03. November 2004 · Comments Off on The “M-Word” · Categories: Politics

My hat’s off to President Bush for keeping his acceptance speech brief and to the point, unlike Senator Kerry, who was typically log-winded. All the speeches today were nothing for the annals of history. But Vice-President Dick Cheney did declare this election a “mandate” for the Republican platform.

I wonder about this. The GOP has picked up seats in the House, the Senate, and Governorships, in a manner not seen since 1932. But yet, I don’t see the nation joined as it was in Reagan’s 1984 reelection. Is this really a “mandate”?

Update: As far as a “mandate” goes, the defeat of Daschle may be more germane than the reelection of Bush.

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