|11:45 pm - For those who chant the mantra of "Change!"|
One should always remember that those who want change should be careful what they wish for.
There is such a thing as "from the frying pan into the fire."
And never forget Herbert Hoover was elected in a landslide -- and we all know how his presidency turned out . . .
Current Mood: cynical
Current Music: "A Question Of Time" by Depeche Mode
Herbert Hoover was Commerce Secretary to a president who famously said "The business of the American people is business". During the 1928 election, Coolidge could have run again, but declined. Hoover ran from a position of being identified with the then-current administration, with being Commerce Secretary during the Roaring 20's.
He didn't represent "Change", he represented "More of the same". He failed because the economy unexpectedly tanked a year after he entered office and he was caught surprised by it. Obama knows the economy is tanking, as do the people who voted for him.
I don't think Hoover's landslide election is a good analogy.