I have read through half a dozen threads in which poster after poster confidently asserts that the American people are “seeing through Republican lies” and “determined to remove Bush” and similar hopeful exclamations.
After the election in November, posting a thread like this might well be met with comments like, "Oh, sure, NOW you crow about Bush’s win. Pretty daring :rolleyes: "
I could defend my crowing by pointing out that last year, I offered a bet on the Bush win, and so I had my money where my mouth was back then.
But I’d like to be able to link to this thread as well. The people that confidently claimed the American people think that Bush is a “threat to civil rights,” that he is terrible for the environment, etc. etc… all that is projecting YOUR concerns onto the electorate as a whole. In fact, the electorate did not think Bush was so terrible a threat to civil rights that he had to be replaced. They did NOT believe his impact on the environment was so terrible he had to go. And this isn’t hindsight talking: I saw it a year ago, I see it today. And I use the past tense to describe a future event because I am writing for Election Day.
If you don’t see it today, then I suggest you are too out of touch with the American electorate. We can discuss the issue back and forth all you like. But on Wednesday, November 3rd, I will be bumping this thread up and saying, “Not only did I tell you so, but I did so confidently and gloatingly, well in advance.”