Someone posted this on an American History discussion board:
Of course, Iowa would later swing for Bush. The Republicans talk of a mandate. They take pride in the notion that more Americans voted for Bush in Nov 2004 than any other President in US history. What they're forgetting is that simultaneously more Americans voted AGAINST Bush than any other President in US history. These notions are trival. What is important to remember is the power ideology has in shaping perception.
What is important here?