The WSJ has a great look back at the previous SOTU's of the POTUS, and asks - "what has he done lately?" From the disastrous "Leave no Child Behind Act" of 2002, to the "Patriot Act", to the war in Iraq. The question you have to ask yourself is - is the US better or worse off than it was in say, 2000?
For Bush - it's clearly worse off - look through the photos and see how he's aged in six years!
Wouldn't it be great if we had a socially liberal, fiscally conservative, environmentally responsible president, who was truly tough on terrorism and had a "mind your own damn business" attitude towards people's affairs?
Oh wait, David Palmer died at the end of season five....