Living in Texas or Louisiana all of my life, roughly 90% of my friends/acquaintances are conservative. I just hear more from them than the other side. Also, I read some of the online newspaper publications (such as chron.com) and they are even worse. I just wish that the conservative side would attack Obama a little more intelligently and become a little more aligned in their views. I still remember vividly trying to decide between GW and Gore. I was leaning towards GW because I just didn't like Gore. Bush was on Letterman and said something to the effect of "I just feel it's destiny that I will become President". Then they talked about terrorists a little (obviously before 9/11) and he talked tough and basically challenged them to "mess with 'Merica"). I instantly felt that it probably was destiny for him to become President but that it may be a bad thing. I defended GW most of his Presidency because of all the over the top criticism he received. I think he tried his best but made some mistakes. If anyone can find that clip from GW on Letterman, please post as I'd love to watch it again.