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When Administrations Implode

natch Wrote: Apr 19, 2012 12:37 AM
And don't forget Axelrod stepping all over his tongue Sunday during a Q&A with Chris Wallace. It seems the Obama campaign is flailing badly. It's fun to watch.
Dan107 Wrote: Apr 19, 2012 8:32 AM
Don't forget Alexrod digging up a women who lives in the same apartment building in Chicago as he does, owes him money, and puts her out there to lie about an affair with Herman Cain.
annfan_777 Wrote: Apr 19, 2012 7:14 AM
So then - I take it you WON'T be voting for him this time?

Administration meltdowns are hardly novel. In almost every presidency there comes a moment when sheer chaos takes hold, whether self-induced or as a result of an outside crisis.

Vietnam had effectively destroyed Lyndon Johnson by 1967. Watergate unraveled the Richard Nixon administration, as the disgraced president resigned in the face of certain impeachment. Gerald Ford could not whip inflation and was not re-elected. One-termer Jimmy Carter was undone by the Iranian hostage crisis and skyrocketing oil prices.

For a time, it seemed that Ronald Reagan's second term might not survive the Iran-Contra scandal. George H.W. Bush could not be re-elected after...