El Jefe still has not managed to muster much interest in the approaching elections. I think Hillary is probably the next President no matter what happens anyway. That is, unless Gore gets in. The really, truly terrifying part of imagining Mrs. Clinton as President is that Hillary Clinton is now what passes for moderate in the Democratic Party, and we will have to count our blessings if we are lucky enough to wind up with President Hillary, instead of President Saint-Barak; President Breck Girl; or Robot Leader ALGORE.
Personally, I will probably support Fred Thompson, although I was ready to give John McCain a respectful hearing before he imploded over immigration. I could be persuaded to support Mitt Romney (about whom I know little) provided I was first convinced and reassured that he was not a conservatively-dressed wolf of a Massachusetts liberal. But I've been having trouble staying interested. I must confess that I find politics in general somewhat distasteful: especially in this cycle, when the rhetoric and positions of both Right and Left are suffused with so much populism. Not at all my cup of tea.
On a somewhat related subject: as I have said many times before, I think impeachment hearings are a good bet for the late summer, and that the Democrats will at least go through the motions of trying to impeach the President, and will seriously go after Vice President Cheney. The Democrats cannot deliver on the war, at least not the total American humililation the Left wants, so they must offer the Left something. Nancy Pelosi, now being stalked by Cindy Sheehan, would confirm this.
With the American political scene in such depressing chaos, what will our various foreign enemies do ? If they are wise, and can afford to do so, they will sit, and wait out President Bush. There is no sense in giving Bush the opportunity to recoup Conservative fortunes by making fat political targets of themselves. But once Bush is gone. . .
I have several things I'd like to talk about, once my present bout of laziness is done with. Stay tuned.