posted on Dec, 23 2003 @ 09:05 AM
Bush has pretty much got it sewn up anyways....and likely even with the popular vote, thanks to the sheeple, but I agree with the one who brought it
up...I think it will be a Dean/Clarke ticket.
I think most always overestimate how much a president has to do with the economy (for good or ill). Business is always out to make money, and many
had to trim the fat, and get lean and mean after 911... THAT's the reason for the turn around, not the president. Also, as far as the comment on
the military, just remember that while Congress gave themselves a raise, our boys in the trenches were having their pay cut, as well as their
benefits. Not to mention, no president in history has ever succeeded at getting this much international egg on our faces. I won't even go into how
this flubbing of Iraq, has affected our standing in the economic Dollar vs. Euro war currently being waged.
Look, I realize we needed to go into Iraq, and not for WMD (what a lame excuse...if you're going to use it, at least plant some.... ) But, he
should have went in, set up bases, and the puppet government, and got the hell out. Military brass loves long occupations, that's their gravy
train...it's up to the executive branch to end them.
We need about 4 years to get some of the egg off our face, and let the world cool down a bit.... Unfortunately, this isn't likely to happen. The
re-election of Bush will incite quite a rage in the arab world...and we WILL see another attack (likely attacks) on US soil. We'll see Sharon's
hardcore policy go into effect, and we'll see other arab nations targetted, until finally, the straw breaks the camel's back.