George W Remains in Office
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After three gruesome debates, a billion dollars for his campaign, and a very close race for Presidency, George W. Bush was re-elected into one of the most prestigious offices in the United States: President of the USA. Winning by a mere three million votes, President Bush took office for yet another four years with a lot to prove to the American people. But how did President Bush win yet another close victory?
I think the answer is simple- President Bush is a very simple man who any average person can relate to. His speech is the same thing- simple words and short answers which are understandable by a chimpanzee. The fact that George W. Bush can't properly use and manipulate the English language may be one of the smartest political ploys in the history of the United States, helping the lowest common denominator to identify with him.
Not many people would agree with the way the President had applied himself after the September 11th attacks, but many people had no clue what a new President would contribute to the political conflicts that the United States is involved in.
So now the question remains why Kerry lost the election. What did he lack? He didnít lack courage, because that was shown through his service in Vietnam. Certainly not will, because he showed that in Iowa. And he proved that he was more intelligent than Bush in the debates, so what was the reason that he lost?
John Kerry was not simple, like President Bush who had one message to send across, while John Kerry, on the other side of the spectrum, had a dozen points to get across. Bush ended too short without explaining himself; Kerry went on and on, until everyone forgot what he was talking about.
Thatís how Bush is still President today. He connected with the average common people, which is no problem, but didnít convince intellectuals in the country.
On Election Night of 2004, it started off with President Bush claiming more states than the senator from Massachusetts. Soon enough, it came down to four states. By mid-afternoon, Senator Kerry seceded from the Presidential race, giving the presidency to Bush.
Of course, all the democrats in the United States are disappointed in Kerryís decision, but it took an added weight off of the senator and his wife.
Iím sure that most democrats will also hope that the President wonít make any mistakes in his second term and hopefully heíll make the right choices and restore Americaís place in the world.
Good luck Bush.
This is an article that I wrote last night (11/20/04) about the election and is going to be used for my school newspaper, The Roar.
I hope you enjoyed it.