For years, President Bush and his advisers expressed frustration that the White House received little credit for the nation's strong economic performance because of public discontent about the Iraq war. Today, the president is getting little credit for improved security in Iraq, as the public increasingly focuses on a struggling U.S. economy.
That is the problem Bush faces as he prepares to deliver his seventh and probably final State of the Union address tonight. For the first time in four years, he will come before Congress able to report some progress in tamping down violence in Iraq. Yet the public appears to have moved on from the war -- and possibly from Bush himself.
What do you mean "probably" his final SOTU address?
Does the Washington Post know something we don't? Or are they in need of an editor who is worth a damn and actually reads the swill they are printing these days? Will the election be suspended so that we can have another four more years of Bush-Cheney?