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The return of jimmy carter

George w bush narowly defeated vice president al gore. His first year was tumultuous.  Following attacks on the twin towers, the pentagon and a thawted third attack, the us waged a war on terror. He invaded Afghanistan.  Using the war on terror as a pretext he invaded iraq and overthrew sadem housane.  The war in iraq although scesfull at first went sour and so did the popurity of the president. 

With the unpopularity of the war, the democraric party hopped to capitalize on it. The problem was manny of the up and comers voted for the use of force against iraq. Many wanted someone who had stood against the war in iraq from the beginning. 

In his book,”dude wheres my country”,micheal more sugested running oprah winfrey against w. Winfrey had no interest in runing.  While more kept trying to get Oprah to run. He qietly looked for an alternative.  A friend of his sugested a name that blew his mind.  More lived the idea.  He seemed to be someone who fit the bill. 

More started a movement to draft a man who once had served as president. Jimmy carter served as president from 1977 to 1981. Carter lost to ronald reagen. Carter had focused his post presidency on humiterian and diplomatic work.he had been called a great x president.  

Carter was reluctant to run. Draft carter movement grew in populerity. Former national secuity advisor zivignew brasinski joined the bandwagon. Even henry kissenger joined the fray. Al gore said he should run.

Carter feared it might hurt his legacy. A legacy he worked so hard to build up folowering the defeat in 1980. If he lost he would lose his effectiveness as a global satesman and demicratic party elder. The dnc started urging him to run. 

On april 17, 2003, jimmy carter declared that he was indeed runing for president.  Former vermont governor Howard deen droped out. He endorsed carter. Bill clinton endorsed carter. Clinton pledged the clinton machine to his disposal. 

Dnc chair terry mcalife tried to clear the field . senator john kery wanted to run. He was angery at carter. The demicratic party did not want a masive primary fight.  Kery tried to get the number two slot but the president did not want to tie his hands.

In his book, the triumphent return,  carter said that he had already decided on a short list of vp before he entered.  He wanted either new mexico governor bill richardson, x indiana rep lee hamilton, new Hampshire senator jeen shaheen or wasington senator marea cantwell. He was leening towards richardson.

Kerry who considered by gore in 2000. Manny democrats were mad that kerry voted for the Iraq war. Carter did not want to pick someone who voted for iraq war. He did not want to alienate thr howard deen wing of the party. He feared deen or someone like him might go third party and bush might win by default.

Kerry suspected that carter might just be toying with a run. Kerry thought if he pushed carter, he might drop out.the party tried to qietly convince kerry not to enter the race. Kerry tried to hoped for sec of sate. Carter said that he would consider him for sec of sate. 

In a private meeting, kerry assured kerry that he was running. He asdured him that he was in it to win it. Kerry decided to anounce that he was not running. Kerry knew that he was probably never going to be president.   

Kerry went into a slump. He felt like the legs were kicked out from under him. Kerry beleved he could have gotten the nomination. He believed that even with iraq hqnging around his neck, he could still have won. Kerry knew he was not going to be vp.  The best he could hope for was posibly a cabinent post . 

Senator john Edwards was called bi clinton number two. He had been considered a serious contender. Carter got the endirsement of former governor jim hunt and curent governor mike easly. Edwards hoped for runing mate but he had been eliminated from consideration. Edwards decided to not run for president. Carter promised to do everything he could to get Edwards relected to thr senate.

Dick gaphardt,former house minority leader wanted to run. He had formed an exploratory comitee. He moved closer to runing even as carter got in. Gaphardt decided not to run against carter. He droped out. 

Joe Lieberman had unseated moderate to liberal republican lowel weiker in 1988. He had been an obscure senator. He comdemed bill clinton for his actions but denonced inoeachment. Gore chose him as a runing mate hoping to distence himself from the clinton scandle. Liberman refused to denounce the war in iraq. His platform was fightibg the war on terror better. On April 29th he formerly anounced hid canadacy.

Carter opponents for the nomination were liberman, former congreswomen and ambassador to new zealand carole mosley braun congressman dennis kucinich, and former alasca senator mikr graval. Liberman was careful in his attacks on carter.  He confined it to policy. Carter pushed Liberman to the right. Carter looked like a responsible centrist. A pro carter pac ran an add comparing Liberman with w. The add labeled liberman diet bush. 

While carter feared opposition within the democratic party, the nostly token opposition banefited him. The debates made him look presidential. He looked like a centrist.  President bush apearently told carl rove that “his goose was cooked.” 

Carter won iowa, new Hampshire and was able to wrap up the nomination in record time. By April he had enough deligates to sicure the nomination. He could focus on the general election. 

Carter worked to gain control of the democratic party apparatus.  Carter assembled an elete campagn staff. His v.p canidates tried out on sunday shows and cable tv.

Pols in may of 2004 showed carter with a 60-40 lead over president bush.  No one thought that would hold. Carter aides said that pold would tighten. The war in Iraq continued to sour.  Republican started to fear a landslide defeat for the president.  They also feared it could adversly affect the downticket.  

Some in the republican party qietly looked at replqcing bush on the ticket. There was some presue for him to bow out. Some hoped w might sack dick chaney. Many urged him to offer the vice presidential slot to colin powel. Powel was considering endorsing carter. He had made it clear he would probably not serve as secretary of sate in the second term. Bush made it clear that chaney would be his ruining mate not matter what. 

Brent  scowcroft the former national secuity advisor to george h.w bush endorsed carter. Henry kisinger endorsed carter and along with zibignew brasinki chared the foregn policy arm of the campagn. X new jersy governor tom keen who chared the 911 commission endorsed carter. Christine tod Whitman who had served as e.p.a admibistrator to president george w bush endorsed carter. She headed up carter’s efort to attract miderate and disaffected republican and independents. 

Republican party elders and doners looked into a replacement for the president.  Names like senate mojority leader bill frist, newt gungrich, dan qayle,rudy gulianie, condiliza rice or john Mccain.  Someonr even sugested revruting the elder george bush to run. It was decifed to let bush run. A carter victory would only be a minor setback.  Carter would not be eligible to run in 2008. If bush lost the party could go though a rebuild process.

Senator linkon chafe of road island switched parties to independent.  The republican mojority of 52 seats was ruduced to 51. Senator chuck hagel of nebrasca endorsed carter but continued to caucuses with the republicsns. Ohio governor bob taft endorsed carter.  Taft pledged to do all he could to deliver ohio for carter.

Bush saw his grasp on power sliping away. He was desprate for a way to change the naririve. He made a suprise visit to bagdad. He met with the interem government.  On the same day Iranian president hotamie made a suprise visit to  pyongyang .he met with kim jong ill in what was dubed the kiss seen round the world. Bush”s visit was not even an after thought.  While the visit between the two leaders was a photo op with no agrements it looked bad. New york times front page headline said the axis strikes back. 

During the summer, former president ronald reagen died. This brought attention to the reagen carter election of 1980. While bush was catefull not to politicize the funeral the contrast between the carter and Reagan presidentcy were made. Bush was benefiting indirectly from all of the attention made to the 40th president.

A plane was flying in restricted airspace. The capital and surpreme court building was put on lock down. F-15 were dispatched.  The plane refused to turn back and did not respond. The plane was schot down. There were no survors. As it turns out the plane was transporting kyintucky governor eaenie fkecher to dc for the reagen furneral.  The plane malfunctioned.  The bush administration looked like they had an itchy trigger finger. 

Of course conspiracy theories abounded.  An imqury chared by mitch mcconnel and paul e patten determined that because there was no radio contact while ill advised it was a resonible response. It was publicity president bush did not want.

