The election of 2008 is haunted by two ghosts. The first ghost is the ghost of the Republican past, namely Herbert Hoover. The oldest voters will remember President Hoover. The youngest voters can Google up facts on the Great Depression. President Hoover was an honorable man with an impressive record of public service, but he was out of his depth when it came to handling the Great Depression, and the election of 1932 accordingly marked the end of a long Republican-dominated political era and the beginning of a long Democratic ascendancy.
The second ghost is the ghost of the Republican present, namely George Bush. President Bush, unlike President Hoover, has taken some very bold steps recently to curb the freefall of the financial markets, but too late to save his already crumbling legacy or to prevent what looks to be a very serious and long-lasting recession. His popularity has fallen to historic lows, and he is unable to command the confidence of the people.
The McCain-Palin ticket cannot run away from these ghosts, try as they might. The election will be a very scary night for a lot of Republicans.
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