Political opinion from a peace-nik, left-wing independent Democrat
Sunday, November 05, 2006
Cheney - "Stay the Course"
On ABC’s “This Week with George Stephanopoulos” this morning Vice President Dick Cheney said that a vote for any Republican for Congress, no matter what the individual candidate may be saying about the war, would be a vote for 2 more years of the policies and leadership we have seen up to now. A vote for a Republican Congressional candidate was a vote for the war and a vote for a Democratic candidate was a vote against the war. Although President Bush may have backed down from "Stay the Course" Vice President Cheney most definitely has not.
If President Bush and Vice President Cheney had suddenly announced before the election that they were changing strategy and they had, ala Nixon, a secret plan to win the war this could have been bad news for the Democrats. The Democrats can breathe a sign of relief. The President’s and Vice President’s stubbornness and inability to admit to any mistake or miscalculation apparently prevent any such last minute surprises.
I am a part-time blogger and an occasional Democratic Party volunteer living in Moline, Illinois (part of the Quad Cities). My day job is as a computer programmer with a Davenport, Iowa company that provides software to automobile dealerships.