One sign the
And why chicken-out? Because of 3 letters; the NRA. The Politicians will fall over themselves to cry over the dead, but not a singly soul would rise to address the real issue, that it is easier to buy a gun in the
The swing states are in gun-country, and no Oval-office hopeful, would dare risk their chances with the powerful gun lobby. Nor their party risk loosing control of congress; the politicos are still mindful of the price they paid for the assault weapons ban.
This coming election season, Democrats and Republicans debate
The Democrats: All Hail President Hussein!
Simply put, Americans are still not ready for a black president. As the novelty wears off, Americans will be cured of their colour-blindness, and more than a few will notice that Obama’s full name is Barakat Hussein Obama. I do not think that Joe Six-Pack, who could not countenance a President Dukakis (too short), will accept a President Hussein (they hanged the last one). But it will still make for an interesting primary fight.
On one hand, the presence of such a well funded, well packaged candidate may motivate Hillary Clinton into becoming a better candidate. She will need all the votes she can muster to counter the effect of the “Anyone but Hillary” club; whatever she does, 20% of Americans will always consider her the Top Dog.
On the other hand, a strong challenge may open up the field for other challengers, especially that dear Mr. Edwards. He’s working hard, pulling double-shifts to secure his spot at the dance.
Republicans: Open Season
Whoever emerges from the race will face off a bruised Republican candidate and a discredited Republican party. The race to the Republican primary is heating up; with John McCain so invested in a success in
Giuliani looks good now, but that little drag-queen show may hurt him; not all Americans have the same sense of humour as New Yorkers. A sign of Republican unease with their current pool of candidates is Fred Thompson’s appearance in the race; a mere mention of his name got him more than 10%... Even Gingrich the Newt may throw his hat into the ring...
Still, among all the other candidates, one should not discount John McCain too fast. He had been the frontrunner for a while; it is only natural that he has to start from behind. The only thing that could sink him is
Pitié Pour Nous, Pauvres Pêcheurs
One thing is certain; we in
So we’re in for a long 2 years; the French will have a new team in place this fall, and the Americans come up with a new team in 2008. Here’s hoping President Bashar remains over-confident, and his Quislings irritatingly stubborn. There is a hope; a few Democrats can be counted on to do something stupid, and confirm Bashar in his mistaken sense of history…
On the downside, we’ll pay the price, in blood. But as long as we can enjoy Lebanese-made eye-candy, it will help us pass the time… and count the blows.