So Hosni Mubarak believes he can hold onto power. He is deluded. Alas, the longer he tries to convince himself that he represents Egypt’s glories, the more likely he is to empower the most radical elements in the crowd.
Mubarak is toast. He has shunned reform for decades, so Egyptians will never believe him now. Let’s hope that the explosion that his speech may spark will not hurt the ordinary Egyptians who deserve better.