Rugrats for Kerry


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David Talbot
October 30, 2004 3:10AM (UTC)

James Wolcott is calling the election: Kerry 55, Bush 45. How did he arrive at this precise outcome? He cribbed from the Nickleodeon kids poll -- which, compiling responses from some 400,000 rugrats, gave the election to Kerry by an even wider margin -- 57 to 43. Wolcott is no dummy. The Nickleodeon survey has correctly predicted the last four presidential elections. But why is Wolcott making it a closer race than the Sponge Bob Squarepants fan base sees it? "Since kids are naturally exuberant, until it's beaten out of them by the System, I shaved off two points from Kerry, gave those two to Bush."


David Talbot

David Talbot, the founder of Salon, is the author of the New York Times bestseller “Brothers: The Hidden History of the Kennedy Years.” He is now working on a book about the legendary CIA director Allen W. Dulles and the rise of the national security state.

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