The Entrenched media is shilling for the Dims by heralding selected poll numbers and trumpeting declining support for the war in Iraq. The heartland tells a different story.
NAMPA, Idaho - In a bid to shore up support for the war in Iraq, President Bush gathered an arena full of men and women in uniform and loyal Republicans to hear his speech.
They didn't disappoint.
The standing-room-only crowd punctuated the president's 40-minute address regularly with applause and nearly 20 standing ovations. Bush used his friendly audience as a backdrop for comments aimed to turn flagging public support for the war and beating back questions from skeptics, including some soldiers' relatives.
"A heavy burden falls on our military families. There are few things in life more difficult than seeing a loved one go off to war. They miss you and love you," the president said. "By standing behind you, the families are standing up for America."
The president's speech Wednesday at the Idaho Center, an indoor rodeo and concert arena, capped two days of mountain biking and fishing at the Tamarack Resort, about 90 miles north of Boise. He flew to Idaho after a speech Monday before the Veterans of Foreign Wars national convention in Salt Lake City, where he sounded many of the same themes.
The author can't resist interjecting is own dour sentiments however, later in the article.