|Good Evening, Mr. Baker. Sandcastles Shopgirl here. I stumbled across this story while watching the NY Yankees try to play baseball tonight. Your story helped take my mind off how awful they are playing right now. But I digress...
Your story started off so calmly and quite quickly became the scenarios of nightmares, but that is not how I thought the story would play out. Each calamity following so close on the heels of the one proceeding it, led me to think this was all a kind of test that the main character, the President, was being subjected to a series of tests by the military - industrial complex denizens that would be answering to her. Then the story zigzags to the familiar, it was all a dream, albeit a very bad one.
But even using that much used plot device, your story was well done!!!! You had me hooked with the stunt the uncle of the President pulled. That was very clever, but considering the current state of the media, I don't think he would have gotten away with that one. This is probably the only thing that I would consider expanding on. How he managed to get away with that and the President never knowing what he was up to it even being questioned about it by reporters. That would be a fascinating story all on its own.
Other than that nit-picky take, I really enjoyed the story.
These are only my suggestions and observations. Info for you to use or discard as you see fit.