Ads bringing up Benghazi and Obamacare didn't work for Romney, Ads about Skull and Bones and Bush going AWOL didn't work for Kerry, Whitewater and numerous sexual allegations didn't hurt Clinton, Iran Contra did no lasting damage to Reagan or his legacy, right on down the line. people simply don't give a s*** about things like this. right or wrong. this will be a one week commercial and then off to the next controversy
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it was a law created at his request for a specific cause celebe.
Of course there will be a new POTUS using the plane in 2017, so those costs will continue. But all ex-Presidents and their families are protected for life by the Secret Service, so nothing new there. Campaign organizations supposedly reimburse the Treasury for any political trips on AF One by the POTUS to make speeches, etc, but not for Ex-Presidents flying on a private plane, since any fees for speaking are paid directly to him.
Therefore, I won't be surprised to see some changes requested by him in the next two years on how his future travel expenses are handled [when he is no longer POTUS], but I do expect to see some.
And for the record, as far as the weather is concerned, I am very close to hiding out in Houston for a few months - or even going further South to some country like Australia or , New Zealand, where it's Summertime now. It's in the high 70s in Brisbane! Nuts to waking up to -6 degrees on the thermometer here!
I do not think it will happen, but if can happen and if done successfully it may damage his chances with people who disagreed with the governmental overreach of the Schiavo case. The new media can help spread that story through internet video's, mass emails to voters, etc. etc.
Because in the time of Nixon there were no super-pacs to spread this message out over the internet. There were no internet newspapers, liberal websites, conservative websites, etc. etc. etc.
The new media has become a game changer and it could happen in this case. I do not think it will become a big issue but with a concerted campaign it could become an issue. For example if such a media campaign starts and Bush (which I do not think he will) gives out a mea culpa and says he made a mistake getting involved in this case, hard core republican pro-life candidates would come out of the woodwork saying that Bush is not to be trusted to protect the lives of the innocents and that they would never stand for such a thing.
Or if Bush goes all hardcore and defends his overreach into the life of a citizen of the United States then democratic PAC's and democratic candidates can attack him on his willingness to interfere in the civil rights of people and that Bush cannot be trusted.
Just because it is a generalized statement and that I personally do not think it will become an issue, does not change the fact that it can become an issue. And IMHO it will become an issue much faster in this day and age with the internet, emails, pacs, youtube, etc. etc. than that it would have become an issue in the Nixon, Reagan or even Bush 1's time.
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I don't think so.
I think for something to rock a campaign it has to has some sort of "newness" to it. It can't be something that was talked about constantly for months in the national news.
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