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Centralscrutinizer Wrote: Nov 16, 2012 7:07 AM
The general is a sinner like the rest of us. Can we agree on that point? I for one would be willing to support his retirement, should he lose it. He has done a lot more to help our country than most in our Leadership. Step up sir, and know that I for one, have your back. The truth will set us all free.
The second-term curse goes like this: A president (e.g., Richard Nixon, Ronald Reagan, Bill Clinton, George W. Bush, etc.) wins re-election, but then his presidency implodes over the next four years -- mired in scandals or disasters such as Watergate, Iran-Contra, Monica Lewinsky, the Iraqi insurgency and Hurricane Katrina.

Apparently, like tragic Greek heroes, administrations grow arrogant after their re-election wins. They believe that they are invincible and that heir public approval is permanent rather than fickle.

The result is that Nemesis zeroes in on their fatal conceit and with a boom corrects their hubris. Or is the...