Back in September of 2004, I wrote that for the Democrats, winning the election might not be the best thing in the long run. I further added this prediction of the future.
I truly believe that 4 more years of right-wing control will push the country back towards the center by 2008. I expect the economy to continue to falter and the war in Iraq will become more of a quagmire. The American people will wake up to what right-wingers have done to it. I suspect that even the Republican party will have some major dissension in it’s ranks, as moderates will expect more economic accountablity, instead of just being pushed to the side by Count Rove (Prince of Darkness). I would expect the mid-term elections in 2006 will go the Democrats way, if Bush is still in office and we would see the Senate and maybe even the House swing away from Republican control. Many disenchanted Republican house members will tire of the iron-fist of Tom Delay and try hard to push him out of being the Don.
OK Scott, we get it, you are a political genius. Is this another self-congratulatory piece of bloggery? No, I am here to apologize. While what I wrote did mainly come true, it came at a lot heavier price than I could’ve imagined. You see my dislike of John Kerry clouded my judgment, as because even a pompous ass like him would have helped us avoid some of the turmoil we find ourselves in. I apologize for my thinking Bush winning would be best for our country in the long run.