The Abyss Looks Back
By now you've probably read a lot of the conservative reaction to Bush's appearance on "Meet The Press". The ones that are not scared have a whistling past the graveyard sound to them. They just realized that this guy, a little over three years into his administration, still can't articulate where he's going and what he's doing. Or can he? You decide. This is how the interview ended:
President Bush: No, I'm not going to lose.
Russert: If you did, what would you do?
President Bush: Well, I don't plan on losing. I have got a vision for what I want to do for the country. See, I know exactly where I want to lead. I want to lead us I want to lead this world toward more peace and freedom. I want to lead this great country to work with others to change the world in positive ways, particularly as we fight the war on terror, and we got changing times here in America, too.
Russert: Biggest issues in the upcoming campaign?
President Bush: Who can properly use American power in a way to make the world a better place, and who understands that the true strength of this country is the hearts and souls of the American citizens, who understands times are changing and how best to have policy reflect those times.
And I look forward to a good campaign. I know exactly where I want to lead the country. I have shown the American people I can lead. I have shown the American people I can sit here in the Oval Office when times are tough and be steady and make good decisions, and I look forward to articulating what I want to do the next four years if I'm fortunate enough to be their president.
One would have thought that a nationwide broadcast with the top-rated Sunday Morning news show might have been a good time to do the articulating