7 November 2004 - 20 January 2009
The Presidential Election of 2004 was both a heated race and a sorry sight with both sides resorting to insults and mud-slinging as an attempt to prove their worth to the American public. The whole affair was flat out depressing. But we got through it, the people cast their vote, and George Bush numerically won his second term in office. The Anti-Bush crowds, quite the raucous bunch, were very displeased. The election was rigged, they cried! Not that I voted for Bush, but I simply found the Anti-Bushites' outrage to be a bit over the top.
The day after the election I wrote on this site: "You know something? I'm getting a little tired of all the whining going on about George Bush's winning the election last Tuesday. I don't care much for Bush, but I've accepted that the majority have voted for him. The Kerry supporters are raising such a fuss about this being the end of the world. We've made it this far with Bush, we'll survive another four years! To prove my point, I've added the clock below. It's my intent to keep it up until 2008, but we'll see how things go."
I did keep this clock up. In fact, I made it bigger!
The clock counted up from Election Day 2004. It wasn't to support the Bush administration, which I had my own issues with. Instead, this clock stood to tease the Anti-Bush and John Kerry crowds who threw such in incredible stink about it all. You'd think that for all the noise they made that the election would have been readily handed to them. It just goes to show that you can aggravate people as much as you can, and you can bash and harass the opponents as much as possible, but it really doesn't mean anything if you don't win the vote from all that effort. And if you lose the vote, it doesn't help to cry and call for recounts and impeachment. Let it go. We'll be okay.
This clock was dedicated to everyone who interrupted my lunch and studies in the Student Union to pester me with reasons about why I should vote for either Bush or Kerry, but mostly the latter since they were the most breathlessly insistent.
The Clock Stops:
At twelve o'clock noon on 20 January 2009 the George Bush Second Term Super Clock was officially stopped. The inauguration of Barack Obama as the 44th President of the United States now renders this silly countup a moot point in the musty halls of historical as-it-happened.