Carter had rulled out Washington senator marea cantwell. He wanted to consider a female canidate. Jeen shaheen of new hampshire was elected to the senate after the use of force resolution against Iraq was passed. She defeated republican senator bob smith in the 02 midterms.  

He added denis kukinich to hos list of vp nominies and dick gaphardt. Top ades urged him not to pick either. Both were eliminated from considerations. Marcy kaptur of Ohio was vetted but eliminated from consideration.  The short list was whittled down to four.  

This was lee Hamilton of indiana, tenisee governor phil bredeson, Jeen shaheen or bill richardson. Sources have said that richardson was his dream canidate from day one of his decision to run.  

Richardson was hispanic. He had been a congresman. As a congresman he worked as a back chanel and an as hawk representative for president clinton. He had been nominated three times for a nobel peace prize.  He served as un ambassador and then served as energy secretary.  Despite a black mark on his record during an enugy crises, he had redemed himself by becoming a popular governor in new mecico.

If carter won the presidentcy in 04, and was viewed as sucesfull richardson would be a shoe in for the democraric nominstion. This could be a demicratic readuregence not seen sense the time of franklin roosivelt. 

richardson was not void of controversy.  There had been scandals over the years. Nothing too savere.  As enurgy secretary, vermont demictatic senator pat lahy said in a hearing that richardson would never get confirmed to any opounted posistion. There was fears that lahy words might become an add. 

Bredeson was risky. He was not well known outside of tenisee. He was new as governor. It seemed like a regonal ticket. Bredeson did not bring much to the ticket. 

Shaheen might help him in the northeast.  He was leeding in new england except for maine first congressional district and new hampshire. Most believed carter would dominate the north east if not sweep it especialy new england. 

Lee Hamilton looked like a satesman. A catter hamilton ticket would look like adults in the room contrasting the two cowboys in bush and chaney. He was pushed to pick hamilton. Carter incisted on richardson. 

Richardson was reluctent to accept. He was in hie first term as governor. He was pushed by democraric party insiders. He accepted. His pic created buzz. 

The 2004 democratic platform was to work with alies and made the world safe and us respected.  The slogin was safe at home,respected around the world. Carter advocated focusing on targering terorist commandand control and curbing there capibilities.he wanted to focis on terorist groups. He would work tp streghen iraqi home government as he called it.

The convention included democrats and republicans who endorsed carter. Dr. Kisinger gave a key note explaning why we need jimmy carter in the white house. Richardson spoke of minority building the future of the us. It was a hopefull convention. 

Carter curbed much talk of the stolen 2000 election. He said ,that is sosteptember 10th. Carter much to chagrin of some let liberman adress the convention.  Liberman gave a passionate defense of carter and democratic party view of foregn policy. 

Carter led bush after the convention 70 percent to his twenty.  The republican convention was held in September.  The republican attempted a morning again in America convention. It was heldin new york city.  They tried to lunk reagen to bush. This led to an angry response from ron Reagan jr. Aganst the wishes of nancy reagen, ron jr went on any network that would have him advocating for carter.

Bush got the bump he hoped for. After the convention bush and carter were tied . bush tried to look presidential.

The relect bush team try a no drama w strategy.  Bush was photographed being president. Bush tried to potrsy hinself as hard working for the American people.

Carter tried to look like a satesman.he also focused in on his work for habitat for humanity. He reached out to younger voters who were babies or not aluve during his administration.  

Adds criticizing his administration failed. Bush looked meen. He looked petty. Bush changed his strategy. He tried to look calm and resonible. Carter advocated a patcent bill of rights.  Bush convinced speaker livingston and leader frist to pass it. He signed it neutralizing it as a campagn issue. 

The first debate carter was calm, cool and collected.  Bush was on the defensive. Most agree carter won. Richardson performance against fick chany was viwed as lackluster.  Carter is considered to have won the second debate. Bush canceled the third debate and did forums with just him and perspective voters.

On election day, most believed carter had it in the bag. Early in the night carter swept new england and the nottheast. He won georgia, tenisee Alabama.  

Bush took florida, Texas, Oklahoma,  lousiana, Virginia, west va, Indiana. Carter took north Carolina.  Carter swept the west coast.  He took won predictable west coast states like Washington,  oregon and California.  He also wom Nevada,  and Colorado. Bush won the plane states. Carter took michigan, Wisconsin,  pensivania and Iowa with little difficulty.  He won ohio. 

In the end he swept the west and east coast. He made inroads in the south. He did well in the mid west.  He was declared the 44th president at one am.  It was prery clear erlier that he had won.

President bush promised a smouth transistion. He dispatched vp chaney, defense sectratery rumsfeld and condaleza rice to brief carter personaly the next day. Bush asked president elect carter to apount a liasion who would be an emded with bush whitehouse who would act as his reprsentive. He chose former senator chuck robb for that job.

Bush and carter worked closely on the transistion. Bush wrote in his post presidential book that he despiritly wanted a second term but once he lost he was eager to return to private life. 

Could carter have a sucesfull second term? Time would tell.

Notes

I know i will take flack for Ohio gov taft endorsement.taft barly wo. Relection and was unpopular.  His endorsement would stil be a huge deal.

Creating alternative 2014 election.

Alternative history also known as speculative fiction is taking actual events and coming up with a different outcome.  A what if syinerio. Popular one are what if america lost the revolutionary war or what if the south won the cival war. Other syinerios are what if the south won the battle of getysburg or what if normandy invasion failed? Elections are interesting esprcialy congressional.  

The 2014 election was a major event in modern u.s history. It was the last election of the berak obama presidentcy. It was the first election sence the 2013 government shitdown and the 2012 sequester.  There was the rise of isis and an ebola oitbreak and fear. The tea party was heading into its third election. The establishment in the republican party had tried to reassert itself and had succeeded.  

In the real world the republicans gained nine seats. There was three more then they needed to take power. The republican did not lose a single seat. They held on to open seats.  The denocrats only got one new member. That of gary peaters who replaced longtime senator Carl levin of Michigan.  Mitch mconel servived a primary and general election challenge.  Pat roberts of kanas who seemed to be vanerable ended up not being in jeopardy.  Republican kept control of Georgia.  

In alternative history election results are tricky. It is irational to flip every results.  It is unlikly for democrat neils mitchel to upset jim risch in idaho. Probably cam cavaso was not going to win in hawaie. It is best to find probible divation in results. 

Some are very easy to alter.  The easiest is in alasca. In the real time line, dan sulivan beat mqrk begitch 48 to 45. It took recounts begore begitch conceded.  It is quite reasonable that behitch could have won. It would mostlikly be close. Without altering other events begitch wining is concevible. A land slide would not unless Obama had been popular,won Alaska in 12 or mit romney won and was unpopular. I perfer to stick closer to the real events. 

Another easy race to alter is north caeolina. Tom tilis beat kay hegen 48 to 47. Her wining by the same margin is quite conceivable.  Tilis was speaker of the sate house. Even though nc was a purple satw that slightly leened gop, the house acted like it was a deep red sate. Tilis won a close primary chalenge by dr. Grieg branon. Tilis was establishment anf disliked by tea party and glen beck who for the most part endorsed brenon. Had brenon won might have changed the race.  I am keeping things bascaly the same for this template. 

Although Arkansas was real close,mark pryor could have beat tom cotten. Cotten was an architect of the 2013 shutdown along witg ted cruz and mike lee. Arkansas is the hone of bill Clinton and once a democratic stronhold.  In 2008 pryor won unopposed even as arkanas was the bigest win for john mccain. 

