If we can get the US to default, the economy will tank even more than it did in the Bush recession. A bad economy means we will get a lot of votes against the president in power.
So if we can just destroy another million or two jobs, our candidates will be a shoe-in for 2012
More likely, the USA will go the way of all heroes - he'll get old, fat and clinically depressed. A sort of Elvis-in-Las-Vegas character. Rather like the United Kingdom when its day was over. Let's hope our American hero finds something to do in its elder years beside reminisce about the glorious past.
You've heard of "Disgusted, Tunbridge Wells"? Well, I live in Holland Park and I've Had It. Up to here! An old curmudgeon, I rant and rave about things I read, see or hear in the News. Frequently sarcastic, irreverent and libertarian; often wrong - but never uncertain.