Election wrap up - part I
I do not intend to spend much space analyzing why Bush won. Others have done an excellent job providing the reasons for the Bush victory.
Check out the Washington Times, Mark Steyn, Middle Ground and Ann Coulter.
These items are the most entertaining of what has been written, with Ann Coulter's piece containing the best combination of entertainment and completeness.
Here is a sample:
Seventy percent to 80 percent of Americans oppose gay marriage and partial-birth abortion. Far from appealing exclusively to a narrow Republican base, opposition to gay marriage is strongest among the Democratic base: blacks, Hispanics, blue-collar workers and the elderly. There were marriage amendments on the ballot in Michigan and Ohio. Bush won Ohio narrowly and lost Michigan by only 2 points. How different might that have been if Bush hadn't run from the issue.