"President Barack Obama’s prime-time speech about his impending strategy for the war in Afghanistan drew more total viewers Tuesday night than recent high profile speeches about health care . . . All told, 40.8 million people on ten TV networks watched the president’s speech, up 27 percent from his health care address in September, and 65 percent from his health care press conference last July."
This is good news for a president - - unless he's announcing an unpopular strategy for an unpopular war that people thought they were voting to end.