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View Poll Results: When will the US name its President?
The evening of the election (Tuesday, 2 November) 2 22.22%
The day after the election 2 22.22%
The end of the week (Friday, 5 November) 4 44.44%
Some cold Wednesday in mid-December 1 11.11%
Never, as the US will decide that it has released a long enough string of jokers into the world, and we'd like to establish a bit of dignity sooner or later, so we are abolishing the Presidency altogether 0 0%
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Old 1st Nov 2004, 17:48   #1
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Just a little bit of US election fun.

Winner receives an all-expenses-paid tour of Iraq, which will run much longer than you might think.
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I'm kinda thinking it's going to be a lot less tight than we think (and it's a while since I said that).
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There wasn't an option for

'the sooner the better as I am sick of hearing about it'

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I'm kinda thining it's going to be a lot less tight than we think (and it's a while since I said that).
Having been pessimistic for so long, I'm beginning to think you may be right.
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I think it will take at least a few days, if not a few weeks to sort out out the Son of Chad voting chaos in Florida. Many people think the electronic voting system being used in some counties is, if anything, even more dodgy than its dimple pressing predecessor. What was wrong with a good old fashioned X in a box?

I saw something on BBC4 with Rich Hall in Montana which gave me some hope. You'd think that rural cattle country would be pretty much pro-Bush, but this was not the case. In fact it seemed pretty much an even split. Maybe it's the fact that Montana has the lowest wages in the country, and these people are unlikely to get any favours from the Party of the Rich. And though the Party of the Rich with Slightly More Guilt/Conscience probably wouldn't be a helluva lot better, if they do achieve some progress towards universal healthcare by cutting spending on the mastery of goats, it would be the people at the bottom of the pile who would benefit.
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Some interesting statistics for you on healthcare in the US...

Lots of people are fond of throwing around that great '42 million uninsured Americans' number. Back when that was 40 million about a year ago, that could be broken down as follows:

18 million - able to afford their own private insurance but just didn't bother
13 million - eligible for government-sponsored insurance but didn't bother to sign up for it until it was needed
9 million - the true deprived souls we really should be talking about, who neither can afford to pay for insurance nor are eligible for government coverage

The great thing about universal healthcare in the US is that everyone thinks it's a great idea...as long as there aren't any taxes levied to pay for it.
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Do you really think Kerry can do it? My boyfriend says he thinks Bush will win again and I am getting carried away on a tide of hope. I know what you all hope, but what do you actually think will happen? For the record, I think kerry is actually going to win it. Guess for fun.
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Some pundit on Newsnight last night, who was apparently closest to being right last time, called it for Kerry. That's good enough for me. In fact, can we just run with that result and not bother with the whole voting thing? (Rather like my feeling, as a non-football-supporter, that they should just declare the winner with the coin toss at the start of the game and not bother running around for 90 minutes.)
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Well, I reckon it's a bit less likely he is going to lose than it was a week ago.
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The great thing about universal healthcare in the US is that everyone thinks it's a great idea...as long as there aren't any taxes levied to pay for it.
Sound familiar anyone? People complaining about public service but when it actually comes down to putting your hand in your pocket, well, sorry i can't right now, maybe next time. And I used to think Britain and America were so different.
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