I’m disappointed with some of the leftists today. For example, Andrew Tanenbaum, who ran the popular electoral-vote.com website, writes the following:
One thing that is very strange is how much the exit polls differed from the final results, especially in Ohio. Remember that Ohio uses Diebold voting machines in many areas. These machines have no paper trail. Early in the campaign, Diebold CEO Walden O’Dell, a GOP fundraiser, promised to deliver Ohio to Bush. He later regretted having said that.
Oh, come on. The exit polls were just wrong. They are statistically flawed. But no, that couldn’t be it. Bush cheated!
And then he writes
Again, if you are a senior majoring in computer science and are seriously thinking of leaving the country due to the election results, you might be interested in my international English-language Masters program in parallel and distributed computer systems.
This should put to rest any doubts about the objectivity of Dr. Tanenbaum.
We didn’t just elect a totalitarian dictator. This isn’t Hitler or Stalin. Democracy is still safe. Jack booted thugs are not about to kick in the doors of dissenters. Calm down. It’s silly to think of leaving the country because Bush won.