The preparations are already underway for what to think about a Kerry presidency, once it has been accomplished. I think that’s great.
I this particular example, we see Kerry described as Carter. Once Kerry is in office, his strong support will evaporate and he will be under attack from different sides of the party.
Actually, I agree. This is what will happen. It ought to happen that way. There will probably be a “honeymoon” period, and then, in with the Democratic criticism. And, I daresay, that’s what ought to have happened with Dubya. But criticism on the right came far to late to be of any real use.
How will Kerry handle the criticism? Will the party splinter? Kerry is not a governor. He doesn’t think he’s a CEO. He’s been part of a deliberative body that exists to manage opposition and still come out with a resolution. He’s got more experience in a contentious environment (rather than an anointed one) than Dubya did, and probably more than Carter did when he took office.
Bring it on, I say.Posted by James at July 18, 2004 9:29 PM