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Originally posted by EntitySeed
None of the above: Bushy will start WW3. He'll call for Martial Law, make himself king of kings and that will be the end of it. The only thing anyones going to be thinking about is where their next meal is coming from!
This isn't some pitiful banana republic, this is the U.S.A. There's been no coupe here since 1963.....
George W. Bush had history on his mind . . I couldn't escape the feeling that he was talking to future historians rather than the people in that room with him. In spite of their many failures, the Republicans have managed to get some things right over the last seven years. I thought he was even handed in the way he praised and condemned. I couldn't help but wonder where his spine has been all these years. This was the speech he needed to make in January of 2003. Forceful, but benevolent.
It's ironic to me that earlier in the day, we watched Senator Kennedy and his kin pass their mantle of social championship to Barack Obama. As they passed the torch to a new generation of Democrats, the Republican candle may have flickered and gone out for the last time. For just a moment, I was ill. I don't enjoy being a predictor of my preferred party's demise. I just don't like seeing this particular prognostication come true.
When our 4th of July holiday rolls around, Mr. Bush will be presented with one last chance to announce a real end to the Iraq nightmare. Even if the draw-down is not completed on his watch, he will at least give his fellow Republicans something to go to the polls with in November. The patriotism of the moment wouldn't wash away all of his sins, but he would leave office just a little bit cleaner. A lot of us are for the war. We saw a lot of good reasons to do it. We've been frustrated by the fact that this President has gone out of his way to find and use every lame and senseless reason he could find, instead of the simple and verifiable truth.
Originally posted by Justin Oldham
Okay, new question. How does a Clinton-Obama ticket beat a McCain-Romney combo?
I still maintain that Obama lacks the boots on the ground . . Even with the Kennedy clan out to support him, we should expect to see Senator Clinton win in the West. In particular, her win in California will make it obvious that she's the front-runner. I applaud Obama's success to date, but he has never had the endurance built in to his campaign that he needed to take on the likes of Billary.
I think that Obama will be "given" the presidency and Clinton will be his vice president. Not too long into the term, Obama will be assassinated, yes just like JFK. Clinton will take control of the White House and declare martial law over the entire USA as they hunt for the "false" assassins, keeping everyone in a constant state of fear, police will roam the streets with the military searching random vehicles at will, trying to locate an imaginary adversary. The elites will have their Police State that they have been craving for, and it didn’t take a terrorist explosion to take place or war with Iran to bring in place. A win win situation for those who really pull the strings behind government.
I think that we may be assuming to much . While I think that Hillary winning her party nomination is a reasonable assumption I am not so sure about her VP pick. Richardson springs to mind he would get rid of the inexperienced tag and assuming that Republican planning is based around a Hillary - Obama ticket a spanner could be thrown into the works.