It is not hard to imagine mark udal holding on to his srat against Gardner.  In my post i put udal against ken buck. In the real time line the gop holding to stop buck from runing recruted gardner. Buck ran for gardners house seat. Buck ran unsuccessfuly against Michael bannet in 2010. 

While mitch mconel loss to allison lundegrin grimes is possible.  While the sate goes republican in presidential elections, democrats do well in sate wide races. Although mconel pulled though well,it could have gone the orther way. 

Kanas is an interesting one.  Orignally it was a theee eay race between roberts fred duvaul and independent grieg orman. Duval droped out. Orman was the opposition candidate. Orman lost. There are a milion places you could take this. I chose to keep the situation the same up until the results. Moatlikly he would side with the democrats. One canot be totaly sure. 

Montana was a bit of a odd series of occurrences. Long time democratic senator conrad burns accrpted a post ad ambassador to china. There was talk of x governor bryan switzer challenging him. Burns took the job probably conident that it would stay in democratic hands. Swizler decided not to run. Lt governor john walsh was appointed to the seat.  Walsh was implicated in a plagerism scandle. Republican congresman Steve danes ran. The denocrats picked amanda carpenter.

Danes won with little dificulty. I decided to keep burns in the race.instead of danes i picked denny rheburg as a kind of sacrificial canidate. There are manny angles you could persue. 

In gerogia saxby chamblis decided not to run. Multiple republicans ran. Into the end david perdue got the nod. He run with 50 percent of the vote avoiding a runoff with michelle nun daughter of x senator sam nun. I had Michele nun wining with filthy percent of the vote. This seams the most likly alternate to the real time line.  

There are mutiple others. Nun and perdue go to runoff.  Nun and another runing.  Her in a runoff with someone else etc. One i find interesting but did not explore was what if the losiana runoff produced a 51-50 split then nun won georgia ruboff. That would create a 50-50 split .joe biden would break the tie and democrats would rule the senate.  

Loisiana is another intetesting race. In the real race, mary landru was forced into a runof with bill casidy. Casidy won. I chose to keep close to the real events. I had landru win the runoff. 

One could go in orther directions. Lundru could have got 51 percent. She could have faced rob mandes. Mandes was tea party guy but had little suport in lousiana or with republican establishment. 

Iowa could have gone difetently. Senator tom harken could have stayed in the race.  Bruce braily could have won. He was viwed as a favorite until high profile gaffs. In a wave election ernst though impressive would have faced a tough road. Ernst might not have gotten the nomination. 

In the south Carolina special election,tim scot easily won. Had jim demint not left the senate there would be no special election. Had the democrats mounted a serious opisition it could have gone differently. In a wave election, if denocrat vincent sheheen had won the governors race, a canidate could have riden on his coatales. I chose to leave this race as it was in the real timeline. 

Texas,i left the same. I could have had steve stockman beating cornine but i did not. I decided not to have the democrats mount a serious chalenge to him. If wendy davis beat abot in the governors race, there could have been a coat tale. 

Tenisee was a ho hum race in the real universe. Lamer alexander easily won a third term. I saw no reason to alter it. 

In va, mark warnet eaked out a win against ed gilaspe. In this tine line i had Warner win another landslide.  I considered having someone other then gilaspe but decided to keep it as is. I could have had gilaspe win but in a dem wave year it made little sense that blue va would go red. 

In west va ,jay Rockefeller decided not to run. He did it almost imidietly after the 2012 election. This gave republican shelly more capitato time to prepare. The dems chose netali tennet. This could have been competitive but was not reallt. 

Given that west va is a denocratic machine sate ,she could have won.i decided to have tennet win. 

Wyoming,  mike enzi beat liz chaney for the nomination then went on to win the election. I could have chaney won. I decided not to. I decided to keep it as is. 

In a paralel sitution,the results would be fliped. In Minnesota having all franken lose to mike mcfeddon in a dem year made no sense. Having tom udal lose im new hanpshire in my universe made little sense. I considered an upset in oregon. Have monica whitby win in oregon. It seemed ilogical for whitby to win. 

I am not totaly happy with my decision to have scot brown beat shaheen. I kind of wanted to have one surprise. Mayby if someone else chalenged shaheen i might be more happy. 

South decota was a fascinating race. It was an open seat. Former governor mike rounds apeared to be a shoe in to replace democrat tim jonson. Then lary presser steped in as an independent.  Rick weylan a throw away canidate got traction. In my template,  rick wrhland pullef off a victory.  I could have had presser win. Presler said he would join the democrats if elected. 

Oklihoma special election i kept the same. Had coburn not decided to quit there would be no race. I decided not to change it. Had dan borren or x gov brad henry ran it might have turned diffferently. That is too speculative for me. 

I realy think Nebraska  could have gone difetently.  In the real time line ben suess got 60 percent or so. If the democrats were having a good year. Nebraska could have been in play. Sues was a problimetic canidate. Sues could have lost to shane osborn. Osborn could have facef domina. I think that is a resonable flip in an alternative time line. 

I believe jef seasons would win in probly other alternative time line. I just dont see him losing. Jim risch is another one i just dont see losing in 2014.  Chris coons,cory booker, ed marky are senators that i just dont see losing. 

Alternative or specutive history is not an exact science. We are speculating.  This is a guess. There is no way to test these theories.  I dont have acess to a timet from sliders. I love alternative history. It is fun to engage in this kind of speculation.  At least i find it fun. 

Alternative 2014 midterm

Alaska mark bagitch democrat vrs joe miller republican

 In 2009,democrat bagitch took advantage of scandal that led to the conviction of long time senator ted stevens. Begitch had to stradle the fench between pleasing red sate alaka voters and president Obama. Joe miller a sarah palin aly did not get the full suport of republican establishment in the sate.senator lisa murkulski declined to endorse anyone.  As a result Begitch waa able to keep his seat. 

Winner democrat hold.

Alabama senator jeff seasons wins reelection.  

Republican hold

Arkansas senator mark pryor democrat vrs tom cotten republican

On paper cotten looked like a dream canidate. He was a veterin. He was young.  He was handsome. Arkanas once a democratic stringhold was trending gop.  Cotten was an architect of the shutdown of 2013. Pryor was able to potray him as an obstructionist.  Pryor won.

Winner dem hold

Colorado senator mark udal d vrs ken buck

Republican atempts to recruit congresman corry gardner or any one else led to the nomination of 2010 canidate ken buck.mark udal crushed to a victory.

Dem hold

Delaware 

Chris coons is relected. Coons defeated republican business man kevin wade. 

Georgia republican david perdue v michelle nun

Once a democratic stronghold, the republucan had gotten a foot hold in the sate in first decade of the new cenrury. With the reritenent of republucan senator chamblis the seat was oppen. Michele nun daughter of x senator dam nun jumped in.  Nun who ran as non partison and bi partisen was able to get 52 percent of the vote and avoid a runoff. 

Dem gain.

Hawaie

Bryan shatz the democratic incumbent apointed to replace the late daniel inoye won this special election. He defeated republican cam cavasso. 

Idaho 

Senator jim risch wins reelection. He defeated democrat neils mitchel. 

Ilonois  senator dick durban democrat vrs jim oerweis republican 

Senator durban easily thought off a chalenge by perennial republican candidate.  

Iowa

Congresman bruce braly democrat vrs republican sate senator joni ernst. 

With the help of outgoing senator tom harken, brally won the open seat. This was seen as a defeat for sarah palin who was a big suporter of ernst. 

Kansas 

Pat Roberts republican incumbent vrs grieg orman.

