Another point that the Democrats should hit on mercilessly: "He's isolated."
That might well be an apt description of the president himself. But it was actually his description of Osama bin Laden.
Kerry hit again and again on the fact that the president failed to bag bin Laden in late 2001 and early 2002 in large measure because he started drawing off troops for the coming war in Iraq. He also put the final showdown in the mountains of Tora Bora into the hands of Afghan warlords, or rather their fighters, who had no real interest in taken bin Laden down.
To this President Bush's only response was that bin Laden is "isolated." In other words, he's pinned down and doesn't really matter any more.
Is that really how it is? Then why are we so worried about this terrorism thing?
Wasn't the White House telling us just a couple months ago that bin Laden was personally plotting and directing new attacks on America?
This was a feeble excuse for misplaced priorities. And Democrats should hit hard on it.
Late Update: Greg Wythe has the details. As recently as two months ago, one of the President Bush's top counter-terrorism deputies was telling the public that bin Laden was personally directing plans for a new large scale terrorist attack on the US. But the president says he's "isolated". So it doesn't matter that he botched the manhunt.