AP on top of Bush

A few days ago, Bush threw a bit of a temper-tantrum, and the WH released a photo on their transcript designed to intimidate the AP and other reporters. There's a new poll out today by AP/Ipsos, showing Bush 45% and Kerry 44% but the quotes that AP's Lester found are something that's been absent for too long, here they are:
"If he had let a west Texas boy run that war, it would be over by now," said Robert DeWoody, a 61-year-old independent from Odessa, Texas, who supports Bush. DeWoody disputed any suggestion that Bush is a Texan. "He lived here a little while, but he doesn't have the west Texas mentality."

Count Amerilis Patillo, a 75-year-old Chicago Democrat, among those who disapprove of Bush. "I don't like what the little shrub is doing on Iraq," she said. "If the Supreme Court doesn't select Bush this time, then Kerry will get in."

The poll also found Bush's overall job approval was at 48%, with 50% disapproving, confirming the recent Pew poll that showed Bush's negatives had overcome his positive ratings-- $40 million later and he's still moving down.

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Bush's Approval
I continue to be amazed at Bush's approval rating.  What exactly is he doing that people approve of?  The guy has been almost out of sight with respect to the current news stories, he hasn't done anything of note lately, and the only recent story that was any good at all for him was the jobs report, which story was promptly buried under the avalanche of 9/11 commission and Iraq violence.

So, again I ask, what is it exactly that people approve of?

by James Earl 2004-04-09 09:49PM | 0 recs
i think
a lot of people get their info from fox news and rush limbaugh, and just aren't in tune with world events.

american political thought is like a battleship...it takes a long time to turn around.

by skippy 2004-04-09 11:31PM | 0 recs
RE: "Warmongering will be worse under Kerry than under Bush, and real peaceniks should therefore vote for Dubya."

I've never endorsed Kerry (I'd rather forget about the fact that I'll be voting for him over Bush come November), but Kerry is definitely the least wrong of the two.

Kerry voted for the war on Iraq and continues to support it wholeheartedly. He said last December that those who continue to oppose the war `don't have the judgment to be president -- or the credibility to be elected president'.

That's from Kerry's utterly disgusting "Two Paths" speech, iirc.

I would love for a 3rd candidate to come into the race to make Kerry abandon the invasion of Iraq.  For it to be credible, it'd have to be someone who was probably once a mainstream Republican that's now a moderate indy, who has the sense enough to be honest and appeal to the 44% of us (and growing) who want the US to get out of Iraq(and that's not Nader or Kucinich)-- I don't think it's anyone.

So to those who think that the election of a Democratic president will put an end to American militarism, I say, `You ain't seen nothin' yet.'

Well, that's conjecture.  I sure hope not, but who knows.

by Jerome Armstrong 2004-04-10 08:11AM | 0 recs
More than war
There were a lot of reasons why I didn't support Kerry in the primaries and is war vote was probably No. 1.  But I have even more reasons to vote for him in November.  The blank in the phrase, "Ladies and gentlemen, the next Chief Justice of the Supreme Court is ____ " is probably No. 1.

Consider, too, that a president is constrained in policy making by his party and by the supporters that put him in office.  It is certainly not a guarantee of anything, but we already know what we get with BushCo.  I haven't seen anything to show that Kerry would start even more wars of conquest.

by James Earl 2004-04-10 09:27AM | 0 recs
yea hugh
It sucks being a pragmatist and going along with this. John Kerry was wrong to vote to go to war.  I don't have a problem with people that won't vote for Kerry, or are going to vote for Nader, or whatever they do.  Voting for Bush though, then they are voting for another 4 years.
by Jerome Armstrong 2004-04-10 08:08PM | 0 recs


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