By the time posting will resume for this blog (Monday), the seventeenth anniversary of the Tiananmen Square massacre will have come and gone. Yours truly hereby uses this post to honor the fallen of that day.
Meanwhile, time marches on - in particular the time toward the Communist invasion of Taiwan, still projected to be 2012 at the latest. As such, the election of 2008 will be one of the most critical in American history, even for those who are dismissive of the War on Terror (which I am not).
From Monday through Friday of next week, yours truly will present, in increasing order of preference (i.e., worst to best), five possible candidates for President of the United States. Three names will be familiar to most Americans; two will not - at least not in the context of White House hopefuls. They are, from this quarter, candidates who cut the mustard on the Taiwan issue - i.e., they would come to the island democracy's defense in response to a Communist invasion. I will examine the political factors in their favor, and those against them, and try to determine how, or if, they would win (or even run, if applicable).
As for the names - sorry, I've decided to err on the side of suspense-building; you'll have to watch this space next week!