"The action I am taking is no more than a radical measure to hasten the explosion of truth and justice. I have but one passion: to enlighten those who have been kept in the dark, in the name of humanity which has suffered so much and is entitled to happiness. My fiery protest is simply the cry of my very soul. Let them dare, then, to bring me before a court of law and let the enquiry take place in broad daylight!" - Emile Zola, J'accuse! (1898) -

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Responding to a question in my earlier post of today: “It may be too late already!” as regards the (%) or numbers of the electorate involved in the Primary Voting process; let me offer this bite size analysis. If the eventual turn out in The November 2008 General Election should equal or approximate that of the 2004 Presidential Election it is both safe and fair to say that we will have heard from (25-27%) of that number. {That leaves a full 75% who have not voiced their opinion and choice in the primary process.} These calculations include the numbers, and now easily projected numbers in the primaries remaining, for both the Democrat and Republican primary turnouts.

Do I expect the turnout in the November 2008 General election to surpass that of the 2004 election? Yes, all indicators point that way, and barring a significant down turn of interest in the upcoming election I can see foresee a much better, although not historic turnout for that contest.

Having said that, and we are talking in a very fair and conservative analysis of the numbers crunched here; that means that the (“heard from”: 25-27% figure will drift lower). The point remains that despite all the hype to date, only a minority of Americans have spoken!

The thus far absent and silent majority can scream with serious consequences in November.

Projecting Michigan and Florida primary turnouts, should a vote/revote ever take place have been reasonably inflated by 4%. That inflation has a minimal impact upon the (25-27% figure).