Wednesday, November 03, 2004

The Omen this morning

After NOT watching late returns last night, I awoke to the sound of rain this morning, a hard rain (global warming?) that was not predicted. A very gloomy, rainy morning which told me that I didn't need to look at the computer to see if the nation would suffer through four more years of Bush & Company.

I was reminded of Nixon's re-election in 1972 over George McGovern -- another apparent triumph of the immoral over the moral. Yet it was only two years later that Nixon left the White House in disgrace and spent the rest of his life trying to regain his dignity.

So there is hope.

But for the draft-age, the poor, the gay, the elderly, well, it's going to be a tough 20 years because four more years of the current administration likely means decades of wars and inflation and maybe an end to social security as we know it.

Still, 55 million Americans wanted to throw the Bush administration out of office. Maybe they will rally and toss him out before he does too much more damage.

We can hope... We can hope...

mjf 11/3/04

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