I just wanted to take pause today in reaction to a headline I saw somewhere earlier this morning. I think it was on the front page of the online edition of the Los Angeles Times. Yes, yes it was--I just verified it. It reads Bush would've gotten slaughtered in '08 .
The point of the story is, if the next election in 2008 were held with Bush enjoying the current approval rating he now "enjoys", he would lose miserably. Or would he?
Of course, Bush can NOT run for reelection again. If he is to stay in power, he will have to seize it. Well, that's kind of a misnomer. By that I mean, he's already seized it in the 2000 and 2004 elections. No need for me to expound on that. There have been books written on that subject.
My point is, with today's approval rating, a Bush victory in a national election would be totally incriminating, i.e., it would be blatantly out-right theft of the electoral process, of the nation's charade at democracy. And slow as American's are these days, many of them might actually get suspicious at what's been going on. At the all not-so-freakin'-funny shennigans done to gain, then keep, Bush's finger on the nukular button.
For that, for the president, I am thankful he can't run for reelection with the current support of Americans he presently enjoys. And it is my prayer he has the wisdom to step down as he's obligated to do under the old constitution he's pretty well dismantled. Because if he chooses to outright seize power, who can guarantee his safety, because I believe--even in this nation asleep at the wheel, this nation too busy to tend its shriveled, atrophied "democracy"--there is a limit to what even sheeple will endure.
That's a limit no one should wish to challenge. Or, at least, that is what I pray.