Here is part of what Barone has to say about President Bush:
...I think he carries with him everywhere a crushing burden of responsibility, every bit as serious as those Lincoln and Roosevelt carried. This is a man who, as far as I can tell, had no ambition whatever to be president until his father was defeated for reelection in 1992, and then decided that God had put it in his way to be president, and is trying to do the job as well as he possibly can-knowing that no one can do it perfectly. Think hard about what it would be like to be George W. Bush: not a golden life, I think, but more of a nightmare.
President Bush certainly does have a great charge to keep. But as I have said before, I am so thankful that he is the man in the White House during these times. Clarity and moral courage our essential in standing up to terrorist enemies driven by a craven ideology opposed to freedom and democratic government. (By the way, Barone goes on to say a thing or two about President Clinton--and I probably agree with most of what he says there, too.)
(North Seattle--Green Lake, WA)