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Brad
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One freedom that defines our way of life is the freedom to choose our leaders at the ballot box. We saw that freedom earlier this week, when millions of Americans went to the polls to cast their votes for a new Congress. Whatever your opinion of the outcome, all Americans can take pride in the example our democracy sets for the world by holding elections even in a time of war.


--George W. Bush

My question: Has there ever been a time after 1789  when elections were suspended in the US?

I know, I know we can always chalk this up to Bush's somewhat lackadaisical view of the language, but this is the second time it has been brought up in the last six years.

Why does the president keep fanning the fires of anxiety?
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Drama sells.
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Can you think of a better time to hold elections?
Alicat
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I think that was President Bush's point, Brad, that we've had over 200 years of consecutive democratic elections in both peace and wartime, and that Americans should take pride in that fact.

As for President Bush's ongoing campaign against the American-English language, here's this little gem, courtesy of our beloved Serenity:
http://www.figarospeech.com/talk-like-bush
Brad
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Perhaps, though you said it better.

Maybe you should apply for a job as a speechwriter.
 
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