Pat roberts was seaking a foutg term. Roberts was seen as too moderate for the tea party. While the democratic canidate droped out and endorsed orman. While orman did not pledge to caucis with rhe democrats many assumed he would. In kannas wich had not sent a democrat to the senate sence the middle 2oth century,this seemed like a long shot.  With the unpopulerity of governor brownback,and the meurging of moderate republican and te democrats orman won. He anounced that he would suport harty reid and the democrats two days after the election.  

Democrat gain. 

Kyintucky

Senator mitxh mcconel r vrs alisson lindegrun grimes

In a major upset, aliison lundegrin grimes was able to unseat mcconel. Pols showed that she had an egde. She was heavily suported by incumbent governor bashir and democratic establishment in the sate. This guarantied that the republican would not retake the senate. 

Democrat gain. 

Louisiana 

Mary laundru democratic incumbent vrs bill caysidy(r)

Laundru was elected in 1996 in a close race. Again she was forced into a runoff in 02 but won. She won relection without much trouble in 08. She was targarted in 2014 and was believed to be extremly venerable.  She was forced into a runoff but with bo chances of regaing the senate there was little interest. Laundru ended uo wining the runoff. 

Dem hold.  

Maine

Susan coliins(r)vrs democrat shan belows

Activist shana belows hoped to pull off a suprise upset but that did not happen. 

Republican hold. 

Massachusetts 

Senator ed marky wins election to a full term. He defeated republican bryan herr. 

Michigan

 In an open seat congresman garry peaters a demoxratefaces republican terrh lyin land.

Garry peaters won this seat with little trouble. Land had a slight edge at first but with the unpopulerity of republican due to the government shutdown governor snyders polical ptoblems peaters was able to win reelection. 

Dem hold.

Minnesota

Al franken democratix incumdent vrs mike Mcfadden 

Franken a former Saturday night live producer and talk show host won a contested race in 2009. Republicans hoped to oust him. In a dempcratic wave year,it did not happen. 

Dem hold

Mississippi 

Chris mcdaniels (r) vrs travis childers(d)

Mcdaniels defeated senator thad cocren. The race looked competitive but mcdaniels won it easily..

Republican hold 

Montana 

Max baukus (d) vrs denny reburg(r)

Max buckis was relected. While republican hoped to take this seat,buckis was stil popular. He was still reelected. 

Dem hold

Nebrasca 

Ben sasse republican vrs dave domina democrat

In a surprising upset,democratic trial lawer defeated ben sasse. Sase who won the repuclican nomination with outside suport angered thr gop establihment in nebrasca and nationaly. The pols coming in to the election had sasr winning but domina won with 55 percent of the vote. Many in yhe republican establishment breathed a sigh of relief as to not have another ted cruz or mike lee in the senate.

Dem gain.

New hampshire

Jeen shaheen (d) vrs scot brown

In 22009,republican scot brown won a special election in Massachusetts. He lost in 2012 to elizabeth warren. Brown decided to change residentcy to new hampshire and chalenege shaheen. He was able to win a close race mostly on local poltics. 

Republican gain.

New jersy

Cory booker vrs jeff ball

Cory booker won a special election in 2013. He was relected without much trouble. 

Democrat hold.

New mexico tom udal democratic incumbent vrs alen weh 

Tom udal seemed like he might be venerable.  That did not happen.he was able to win relection quite comfortibly. 

Dem hold. 

North Carolina 

Kay hagen democratic imcumbent vrs republican tom tillis

Kay hagen defeated senator Elizabeth dole in 2008.  She rode the obama wave as well as capitize on gafs that dole made. She implied that hagen was athiest. Hagen is an elder at her presbiterian church. She came into 2014 ubpopular. Tillis was speaker of the north Carolina house. The house was known for passing far right bill in a sate that slughtly leen gop but was a purple sate.  Tilis faced a difficult primary.many high profile talk show host and tea party suported his gop rivak grieg branen. Hagen eeked out a victory. It was enough.  

Dem hold. 

Oklahoma 

Due to health concerns ,senator tom coburn decided to resign early folowing a special election. Congresman James lankford a former youth pastor won the seat. 

Gop hold. 

Oregon

Jeff merkly d vrs dr. Monica whitby(r)

Merkly defeated then republican senator gorden smith. The result was close. Defeating merkly in deep blue oregon was a ling schot. Nerosurgen dr. Monica whitby appeared to be someone who could it. As the election became a democraric wave it was just not in the cards. Whitby had an early lead but she never came back. 

Dem hold. 

South Carolina 

In 2012,ed fulmer long time head of the heritage fondation anounced that he was leaving. Jim demint would replace him. He steped down from the senate. Governor haily appointed tim Scot to replace him.scot was the first African American senator from the sate sense reconstruction.  Tim scot was elected without much trouble.

Republican hold.

South decota 

Mike rounds republican vrs democrat rick wehland and independent lary pressor.

Senator tim johnson a democrat decided not to run. Rounds a former governor from a prominent family in the sate seemed to be a shoe in. With the rise of independent pressor. Wehland presented himself as an outsider. He attacked big money in politics. Wehland pols grew. Wehland won a suprise election. 

Dem hold. 

Texas

John cornine survived a primary chalenge. Cornine who had a bit of a climb in 2008.  He was relected this time without much trouble. Cornine curently the republican minority leader will probably seak to become leader but not mojority leader.

Gop hold 

Tenisee

Republican lamer alexander wins reelection.  

Va 

Senator mark warner democrat vrs ed gilespe

It was a lonh schot but gilespe had nothing better to do. Why not be a sacrificial lamb in a sate where republican used to be competitive.  Warner lost some ground but stil won in basically  landslide. 

Dem hold. 
West va

Shelly more capito(r) vrs netali tennet(d)

Jay rockifeller chose not to run for relection.  Shelly npre capito has been gerring up for higher office.she was ahead most of the time.despite the dismal performece by the g.o.p,she was able to win the seat. This was one of the few bright spots. 

Gop gain.

Wyimong

Mike enzi beat liz chaney for the nomination. He was relected with bo dificulty. 

Results 

Democrats did better then expected.  The republican were left in shambles. Mitch mconel was without a seat. Ron jonson of Wisconsin challenged john cornine for leader of the republicans in the senate. Cornine won. Senator ded fisher of nebrasca became number two. 

Chestnut springs part four 

Newly minted federal states of anglomer marshal Bryan durgens was on his way to take up his post In  the town of chestnut springs. He had been acoasted by a mage. He has been targeted by bandits.he had even made an arrest. He and his prisoner was on there way with the captive. They were nearing the area. 

” You know your crazy to think you can tame this land. This land is made to be wild. Wild canions,wild animals wild people. It is crazy to think that you can civilize this vast reigon. Your dream of making this reigon part of the federal state and is crazy. “Choe said.

“All of the great nations had to start somewhere. Tori g tribes,small city states,families. It can happen. Maybe it won’t. Something has to happen. I can’t believe the outlands will remane as it is now. It can’t. Something has to happen. ” Durgens said. 

“The red ember just wanted to get rid of it. They needed a slump to but it. They tried to sell it to Carolina.they passed on it. Cadamer passed on it. The nation of Ferdinand passed on it. Ruso passed on it. It is too hard to manage . The area is unmanigible . Why not just leave it alone. Let the bandits fight it out. “She said. 

“It did not work that way. Eventually it would spread into the federal states or catilona or into cadamer. The termoil in the outlands won’t be confined to the outlands forever. It will spread. “,Durgens said.”you are going to have to fully mobilize.an all out military occupation. The factions will have to put down. The money ,the blood that will have to be spent.”she said.”fight it now or fight it later. We chose to do it now”he said. 

