by Harvey Wasserman & Bob Fitrakis
It is time to think about the “unthinkable.”
The Bush Administration has both the inclination and the power to cancel the 2008 election.
The GOP strategy for another electoral theft in 2008 has taken clear shape, though we must assume there is much more we don’t know.
But we must also assume that if it appears to Team Bush/Cheney/Rove that the GOP will lose the 2008 election anyway (as it lost in Ohio 2006) we cannot ignore the possibility that they would simply cancel the election. Those who think this crew will quietly walk away from power are simply not paying attention.
...let's not forget that in late '99 up through early '01, conservative-leaning message boards were rife with our side's brand of paranoiacs wringing their hands about Clinton canceling the '00 election and making himself President-For-Life. I just did a search over at TFL on "Clinton + dictator", and some of those old threads were priceless...