Jeff also links to this wise piece by Byron York. A sample:
What a change. Back in 1991, the pundits discussed how hard it would be to defeat a president with a job approval rating of 90 percent. Now, they're talking about how hard it would be to defeat a president with a job approval rating of 48 percent.Fortune favors the bold, folks. Now or never, do or die.
Back in the first Bush administration, some GOP strategists surveyed the struggling Democratic field and repeated the old axiom, "You can't beat somebody with nobody." Who could possibly have the stature to knock off President George H.W. Bush? Now, some of those same Republicans are fretting about the quality of their own presidential field and repeating the same slogan, this time not in overconfidence but in self-reproach. Maybe they've forgotten 1991.