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The Cheese Stands Alone

As George W. Bush gives his state of the union tomorrow, Bush stands alone.


When President Bush delivers his next-to-last State of the Union address Tuesday night, he will confront this reality, according to the latest NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll: Nearly two-thirds of Americans appear to have given up on success in Iraq and also on his presidency.

In addition, the poll finds that nearly another two-thirds believe he shouldn’t move ahead with his troop increase to Iraq, if Congress passes a non-binding resolution opposing it. And it shows that just two in 10 want Bush taking the lead role in setting policy for the country.

There are some presidencies that are consequential and inconsequential. The Bush years were of major consequence, just for all the wrong reasons.

UPDATE: CBS shows Bush at 28%. Twenty-eight. When Sen. Clinton campaigns alongside her husband, who's approval never got close to those depths, it'll be a hell of an asset to her (despite the MSM convincing itself that people hate President Clinton).