An interesting thought: is it possible that many of the people who continue to say that they approve of Bush's handling of his job, while disapproving of pretty much all of the particulars of what he is doing, are doing so simply because to say otherwise would require them to admit that the world is far scarier then they want to admit and that, without some big daddy to step in for them and make it seem all better, they would have to face the storm head-on with no (apparent) weapons at their disposal? Could it be as simple as people being afraid that, if they reject Bush, they won't have any strength to fight the battles to come on their own? Bush is eatable folks. But only if the people see a viable alternative to step in and take his place. It's all about the opposition right now. Where is the David to Bush's Goliath?