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applesaucemanny's avatar

Why did George W. Bush get re-elected?

Asked by applesaucemanny (1770points) May 30th, 2009
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Master's avatar

Because people are unable to think for themselves and see when they are being controlled by fear. The masses are really stupider than they seem, and that’s scary!

jrpowell's avatar

Remember before the election and the color for the threat level was raised every other day. Notice how that stopped after the election in 2004.

You can figure it out from there.

figbash's avatar

Well, technically, he didn’t . . .

Bagardbilla's avatar

in one word: FEAR!
lurve to everyone above

kevbo's avatar

His operation orchestrated vote flipping in key states, manipulated availability of working machines in unfavorable districts and worked to scrub minority voters and military personnel from the voter rolls.

La_chica_gomela's avatar

I’ve heard that no president has ever lost re-election during “a war”. A lot of people think he started the Iraq war to exploit that pattern. Basically fear, like a lot of people said.

(Plus Kerry seemed like such a douche)

_bob's avatar

Americans are that stupid.

YARNLADY's avatar

@figbash That’s what I was going to say. It’s because his people had the Supreme Court in their pocket, and the vote in Florida was bought and paid for.

FiRE_MaN's avatar

so he could try and finish the war instead of starting a war and handing it off to someone else and saying hey! i just started a war! now its your problem!...

hiphiphopflipflapflop's avatar

“In an unofficial but very formal poll taken in my freshman writing class the other day, George Bush beat John Kerry by a vote of 13 to 2 (14 to 2, if you count me). My students were not voting on the candidates’ ideas. They were voting on the skill (or lack of skill) displayed in the presentation of those ideas.” – Stanley Fish

chyna's avatar

Still asking that question myself.

Darwin's avatar

Probably because many voters subscribe to the idiom that says ‘better the devil you know than the devil you don’t.’ Being pessimistic they believe that if this president is bad, at least we know how bad, but a different president might be worse.

Or else they all believed that Swift Boat guff.

cwilbur's avatar

Because when the alternatives are a simpering halfwit and a condescending blueblood who’s been educated far past his intelligence, better the devil you know than the devil you don’t know.

The Democrats thought that people would vote for Kerry simply because he wasn’t Bush. They were wrong.

rottenit's avatar

For me Kerry didnt seem to offer much, and I also was deluding myself to believe that Bush couldnt be that bad and to give him a shot at fixing the mess that he made.

Whoopsie…

Pre Bush I would have classified myself as a Republican maybe on the more moderate side of it but now I dont have a clue.

Darwin's avatar

Pre Bush I was an independent. Post Bush I am a Democrat with a touch of Libertarian, if that makes any sense.

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