09/30/2004: Tinfoil bonnet time.....
Somehow I'm not completely convinced.... This is a comment to post at Democratic Veteran:
Also, I think the recent spate of polls showing a Bush lead, which contradict all polling done before the past week or so, especially Gallup, are intended to prepare us for the Big Cheat. The talk had been that if the voting results were markedly different from the poll results, we'd know they cheated. I expect the voting results in fixed states to precisely correlate with the pol results from Gallup. Furthermore, they aren't going to fix every state because they can't. They will fix specific battleground states, and if I had the time and inclination, I could probably tell you exactly which ones those would be. Florida, definitely. Ohio probably and Missouri probably. Check out Donkey Rising on how Gallup got it so wrong. But Gallup has been getting a lot of news play because of their numbers favoring Bush. It is part of the setup.The sad thing, to me, is that there's nothing in the bAdministration's record that compels me to laugh this off as being completely unrealistic. Instead, it's totally in keeping with what I see of the behavior of Bush and his puppetmeisters.
UPDATE: And Jo Fish's commenter isn't the only one discombobulated by the bAdministration's misconduct; see DavidByron's comments to Just a Bump on the Beltway to see some more choice electoral paranoia.
And before anyone bridles at my use of "paranoia" there, remember one of My Favorite Maxims: "Just because you're paranoid doesn't mean they're not out to get you."
Len on 09.30.04 @ 11:30 AM CST