An excellent message of support:
Why Women Support President George W. Bush
Written by guest blogger Patti Dahlstrom of Babes for Bush.
If you ask why women like President Bush, the reasons are probably parallel to why men like him. As one woman, I can tell you the reasons I like him.
George W. Bush loves and respects his mother, Barbara; he loves and respects his wife, Laura. According to Laura, his best friend is Condaleeza Rice, another strong, intelligent woman. He truly enjoys and admires strong women; he “gets” women and appreciates them, knowing their equal importance in the scheme of things. Women like this quality in him. This speaks to the strength of his spirit over ego.
George W. Bush is a man of his word. He has to make the tough decisions; still, he has stood by his principles. Even when it has not been popular, he has walked the road less traveled. When has it ever been popular to walk the higher road? An Atlanta radio host, Martha Zoller, said that he “means what he says and says what he means.” That’s George W. Bush, and that speaks to his courage over fear.
Some of his decisions have called for the ultimate sacrifice from our men and women in the military. This, I am sure, has been the most difficult of all his burdens to bear. When I spoke with President Bush at a fundraiser in March, I gave him a message from my nephew, a Marine Lieutenant. He was extremely concerned, sending a message in return expressing gratitude for my nephew’s service. President Bush feels deeply about each and every one who is serving, those we’ve lost and those still in peril. He is profoundly conscious of the Americans in uniform. This speaks to the weight his heart carries for the sake of all Americans and freedom in the world.
When you meet him, he understands that you might be nervous because he is the president, and he puts you at ease with his kindness. He knows it is not about him, the man, but the office of the presidency, which is overwhelming. This speaks to his understanding.
Lastly, though certainly foremost in this woman’s mind, is the honor with which President Bush claims his relationship with God. The founding fathers of this country not only spoke of their belief in God with pride, but also based the foundation of the United States on their spiritual principles. George W. Bush approaches that office, the most powerful position in this world, every morning with that same sense of responsibility to a higher power. He never stands so tall as when he kneels in prayer. He knows that to have any hope of handling the power entrusted to him, he must entrust himself to God. This speaks to his humility.
Bob Woodward was on Larry King one night saying that he had interviewed many presidents, and that George W. Bush was the only one who was telling the American people the truth about what he knew. This speaks to his sincerity.
President Bush is easy to trust because he is telling the truth. His love of America, its people, and its principle of freedom inspire confidence in his leadership. The thoughtfulness with which he carries the burdens of this country, while not allowing the attitudes of others to deter him from that true and difficult course, helps us all do the hard things more gracefully.
Women trust him because he trusts women (and he looks good in that flight suit).
Women like and will vote for President Bush to continue running this country because he is a good and courageous man, and, history will prove, a great president.
God bless America; God bless President George W. Bush.