Bush Hits New Low

A CNN/USA Today/Gallup poll has Bush at 36% approval rating. Other Polled Questions:

Was Going to Iraq A Mistake: ........... 57% yes 42% no
How is Iraq Going: ........................ 38% Well 60% Badly
Does Bush have a clear plan for Iraq: ... 32% yes 67% no
Did Bush mislead public on WMD? ....... 51% yes 46% no
Wow. Some of that's pretty damning. Only 32% of Americans think Bush has a plan in Iraq. That number, 32% represents pretty much the lowest Bush can go without footage being released of him running through the White House in a bathrobe with a colander on his head yelling about 'voices' telling him to bomb Canada. Those 3 in 10 people have been drinking the kool-aid for so long that they can't turn on Bush without rupturing their own self image. They've become a 'Bush Guy' (and they're mostly male, I'd guess) to such a degree that they couldn't define themselves without it.

The shocking thing is that National Democrats still kow-tow to this guy on Iraq and the 'GWOT.' Can't they see that they're being left behind by the American public?

60% of America can see things like the rising civilian body count in Iraq for what they are, failure. All the speeches in the world aren't going to convince enough people to disbelieve what they're seeing with their own eyes. Bush just doesn't have the chops to pull off that sort of speech.

Bush opened Iraq as the "central front in the War on Terror." If he's failing there, he failing at the one thing that has buoyed his presidency. His domestic agenda isn't going to save him and he has no other foreign agenda.

When Bush made himself the "Terror Warrior" President and Iraq the "Central Front" of the War on Terror, he locked his fortune to success in a country he didn't understand. Unless Iraq turns around, Bush's numbers won't rebound.

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