Wednesday, November 03, 2004

W Stands for "Win"

I thought John Kerry gave a noble concession address.

President Bush:

  • Became the first President to be re-elected while gaining seats in the House and Senate since 1936 and the first Republican President since 1924 to be re-elected while re-electing Republican House and Senate majorities.
  • Became the first President to win a majority of the popular vote since 1988.
  • Received 57.4 million votes - more than any other candidate in history. He broke President Reagan's 1984 mark of 54.5 million. (96% reporting)
  • Increased the popular vote by seven million votes since 2000 - more than twice Clinton's increase from 1992 to 1996.
  • Improved his percentage in every state except four (MD, OR, VT and WY). This includes a four percent increase in John Kerry's home state, Massachusetts.
An amazing victory. Congratulations, Mr. President.


  1. Damn, McAuliffe's going to need Dramamine trying to spin THIS.

    Don't you wish you were back with the kooks in SF?

  2. LOL. We actually have a pretty good bevy of kooks here in Austin. The reaction by some radicals has been laughable, and the UT student newspaper is beside itself with gloom -- they've already run several editorials about succession and Canadian immigration.

    My sense of schadenfreude is at an all time high. :-)