Ignore the polls. Heres why the planets are coming into alignment for a solid Bush victory.
First, the victory of the conservative party in Australia by an unexpectedly large margin three weeks ago. I know--they say Iraq wasnt an issue, but just imagine what the New York Times would have said if Howard had been defeated. Seems like a good omen.
Last week Castro falls ass-over-tea kettle on his face, looking remarkably like Saddams statute being toppled in Baghdad last year. Coincidence?
Now we see Yassir Arafat being rushed to a Paris hospital for an "undisclosed" mystery ailment. But did you see his photo yesterday? To paraphrase Monty Pythons parrot sketch, were looking at a soon-to-be ex-Arafat.
And then there are the Kerry factors: Americans are not going to elect a guy who owns a powerboat named "Scaramouche," or who wears a flower-power zipper-pull on his ski jacket.