So Bush won an election and an integral part of the heartbreak that millions of Americans felt (myself included) was shock that so many Americans could vote for such a treacherous little freak. Right?
Think about this. And think carefully.
What if it turns out there was massive voter fraud in Ohio and Florida? Let's say, hypothetically, that it was the voting machines. They wuz ginned up and goofed with. Kerry should have actually won. Etc.
There's no good evidence that I know of that this is true. But if it were true:
What, exactly, would you be prepared to do about it?
This is an interesting question. But talk of fraud can get you tinfoil-hat treatment, right? There seems to be ongoing debate, for example, whether we should even talk about fraud without overwhelmingly persuasive evidence. Speculation is frowned upon.
There's a lot more to say on this topic that I haven't thought much about yet. But I think that even in the world of the pure hypothetical, there is some value in hypothetically answering the following hypothetical question:
What would you be prepared to do if this election was stolen too?