I recently read a news blurb about Newt Gingrich deciding not to run for president in 2008; this is probably a wise decision, reached, no doubt, for two reasons: Newt is unelectable, and second, and most important, because he and his handlers know that no Republican has a chance of winning in '08.
Do the Republicans as a party really think they will win? Didn't the Congressional elections of '06 show them anything? The tide has turned towards the socialist Democrats, as opposed to the socialist Republicans, and only the party of the elephant hasn't gotten the word. I guess they'll get the word on the first Wednesday after the first Tuesday in November 2008.
Lest anyone construe this blog post as an endorsement for the Democrats, I assure you nothing could be further from the truth. I detest the Democrats' stance on essentially everything, and I am no fan of the pale Democrats, aka the Republicans, save for one issue: gun control (actually, I am not even a fan of them on that issue, but at least they are not actively seeking to destroy private gun ownership...yet). But I have to call it as I see it and the current Republican offerings--save for Ron Paul (a Libertarian cleverly disguised as a Republican), who has almost as little chance of being elected as I do--is so sad as to be, well, sad.
Get ready, America and the world, for a Democrat in the White House as well as a Congress controlled by the same party. Get ready to fork it over for the downtrodden and oppressed, and you damn well better smile while you're doing it.