In what many in the Blue column might call highly wishful thinking (or more strongly, delusions of grandeur), President Bush told Republican governors meeting in Washington Monday "I’m confident we’ll hold the White House in 2008. And I don’t want the next Republican president to be lonely, and that is why we got to take the House, retake the Senate, and make sure our states are governed by Republican governors.”
“Our ideas are those embraced by the American people,” Bush said to attendees of the Republican Governors Association in Washington, “the two big issues facing us: who best to protect America, and who best to keep taxes low. I’m looking forward to this campaign. I’m excited about taking our message to the American people. With your help and hard work, there’s no doubt in my mind — no doubt — that we’ll win,” he said.
He also said that, despite opinion polls showing a majority of Americans oppose the Iraq war, the public understands that the war is essential to national security. “We will elect someone in the White House who will keep up the fight to make sure Iraq is secure and free,” said Bush.