commentaries appear on RenewAmerica.us and have been featured on ChronWatch. You can visit Josh’s WebSite at ReadJJB.com

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