Not only is Bush Nixonesque in the way he runs his administration, but in popularity as well.
25% of Americans approve of the way Bush is doing his job. An astounding 71% of Americans disapprove. These numbers are both records for this poll.
Most astounding is that 79% of independent voters disapprove of President Bush.
And despite these bleak numbers Giuliani, Romney and apparently Thompson are all running on 'more of the same / stay the course' themes even while they shy away from Bush by name. Is it any wonder they can't raise money or generate enthusiasm for their campaigns?
Sometimes I feel like I'm living is some kind of alternative universe.