posted on Nov, 6 2004 @ 03:38 AM
yes, Bush has the evangelicals and far right securely on his side, but there also seems to be a large number of "old school" republicans (John
McCain) who hesitantly still support him for more traditional republican values like smaller government and lower taxes. What happens if Bush really
digs his feet in and works to bring as many right wing social changes as he can this term? the conditions have never been better to actually implement
some of the policies that the right has been touting for years (school prayer, abortion, gay rights, etc). Would Republicans then lose their
credibility with their more moderate supporters in the next election? On the other hand, Bush could really transform his administration (shift in iraq
strategy, getting rid of ashcroft and rumsfeld) and pursue a more moderate agenda. Would moderates and even liberals then wonder if it's really that
bad? thus leading the way to a long conservative reign in America...?