Bush has spent the last year blaming all his ills on 9/11 and Bill Clinton. Well, those boogeymen are now done. Bush is now inheriting his own presidency, and he has a serious mess on his hands.
The big silver lining, and it's significant, is that Kerry won't be tarred for cleaning up Bush's mess. Had Kerry gotten us out of Iraq, he would've been blamed for "losing the war". Now Bush will ineptly lose it for himself. Kerry would've been forced to make sense of a mess of a budget. Now Bush will be responsible for his own half-trillion dollar deficits.
And how can you fix the problems if you can't even admit those problems exist?
It is our job as Democrats to build our infrastructure over the next four years, first to take out the Republican majorities in Congress in 2006, then to reclaim the White House in 2008.
Many of you have emailed to ask me what you can do. For now, just be ready. Armies have to rest, regroup, recharge, rearm, before they fight the next battle.
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