MR. 18% GIVES McCAIN THE KISS OF DEATH
Many bloggers have erroneously reported that Bush has a 19% approval rating. Well, partially erroneously. The 19% of people who approve of the job he has been doing is the general American adult population. When it comes to registered voters it sinks to 18%.
This morning Dan Froomkin began a lengthy Washington Post column by pointing out that "There's something about passing the torch to John McCain that appears to make President Bush very uncomfortable. At yesterday's pomp-filled endorsement of his would-be successor, Bush came off like a man overcompensating for anxiety with manic bonhomie. Even before McCain's arrival-- when Bush literally began tap-dancing for the press corps as he waited for the Republican nominee's car to pull up to the North Portico-- the president seemed unusually self-conscious and ill at ease." Digby got to the point much faster:
Bush just endorsed McCain and sounded like he's on a meth bender. He couldn't let McCain have the spotlight. If I were McCain I'd be hoping that's the last time I have to appear with Junior during this campaign. He's a reminder of everything people loathe about Republicans.
Watch him transfer his cooties to John McBush:
UPDATE: MORE TROUBLE ON THE McCAIN HORIZON
Just as McCain was embracing Bush and his policies and agenda, a new A.P.-Ipsos poll released today shows that "more people say they are Democrats than said so before voting started in this year's presidential contests while the number of Republicans has remained flat... The number of independents and moderates satisfied with President Bush and the country's direction has dipped to record or near-record lows." Maybe word is getting out, despite the mainstream media, that McCain is simply not suited for any executive job.