Sobering Numbers for Europe
Europe needs to look closely at some numbers from the U.S. election and do a reality check. Roughly speaking:
- As many people voted for Bush as live in France.
- As many people voted for Bush in Florida as live in Ireland.
- As many people voted for Bush in California, a state that Kerry won, as live in Norway.
- 116 million Americans voted on Tuesday. That is as many people as Germany, Austria, the Netherlands, and Belgium combined.