I find it interesting how (relatively) unpopular Bush is amongst core influencers within the Republican Party – conservative intellectuals, elected and appointed Republican officials. A large number of these people were reluctant Bush supporters. I think this fact really helps highlight how much Kerry sucked, and how broken and out-of-touch the Democratic Party is.
BTW, you lefties out there who consider your party the party of the “small guy” or the “average Joe”, one way to dissect this assumption is by looking at how well a party and their candidates do among smaller contributors. Well, guess which party did *dramatically* better amongst those donating $1M or more?