What Would a Desperate Wimp Do?
"At about this stage in the Carter years, I began to worry: the president was getting a reputation for being a wimp, the economy was going to hell, and his poll numbers were headed steadily south. The main enemy–the Soviet Union–was flexing its muscles, invading Afghanistan in December, 1979. This came amidst the Iranian hostage crisis, which began early the previous month.
We tend to forget that the US military buildup, which ultimately played a big role in the successful outcome of the Cold War, was started by Carter in response to the Soviet move, but by the time it started, “the wimp” could not hope to recover his lost manhood by sending money to the Pentagon.
And so I asked myself, is there a point at which a president realizes that wimps don’t get reelected? And if so, what might he do to shatter that image? For the next two years I worried that Carter might overreact to some international crisis in order to make folks see that he was really a tough guy."
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Just had to share this with you, especially the way they liken carter to obama. Just tooo funny. But what is the wimp going to do to regain his stature and get reelected?
...all power is inherent in the people...it is their right and duty to be at all times armed."