Bush said, "The great objective of ending tyranny is the concentrated work of generations." Kennedy could not have agreed more. He said, "All this will not be finished in the first 100 days. Nor will it be finished in the first 1,000 days, nor in the life of this administration, nor even perhaps in our lifetime on this planet. But let us begin." (The Washington Post, 01/25/05.)
Here is an excerpt from Jackson Crawford's post, Tired of Silence.
I've had enough time to reflect on the wisdom of voting for Bush, and I must say that though I doubt that I'd have reversed my decision back in November if I could have seen forward through time to February, I have become more and more disappointed with him. This is not to say that I don't believe that being President isn't an extremely difficult occupation, or that everyone doesn't make some mistakes, but his overall philosophy seems more glaringly disagreeable than once it did. I have less and less confidence every day that our military is going to be allowed to do its real job of protecting America and will instead be deployed to help people who by refusing to help themselves have utterly failed to earn our assistance. Too, I am concerned over the growing religious influence on the right (and even on the left), which is what brought about societal acceptance of socialism, sacrificial foreign policy, etc. in the first place - "well, if it's for the poor, then I guess as a good Christian (or whatever else), I can't really protest it." (Horror Unheeded, 02/14/05.)
Related: My post, REFLECTIONS ON THE ELECTION.