Monday, November 22, 2004

Why John Kerry Lost

Many on the Left have been struggling with this question -- constructing elaborate conspiracy theories, analyzing exit polling data and otherwise wasting their valuable time.

Thankfully, the good folks at Gallup have provided us with the answer. Why did John Kerry lose? Because Americans are as dumb as posts, that's why.
Only about a third of Americans believe that Charles Darwin's theory of evolution is a scientific theory that has been well supported by the evidence, while just as many say that it is just one of many theories and has not been supported by the evidence. The rest say they don't know enough to say. Forty-five percent of Americans also believe that God created human beings pretty much in their present form about 10,000 years ago. A third of Americans are biblical literalists who believe that the Bible is the actual word of God and is to be taken literally, word for word.
Well, there you go. Given that Bush only had to pull a paltry 11% of the non-Creationist vote in order to get his 51% "mandate", I'd say Kerry did pretty damned well.

Okay, Blue-staters. Back to work on secession.