Americans of a certain age will remember the political kiss of death that inflation was to Jimmy Carter.
Let's try to step into Ahmadinejad's shoes.
- Ahmadinejad is facing open discontent from Iranians because of his loudmouth antics. They feel Iran has already suffered enough from isolation, why is this guy adding to it? Iranians correctly feel that isolation leads to a worse economy;
- Kids and older people are dying from not being able to breathe because of the pollution;
- The UN Security Council passed a resolution against Iran's nuclear program;
- Inflation has kicked in, which always gets an electorate angry.
So what does Ahmadinejad do? He decides to test missiles and start military maneuvers. This guy just doesn't get it. He isn't listening to his people and he isn't listening to the world. Not a recipe for political success.
Econo-Girl is most interested in how Ahmadinejad will react when he is voted out of office. Will he threaten the Iranians with military action too?