What if Bush Wins?
Jude Wanniski
November 3, 2004


Memo To: Website Fans, Browsers, Clients
From: Jude Wanniski
Re: Sixteen different views

It is much too close to the President's re-election to predict what his second term will be like. But there is plenty of speculation and a public appetite for that kind of political conjecture. As it happens, the Washington Monthly last summer asked 16 "dynamic writers" to "predict what the likely consequences will be of a second term for President Bush." Unrestrained by immediacy, the writers, both Bush and Kerry supporters, cover most of the possible ground. I tucked it away for just this sort of occasion. The list follows, but you will need to go to the following link to at least skim the individual pieces. Check Grover Norquist's for sure:


David Greenberg: The Triumph of Anything Goes

James K. Galbraith: The Plutocrats Go Wild

Grover Norquist: The Democratic Party Is Toast

Kevin Drum: The Scandals Finally Break

Gidon Rose: The Empire Strikes Out

Cass R. Sunstein: Hoover's Court Rides Again

Paul Begala: Vengeance Is His

Mickey Edwards & Nancy Sinnott Dwight: Bush Becomes a Moderate, Really

Todd Gitlin: The Left Learns From Goldwater

Sebastian Mallaby: The Deficit Conquers All

Gregg Easterbrook: W. Takes On Global Warming

Christopher Buckley: The Roquefort Cheese Wars

Elaine Kamarck: Decline of American Greatness

E.J. Dionne: America Gets Privatized

Jeff Greenfield: The Glorious Revolution: A Look Back