oddfellow, I agree. Many people have changed when they reach the pinnacle of power. Supreme Court Justice Hugo Black was once a Ku Klux Klansman and was considered a Liberal for his time when he sat on the High Court. Sen. Robert Byrd was also a KKK'er and for a long time thought like one in the Senate. But people change. Byrd did. Lyndon B. Johnson never showed any inclination towards Civil Rights while he was in the Senate. Look at what he did after JFK's assassination. He became the most pro-Civil Rights president in history. I think if Bill Clinton was able to run again, he would have destroyed George W. Bush in 2000. Dubya, even if could run again, wouldn't win. Even the Religious Right is tried of his bullcrap. His whiny claims we're forever in danger, his wrapping himself in red, white and blue while cutting the budget for veterans' health. Bush simply couldn't win again. He would need the GOP to stop double the number of Blacks from exercising their right to vote, push more electronic voting so no paper trails could be found and find another way to scare the dickens out of all the people who believed his nonsense the first time around. He would also probably need to parade Osama's head around on a stick. The majority of people in this country don't like his foreign policy and think our economy is slowing on his watch. He's up to 44% now only because he's being trashed by other world leaders. He'll sink again. People don't like him, and more importantly, they disagree with him. After a while, lies catch up with you. I do believe F.W. de Klerk should be lionized. He was a visionary and probably prevented a vicious race war on the southern tip of the African continent.