Excerpt:Â As one looks at the polls, the issues and the candidates, the election of 2008 resembles what poker players call a "lay-down hand." Two-thirds of the nation believes the Iraq war a blunder. Sixty-nine percent disapproves of . Eighty-one percent thinks America is on the wrong course.
Inflation is at 4 percent and rising. Unemployment is 5 percent and rising. Gasoline, heating oil and food prices are soaring. The dollar has lost half its values against the euro. Homes are being foreclosed upon at Depression rates. The stock market is in a swoon. And 3.5 million manufacturing jobs have vanished under Bush.