WASHINGTON (AFP) - President George W. Bush insisted on Thursday he will be a “strong asset” for Republicans battling for election in 2008, despite shaky opinion poll ratings born of a tumultuous presidency. Bush, who has 16 months left in his second term, laid out a battle-plan for 2008 Republican candidates, based on a robust ‘war on terror’ policy, support for Iraq and low taxes…. “Strong asset,” Bush said emphatically, when asked at a White House news conference whether he would be an asset or liability for Republicans in presidential and congressional elections next year…. “Candidates who go out and say that the United States is vulnerable to attack and we’re going to make sure our professionals have the tools necessary to protect us are going to do well,” said Bush, who appeared invigorated by the question
Wow…talking about denial being more than a river in Egypt. Our Glorious and Benevolent Leader © really DOESN’T get it, does he? He truly seems to think that the bully pulpit of the Presidency, which he has managed to thoroughly sully during his Reign of Error © , will still be sufficient to propel yet another corrupt, self-absorbed Republican into the White House. Man, is this the definition of “clueless”, or what??
It’s difficult for me to grasp how someone with so much information at his disposal can act like the Boy in the Bubble. Surely, he’s got to understand that, with his approval numbers running the mid- to high-20s, he’s not exactly going to be welcomed by Republican candidates with open arms. Right? Or, is The Worst President EVER © really that stupid and completely willing to suspend disbelief long enough to convince himself of his own moral and political superiority?
Don’t make me answer that. If you don’t know the answer by now, you’d best just turn in your voter registration card and move to North Korea, where your sort of aggressive ignorance will be welcomed with open arms.
As they vie for the Republican nomination, Bush’s potential heirs have had to balance the president’s political liabilities and perceived errors on the unpopular Iraq war, with his still robust standing among some party activists.
If they’re smart…and none of the GOP candidates would be where they are if they weren’t…they will keep King George the Worst © at arm’s length until November 5, 2008- the day AFTER election day. Then perhaps they might be able to embrace the Bush legacy…or damn him for queering their chances to win altogether.
What truly amazes me about Commander Codpiece’s © statement is thechutzpah behind it. The man is not completely stupid; he knows what his poll numbers are. Yet he sees no contradiction in asserting that he can and will be a “strong asset” for GOP candidates in 2008. Honestly, he’ll be an asset, all right- for Democrats, who will have a target they couldn’t POSSIBLY miss.
Run, George, run! Please??