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  •  Gore might have won (none)
    partly because I believe as Americans we like to give people a second chance, especially when they were robbed.  a little bit of a sympathy/justice vote + the real new-found passion by Gore could have carried him through.

    I voted for John Kerry and all I got was this lousy sticker...

    by diplomatic on Sat Dec 11, 2004 at 09:23:11 AM PST

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    •  the... new-found passion (none)
      Whether Gore owed his ability to resonate with the Democratic base in '04 to a greater level of passion or courage, or to the natural loss of inhibition that might (or should) result from spending several years out from under the stultifying yoke of a phalanx of political consultants, strategists, and advisors with their own array of dubious ideas about who and what he needed to be to connect with the electorate, he left a lot of us scratching our heads and wondering "where the hell was THIS person in 2000?"

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