I thought he was much more aggressive than we expected. He slapped the Murtha Democrats on their defeatism and on their opposition to Social Security reform. The Dems thought they won a point on that. Oh yeah. Better they should honor the memory of Democrat Pat Moynihan who knew that Social Security reform was needed.

I have no doubt that pre-Vietnam Democrat leaders like Roosevelt, Truman and Kennedy would have applauded Bush’s foreign policy. Post-Vietnam Democrats are doing everything they can to undermine it.

My wife thought Bush was a moron in 2000. Today her admiration grows year-by-year. Her key point: good leaders appoint smarter advisors, like Condi and Rumsfeld.