The curse is broken! Bush wins!

<p>Hahahaha! To all the people that said "I can't take another four more years" I guess you better get used to it!</p>

<p>I'm scared for America. I just hope Bush keeps to his campaign promises.</p>

<p>What happened to the other thread? I am also fearful of what will happen if Bush continues on his current path.</p>

<p>I'm scared for America...but I would be equally scared if Kerry had won. We are facing difficult times as a nation because we are so divided. The key now is to pull together and stop blaming "the other side."</p>

<p>I'm scared because I think we made monumental steps backward in social issues in our country. Next we will be able to buy an assault weapon in a sporting goods store, but need to use a coat hanger to enable our daughter to get an abortion that could potentially save her life! Makes no sense to me! But, HEY! I'm one of those Yuppie Democrats from the Northeast who after years of working and putting myself through college because my father wasn't a legacy who made huge donations to a not-to-be named elite university who just kept reading the newspaper daily and followed current events so that I could make an informed choice as to whom I wanted for President.</p>

<p>I agree with carolyn- America is in trouble regardless of the president and we need to stop blaming others for our problems.</p>

<p>Carolyn: I love you dearly, but you are being Pollyanna-ish. How can we band together when many of us disagree entirely with President Bush's actions? How can we forgive him for invading Iraq, his incompetent management of the aftermath of the war, and his refusal to admit mistakes or change course when he has made mistakes? Where is the room for compromise?</p>

<p>emsibdn, that has to be one of the most mature statements I have ever come across in my life...</p>

<p>Bush had nothing to gain in the election by admitting mistakes. On the ground they certainly have changed course to suit the situation at hand.</p>

<p>Patty, I love you too...and our similiarities far out weigh our political differences. Which is what I meant in the first place. Look for the similiarities, not the differences.</p>

<p>Hillary 08! =P</p>

<p>Now that's an interesting idea...I like it!</p>

<p>I agree. These are peculiar times and I hope Bush really will bring the country together. I am a registered Dem and I still voted for Bush (and Burr and Fox), but 90% Democrat for governor, and local.</p>

<p>You are right that my post was somewhat immature... it isn't fun when people bring you down to their level. I'll keep this in mind.</p>

<p>But yeah, I hope Bush really does do what he said in his victory speech. I voted mostly based on foreign policy and let domestic policy take a backseat. I hope the Democrats learn their lesson this year because they have taken a big hit with Dassle (sp.), the losses in the Congress, and ultimately the Presidency. Not to sound harsh, but they could have picked someone better to run. I did warm up to Kerry in the debates and I realized I wouldn't kill myself if he won, but he's not leader material. How's this for mature analysis?</p>


<p>Oh, by the way, if they run Hillary in '08, I'm going to have to vote Republican again. I really do hope Giuliani runs in '08. He would soooo get my vote.</p>

<p>I really hope Giuliani doesn't run. Hillary '08, Obama '16!</p>

<p>Well, I hope it's not same as last 4 years. If he promises what he said during his campaign (ESPECIALLY no drafts part), it's not gonna be rediculously bad.</p>

<p>Also, I want him to spend more money on education including college tuition. I'm not rich, so I need aids to go to college. I hope he doesn't cut anything from academics anymore.</p>

<p>I didn't want him to win, but the consequence is consequence. I hope he had learned something during his last 4 years.</p>

<p>hey bud, it was the dnc that brought up the draft rumor. it was merely a tool to try to sway support away from Bush. the GOP would never even think of instituting a draft. it would be political suicide.</p>

<p>If Giuliani were to run in '08, he would definitely have to get back into politics between now and then. Otherwise, he would just be too far removed from the political scene for too long.</p>

<p>Bull, let's move to CANADA, peeps</p>

<p>Ah, it's ndbisme! backwards :).</p>

<p>Can someone explain why it would be political suicide to reinstitute the draft? </p>

<p>Here's what I think: He has just gotten re-elected on a platform that has as one of its centerpieces, the new rationale for invading Iraq (once WMDs wouldn't work, and he couldn't admit he just wanted to please his dad, it became "spreading democracy"). Everyone agrees there need to be more troops to fight this noble fight and the recruiting efforts aren't producing as many soldiers as are which there is Iran, Korea and who knows where else around the corner (even though where we could really do some good is in the Sudan) logical extension, wouldn't the same people who just voted to support Bush's war on terrorism, have to also support a draft to staff it?</p>