Conservatives railed against Clinton for being preoccupied with his legacy, especially in his second term. President Bush seems preoccupied with the same. Claiming he doesn't govern according to polls he appears to be unfocused and consumed with doing whatever handlers and image consultants might suggest. The recent staged interview with American soldiers abroad is one strong piece of evidence. Gushing over Rosa Parks' historical act is another (see related article from October 31, 2005). The handling of near-Supreme Court Justice nominee Harriet Miers would have been comical if it weren't so sad.
President Bush is said to be Christian but the evidence certainly points out that he craves being a crowd favorite rather than a martyr for his "Saviour."
America will never have another strong president. The stranglehold of selfish financiers that greatly influence the outcomes of elections will only permit little people who are easily manipulated to ascend to prominence in national elections.
God can certainly undo this dysfunctional cycle but it seems He may let it self-destruct to teach His church a lesson. (see "Israel, Children of).