Response by Rick Thigpen
President Bush's popularity clearly reflects America's support for its Commander-in-Chief, in the wake of military victory in Iraq. The question remains, can the popular Commander-in-Chief provide enough political cover for the conservative President that has presided over a faltering national economy and record budget deficits, while granting huge tax cuts to the wealthiest Americans? So long as military actions and national security threats continue to dominate the public agenda, the President will be in the driver's seat. Stay tuned.
Comment by Fairleigh Dickinson University's PublicMind Academic Associate, Rick Thigpen (J.D., Columbia University Law School). Rick is a former Executive Director of the New Jersey Democratic Party and now a partner in The Strategy Groupand is a campaign coordinator for the Essex County Democratic Party.
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