1)Americans have unfavorable opinion of the President
2)Americans against surge
3)Americans for timelines
4)Americans for benchmarks
5)Americans for redeployment
6)Americans against cutting off funding
So they honestly believe that President could win a PR battle when he would be on the losing end of ALL 6 points I've listed above?
That would be quite a daunting task for Tony Snow.
I think the American people would turn even further against the President and this would cascade through the Republican party. Eventually the President would either HAVE to sign the bill or he would get overridden by a 2/3 majority
That's the winning play IMO...