This was a sound victory for our President. I am glad for this. That being said, Bush has a HUGE task ahead of him. Hopefully he has learned that the nation is split and people are getting tired of many things (including / especially Iraq). Bush really need to show his leadership skills and unite this country, she the nation that he can do great things. Resolution in Iraq, us leaving and letting them rule themselves will be quite important. While I don’t place much importance on how the world views us, I think it will be a long, and probably needed, task to recreate friendships over seas, although I think the most important ones will be with Muslim countries and not necessarily Europe. How Bush handles Iran, North Korea and other such (possibly) volatile situations will be crucial to the strength of our nation and I hope he handles them well, I think he can.
Good luck and God bless to our nation in the next four years. I am looking forward to it.
UPDATE: This is a really good statement / paraphrase from Bush’s victory speech: “For those out there that voted for my opponent, I need your support and I will do what I can to earn it.” I think that was a great thing and a needed thing for Bush to say. Now he had better live up to it.
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