I gather from the latest presidential poll results that the competition between Clinton and Obama is likely to continue:

http://www.usaelectionpolls.com/

I hope neither Democrat will provide campaign footage for McCain and the Republicans generally by mounting ugly TV ads and making snide comments about the other.  I can imagine that Hillary was stunned to have a competitor come from nowhere to challenge her hold on a presidential nomination.  But that is no excuse for ugly attack ads that merely appeal to Republican scare tactics.  Presumably anyone elected to the presidency will have a number of obvious challenges with which to cope.  And presumably competent people will be appointed to deal with them.  I doubt a 3 a.m. phone call that can’t be dealt with. If memories are short, on 9/11 Bush was stunned and stuck with the kiddies while Cheney ordered (illegally) that air liners heading towards the nation’s capital be shot down. Fortunately our jets could not scramble fast enough to shoot down any innocent planes.

Let’s get real!

“A war is just if there is no alternative, and the resort to arms is legitimate if they represent your last hope.” (Livy cited by Machiavelli)

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