Unlike the last Commander-in-chief, is there any doubt that the men and women who serve our country love President Bush.Today's L.A. Times:
Families with ties to the military, long a reliable source of support for wartime presidents, disapprove of President Bush and his handling of the war in Iraq, with a majority concluding the invasion was not worth it, a Los Angeles Times/Bloomberg poll has found.But here's the key:
The views of the military community, which includes active-duty service members, veterans and their family members, mirror those of the overall adult population, a sign that the strong military endorsement that the administration often pointed to has dwindled in the war's fifth year.
Nearly six out of every 10 military families disapprove of Bush's job performance and the way he has run the war, rating him only slightly better than the general population does.
When military families were asked which party could be trusted to do a better job of handling issues related to them, respondents divided almost evenly: 39% said Democrats and 35% chose Republicans.In 2000, Gore got about 15% of the military vote. In 2004, Kerry got better than 40. In 2008, you'll see the Democratic candidate getting a majority, maybe for the first time in decades.
The wingnuts have no idea how much damage W's Glorious War have done to their party long term. Not even a little.