Sunday, October 31, 2004

The 2004 Presidential Election

Bill Tenuto
The 2004 Presidential Election
Written on October 27, 2004;
Date of Writing Recorded Via E-mail.
Published on October 31, 2004

As of this writing, the outcome of the 2004 presidential election hangs in the balance.

I foresee that George W. Bush will start a second term and continue in office as the President of the United States.

My internal feeling and sensing of this depicts a scenario in which the outcome of the 2004 presidential election remains arguably uncertain for months and even years to come, as happened in the 2000 presidential election.

Immediately after the upcoming election of Novenber 2, 2004, in an atmosphere of post-election uncertainty, Bush and his associates will create, disseminate and later continue to spin a well-crafted public relations illusion for the American public. The illusion will portray Bush as the clear and unchallenged winner of the 2004 presidential election. Bush and his associates will convince many Americans that there should be no doubt of this. They will argue their case, and because they already occupy the White House, they will win the argument by taking advantage of the power and resources at their disposal. George Bush will make full use of his power as the incumbent President to spin the illusion of his unequivocal victory at the polls.

Yet doubts will continue to be raised about who actually won the election, and the true winner will remain a matter of debate and prolonged uncertainty well out into the future.

The outcome of the 2004 presidential election feels to me tangled, muddled and destined forever to be haunted by disputes about the accuracy of the vote counts. Suspicions of vote fraud will persist well after Election Day because of reports of irregularities such as possible tampering with absentee ballots, accusations of intimidation of minority voters, glitches with new, high-tech voting machines and suggestions of behind-the-scenes tampering with military e-mail votes. Under this cloud of doubt, both parties will put forth challenges, yet the accurate, "real" number of votes garnered by each presidential candidate may never be known.

I foresee that, nevertheless, George W. Bush will become President of the United States for a second term, not necessarily because he wins the popular vote, but because he already holds the office of President, and he will not hesitate to use the power of his office to keep himself in power.

Even more so than the 2000 presidential election, the 2004 presidential election will mark a turning point for the democratic republic of the United States of America. Accurate vote counts in U.S. presidential elections are about to become a vestige of the past. U.S. presidential elections are about to become shows, choreographed to make America look like a democracy.

I feel that, with the election less than a week away as of this writing, the wheels already are turning. I feel that George W. Bush will be the next President of the United States.

Copyright 2004 by William L. Tenuto