Thursday, March 01, 2007

David Broder is never right

Two weeks ago David Broder had the following to say:
It may seem perverse to suggest that, at the very moment the House of Representatives is repudiating his policy in Iraq, President Bush is poised for a political comeback. But don't be astonished if that is the case.
Well, let's see what the polls have to say...
Over all, Mr. Bush’s job approval remains at one of its lowest points, with 29 percent of all Americans saying they approve of the way he is doing his job, compared with 34 percent at the end of October. Sixty-one percent disapproved, compared with 58 percent in October, within the margin of sampling error.
So what evidence did Broder have for his astute observation? None. Broder is following the script for President Bush, which is that no matter what the polls say- the American people love the President. For those in the Beltway, they think the President is an authentic American. He is the supposed embodiment of middle American values. We know better.

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