Hogan's Alley

Tuesday, March 21, 2006

Anti-War Protests Fizzle In Face Of Low War Support

Ann Althouse has, I think, hit the nail right on the head when she discusses the apparent disconnect between the almost non-existent anti-war protests this past weekend and the very low polling support for the President's conduct of the war.

Key quote:
When people acknowledge that they disapprove of the President's handling of the war, what does that mean? You might answer that way to say you're unhappy that we haven't yet won decisively. If you think Bush ought to be handling things better, moving us along toward victory along a clearer, more well-defined path, do you feel motivated to go out on the street and protest? What would you chant? I know you're in the middle of a difficult task, but would you please try to figure out a more effective way to complete it?