by Jennifer Bowman
George W. Bush is going to win the next election. I'm completely sure of it and I have no doubts whatsoever. Why? Because the average, decent, hard-working American is intelligent enough to tell the difference between whiners and real leaders.
Also, Democrats themselves are so divided amongst issues that they can't possibly agree. One of my liberal friends is a Kerry supporter, and she told me if he didn't win she wasn't going to vote, simple as that.
This is eerily similar to the 1860 presidency campaign. Abraham Lincoln had unanimously been chosen as the Republican candidate by the Republican National Convention. However, the southern states were torn over the slavery issue. There were so many disagreements that when Stephen Douglas was nominated for Democratic candidate, some Southern delegates walked out and held their own convention and nominated John C. Breckinridge, and then eventually more delegates nominated someone named John Bell.
The southern states were completely divided over the candidates, so even though Lincoln did not win the popular vote (same as Dubya in 2000!), and he didn't win one single electoral vote from any of the ten southern states, he won the presidency and is now known to some as one of the greatest presidents of all time.
I predict the same here. Even though now Kerry, Dean, and Edwards can't exactly run against each other, their supporters have gained so much hatred for the other nominees that they would rather not vote or *gasp* even vote for Bush instead. Which is why he'll win yet again.
Of course, not that he'd need any help from the split Democratic party. In the midst of the primaries, he's remained fairly quiet. If I were in his position, I would have to bite my tongue off to not respond. But this is presenting him in a good light. Unlike the other candidates, especially Dean, he's "slinging mud" or scaring people into voting for him. He's introducing new programs and figuring out better ways to spend our tax dollars, like on NASA and education and safety.
Also, Bush doesn't ride motorcycles on Jay Leno or scream like a girl. So he may not be getting the publicity right now, but he is getting respect from the non-elites of America.
I fear that when the day comes that a liberal does invade the White House, he or SHE (see Hillary Rodham Clinton, page 19 of The Guidebook to Stupid Socialist Senators of New York) will spend my tax money on groups that support abortion, homosexuality, higher taxes, atheism, and other issues I don't agree on. But until then, I look forward to four more years of a Republican president. I just hope that by time I am old enough to vote there's someone worth voting for.