Friday, September 08, 2006

Come 2008, a possible scenario

Of late, the possible candidates for president 2008 have been making a lot of noise. The Democrats, mostly, have attacked the lame duck president, hoping to damage the Republican party by association. The Republicans, meanwhile, are listening to has-been politicians concerning strategies to hold on to the Whitehouse.

I am afraid that there will be a continued slide to the compromising such as that of John McCain. The Republicans will probably shy away from a good conservative like Gov. Mike Huckabee of Arkansas (yep, Clinton's replacement!) in favor of a moderate like the very popular Rudy Julianni.

Meanwhile, the Democrats lean toward former Arkansas co-governor Hilary Clinton. I am not sure if the good Senator is ready for the challenge (it has only been six years since her co-presidency). She may need another term as Senator to ready her for the task of president of the New World Order after the "cosmic event" of 2012!

However, I am going out on a limb here to predict a scenario for 2008. There will indeed be a New York challenge that will make last years Mets/Yankees world series look like little league! And we in the south will not take kindly to such choices. So many questions arise: who will the viable third candidate be? Which of the many "third" parties will rise to the occasion? Will it be the Constitution Party? Or the ever-present Libertarian Party? Is there a politician out there up to the job?

When all is said and done, the south will experience de je vu with visions of George Wallace or maybe Barry Goldwater. Or perhaps the ghost of Strom Thurmond will haunt our ballot boxes!

And a very devided nation, having seen two consecutive razor-thin races, will see one more. Regardless of the candidates (say Clinton vs. Julianni), the moderate Republican will win by the slimmest of margins due to old Dixie's defection.

And then comes 2012!

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