There wasn’t and he welsh on his bet and showed up to debate Barack Obama.
Swell. He’s gambled on Congress getting a deal.
Is that how he’ll preside as president?
“I’m bettin’ the Iranians have nuclear weapons; let’s attack.” McCain’s going to start wars on a hunch, or will he hedge his bet by using the best information our intelligence services can gather?
I’m not an expert on past presidents, but I don’t think we’ve ever had a president who was a confessed gambler, and we certainly don’t need one now.
It’s a good thing that former secretary of education and former drug tzar, Bill Bennett never became president. Hooked on the drug of hypocritical arrogance, moralism and gambling, Bennett would have led us into moral bankruptcy and gambled away all the country’s assets. Who needs a Bennett when we have deregulating Bush, McCain and Wall Street to do that.
We’ve had some really bad presidents. Among them were Richard
Nixon, a criminal and Constitution violator; Ronald Reagan broke the economy with trickle down economics that only trickled up, was brain dead and made policy by wife and astrologer; George H.W. Bush was a liar who said he wouldn‘t raise taxes, yet did, had a 1,000 points of light, all of which combined couldn’t kindle a candle, and was totally out of touch with the average American; his son, King George II, is a Constitution killer, a total failure at running businesses and a country, and gets his marching orders directly from God. Everything he touches turns to crap (the real kind, not gambling kind), and he’ll go down in history as the country’s worst president.
Bill Clinton was far from perfect. He bought into a lousy free trade agreement, yet at the time the job market hadn’t collapsed and most people were doing pretty darn well, and the deficit he inherited from Bush I was turned into a surplus.
His biggest shortcoming was not being able to keep “it” zipped, throwing the country into two years of impeachment chaos.
The say sex and money make the world go ‘round, and we were doing pretty well in spite of or because of Bill’s dalliance. Americans aren’t totally stupid; they thrive on sex, too…not gambling.