"The country doesn't believe George W. Bush, it doesn't trust him, and with 19 months to go it's only going to get worse," predicts Ed Rollins, a Republican strategist who ran Ronald Reagan's 1984 presidential campaign. "There is nothing the president can do to get his (poll) numbers back up."
Bush is reviled around much of the world, has precious little political capital at home, and seems surrounded by hacks or the forgettable and faceless.
One does worry that comments like this end up being replayed as "famous last words."
Would that we had more of a tradition of resignation after "loss of confidence" motions.
Does anyone really think Bush will be another "Truman"? Anyone out there able to comment, from memory or careful study?