Within the flurry of articles in the media criticizing Nader supporters for throwing the 2000 election to Bush, a study reveals a new theory, possibly more plausible.
According to a study released by the political science department of Cornell University, reserchers concluded that George Bush was elected by people who cast votes directly for him, and not by voters who voted for Ralph Nader.
Cadidate Kerry was flabbergatsed by the study, calling it a "plot by the right wing to manipulate facts to fit a politcal agenda". The DLC issued a brief statement, claiming that the study was funded by "Old Leftists" that has not adapted to the "new politcal reality of the US in the 21st century".
"After a review of the popular vote in all states where Bush carried the electoral college, and in spite of the fact that Al Gore won the popular vote overall, we found that 100% of the votes recorded in favor of George Bush is what ultimately created a opportunity for him to win the presidency", the report stated. "Had it not been for so many votes cast in favor of Bush, the margin would have been so wide as to make election fraud inconsequntial, particularly in Florida, and below the radar screen...".
The People's Organization for Extemely Gradual Social Change (POEGSC), an NGO founded by activists who derive income from cushy white coller middle management jobs have been blasting Nader's running in 2000 and have turned up the heat since Sunday, when Nader announced he was entering the race. Says Neil McGovern, executive director of POEGSC and a 4th cousin of Bill Clinton, "We will never admit that the Democratic Party has abandoned any pretense of a connection with the US left, nor that it has mimicked the conservative wing of politcs so much, that the party is unappealing to anyone who takes a position on any issue left or right; it's still Nader's fault no matter what".