should an attack occur
it would be incumbent upon the Incumbent to deal with the attack in a way that would pacify the opposition, for Dubya would be unable to deal with another attack in a manner suitable for the office of President.
But I am simply guessing now, plus using the word "incumbent" twice within the same sentence.
I like the Yomama thing... very fitting for this article, the gist of the article, which is very thought provoking. If that should happen, it is a 50/50 chance between the candidates, and the more decisive and eloquent of the two, i would feel had the better chance of being elected.