it gets worse
maule at LAW.VILLANOVA.EDU
Tue Nov 14 18:18:01 PST 2000
>>> SLevinson at MAIL.LAW.UTEXAS.EDU 11/14/00 03:39PM >>> suggests
The answer is that it will NOT be possible for Bush to defeat that
perception. He will be a thoroughly illegitimate president and will be
roundly defeated at the end of his term (or so I would bet with some
Just like his father's 85% approval rating had everyone predicting another term for George, Sr? A lot can happen between 2000 and 2004 and it is not implausible (and certainly not the suggested impossibility) that one or more major accomplishments that galvanize public support would bring about the same sort of emergent hero syndrome that has benefitted comebackoftheyear athletes.
Unless there's a crystal ball to which I don't have access, never say never.
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Villanova University School of Law
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