They say that if you put a frog into a pot of boiling water, it will leap out right away to escape the danger.
But, if you put a frog in a kettle that is filled with water that is cool and pleasant,and then you gradually heat the kettle until it starts boiling,the frog will not become aware of the threat until it is too late.
When I heard the terror alert on Friday, I commented to a friend that it wouldn't surprise me now if the Republicans tried to point to a terrorist threat as a reason to delay the election, if Bush is behind in the polls as the election nears. I wish I had posted my comment on the blog, because today this frightening report has surfaced.
Link to article: CNN.com - Officials discuss how to delay Election Day - July 11, 2004
This cannot be permitted to happen.
If Bush is true to his word that the terrorists should not change our way of life such as his encouragement to attend baseball games and traveling on vacation after 9/11 then he should declare now that the election will not be delayed. If it is delayed then our worst fears will have been realized.
The question will be what constitutes an emergency. If Bush is trailing in the polls at the end of Oct. then I know many neo-cons would think that constituted an emergency and do anything they could to ensure Bush would win.
The other frightening aspect is that someone internally could take action through a terrorist type of attack to force a delay in the election.
Think about it, who do you think Timothy McVeigh (conservative white guy) would be voting for in this election. Personally, I think another Oklahoma City type of bombing that is made to look like it's al Qaeda is more llikely than another 9/11 type of attack.
For the Bush supporters at least answer this... if Bill Clinton was President or Al Gore and there was talk of delaying the election because our country is unsafe what would your reaction be?
You can't honestly say that you would be OK with that scenario. It's BS regardless of which party is in office.
Americans may have more in common with frogs than we choose to admit.