Well, actually the man read the poll numbers and decided to abandon his party and his President:
Senator Says U.S. Should Rethink Iraq StrategyWhen George Bush's approval rating was at 90% and he said to the country, "This is going to be a long, drawn-out war," Warner nodded. And agreed.
By David S. Cloud, The New York Times
WASHINGTON, Oct. 5 — The Republican chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee warned Thursday that the situation in Iraq was “drifting sideways” and said that the United States should consider a “change of course” if violence did not diminish soon.
The chairman, Senator John W. Warner of Virginia, expressed particular concern that Prime Minister Nuri Kamal al-Maliki had not moved decisively against sectarian militias.
“In two or three months if this thing hasn’t come to fruition and this level of violence is not under control, I think it’s a responsibility of our government to determine: Is there a change of course we should take?” Senator Warner said. (link)
Now that the mainstream press has finally been able to convince a majority of the American people that the war is finally in that quagmire that it's been saying we were in since the war began in Afghanistan, Warner nods. And agrees.
When the seas roil, the rats abandon ship.