Ok, so that’s quite an exageration, but possibly not. Read on…
I predict if Dubya were to pick Condeleeza Rice as his running mate he would beat any Democratic ticket hands down. Obviously, the first choice would be Colin Powell. But that will never happen. First off, Powell doesn’t want the job and second why would Powell run as Bush’s partner when he could easily run for President and beat Bush?
If the party ticket stays as it is now, Dubya and Chainey (or cheney if you prefer), then I don’t believe he will win unless he does something in the next year to fix the economy. I highly doubt he will. While I don’t blame him entirely for the economy, I think he bears the brunt of the burden for it. He has had plenty of time to make a difference. With the new congress in place, that is even more reason why the Republicans have no excuse.
With his hard-on for Iraq, a war will only make things worse. FTR- I’m against the war. I think it could be handled simply by backing out gracefully (if gracefully is even possible) and stating that we will leave you alone for now. However, if you do anything to harm us we will nuke you back to the stone age. No trial, no hearings, no UN approval. Just vaporize Bhagdad. (if only some of our politicians would go to Iraq as human shields, I might be for the war. I think a 50/50 mix of democrats & republicans would be “fair & balanced”)
So, what say the teeming? Do you think a Bush/Rice ticket would smoke the Democrats?