“Your government is crazy to come up with this plan. Your crazy to go along with it.”she said. “Your not the first person to question my sanity. “He said.”the life of a lawman is solitary. You resigned to bring a belchor. “She asked. “Many in my profession chose to be belchors. It is a hard job,a hard life. I want to be maried! I hope I am not doomed to perpetual singleness. “He said. She smiled. 

They kept riding. All of a suden he started to feel weird. He had a massive headache. He fell to the ground. She dismounted. She ran to him. “Bryan! Brain!”she said. He started to be OK. “I felt light headed. I think I am OK!”he said. ” Rest for a second!”she insisted”this has never happened before. I was fun and then it hit me. It was a genetic Strom cloud schot a massive lightning bolt on my head.”he said. “I don’t think this was a fluke event . I think it is a mind qake device. “Choe said.

“What is a mind  quake device?”durgens asked. “It is a device used by mages. The device is able to cause head aches. There are rumors that it could kill. No one knows if it is true. The mages claim that these devices are mythical.part of anti mage propaganda. Everyone knows it is true. No one would admit it. ” She said. “I would say this was the opening salvo. They already attacked me once”he said. “The mages won’t quit. There strategy is keep attacking. They go small and escilate” she said. “This is going to get worse?”he asked.”yes. The mages are letting you know that they know about you. Your on there racer. You are on there crappy list. It get worse then hear!”she said.

He rested for a while. Then they rode again. They continued on the way to the town of chestnut springs. They neared the town. 

The mages alied with elikon reported back to elikon.”we sent the message to the devil law man. He got it!  A mage said.”is he trying back?”elikon asked.”no he is still on his way to chestnut springs. “,Another mage reported. Elikon smiled with a devilish smile.”good. I had hoped he would be brave.i want to have a competitor. A bemused. It seams I have one. I look froward to being able to challenge this man!”elikon said.he laughed. 

The law man and his prisoner rode closer to chestnut springs . They saw a sign for the town. ” Vani have a minute? ,” ,She asked.”yes. “He said.they got off the horse.she took food and eat it. She sat down. She looked around. She took everything in. She looked at the sun. The sky. “You going to try to escape?”he asked. “No. I am tired of running. I don’t have it in me. “She said. ” I could over look this! “He said. “No you can’t. You would hate yourself and you would hate me. Work within the syistom. “She said. 

“I wish I had not caught you. I don’t want to turn you over to the authorities. “He said. “You will fight for me?”she asked.”it may take time. I will do what I can. You have my word on that. The law is a bit merky out hear. Yes I will. “He told her. 

 He heard a noise. “What is it?”she asked. “Wait hear.”,he said. He got his gun out if the holster. He moved slowly but in a determined fasshon.he moved further out. He saw a red ribbon! He kept going. He went into a cave. He saw a tall man. He was six feet. He had a well trained mustache. He had brownish hair. He apeered to be his mid thirties perhaps a bit older. He looked seasoned but work has vigor. He looked disciplined. He had a stager. He  guessed that he had served in a military and was probably a unit commander. Either a sergeant or an officer. He had his gun out. 

“You have guts. Putting that red ribbon. If bandits or gangs or mages came in you,they would shoot you on sight or worse ! I hear mages have impalled people with those magic wand of there’s. That is just a rumor. I hear the outlands is full of them. “Durgens said.

“,Well you cannot believe everything you hear! ” The other man declared. “Perhaps not. Let me guess red ember external affairs directorate. “Durgens said. “At your service! Felix Larson. “He said. ” Red ember has no jurisdiction hear. The deal to buy the outlands stipulated that the red ember would fully withdraw form the area including clandestine operations. “Durgens said. ” I am no longer part of the read. I resigned form the agency. I have a personal steak. I fear that if you fail to govern this area, it could spread like wild fire. Eventually it could soil over into catilona,and giveldi and even into cedomer. Someone needs to keep an eye of things.besides I did not want to take a desk job back in red city.”Felix said! 

” Understand or. I was offered verious posistions in the f.s.a  bureaucracy. I ran. Form it as fast as I possibly could. “He said. “I wanted to introduce myself. I try to keep a low profile. I could be an ally. At some point you might need me. I will be there. ” Felix said. ” I am surprised . Red ember people tend to be full of themselves. Out for own.”durgens said. ” I have spent most of my adult life in the atune. This is more of my home then the mother country. “Felix said. 

” How did in contact with you?”he asked. “Put out a red ribbon. Do it outside city limits. I will come.”Felix said. “I see. This was just an introductory meating?”durgens asked. “I felt it was important. Every petty theef to bandit to gang to mage is tuning for you. You will be the most distent marshal in the outlands. They want you gone. If they can behead you and send the head to the Congress in federal city,they will do it. ” Felix said. ” Great! I am really not that unlovible. ” Durgens said. ” It’s not personal. It who you represent well what. This is chaos vrs order. ” Felix said. 

“I will see you around?”durgens Said. “You got it.”he tiped his hat and walked off. He got on to his horse and rode off. He left the cave . “You were gone for quite a while. “Choe said. “We are fine? We better get going. I would like to get to town before it gets dark. ” He said. 

They rode to town. They entered. “I’m doctor brenen. I am chestnut springs doctor. I am the closest thing to an authority. We have not had a mayor of town council in a few years. People come to me. “He said.”Cornelius Bryan durgens f.s.a Marshall. “He said. He showed his badge and have his papers.the doctor looked them over. ” Everything seams in order. I have aranged an official sharing in cerimony. The whole town will attend.”the doctor said. “,Of course. “He said. “The old beraks have been reserved as your home. You can live in the commander’s residence. “The physician said. “Excellent.”he said. 

“Who is this?” The doctor asked. “This is choe walles. She is under arrest. “Durgens said. “She will be taken to the jail at once. “The doctor said. He told her he would help her. A man named Tim offered totwke him to his home. 

“You a veterin?” Bryan asked. ” Yes I am.” Tim Hyde said. ” I need deputies.i will have to reconsisiton funds . I won’t be able to pay you much until the paper work. Are you interested?”he asked. “Yes I am. I was decorated with the star of alpha, rings of two. I left as a warrented sergeant. “He said.” Iam not surprised. You look like a veterin “he said. “I grew up near federal city. I was a farm boy. I was conscripted during the war. I never planned to stay in. I had nothing else to do. I tried to go home. It was not me any more.i left and somehow I ended up hear.”he said.” I understand. It is a common thing. I went to the war college.i ment it to be a carer. My dad intended me to be in Congress,a senator or may y even president. “He said. “Do you want that?” Tim asked. “One day at a time.” He said. 

They  came across the property. It was large house with our buildings. They was place for a farm. They parked the houses. They got off. They saw a young mom with a young child.” Someone is living hear?”he asked.”the building was unused. We had no news on a marshal. We began to think that no one as coming. She is a squatter. The doctor told her she should stay until the marhsla came. “Tim said. “Where will she go?”Bryan said. “I don’t know. She will have to find another abandoned buildings I suppose.,”Tim said. 

Tim and Bryan said Good byes. He went inside. “Your the marhall? ” The young mom. Said. “Yes . Bryan durgens. F.s.a marshal. ,”He said. She picked up he baby. She got her things. “What are you doing ?”Bryan asked. They headed out. “We are leaving?” She asked. “That’s not nesisary. I don’t need this much space. Six of me did not need this much space. I see no reason can’t stay. I will square it away with the local clergy so that there is not an issue.” He said. ” I cook. I can earn my keep.”she said. “We can discuss the later. What is your name?”he asked. “I’m Nicole this is my daughter Leah.”he sais. “It is good to meet you. “He said. 

