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A Bush Rally

Can he close strong in 2008?

Feb 4, 2008, Vol. 13, No. 20 • By WILLIAM KRISTOL
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Bush's approval numbers may not change much over the next year. It may be that his administration will end up winning a war, keeping the country safe, and presiding over decent economic growth--and people will still disapprove of Bush. It may be Republicans will lose the White House in any case. But it would be nice to watch the left gnash its collective teeth at the Bush administration, as it governs competently and makes its case, and its approval numbers climb.

--William Kristol