The Leader tends to get his most consistently high poll ratings on
protecting Americans from terrorism. Presumably the main reason for
this is that we have not had another 9/11-like attack -- whatever, but
you can suspect, if this is so, that another 9/11-like or bigger
attack would lead to a decrease in Bush's rating.
So, here's the scenario: a big "homeland" attack, in which Bush loses
what remains of his former "popularity," but by which Bush-Cheney
passes an Enabling Act with Democratic support. After which, "heaven"
help us all.