Don't count the Dubya out yet. He's proving on the campaign trail to be a formidible adversary, pulling out the stops as a countrified, down-home preacher man beset by east-coast elitists who won't listen to his message of healing. If religion is the opiate of the masses, then corn-pone country jamboree evangelicalism is the crack of the masses.
Thanks Dubya, but the last incumbent to suggest that America needed healing was Jimmy Carter. I'm just fine the way I am. How arrogant, really. The only thing that needs healing in America is our reputation abroad. But I know that that message doesn't play well with hickified yahoos who salivate over populist messages that equates your party with patriotism while on the other hand you rob your adherents blind to fund an incomprehensible deficit.