Wizbang argues that George Bush has a mandate. As I was drafting this post, the "mandate" issue was also raised as a topic on Hardball.
A mandate to do what other than to "stay the course" in Iraq and continue to take the fight to terrorists? It seems to me that even if Bush had won by 100 electoral votes, he could not claim a mandate on how to deal with issues that he did not want to talk about during the campaign.
(For cross-post at Centerfield and comments there, click here.)