30 January 2007
An Embarassment of Riches
The American public is finally waking up to what a disaster President Bush has been for the nation. The latest poll says 58% of the people wish his presidency was over now. Unfortunately, barring Congress getting off their collective rear ends and impeaching a President who really deserves it, we will have to tolerate him and his bull headed cronies for another 600+ days. So say a few prayers that he doesn't manage to take the whole country down with him.
Fortunately there is a crowd waiting in the wings, the least of which will replace him to the applause of a grateful public. Bite my tongue, but even a couple of the Republicans look good by comparison. Public disgust with this Republican president will probably mean none of them will see the inside of the White House except on a tour, so I can be kind.
On the Democratic side we have what amounts to too much of a good thing. There is literally not one of the possibilities who would make a bad President -- some with more potential than others, but none of them bad. Biden, Clinton, Dodd, Edwards, Gore, Kucinich, Obama, Richardson, Sharpton, and Vilsack are to one degree or another dipping their toes into primary pool. This is a bench that would make the New York Yankees jealous. Let us hope they will be team players for a while yet. If there is one thing we don't need for about a year is sniping in the ranks. Do the fund raising, gather the supporters, and start up the blogs, but be kind to each other for a while.