1. The Russian Dilemma is a distraction. 2. The current administration is not crafting much public policy. 3. There has never been a special election for the presidency. 4. The media has stopped equating the Russian Dilemma to Watergate. 5. Even if he resigns, his agenda and "The Southern Strategy" would move forward, because of presidential succession. Furthermore, the Republican Party is in power across the nation.