” Welcome to chestnut springs Marshall.,”she said.”,call me Bryan !,,”he said.  “OK!”she said. 

Elikon was informed that he was hear. Elikon was preparing a porter eleco me for the law man. 

End of part four. 

 

President pat robertson

Pat Robertson was president of the united sates from 1989 to 1992 and then 1996 to 2001. He was a member of the republican party. He was elected from the sate of va.
Robertson was born in Lexington va in 1930. He was born gorden marion Robertson. He was naimed pat by his brother. His farther served as a u.s senator.
He graduated from Washington and lee university with a b.a in history. He waa drafted and chose to serve in the army. He served in korea. He spent most of his time in japan.
He graduated from yale law school but failed the new york bar exam. After converson to christianity he ended persuit a carer in law. In 1959 he graduated from new york school of divinity.
In 1961 he was ordaned as a southern Baptist missionary. He started the christian broadcasting network. He brought a public aces tv station in 1977. He created cbn university in 1977. It was renaimed regent university in 1989.
While many evangelicals suported Ronald reagon in 1981,manny evangelicals were unhappy with some of his decision including his apointment of sandra day ocorner to the surprime court.
Pat robertson decided to run for the presidentcy. He said he would run if he got a million signitures. He did.
He won iowa and shocked everyone by winning new Hampshire . He ran as an outsider. He tried to paint vice president bush as a moderate. There was also a high profile fight between vice president bush and senator bob dole.
Robertson was able to sicure enough deligates to win the nomination. In exchange for his wirhdrawl v.p bush got to deliver the keynote adress at the 88 convention in new orlions.
  Robertson ofered the vice presidentcy to bob dole. Dole terned it down. The republican establishment believed that Robertson would lose. Dole thought he could position himself as a party leader. A grown up in the party and beat president Dukakis in 1992.
Manny put presue on Robertson to pick gereld ford. Ford was too moderate. Manny feared that Robertson might defer to ford to his experience on the hill. Reagan ofered it to ford in 1980 but they could not work out am arangement both was happy with.
He considered senator pete wilson,pat Buchanan ,nick brady,x us senator jerimiah denton. Hr asked vp bush if we would be wiling to stay on as vp. That went no where.
He finally decided on general alexander haugue who served as secritary of sate to president Reagan. Hague tenure was short lived. Many warned him but Robertson needed a name and haugue agreed.
Robertson campaigned on a platform of eliminating the department of education,balenced budget amandment,banning pornograthy. He ran on mostly domastic isues.
Dukakis tried to depict him as a right ring zellot. Saturday night live had a skit where he asked for cbn donations at the oval office.
At the vice presidential debate,senator loyd benson tried to depict secitary haugue as a dr. Strange love.
Dukakas made several mistakes. As governor he alowed violent criminals to go on throughloughs.one of those criminal wilie horten commited rape and murder. As a debate he botched a questione about if his wife was raped and murdered would he want the death penalty.
In one incident he had a photo opp with him in a tank. He wanted to look like a commander in chief. He looked like a bafoon.
Robertson was able to get out the evangelical vote. It was only the group he won a mojoriry of. He won 48 percent of the vote. Governor Dukakis won 47. It was one of the cloest races in American history.
The democrats mantaned control of the house and senate. A lot of his legalization counted on congress. Congress would try to block a lot of his more contraversial parts of his aganda.
It was going to be a lot of fights with congress. The democrats were already saying that he did not have a mandate. It was going to be a long two years. There was no asurence that the republicans could regain control of either house of congress.

Pm bush part six

  George w bush won another mandate. He planed to push his agenda. He wanted to privitize social insurance,increase drilling in anwar,drilling off alabama. An aid said the right is about to strike back.
  Bush anounced a new cabinet. This cabinet incuded condaliza rice as foreign minister. He promited his environment minister micheal levit to health minister.
His homeland security minister bernared kerik the former new york police commisionor was forced to resign after evidence that he lied about shares he owned of tazer international . As homeland min,he would be negiociting contracts with the firm. This was a clear conflict of interest. Kerek was kicked out of the cacus. He decided to leave the house. He later went to jail for interfering with the veting process.
He was replaced by former cival servent turned judge micheal certef. Certef was one of the more contraversal members of the cabinet. The bush mandate was critisized for its human rights violation.
  The agenda got side tracked. Tery shivo was a women in a coma. Her husband wanted to pull the plug. Her perents incisted that she was stil alive. This was a private case. Bush was convinced by aides,his brother and others urged him to act. He delayed tabiling his social insurance reform and suported a private members bill nick named terrys law. Tery did die. The evidence later sugested she was in a vegitative sate.
When bush was ready to introduce his social insurance reform,the situation in iraq got worse. He delayed the bill again.
The insurance reform bill was finally tabled. The bill did pass. It was seen as a power grab by an imperial prime minister. The opisistian stage a walk out on the house chamber. The tories aproval ratings fell to an historic low. It only got worse. 
Several back banchers ended up resigning in disgrace. Some had ties to jack abramov a tory contributor who himself ended up serving in a federal prison. Others had unrealated coruption charges. This led to the liberals caling the conservitive government a culture of coruption.
Then in the fall of 2005, a huricane called katrina struck new orlions. The government failed to stop the leavys from flooding or to lead a meaningfull evacuation.  People were let back into the city before the crisis was over.
  Bush did not tour the city but visited from the air. At a telivised fund rasing event,rapper kenye west said “prime minister bush does not care about black people ‘”
Iraq became more and more unstable. It looked like cival war was in the heriizon. The liberals already declared that the war was lost.
Then torry back bencher mark folley was forced to resign over a scandial about abuse with a parlimentry paige.
The tories lost several provincial election. The liberal took ohio,new york,mascicutas,and kyintucky.
While pm bush decided to begin a new program on iraq. He decided to send more trops in what was called a trop surge. He replaced the commander of the iraq operation with general david patraus. Defense minister Rumsfeld resigned as defense minister.
He apointed non mp robert gates as minister of defense.publically bush made it out to be deputy pm chaney’s idea to bring in bob gates. In reality chaney was very angery with the decision to replace Rumsfeld. Chany himself almost quit. Chaney who had been bush’s seccond in command was basically out of the loop.
Apearently chaney considered trying to have bush sacked as party leader but chaney had no real suport to lead the party.
A memo on enchanced interogation was leaked. There was aslo aligations that pm bush was trying to interfere in to federal investigation. Several top justice department lawers complaned about presure to persue cases of voter frauid by liberal and green canidates. Justice minister al gongalis fell on his sword and resigned. Bush put another non mp in the cabinent. This time retired judge micheal muchasey.
In 2007 housing market colapsed. The next year a recesion hit. Pm bush decided to stimulate the economy by giving rebate checks. The hope was that the american people would spend the mony on big ticket items. Bush was very unpopular.
He was hoping that the conservitives could keep power. He anounced he would leave office in the fall of 2008. While he stayed out of the leadership confrence,sources said he favered john mccain because of his stance on the war on terror. He was afraid of former Arkansas pm mike Huckabee. Masscusas x premer romney was his second chioce.
As soon as mcain became leader of the tories,he negociated a transistion. Dick chaney was his liasion. On november 20th,pm bush left number ten alaganey street and became a private citizen.
Bush kept a low profile after leaving office. He did not coment on pm mccain or pm obama. He took up painting. He also wrote a memour and a book on his farther.
In 2012,his oficial potrait was unveiled at parliment. Bush had tried not to be political.
Mccain called an election in january and the conservitives were swept from power. Berak obama a back bancher in the ilinois provincial assambly shocked everyone by beating senator Hillary clinton wife of x pm Clinton.  Obama Champaigned on hope and change. McCain looked stiff. Mcain resigned as party leader and was replaced by dick chaney. Mit romney took over but the tories lost again in 2012. The next election will probably occur in 2016 0r 17.

