December 31, 2004


Two points -

1) I find the criticism of Bush's response time to the tsunami (and compared to 9/11) misleading. By mid-afternoon on 9/11 it sort of became clear the attacks were over. And the attacks were centered on 3 sites (NYC, Pentagon, PA field). In contrast the tsunami, where a week later they are still trying to determine the scope, hit a bunch of countries over a huge area. As noted in a previous thread the MSM seems to have wanted Bush to rush out and "feel people's pain" rather than carefully plan and organize aid and support.

2) Jeb Bush is easily the strongest GOP candidate in '08. The only negative (so far) is the perception that the American people don't want another Bush in the White House. If this perception is wrong (I think it is at least overstated) then Bush could be the '08 nominee.

Posted by: AWW at December 31, 2004 9:48 AM

Romney - Bush '08!

Posted by: Phil at December 31, 2004 11:13 AM

GWB could have immediatly returned to Washington, addressed the nation, telephoned the leaders of each nation affected and contacted Koffi Annan face to face and made a starting pledge of $50 million and shifted whatever military might we have that's not in Afganistan or Iraq to assist w/rescue & recovery efforts immediatly, and Bush/America haters would still be spweing thier hate and bashing him/us.

Posted by: Dave W. at December 31, 2004 11:21 AM

I really dislike the Presidetial tours of disaster areas. Its just a photo op and pork pass out. Taking this M.O. global just makes me dislike it more.

I like Jeb Bush, probably more than I like George Bush, but I don't really think the country would elect yet another Bush into the White House, not until at least 1 person with a different name came in between.

Bush Clinton Bush Clinton Bush -- /shudder.

Posted by: AML at January 1, 2005 2:53 AM