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George W: Pouring It On!

Thursday, 02 November 2000 12:00 AM

You can feel it in your bones.

You can see it in the numbers.

Support for George W. Bush is becoming more evident with each passing day, steadily and surely.

And that’s exactly what it is – "becoming more evident" – because it has taken this long for the inevitable result to reveal itself more clearly.

Take today, for example, in Chicago; this is a great indicator because both candidates held events there earlier this afternoon.

Junior Gore held a rally in downtown Chicago during lunch hour – a great time because so many people are potentially available to attend – and attracted, with the added star-power of singer Stevie Wonder, a crowd estimated by the Chicago P.D. at 2,000, many of whom were bused-in school children. This, in the fabled city that has been controlled for decades by the infamous Daly political machine, which still has a strong organization capable of turning out the numbers.

In short, Junior's show wasn't too impressive.

George W. Bush also held a rally, just outside Chicago, later in the afternoon but before the end of the work day. Guess how many people showed up?

Go ahead and guess.

Would it surprise you that 7,000 people attended? Pretty impressive, right?

But what would you think if you knew that another 15,000 people, per the Secret Service, came and had to view the event on portable monitors OUTSIDE?

There is something very powerful going on here!

Yet it shouldn’t be a surprise. We’ve had the ability to know it all along.

Given the history of the past five presidential elections, 1980 - 1996, this kind of response has been in the cards for some time, given the dynamics of the race this year.

This is ascertainable due to the actual past behavior of voters, which reveals the parameters within which our recent elections have been decided. It stands to reason that, barring some extraordinary circumstance, this is the best tool to assess likely future behavior.

As previously described on several occasions in this space, the Democrat vote for president has consistently been at some 23 percent of the voting-age population. It’s literally a straight line from year to year.

How can it be so static?

Well, consider that the bulk of the Democrat base is ‘automated,’ meaning that they come out to vote for their candidate regardless of other factors. An example is organized labor, which is consistent in its support. Other traditional Democrat voter groups are the same. They are extremely loyal to their party, and they simply don't care about anything else!


As a result, the very nature of the Republican candidate, his message, credibility and personality, greatly impact the extent of the vote he'll receive, as a direct result of the

This year, as in all the others since 1980, the result will be determined by the turnout of the conservative-base vote. Period.


George W. Bush is the kind of Republican candidate who embodies the very qualities that are essential to receiving the full potential conservative Republican vote. He exhibited these characteristics months ago, and history shows that such a candidate will win. Period.

Granted, this is very much counterintuitive, but it is true nonetheless – especially given the improper emphasis placed on the necessity of having to 'convince the undecideds' and the so-called swing voters that is continually spouted by the leftists in the media, ad nauseam.

In fact, this mantra is a purposeful effort to lure the Republican candidate away from what is essential: remaining true to core conservative principles.

However, our political culture has become so perverted by Clinton and Gore, and their left-wing supporters in the media, that the nation has been conditioned – as has too often much of the Republican establishment – to cede its normal sound judgment to the ‘almighty polls’ and the 'friendly' advice of our friends on the left.

It has been an incredible transformation. Hopefully, we will soon see a purposeful move away from such an unhealthy reliance on the gauging of public opinion before we as a society, and individuals, know what it is that we think.

There is certainly some legitimate interest in reviewing public sentiment as measured by such surveys, but only some.

Following this election, one of the ancillary beneficial effects would be a return to times where we were more capable of making decisions and forming opinions for ourselves, based upon our own individual beliefs, experience and common sense.

Such a result would provide an important turning point for America: thinking for ourselves once again.

Dan Frisa represented New York in the United States Congress and served four terms in the New York State Assembly. E-mail:

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You can feel it in your bones. You can see it in the numbers. Support for George W. Bush is becoming more evident with each passing day, steadily and surely. And that's exactly what it is - becoming more evident - because it has taken this long for the inevitable...
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