But the President suggested that guerrillas no longer had popular legitimacy and cited the support he received in the election.
He will nonetheless need to show a tough side to gain popular legitimacy.
They will hate a struggle for popular legitimacy between the two Houses.
The American presence in Iraq does lend popular legitimacy to the terrorists that they would not otherwise have.
The first component of popular legitimacy is your personal life.
"It can't serve anyone's interest to have a president who lacks popular legitimacy."
And in the end he concluded that this required not only a dynamic economy but a government with greater popular legitimacy.
Without widespread public support the European Union will lack popular legitimacy for what it is doing.
The regime's popular legitimacy has suffered what seems an irreparable blow.
Some regimes are now seeking to win popular legitimacy through reform.