At 39 months in the doghouse, George W. Bush has surpassed Harry Truman's record as the postwar president to linger longest without majority public approval.Now, the Republicans are going to on one hand, campaign on more of the same, but the other, whine that Bush isn't running again and all the Dems are doing is running against someone who isn't on the ballot.
Bush hasn't received majority approval for his work in office in ABC News/Washington Post polls since Jan. 16, 2005 — three years and three months ago. The previous record was Truman's during his last 38 months in office.
What those of us that pay attention know, is there isn't a difference. The Democratic Party is running against the failed and flawed policies of the Republicans. Following 8 years of peace and prosperity we now face war and economic tumult.
The Right will use smoke and mirrors to hide that reality. They will revert to personal attacks and internal meme polling. They will steer far and clear from any attempt to debate the issues. They know what the rest of us know, that they are wrong on just about every one of them. Now that the people have that figured out, it will cost them the White House, like it did the House and the Senate..