Pm bush part five

George bush led the tories to the first government sense his farther led the tories in the 1990s. His first year saw a difficult learning curve. The party became somewhat unpopular. Liberals became emboldened.
Then a series of terorist attacks on september 11,2001 transformed the prime minister’s aganda witch had been domestic agenda into a foregn policy government .
The post 911 boom for the government was short lived. A war in iraq hurt bush at his chances of another conservitive mandate.
It also put the liberal in a bind. The liberals believed that america was esentialy a center left nation. Bush like reagon tried to cater to the more right of center. They believed that the right would over reach. They could run on the economy and a government that does not catter to the richest one percent with unpaid for tax cuts.
After 911,the grits decided to suport the government in there move to combat terorism. Leader of the opisitian joe liberman asured American that we are one country and must come together.
Then pm bush decided to expand the war on terror to iraq. Liberman alowed his caucus to vote as they saw fit. Former vermont premer Howard deen vioced his oposistian to the war. He based his run for the leadership of the liberal on opisiatian to the war.
  Joe liberman had become very unpopular as leader. He was eliminated at the leadership confrence fairly early. While deen was seen as a contender he was forced to call it quit after the third round of voting.
It came down to senator john kery a former veterin of the viet nahm and trial lawer turned senator john edwards. Kerry got the leadership node.
Kerry was elected in a bi election wining the seat of john tirney. Kerry adopted a fighting the war better then the tories. He did not back a deen plan of leaving iraq. Kerry did deen in his shadow cabinent as national defense critic.
While nothing seamed to work in iraq. The insurgency seamed to be intensifying. Defense minister Rumsfeld ofered to resign but bush refused to acept it.
Bush campaign was based on a return to patrotism. It also included emphises on social isues. He apealed to people of faith. He tried to maintain a center right coilition.
He got some problems. Minister of defense colin powel anounced he would not be runing for relection. Powel was not happy with the direction of the government.
Tom ridge who an unelected cabinet minister opted not to run for election . As a former pensivania premer,ridge could have been elected quite esily. Ridge felt like the odd man out. Pm bush usually sided with deputy pm chaney and defense minister Rumsfeld over powel and ridge. He lost health minister tomy tompson who waa unhappy at getting the health portpholio.
Bush convinced his national security advisor condiliza rice to run for powel’s seat. He made it clear that if rice failed to win election to the house of comons,he would have her in his cabinent any ways.
  The pm decided to call an election in january. On January fith 2005,He asked governor general clint Eastwood to disolve parliment. The other parties cried fowel. They said he should not hold an election in the middle of winter.
The liberal had a slight edge. A lot of media pundeta believed john kerry would be the next prime minster.
The party never came up with a firm platform on iraq. The various faction did not fully come together. While deen did suport kery there was clearly a rift between the two men.
While kerry tried to run on his record as a veteran. He commanded a swift boat . A group of veteran who called themselves swifboat veterans for truth doged him. They challenged his rhetoric after his return.
While bush apealed to social conservitives and like minded people. He brought up 911 but ignored iraq except to link it with the overall war on terror.
Several minucipalities including in new Jersey and sanfransisco began isuing mariege lisence to same sex couples. While bush was not ready to band same sex mariege,he did promise not to aprove it on the federal level. While kery was uncomited,bush hinted that he might especially where howard deen whose favored it was currently an advisor to leader kerry.
The pols showed a close race. There was even talk that the nexr government might be a minority government . Neighboring canada currently had a minority government under liberal leader paul marton. Both sides hoped to capture a mojority government.
Ralph nader hoped to increase there seats. Currently they have seven seats. Not enough to be a designated party in the house. Nader tried to atract deen liberals. As it turns out naders party lost two seats. They got a smaler percentage of the popular vote.
The day after the election ,pm bush anounced that he had political capital now and intended to spend it. He wanted to privitize the social insurence program. He intended to introduce it in his first year but got side tracked. Could he get it done in his second mandate?
End of part 5

Pm bush part four

The congress of viena nations decided to lunch military action against the taliban and alqaida.
It took a mouth before ground operations began. Special forces began erlier. The information was leaked wirch irked pm bush and defense minister Rumsfeld.
In October the war began. The coilition hit from the air. Most of the ground force was from agthen rebelions a faction called the nouthern alience.
  At first there was a series of setback. There was fears of the colition getting boged down. The opisistion had a hard time crafting a message. If they suported the war and it went badly they would have to run against there own policy. If they oposed the war and it went well it could hurt there chances in the next election believed to be held in 04 or 05. The liberals did not have a perminent leader yet.
By the end of the year,the taliban fell. The country had falled into enemy hands. They had killed several high ranking alqaida leadera even Mohamed atef the number three. They failed to capture osama binladen.
  With the war in athganistan grinding to a hault,what was next? Us began to train philipine forces fighting abu sief a group afiliated with alqaida. They had kdnaped misonaries the bernums. Marton bernihm was later killed but gracia servived.
Even on 911,there was an atempt to link 911 to iraq. An oficial parlimentry inqury in 2005 found that iraq played no role in the attacks but iran did. The baker-robb commission concluded the same thing.
British prime minister tony blare and American pm george w bush both had bones to pick with iraq and its leader Saddam huisain.
While as opisistion leader,blare servived an asasination plot while visiting moroco. The gunman was a former member of the iraqi revolutionary gaurd. There was no evidence that he acted on the orders of Saddam.
While bush farther was targarted by sadam in qarait after losing reelection. Pm Clinton at the time did not do much in response.
There were rumors that England and america would invade iraq. Movement towards war seemed all the more likly.
The league of nations worked out a deal to have weapons inspectors. While bush wanted to go ahead with the invasion even with inspection. Bush already had use of force pased by the house and the senate but he decided not to go ahead at first.
Bush and blare had no intention of siting by and letting the inspection go froward. They saw it as staling.
In the spring of 03,the coilition forces witch included america and briten and several other contries invaded iraq. Canada,france,Germany who usually sided with the anglo powers oposed the war. Rusia and china also oposed the war. 
  The war in iraq began much the same as the agthgan war. The war seamed to be bodged down. The colition was able to overcome the stand off.
  The regime fell rather quickly. Members of the regime fled the capital of Baghdad. Long time spokesman tereq azeez surendered to the coilition. Chemical ali was declared to have been killed. That was retracted and he was later captured. Sadem two sons were killed in a gun battle in the sumer of o3. Sadem was captured in 2004. He was hung in 2006.
Pm bush gave a speach from an aircraft carier after landing in a tomkat. He anounced the end of combat operations. After the us ocupation tried to overthrow all vestures of sadem regime. An inaurgentcy began.
Bush pols numbers went down as did the tories. The liberals were devided. Acting leader of the opisistion joe liberman alowed his cacus to vote there conscience in the use of force vote but many voted yes.
Would the liberals be the anti war party or the do it better party. Would howard deen the former vermont premer who opossed the war lead the party or those who voted for it sutch as senator john kerry,joe liberman or john Edwards.

