The next year will be interesting to watch, at least for the political junkies. Bush has to start worrying about his "legacy" as President and I am sure his advisers have planned accordingly. I may be the last living Bush supporter which is fine with me. Maybe he will stumble across my blog one day and call me up and invite me to lunch. Until then I will continue to support an unpopular President and keep my eye on the Gallup to see if any other suckers join me in my worthless plight. In December the Gallup Poll does a "Most admired man and Woman" poll and this year the top admired man in America was..........Dubya! YES the Prez is the most admired man in America. Bill Clinton was 2nd, Al Gore the climate wizard was 3rd and Barack Obama was 4th. On the female side the most admired woman was........Hillary Clinton. oi. Oprah Winfrey was 2nd, Condaleeza Rice was 3rd and Laura Bush was tied with the little home wrecker Angelina Jolie.
While the Presidents approval is in the toilet, it was pointed out on the Gallup website that most Presidents in their second term suffer from low approval ratings towards the end of their Presidencies. One of the reasons is the boredom factor. Americans like newness and thrive on change. They also like a fresh start and the old President even in the best of times will suffer in the polls. It is clear that this President according to many has worn out his welcome and most Americans are ready for a fresh face in the White House.
I believe the Presidents approval rating will rise this year to at least a 40 something rating. I also believe that down the road the retrospective approval will be much better just like it has been for Bush 41. I also believe history will be good to "W" in that he will be proven right on Iraq. Americans will eventually see that a friendly Iraq is a good thing for the U.S. in a very unstable and hostile region.
Look no further than wikipedia to judge the Bush accomplishments. Democrats hate him because of the war and Republicans hate him because of spending. However you judge this President, no one can say the challenges he has faced have been the easiest in history. Quite the contrary, they have been possibly the most difficult in history. Mistakes and mispronunciations plenty in this Presidency. However he goes down in history at least we all learned how to pronounce nuclear...........or should I say nukeyalar!