If John McCain had won

John McCain official photo portrait.

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The economy is showing signs of weakening. That was predicted by some economists in 2009 and 2010 who thought that the stimulus was too small and misdirected. I believe that was the GOP design so that their election prospects in 2012 would be enhanced.Now let us suppose that John McCain had been elected in 2008. Ford would be the only US manufacturer of automobiles. GM and Chrysler would be a distant memory along with their jobs and the jobs of their suppliers. We would be in the Great Depression 2 with unemployment near 20% with millions more uncounted because they have given up looking for work.Gas would be in short supply and sell for $10.00 per gallon when available. That would be the result of our limited war with Iran. Iranian small boats had attacked and severely damaged a US nuclear powered aircraft carrier in the Persian Gulf. Iran was now blockading the Straits of Hormuz, reducing the world’s oil supplies from the Middle East. Our war with Iran was a limited war because we were engaged in so many other trouble spots as well.The GOP-dominated Congress had adopted a version of the Ryan budget, privatizing Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security. There is nothing in the Constitution that allows the Federal Government to be in the healthcare or retirement business according to that Constitutional expert, Rick Perry. Unemployment benefits are now strictly a state responsibility. Most states cannot afford to pay any benefits and those that do require a 3 to 5 year residency before you qualify.John McCain would have suffered a severe stroke in early 2011 and is incapacitated. Sarah Palin is now acting president. On the Democratic side, Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton are expected to fight a rematch for the Democratic nomination. The GOP and Palin are increasingly unpopular, and one or more challengers to her nomination are expected.

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