Whatever you think of his individual policies, how can you not appreciate the courage and integrity, indeed, the leadership, of George Bush?
Just imagine what Bill Clinton's (or Al Gore's or John "Traitorous Lout" Kerry's) response would be to this question by Senior AP White House Correspondant and member of the Journalism Hall of Fame:
Is the poll (numbers) troubling?
This was meant to dislodge the President right out of the box, but when you have convictions, it becomes a softball lob. Bush, of course, knocks it out of the park.
Polls? You know, if a President tries to govern based upon polls, you're kind of like a dog chasing your tail. I don't think you can make good, sound decisions based upon polls. And I don't think the American people want a President who relies upon polls and focus groups to make decisions for the American people.
Thank You Mr. President.