Originally created 01/13/04

Dem presidential candidates can't carry load



After watching some of the Democratic presidential candidates debate on Jan. 4, I am thoroughly convinced that many Democrats should be viewed as having a severe mental disorder. In this case, it could be called the Koresh Syndrome.

Former President Bill Clinton helped to set in motion their nemesis, President George W. Bush, by virtue of leaving the country in disrepair. And yes, The Miami Herald, The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal recounted the votes separately, thank you.

Mr. Clinton, in part, led to the dot-com debacle and the latent Ken Lay psychosis of the '90's corporate leaders. Add to this 9-11, the $100 billion for New York City, former Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein and Osama bin Laden, and the Democrats have a clear-cut analysis that Mr. Bush is terrible and they are out to get him for not being clairvoyant. Where was their glass ball?

I have known schizophrenics and bipolar people on medication who usually make more sense than these men have - with the exception of Sen. Joe Lieberman, D-Conn. Most know they aren't Napoleon.

What string of DNA has unraveled and sent out these automatons of extreme stupidity to the public? I hope half of the voters don't get a dose of "Mad Liberal Disease" and wind up putting in a donkey that ... can't carry the load (of the presidency).

Michael J. Rhoden, North Augusta, S.C.