About That 25%
This strikes me as an exceptionally interesting comment:Bush said something, en passant, that I brooded on all the way home. Asked about poll numbers, he said that 25 percent of the population are always against the war -- any war.
That strikes me as about right. But if 25% of the folks are opposed to any war, then aren't they more or less irrelevant? Say that the latest poll shows 55% against the war and 45% in favor. Doesn't that really mean that we've got a 45% to 30% lead over the people who are at least willing to consider a war?