I voted for Bush, but he won re-election by the smallest percentage of any sitting president in a long time (sorry, too tired to research). And he based his re-election campaign on national security issues.
If this election had been run based primarily on domestic issues, it is clear to me that Kerry would have won easily. So, although I agree with some and disagree with others of the items on Bush's domestic policy agenda, I think that it is BS for anyone to argue that he has a "mandate" for any of his domestic initiatives.
End of rant.