POLLIWOG (Tadpole): the early stage of an animal that will eventually become a frog, hoping to be kissed by a princess, turning into a prince! POLIBLOG (Political Blog): the early stage of a center-right political blog that may eventually become a full blown blog of the center-right. Join in if you find any merit in the comments. If you are on the left and disagree, feel free to straighten me out! Who knows, with effort from all of us this blog may turn into a prince!

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Wednesday, November 03, 2004

W for another four years,...

but it wasn't as easy as it should have been. Problem was the exit polls in the early part of the day showing Kerry as a clear winner. Could it be there was some hanky-panky going on by Dem operatives?

Dick Morris and Michael Barone both suggest that this was the case. This makes W's win even more impressive! Mr. Morris points out that exit polls, done properly, are the most accurate polls you can have, since they are based on actual voters - not likely or registered. Makes sense to me, and seems to support his theory.

Kerry to concede in another hour or so, and it will be over. Dems must re-evaluate their positions for the run in 2008. Let's hope they do it with gusto so we can get back to positive politics in our country!

Monday, November 01, 2004

Where is the "Bipolar Competition" of the Cold War?

Matthew Iglesias posted his opinion this morning that our current situation with the terrorists is not related "...in any even remotely relevant way..." with the Bipolar Competition of the Cold War. I beg to differ!

The bipolar competition of the cold war allowed for nuclear deterrence in the place of battling with conventional weapons. I suggest that this was an extremely valuable service, though we did not recognize it at the time, as it kept the world conflicts to minimal confrontations in lieu of "World War III" - "...IV" - etc.

The terrorists, sans nuclear weapons, are an even worse threat than the Cold War threat, in that they will use conventional weapons indiscriminately and they are not "bipolar" - that is, there is no target for our nuclear deterrence. Therefore, to deter them, we must kill them.

If we don't, and they achieve their goal of nuclear weapons, we will end up in a "Multipolar Competition" with no center to direct our deterrence at. And this can only lead to massive destruction.

We must achieve victory over the terrorists before this happens!