November 03, 2004

Lord Had Mercy

Everyone else is offering their election post mortem, so who am I to buck the trend?

Yes, the exit polls were wrong - and right. They did not predict the winner, but they did tell us why people voted the way they did. What was important to the 59,000,000 people who voted for Bush? Morality.

Even the BBC's Radio Five Live started to figure it out, and Brits have the hardest time getting their head around this. Presenter Peter Allen, reporting from Washington, noted:

"If you look at a map of America there's the west coast where Kerry scores and a kind of northeast corner, but the rest is a great swathe of Republican territory. It's not territory that we get out and visit a lot, but that's where they are. Whether it's because they're religious and God-fearing people who think that Bush is right for them, or whether it's because of what they think about Iraq - this is a nation divided and the majority quite clearly still believes that George Bush, despite all the problems in Iraq, is the man to solve it."

Yes, it was religious, God-fearing people that made the difference.

Posted by david at November 3, 2004 10:30 PM | TrackBack

We didn't need the exit polls to tell us this--anyone with a heart beat and two brain cells knew that the moral issues would dominate.

The liberal media here in the States, even with the exit polling data, still couldn't believe that people would vote morals vs good looking hair....

Posted by: Karl Thienes at November 4, 2004 04:51 AM

Who had the good looking hair?
I personally never could understand why Kerry was the frontman and not Edwards, as the former always looked like Jay Leno on Slimfast to me...

Posted by: Mrs Holford at November 5, 2004 03:11 PM