That's realpolitik, kind of like hiring someone and when he turns out to be a disloyal employee, you can him. I guess it's too much to expect kids your age to remember what was going on in the world at the time. With such methods a cold war was fought and won while avoiding a big hot one, and the communists relegated to the the dustbin of history as they deserve...The Green One said:Yes tim, the popular vote may not matter, but what about the MAJORITY vote?
Also can you name any countries that have installed a leader only to remove him later then Flo? There may have been some in the past but not with as much frequency as America. The funniest thing though is when the USA doesn't like a democratically elected leader so stages a military coup and installs a dictator like in Chile.
~ The Green ne
I believe the last election to have been the only case where the winner of the electorate was not the recipient of the popular vote as well.Tim said:The only vote that matters is the electoral vote, which is decided by the state elections. The popular vote and electoral vote tend to favor the same nominee, but it has happened in the past that the nominee that lost the popular vote still wound up winning the presidential election on the basis of receiving the higher electoral vote. It may seem strange, but that is how the system was set up and it has always worked as it was supposed to, including in 2000.
Nixon had more popular votes than Kennedy in 1960. Would have had more electoral college votes as well if not for Pop Daley...Pila said:I believe the last election to have been the only case where the winner of the electorate was not the recipient of the popular vote as well.
He he...got a hand it to you Fangul...a masterful example of drawing attention away from the original subject of the thread through distraction.Thank you for giving me the opportunity to speak my mind. I lost my job this past year. When Clinton was president I was secure and prosperous, but in the last year, we had to close our operations. We simply could not compete with foreign labor. This foreign labor worked for low pay under very bad conditions.
They worked very long shifts, and many even died on the job.
This competition could hardly be called "fair." I was forced out of the place where I had worked for 34 years.
Not a single government program was there to help me.
How can Bush call himself "compassionate?" Far worse, I lost two of my sons in Bush's evil war in Iraq. They gave their lives for their country, and for what? So that Bush's oil buddies can get rich. My pain of losing my sons is indescribable.
While it is trivial next to the loss of my sons, I regret to say that I also lost my home. I simply have nothing left. How can Bush call himself a Christian when he neglects people like me? I am a senior citizen with various medical problems. I'm not in a position where I can begin a new career. I was reduced to the point where I had to live in a hole in a ground, all because of President Bush.
And when the authorities found me there, did they have any compassion for my misfortune and ailments? No, I was arrested. Mr. Bush, I dare you to look me in the face and tell me you are a compassionate man! I dare you to look me in the face and tell me you are a Christian. If I had any money left, I would donate it to the Democrat Party.
If Al Gore had been elected in 2000 I would still have a job, a home, and most importantly, my dear sons!