Jejudo, South Korea
One freedom that defines our way of life is the freedom to choose our leaders at the ballot box. We saw that freedom earlier this week, when millions of Americans went to the polls to cast their votes for a new Congress. Whatever your opinion of the outcome, all Americans can take pride in the example our democracy sets for the world by holding elections even in a time of war.
--George W. Bush
My question: Has there ever been a time after 1789 when elections were suspended in the US?
I know, I know we can always chalk this up to Bush's somewhat lackadaisical view of the language, but this is the second time it has been brought up in the last six years.
Why does the president keep fanning the fires of anxiety?