In general, while the
first week will continue to be under the influence of Pluto-Uranus
and Saturn-Jupiter squares manifesting into violence and terrorism
related activities the second and the third week of February look to be positive.
last week may bring some unwanted surprises to some key global
political leaders, and of course, events of more violence and bombings in Iraq, Palestine
and Israel area will continue.
President Bush and his administration:
February President Bush is going to be challenged by the
retrograde Saturn square to his natal Neptune. As a result, to win
their approval he will have to resort to deceptive tactics of
repositioning himself before American people directly
contradicting to his earlier stand on both domestic and foreign
policy (WMD) matters. Would he be successful in doing so? It all
depends on how he handles this square. In my opinion, he
will have difficult and frustrating time in overcoming this
challenge (as he is more likely to remain stubborn and reluctant
to let his
ego go), and therefore, he is more likely to take a frustrating path of digging his
own grave than escape from the mess he has created. From
health standpoint, he may experience knee or foot problem.
is what media was reporting about Bush in February:
may have been the worst six weeks of Bush's political
career," said Rick Davis, who managed the 2000 presidential
bid by Arizona Republican Sen. John McCain which lost to Bush.
the latest embarrassment to hit the White House, the
administration on Wednesday distanced itself from its own buoyant
employment forecast that had predicted 2.6 million new jobs this
followed red faces over a statement by Gregory Mankiw, chairman of
the White House Council of Economic Advisers, who described the
process by which hundreds of thousands of U.S. jobs are migrating
overseas as both natural and good.
many Americans extremely anxious over their job security, that
statement seemed particularly callous and politically ill-judged.
whatever reason, the White House has hit a rough patch and can't
seem to get its political machinery in motion," said Keith
Appell, a Republican political consultant.
seemed to be caught by surprise by the force of the negative
rhetoric that emerged from the Democratic presidential campaign
and now they need to start scrambling to get their own message
out," he said.
say the media have focused on the contest among Democrats to find
an opponent for Bush in the November election and have been
dominated by the candidates' fierce criticism of Bush over Iraq,
the economy and other issues.
CNN/Gallup/USA Today poll issued on Thursday showed the two top
Democratic contenders with big leads over Bush. Massachusetts Sen.
John Kerry, the front-runner, led Bush 55 to 43 percent among
likely voters and North Carolina Sen. John Edwards was ahead 54
percent to 44 percent.
and other strategists say early year jitters may mean little for
the election outcome. Many believe Bush, with a big advantage in
campaign funds -- he has raised almost $150 million -- still has
the upper hand going into the battle.
for a White House renowned for its political skills, the past six
weeks have been sobering. The list of misfires is lengthy.
State of the Union Address was not well received and neither was
his budget. Major policy initiatives on sending humans to Mars and
reforming immigration law had a mixed reception at best. An
interview with NBC's Tim Russert, a rare such appearance for Bush,
failed to quiet the criticism.
White House allowed a controversy over Bush's service in the
National Guard to grab headlines for two weeks. And the failure to
find weapons of mass destruction in Iraq, Bush's main
justification for last year's war, promises to be a continuing
the country in general, the second and the third week are very
positive from economic expansion and technological advances
the democratic party in general is likely to remain in confusion
till Feb 8 it will have found its footing and direction by
February 13 or so. As mentioned here last month, at a subtle level,
there has been a significant shift in people's perception
about country's future. While (until Feb 12) republic party is
likely to remain under the deceptive influence of Bush
administration the last week of the month will turn out to be very favorable for