Towards A Good Samaritan World

Wednesday, November 08, 2006

Here's a stupid take on the 2006 elections:

"THE presidency of George W. Bush ended last night."

No, actually, George W. Bush is still president. For two more years. It may be half-true that "the Democratic Party turned this election into a referendum on the president - and the president lost." But just because the Democrats ran against George W. Bush doesn't mean that people were voting against him. It won't help the Democrats any if they interpret the election that way.


  • I think the exit polls are a fair indication that people were voting against him. That said, if Dems pretend that what got them elected this time will get them elected next time, then yes, they will get hurt. Accomplishments - not opposing Bush - are what will turn this from a setback for the GOP into a victory for Democrats.

    By Blogger Nato, at 10:13 AM  

  • Is it not more than a little notable that Rumsfeld is suddenly on the way out? It would seem he's falling on his sword (not to imply this is the sacrifice of an innocent) to expiate executive, not congressional sins.

    What I don't understand is why Bush didn't fire his a while back when it could have helped his party. Did he really not expect his party to get badly beat up? Is Rove that far out of touch?

    By Blogger Nato, at 10:39 AM  

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