Tuesday, May 9

ARE BUSH'S LOW APPROVALS DANGEROUS?

Mikevotes gives voice to one of my private fears:

At some point, these low poll numbers are going to begin to strike some fear in me. A president in the low 30's acts within limitations because he believes the numbers can be turned around, but at some point, if they're low enough and considered unsalvageable, attention may be turned out of the present and towards the legacy. And if there is no concern about polls, no limiting factor of contemporary public opinion, an action towards the legacy, no matter how unpopular, could become more attractive after the 2006 midterms. And the possibilities of that scare me a little.

It's not like this administration hasn't pushed the envelope before, and then, they were concerned about the politics.


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Blogger LiteraryTech said...

The only hope I can offer to this assessment is that he may very well be distracted by impeachment hearings. We all know there are grounds or the Republicans would not be using it as the basis for whipping up their base.

If he is impeached or at least tried, he will be distracted and this is helpful as he is clearly of little capacity. If convicted, then we could immediately spend the remaining term impeaching Mr. Cheney.

11:51 AM  
Blogger Motherlode said...

My fear is that he won't wait for the midterms to act on the Iran situation for that precise reason.

7:13 PM  

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