By the way, citing 70 year old history regarding one election has nothing to do with the way people think today. I know it would be the "honorable" way to play this game but if you look at the polls here in America you will see that Kerry is actully gaining. I also know it's early but the American people are easily swayed by the media. And, unless GWB starts fighting back, even a supporter like me, starts to think he has no backbone.
While I think Common Tator has a point, I think GWB is already "there" in terms of being the "fixer". He already has that high ground. He should be more on the offensive now, and all the way up to Nov 2. It's Kerry that has nothing but attacks. Unfortunately, since he has the media on his side, the attacks are working. It might be a good idea to hold off for now, but GW should definitely do some attack ads before the election, and also, using his office, do the same in a more subtle way with the media. That, combined with the fact that he's the only one with ideas at this point, will win him the election.
Again though, in today's era of sound bites, he can't simply be the "fixer". He must also be somewhat agressive.