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    Bush no Lame Duck and Obama no President-Elect

    A lame duck is an incumbent who has been defeated for reelection, not any outgoing elected official. Therefore, President Bush is no lame duck. This point is important because the constant referrals of him as such has helped to diminish his influence. A president-elect is one who has been elected president, but not yet taken office. Barak Obama will likely be elected president the first | Read More »

    Bush’s GOP and Churchill’s Tories

    Winston Churchill had led the British to victory in the Second World War, yet in the first post-war election, he was not reelected prime minister. Victimized by his own success, the British people in peacetime were free to focus on other matters and elected the opposition party instead. Similarly, George W. Bush’s Republican Party will be replaced by its opponents after having successfully kept the | Read More »