at Odds Over Who Won the Election”
In one of the most heated elections ever, George
W. Bush took home the presidential gold on November
2nd, 2004. Families and couples all over the country
that have been divided between Bush and Kerry
now face a potentially lengthy healing period.
Today Larry talks to couples who are trying to
overcome their political differences:
Jay-Are and Natalie first appeared on the show
on October 27th, 2004, for “Families at
Odds Over the Election.” Natalie was upset
because she did not realize Jay-Are was a Republican
until she was already in love with him. Now that
Bush has won the election, Natalie and Jay-Are
are trying to repair their relationship. While
Jay-Are is convinced the country made the right
decision, Natalie is skeptical that Bush will
keep his promises but says she will try to accept
his leadership. Video
Clip: Audience member Joann debates the merits
of being a Republican with Natalie.
Sonia says that her fights with Tim about politics
are so intense that Tim’s veins usually
pop out! Tim just doesn’t understand how
Sonia can be Hispanic and work in public service
but still support Bush. Tim believes that minorities
are negatively affected by the war and that the
war will only worsen under Bush’s continued
leadership. While Tim argues that Bush uses the
public’s fear against them, Sonia supports
Bush’s war on terror and says that we don’t
even know how many enemies our country has.
Father and daughter pair Leo and Laurie have
two things bonding them together: work and family.
Yet the time they spend is tainted by their extreme
political differences. The only thing Leo and
Laurie can agree on is that they don’t agree!
Leo believes that “democracy is not a spectator
sport” and that Bush is the best candidate
to further democracy, while Laurie says the “war
on terror” is a façade.
Before the election, John and his girlfriend
Maggie agreed to do the civil thing in promoting
their political interests. John placed a Bush/Cheney
sign on the front lawn and Maggie a Kerry/Edwards
sign. As time went on, the collection of paraphernalia
grew and started attracting tourists!
Special thanks to the following vendors for providing
supplies for Larry's election party:
Find out just what President Bush plans to do
now that he has been re-elected: