Bush Endorses Guliani, the Republican Kerry
The appointment of Michael Mukasey as Attorney General is a sign that Bush is supporting Rudolf Guliani for President. Mukasey, a Jewish lawyer from the upper West Side of Manhattan, is a intimate who swore in Mayor Guliani in both 1994 and 1998. His son works for Guliani's firm.
Just because Bush's name will not be on the ballot next year, that does not mean that Bush is not going to do everything in his power to keep his failed Iraq war policy in place. Guliani and Mitt Romney are outdoing each other to see who can be the most belligerent anti-Islamic candidate in the Republican race.
Once Guliani is nominated, Bush's smear machine that savaged John McCain in South Carolina in 2000 and John Kerry in 2004 will go into overdrive against Hillary Clinton and Bill Richardson, who should be her running mate. But Guliani's three wives will amply demonstrate his own lack of dedication to any set of principles. The Republicans are ignoring their own positions on social issues and supporting the divorcee because, as in Kerry's case, they think he can win. Guliani should lose the election by a very narrow margin.
Once the election is over, Bush will probably attack Iran so by the time the new president takes office, the nation should be in even worse shape than it is now. Also, attacking Iran will render inoperative all campaign promises by whoever wins.
Presidential elections are about foreign policy, because all other issues can be finessed by the voters in the Congress. The president is the only Commander-in-Chief.