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.
For instance: When Bush gave his speech last Monday? about Iraq he went before a war college. To me this is either preaching to the choir or he's afraid to stand up in front of hostile crowd or even a neutral crowd.
This, to me, is a lack of fortitude. If he's convinced that he is right (I think he is regarding the war on terror) then he should be able to speak his mind in front of any crowd.