Thursday, September 30, 2004

Bush v. Ike, Part II

It seems that Ike's son, John Eisenhower is endorsing Kerry. According to him, "Recent developments indicate that the current Republican Party leadership has confused confident leadership with hubris and arrogance." My guess is that his dad would have felt the same way. Ike believed in strong alliances, hated budget deficits, and was very, very wary of committing U.S. ground forces for an open-ended conflict.


Anonymous said...

Right, Ike, who commanded the armies that crushed fascism in Europe, would have been horrified by the falange that has captured today's GOP.

Palooka said...

Sure he would. When asked if Eisenhower had any regrets about his presidency, he responded, "Yes, and they're both sitting on the Supreme Court."

I am sure the father of the First Strike doctrine would be happy to know we have a presidential candidate who doesn't trust us with bunker buster nukes. Sheesh.