Re: Buchanan Palm Beach Statistics

From: Michael S. Lorrey (
Date: Mon Nov 13 2000 - 11:05:50 MST

I wouldn't say that Kennedy was a lame duck, and he won by a similarly slim
margin (even allegedly stole the election from Nixon, if stories about Daley's
dad's actions in Chicago are true). However, your point has merit, even though
it seems that people will take the wrong idea from it and assume that we must
change things to a mobocracy.

Spike Jones wrote:
> Altho it appears as a national embarrassment, the outcome of this election
> perhaps is the most optimal for libertarians and extropians. It will stress
> the need for ditching antiquated technologies in favor of newer and more
> workable ones. Furthermore it stresses the need for better human/machine
> interfaces. Thirdly, regardless of who wins the office, that candidate now
> will be essentially a lame duck for four years, which should emphasize the
> fact that our country *does not need* a person leading us in order to
> prosper. Are not all three of these notions libertarian and extropian? spike

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