posted on Dec, 29 2004 @ 05:29 PM
Gallup is influential and historically has a decent reputation, gives actually some bragging rights to Republicans.
One thing that I personally can admire about Bush is that he seems sincere about his believes (allthough I might not agree with him on many issues),
thats a true rarity among politicians!
When Bush says God speaks to him, I believe him,
when Rumsfeld or Cheney would say that , I would think that they misstake God with the Dow-Jones.....
To a certain degree i can vision Americans in general standing by their wartime president, even cross parties, but on the other hand i have seen so
many examples of the current administration where politics, legislation and opinion have become a product that you can buy and sell , one even begins
to question if the old trustworthy institutions are eroded by nepotism?
Granted, Clinton was also a real opinionbuyer, but economy happened to be with him at that time so not too many complained, it was only after the
grapes went sour with Enron that people started thinking that there is something wrong about corporations having tremendous influence on politics, but
since the war on terror corporate america seems to have been given the driver seat again.
Personally my idea of an admirable president is more like Yuschenko, paving the way for real democracy on pure willpower past poisoning and
electionfraude, but hey nobody polled me
[edit on 29-12-2004 by Countermeasures]