Tuesday, November 25, 2008

GWB: The Dems' Best Friend

It's no secret that the George W Bush's failed presidency was a huge election-time boon for Obama and the Democrats. But as The Atlantic's Robert D. Kaplan shows, GWB's abhorrent legacy may also help Obama's approval ratings once he takes office:
Obama and Clinton are buying into a bottomed-out market vis-à-vis America’s position in the world. It is as if they will be buying stock after the market has crashed, and just at the point when a number of factors are already set in motion for a recovery. For President George W. Bush did not just damage America’s position in the world, he has also, over the past two years, quietly repositioned himself as a realist in foreign policy, and that, coupled with a bold new strategy in Iraq, known as the “surge,” has poised America for a diplomatic rebound, which the next administration will get the credit for carrying out.
Ok, Dems: You still have a month and a half to send your singing "thank you" telegram to:
The White House
1600 Pennsylvania Ave, NW
Washington, DC 20500