Bending the Third Rail
Because We Should, We Can, We Do
Friday, February 16, 2007
The percent of Americans who want us out of Iraq now.

Note. This is not the percent who are disapproving of the war, or disapproving of Bush, or who want redeployment. This is the percentage of Americans who want withdrawal at the earliest possible time.

Update: Grandpa Broder must be in la la land. Here's the lead graf in his recent column:
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.
Way to have you finger on that pulse dude....

Update II: Froomkin has this on the White House's response to Grandpa's column on Bush's comeback:
The White House press office was so delighted with Broder's column that it sent it out to the entire White House press corps this morning at 6:44 a.m., under the heading: "In Case You Missed It."
George Bush loves him some Grandpa Broder.

Update III: Grandpa did a web chat today. Here's one of his answers:
David S. Broder: Hello to everyone. Yes, I thiink it is possible for President Bush to recover some of his political standing. In a column today, I argue that he is poised to do so. If you want to talk historical precdents, remember to include President Eisenhower who was ruined in the sixth year by ZIran-contra and recovered fully by the end of his term. The real challenge to Bush is Iraq, and I see little ground for optimism there.
Yep, I remember that ZIran-contra deal Eisenhower perpetrated in the 1980's .... Also, I'm guessing grandpa has someone to spell check his column for him ....

On the substance, he's almost right. Reagan got a nostalgia bump at the end of his term. Most Presidents do .....