That was artfully constructed but built soley on conjecture and wishful thinking. Bush's policies are suffering the disaproval of the great majority of America. Your scenario is completely blown out of the water by the results of the 2006 elections which proved that America, in aggregate, does not want to put neo-cons in office. Another neo-con presidential candidate has zero chance of winning. I did get a big chuckle out of your argument that large numbers of republicans would simply stay home rather than vote for Paul since most of Paul's detractors here seem to be echoing the tired old "lesser of two evils" argument. Pretty ridiculous unless you honestly believe that Paul is worse than Hillary, isn't it? The republican party is going to have a very hard time putting anybody in the Whitehouse but it is simply impossible to give another neo-con the presidency.