Tuesday, February 06, 2007

Another Bush Coming in the Back Door

It's a travesty that Rudy Giuliani is the front-runner in the Republican presidential race. Giuliani was washed up, a failure... until he made some good speeches following 9/11 and became a national hero. The guy is attractive and charismatic (and he has political genius, especially for creating photo ops and for taking the credit for other people's work) but he is not fit to be president. After the disastrous record of this president and the global consequences - not just the war but also his trashing of the US economy and retrograde domestic policies - how could they even be thinking of putting another incompetent in the Oval Office? The irresponsibility is staggering.

To add insult to injury, a rumor is circulating that Giuliani is thinking of choosing Jeb Bush as his running mate. After two failed Bush presidencies, a lot of people thought it would be impossible to have a third Bush president, but this seems to be the way it could happen. It would certainly give Giuliani a boost in fund raising to be allied with the mighty Bush clan and all their cronies.

The latest sad and undemocratic trend in the US is dynasties that are caused by the ability to raise funds. Whether you're a son or a brother or a wife, being a member of a political dynasty is a big leg up, and it's a given that we'll see more and more of this.



Anonymous said...

And let me ask you this, why was Colin Powell so unceremoniously shoved off to the side and forced to discredit himself by Bushco?

Could it have been in anticipation of a powerful 2008 presidential bid by Powell?

In my books, a GORE/POWELL ticket would be unstoppable.

You heard it here first!!!!

GORE/POWELL 2008!!!!

James Curran said...

Um. I'm no Republican fan. But, Rudolph ruled New York. Long before 911. And, fought cancer to boot. He was an overachiever most of his political career. Read his book. I didn't put it down until it was over.

Jeb? I have no time of day for that family.