Tuesday, January 25, 2005

1) What Mandate?

Bush is still spouting off about his ‘mandate’ from the American people. This is patently false and offensive. Bush has tried to make his mandate become a foregone conclusion by repeating it. But 51% is not a mandate. And all the more recent polls show Bush’s approval dropping into the 40s%. This doesn’t help us now, but it shows that the American people do not support the Bush Agenda. It seems to me a bigger problem is that neither candidate really had to talk about concrete policies (beyond abortion rights and our role in the international community), so now when confronted with what this president wants to do, they realize they don’t like him.


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