Despite the President's man date, he's having a hard time convincing his own Party to sign on to his Social Security reform bill. Why? Becasue partisanship can never trump self-interest, and even Republicans know that Bush's plan isn't going to help the majority of their constituents. This is also why Republican's blindly support the President's aggressive foreign policy. The percentage of angry military personnel and families is not high enough to affect election results. If this changes-- if a draft were re-instated, or if military sacrfice became more egalitarian--then even Republicans would think twice about writing the President another blank check to go to war (not that he needs their permission).
Posted by john at 2/08/2005 01:11:00 PM|| |