According to the liberal media, President Bush’s plan for private Social Security accounts is sinking like a stone. But when conservative blogger Deanna Swift took a recent trip to Florida, she uncovered a very different story. “Everyone I met was enthusiastic about the president’s plan,” says Swift, editor of the Swift Report, a popular conservative weblog.
From the links to the shore, support for Bush’s policies is strong
By Deanna Swift
Imagine my surprise when I opened the New York Times last week to find a poll indicating that most Americans think that President Bush is out of step with their priorities. Of course I couldn’t help but wonder, who in the heck are these pollsters talking to?
For the past week, I’ve been down here in Naples, FL conducting an impromptu ‘listening tour’ in support of President Bush’s ingenious plan for private Social Security accounts. And as you can image, I’ve been hearing something quite different than what’s been reported by the elite liberal media. From the golf course to the shore to the many private homes in which I was graciously welcomed, I can assure you that everyone I met thinks that private accounts are a great idea!
Wouldn’t it be wonderful, I thought to myself, if my many readers could share this experience with me? If only the Grey Oaks Country Club were big enough to hold all of us! Instead, I’ve prepared a scrapbook to give you a taste of the reality that hasn’t made it past the media filter. I hope you enjoy it!
Deanna Swift can be reached at [email protected].