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So it's President Bush. OK. In absolute terms, more people voted for him than for Ronald Reagan who received 54 million votes at his peak in 1984. And since we're all trying to figure out what this says about the will of the American people, and since I always try to provide information for the common good here on this web site, I'd like to mention a few more things that over 54 million Americans did recently:

  • Saw The Passion of the Christ
  • Saw Shrek 2
  • Bought or read a Harry Potter book
  • Drank alcohol
  • Saw an episode of Survivor
  • Owned a gun
  • Owned a copy of Michael Jackson's Thriller (ok, not so recently)
  • Breathed air graded "F" by the American Lung Association
  • Attended an arts event
  • Rode a bike for recreation
  • Didn't regularly get a good night's sleep
  • Asked themselves what's up with Sam Donaldson's hair (I assume)
  • Lived in one of America's 200 largest cities
  • Owned a computer connected to the Internet
  • Bought travel services on the Internet
  • Lost their electricity for a full day
  • Went to church
  • Went to church regularly
  • Voted for John Kerry

I hope this helps bring the Everyamerican into sharper focus. Because I aim to please.

[These stats were Googled and are probably suspect. But they're in the ballpark.]

Posted by davis | Link
Reader Comments
November 10, 2004, 05:43 AM

guilty on only a very limited number of counts.

(including michael jackson's "thriller"...).

November 11, 2004, 08:10 AM

Great stuff, Rob. Now that the initial bout of depression has subsided, I'm taking more and more consolation from the fact that 55 million people voted to remove Bush. Looking over data from elections in the 80s (Reagan collected 525 electoral votes in '84!), I feel somewhat less pessimistic about our contemporary "values."

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