Bush Down?

by Stanley Kurtz

Drudge has linked an important piece by Dick Morris on a recent decline in the president’s popularity. Morris argues that intensive campaigning by the president has weakened his image as a wartime leader. More important, Morris argues that the president still needs to make the case to the American people that an invasion of Iraq is necessary. I strongly agree with this. To this day, I don’t think that the real nature of the nuclear threat that Saddam Hussein poses has sunk in with the American public. The mainstream media, of course, hasn’t helped, since the many critics of an invasion seldom even address the key issues in favor of a move. On a more encouraging note, Kenneth Pollack’s, The Threatening Storm will be at number twelve on next Sunday’s New York Times best seller list. This might be a good time for the President to be seen publicly reading The Threatening Storm.

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