Way back on September 11, 2001 - when I was a left leaning middle grounder - I remember thinking sometime that day as I watched the smoke of disaster fill the sky that I was kind of glad George Bush was president. Perhaps that was the beginning of the end of my left leaning ways. Or, conversely, the beginning of the start of my right leaning ways.
Now Al Gore is stumping around, preparing for a campaign for president. I do believe that his motto will be "Vote Al Gore. He's Not George Bush." That's all I can decipher out of his words these days, anyhow.
So I pose a question to all of you - left, right and middle alike:
What do you think would have happened if Gore had been the president on September 11, 2001? What actions would have taken? What do you think the country would be like today?
Just some hypothetical thinking to start your week off.