Here's the lead:
MACON, Georgia (AP) -- President Bush's once-solid relationship with Southern women is on the rocks.
"I think history will show him to be the worst president since Ulysses S. Grant," said Barbara Knight, a self-described Republican since birth and the mother of three. "He's been an embarrassment."
In the heart of Dixie, comparisons to Grant, a symbol of the Union, is the worst sort of insult, especially from a Macon woman who voted for Bush in 2000 but turned away in 2004.
There it is again -- did you hear it? That's the sound of a media pile-on!
More quotes below the jump . . .
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Anger, frustration building
"I care about job security and education. The things I hear the Republicans emphasizing in their campaigns are not things that affect me or my family," said the 39-year-old mother of two.
Women disillusioned with war
"I never did understand why we went into Iraq and didn't instead clean up the mess in Afghanistan first," Knight said.
"I'm not a straight party-line Republican anymore," Cranford said.