What Really Happened


Dear Rachel

I am writing you this open letter because the MSNBC web site only accepts email sent to you through, and as I already have more email accounts than I care to deal with I refuse to add another just for the privilege of communicating with you. Perhaps some kind soul who has succumbed to the allure of Microsoft will be kind enough to forward this along.

First a word of introduction. My name is Michael Rivero. I am the webmaster of, now in our 15th year. I also host a talk radio show on GCN six days a week. I am a Republican, these days just barely. I guess that is all you need to know about me.

I am writing this letter in reply to your October 29th "Talk Me Down" segment in which you openly wondered at John McCain's seeming over-confidence in winning the election just 6 days hence. I presume that your solicitation that someone explain it to you was a rhetorical plea, as I cannot imagine anyone with your intelligence not comprehending what McCain knows about the election that the rest of us do not know.

First, by way of homework, I would recommend seeing HBO's documentary, "Hacking Democracy". This film is currently running on HBO so you should be able to TeVo it if you have not seen it yet.

Take careful note of the wonderful woman featured in the documentary by the name of Bev Harris. She runs a website,

Enlightenment awaits within.

Michael Rivero

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