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Walkerville, VA
Monday, June 10, 2024
Carolyn Purcell, Editor

Rather, Moore, concede election

Dan Rather and Michael Moore will concede the 2004 elections to Bush at 1 PM Eastern today.

After a long election night in which several states came down to the wire, candidates Dan Rather and Michael Moore have finally conceded to incumbent George Bush. They will announce their concession at 1 PM Eastern Time from Fox News.

George Bush appears to be the first presidential candidate to win a majority of the popular vote since his father won against Dukakis in 1988.

Rather and Moore have been running a high profile ticket since June 25, continually hammering incumbent Bush on what they considered vital issues of using Microsoft Word and mockumentary film-making.

Microsoft Word not an issue?

However, Microsoft Word as an issue apparently did not resonate with the voters. Exit polls showed that support for Microsoft Word has fallen among female voters and young voters, those expected to turn the election from Bush this year.

“I often use Microsoft Word,” said one female Bush supporter in Columbus, Ohio, “but have never used it to create a thirty-year-old army document. I just don’t see how this issue relates to me, personally.”

Fahrenheit 9/11 mobilizes opponents?

Moore’s mockumentary also failed to garner new voters for Rather/Moore ’04, according to exit polls. Some Democrats are now charging the controversial film-maker with deliberately mobilizing Republican supporters. Several Bush supporters claimed that they had no intention of voting until they saw Fahrenheit 9/11 and realized “the extent to which Democrats would lie to advance their cause.”

“When you lie so brazenly that only your choir believes it, that has to anger your opponents,” said one Democrat strategist four months too late.

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