Dan Wasserman – September 15, 2005
The question of the day… Will Bush’s speech tonight pull up his poll numbers?
Like a man without a lifeline, Bush took “responsibility” for failures in dealing with Hurricane Katrina on Tuesday. The White House hopes that Bush’s acceptance of responsibility and the commitment to rebuilding the devastated Gulf region, will help restore the public’s faith in his leadership.
But, many, including members of the GOP, have said he should have given the kind of speech he is giving tonight, soon after the hurricane made landfall along the coast on Aug. 29.
As usual, Bush seems to be a day late and a dollar short (or billions of dollars, I should say). Answering my own question above, I sincerely doubt that Bush’s speech will have much effect on his poll numbers, or for that matter restore the American public’s faith in his failed leadership.