Pm bush part three

  Bush’s first task was to silect a cabinent. Dick chaney became his deputy prime minister. Usually it is a cerimonial role but chaney was very powerful at least in the early years.
Colin powel took foreign afars.donald Rumsfeld returned to the job he held during the government of p.m ford. Gale norten who was a deputy in interior under reagan took interior. He got liberal cabinent.minister mineta to crossover and become transport minister. Tommy tompson the former premer of wyisconsin did not Want health portfolio but acepted it.
Bush’s first prority was the budget. The liberals ran on thete budget. The gore budget saught to impose a carbon tax. They also wanted a social insurenvce lock box. Gore wanted a general service tax similar to canada and a harminized sales tax.
The bush budget scraped the gst and hst. They also perposed an across the bored tax cut and gave a stimulus check. He kept the lock box but it had a war time examption witch liberals objected to.
Many more moderate tories objected to the budget. Vermont senator jefords who was apointed by Reagan crossed the isle to the liberals. After quite a debate,the budget passed. The liberals went on tv,radio,any one that would listen. They waged a pr campaign calling it tac cuts for the wealthy. Gore had said he would be oppen to targarted tax cuts but not in the o1 budget.
Bush wanted to oppen up domastic drilling . He was able to get a bill pased to open up land in Alaska. Liberals critisized him as a shil for oil compinies.
Bush had been a domastic polixy pm. The only isue in foregn policy was a us plane that crashed in china. Bush was sliping in the polls.
In a pol in the sumer of 2001 showed the liberals ahead of the conservitives.
  In the fall of 2001, terrorist loyal to osama bin laden caried out several attcks. They flew a plane into the british embasy,flew another one into the defense ministery. Another plane was hijaked but crashed in pensivania before it hits its target.
Defense minister rumsfeld was in the building but was not injured in the attack. The British ambassador servived the attackt.he was evacuated to canada.
P.m bush was taken to a sicure underground section of number ten welington st.
While in the past,these actions were considered largle a law enforcement matter. From early on,bush and his government refered to this as an act of war. A war against who was the question ?
It was alquida that caried out the attacks but fighting a war agest terorist was problimetic. The war cabient recomended military operations target traning camps and the athgan government who was backing them,a group called the taliban.
The us and briten envocked article five of the congress of viana. The article said an attack on one is an attack on all. British tony blare was not interested in only taking out the taliban.blare had tried to get Clinton to help him take out in sadam in iraq in 1996 but Clinton wanted to be a peace time p.m. now was there chance. Could the case he made that warented use of force against iraq as part of the war on terror?

Pm bush part two

“Making of a prime minister”
After wining the leadership of the conservitive party,bush quickly resigned as premer of texas and went to philidalfia. He had to govern behind the veil sense he was no t an m.p.
On his first day he met with the tory cauckus,had a private meating with outgoing leader jack kept and even met with the prime minister.
Bush hired some well conected people to his staff. Karl rove became his chief stratigest. Rove was a key party insider. Rove would be come to known as bush’s brain and the architect.
Karen hughs who worked with him in the premeres office came with him to philly.  He also chose condaliza rice who had worked on national security isues for hia farther as his foregn policy advisor.
Once he was elected to the house,he took his seat and go to work. Many comented that he looked like a prime minister.
Bill Clinton continued to push for programs that invested in education and other programs.bush critisized these programs as being too coastly and prone to missmanagement. He was careful with his tone. He did want to be seen as anti education or anti the little guy.
In the sumer of 1998,terrorist linked to saudi born osama binladen attacked american embisies in kenya and Tanzania. In response,pm Clinton ordered targets in athgamistan and suden be hit. Inteligence said these were command and control facilities for the terorist group. As it terns out,one was an asprin factory.
In a heated exchange during prime minister’s questiones,bush acused Clinton of not having a clue when it comes to tatics. Clinton responded by saying “last time he checked,the new york mets did blow themselves up at sporting events”
In November of 1998, iraq kicked out weapons inspectors,they aslo tried to defy the no fly zone imposed on them after the gulf war in 1991. Great briten asked america to paticipate in bombing strikes on iraq. Clinton incisted this was not a war and did not ask for any vote in parliament. Bush was critical of this move. Bush said there should be a decleration of war.
The bombing was just a responce. There were no lasting consqiqances. Bush said that sadom hausien had to go. There was speculation that a prime minister bush would deal with sadom hauisein different then pm Clinton or even his farther.
While being leader of the opposition,bush comisoned a study on “fesibility of regime change in iraq” the author of that study was former minister of national defense dick chaney.
In spring of 1999,the congress of viena decided to deal with the situation in the balkens. After the colapse of the rusan empire,Yugoslavia split into several contries.  Serbian president slobidon Milosevic was acused of war crimes in the breakaway republic of Kosovo.
The congress of viena voted to send trops to Kosovo to protect the ethnic Albanians. As a member sate,america was asked to paticipate. Instead of a decleration of war,pm Clinton asked for parliamentry permission to send trops and orther forces.
Opposition leader bush was sceptical of the operation. He was opposed to the concept of nation building . He was also concerned about angering the russans and the chinese. He decided to sign on to the plan. He did express concern in a speach before parliament.
Bush was critical of the government ‘s administration of the conflict. The conflict came to an end when serbean forces agreed to pull out. The congress of viena took charge Kosovo.
Pm Clinton aproved of peace keeping forces to stay in the area.bush was highly critical of that move.
In 2000, bush was silent of the isue of cuben refuge elian Gonzales who the Clinton government had returned to be with his farther in cubba. New hampshire senator bob smith led the charge to have him remane in america. Many wanted smith to tone down his rhetoric.
Although bill Clinton was popular,a series of sex scandal dodged his government. Although in most parliamentry system pm can serve as long as they and the voters want. With the exception of p.m roosivelt,no pm had served for more then two mandates. Clinton decided that he would leave office in steptember of 2000.
During a leadership convention,deputy prime minister al gore defeated former senator bill Bradley for the leadership of the grits. On stemtember second ,al gore became prime minister.
There was speculation on when pm gore would call an election. While bush and the tories perpared for an election. They believed that this was there moment.
Bush asked dick chany now ceo of haliburton to return to politics.he decided to seak his old seat in Wyoming. He convinced colin powel to run for parliament from Virginia. He got donald Rumsfeld to return to politics as well.
The economy has been very good under bill Clinton. Clinton came to power due to the recession in 1992. He made the economy the key point of his 96 campaign. There were signs of an economic downturn. Even before the election was called,bush made the economy an isue.liberal suporters acused bush of talking down the economy.
  In November 16th ,prime minister gore asked governor general madaline Albright to disolve the government and call a new election.
Bush tried to form a coilition of voters similar to what ronald reagon had done. They campaigned hevily in the south.
A big hope was florida where his brother was premer. Jeb bush worked hard to gain seats for George.
Coming into the election,the two parties were neck and neck. Social liberterians were more likely to suport the liberals. As the world entered the new milenium there seamed to be an ideological shift to the left. There was also a resurgence of right wing especially in the south.
Bush who profesed to be an evengelical christian tried to apeal to evengelical voters. He also tried to moderate himself .he refered to himself as a compasionate tory.
Bush campaigned on tax reduction. He also wanted to privitize the social insurance program. Gore was critical of this.
The election seamed to be heading in the direction of the tories. The liberals were stil doing well in the cities.
On election night, the consertives won control of the house with a slight mojority. They won 40 percent of the vote.there was acusation of vote fraud in several rydings in florida. It even garnared protest.it would dog bush’s first mandate. 
Pm gore anounced that he would step down as leader of the liberal party. Joe liberman became interem opposition leader.
Bush was now prime minister.bush knew that it would be a long climb. Bush did not get the decisive victory he wanted. He was now in charge. He had a lot to prove.