Bush is very well cognizant of the polls. The polls are exactly why his administration is "restructuring" now. Also...Bushie's frequent compaign-style speeches are an effort to reverse his low poll numbers. Obviously it isn't helping. It's not that we don't understand what's going on...it's that we don't approve of it.vraiblonde said:I like a President that marches to the tune of his own drummer. That's what we elected him for. If we wanted some patsy who relied on polls and the opinion of the ignorant public to decide what to do, we'd ... have kept Clinton.
Bush will never fire Rumsfeld, though he is certainly deserving. Firing Rumsfeld would be admitting mistakes....and Bushie doesn't want to do that.
Finally...we weren't given the option of keeping Clinton. If we could have, we would have.