Tuesday, November 23, 2004

More Doubts on Moral Values Winning Election for Bush

Here's yet another article debunking the post-election conventional wisdom that it was conservative "moral values" which won the election for Bush:

The Gay Marriage Myth
Terrorism, not values, drove Bush's re-election.
By Paul Freedman
Posted Friday, Nov. 5, 2004, at 1:16 PM PT

Did "moral values"—in particular, the anti-gay marriage measures on ballots in 11 states this week—drive President Bush's re-election? That's the early conventional wisdom as Democrats begin soul-searching and finger-pointing. These measures are alleged to have drawn Christian conservatives to the polls, many of whom failed to vote last time. The theory is intriguing, but the data don't support it. Gay marriage and values didn't decide this election. Terrorism did.

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1 Comments:

Blogger hexham said...

Hey Ron!

Keep the good info coming. Though this is my first post to this site, I am a lurker!

Cheers.

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