Some conservatives contend he [Bush] really isn't really one of them.
They point to Bush's immigration stance, mushrooming government spending and soaring deficits on his watch and his failed attempt to put White House lawyer Harriet Miers on the Supreme Court. Some complain about the growing cost and attempted "nation building" of wartime Iraq.
"A lot of conservatives have had reservations about him for a long time, but have been afraid to speak out for fear that it would help liberals and the Democrats," said Bruce Bartlett, a Treasury official in the Reagan administration. Such concerns are no longer very relevant, he said.
"I think there are growing misgivings about the conduct of the Iraq operation, and how that relates to a general incompetence his administration seems to have about doing basic things," said Bartlett, author of a scathing book titled, "Impostor: How George Bush Bankrupted America and Betrayed the Reagan Legacy."
Recent polls suggest the Republicans are losing their long-held lead over Democrats on national security.
Its amazing its taking this long to change peoples' opinions... This guy has been a disaster and a national embarrassment since he sat there for 7 minutes (like a deer-in-the-headlights) after hearing the "nation is under attack".
(You know, if that was a democrat the conservatives would be screaming "incompetent" and "impeach, impeach!!!"
At every turn Bush has show he's not capable of governing... However, his administration knows how to do a couple of things: get people pissing down their legs in fear and waving the "we're Americans, we're great" flag.
Isn't it amazing how far those two things go in American politics?