If Not Trump, Then Who?American Thinker.com ^ | June 14, 2017 | Brian C. Joondeph Posted on 6/14/2017, 1:11:44 PM by Kaslin
When the country is safe and the economy strong, anyone can be president. The converse is not true and the wrong president at the wrong time can inflict great damage on not only the country but also the world.Some examples from history:
Reagan inherited a sick economy from Jimmy Carter (remember the “misery index?”), the Cold War with the Soviet Union, and the loss of American standing in the world after the Iranian hostage crisis. He was the right president at the right time, reversing the declining fortunes in a way that Carter (or Walter Mondale) could not.George H.W. Bush inherited a safer world and stronger economy. As an adequate but uninspired president, he surfed the Reagan wave. Bill Clinton took the same surfboard and rode the same Reagan wave, assisted by the dotcom revolution as well as fiscal responsibility ushered in by Newt Gingrich and an invigorated Republican Congress.The world was still relatively safe and the economy was chugging along when George W. Bush took over the White House.
A few months later, Islamic terrorism reared its head in the homeland on 9/11, making the world, and America, decidedly less safe.
The Bush tax cuts kept the economy strong enough until the end of his term when the financial crisis kicked in, thanks in large part to Democrats forcing banks to lend money to those with no prospect of ever repaying those loans.
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