If it did it would be a beautiful orchestrated set of events that would easily throw a dictator in to make some major changes. It all starts with a young president with some ideological views. Throw in the fact he's of a different colour, maybe call him a leftist, and then show every bad thing he did and blow it up 10x.
Then find some huge right-wing, to the point of fascism.. then make him president.
It makes too much sense.. but that's from my crazy imagination.. >.>
Allende and Pinochet, anyone? Actually Chile had
landed in major trouble, rocketing unemployment and inflation and internal tensions well before the junta moved in (Nixon and Kissinger being complicit on both counts) so it would have made sense to some when Pinochet said he was saving the nation. Actually they didn't, though they may have saved Chile's economy in the long run...I'd still say Allende was the legit president though, not to mention how many people were murdered in the wake of the coup.
Depends on how it was presented. The key to following up a 'failed' leader is to convince the people that you're 'not like him' and that you'll 'get things done.' Doesn't matter if it's in the US or Egypt.
There are those that say that Kennedy is only idolized because Oswald didn't give him the chance to fail.
Or like this: Kennedy came to mean more in death, as a memory and legend, than he could ever have signified if he had lived into a second period.