"Reaping The Whirlwind"

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    Oct 07, 2008 2:22 PM GMT
    I have been trying to stay out of the partisan cat-fights that have developed on RJ during the election campaign, but cannot help myself in posting this scathing column from "The Economist" on George Bush's leadership during the economic turmoil the last few weeks.

    If Senator McCain wins November 4th it will go down as the greatest comeback since Truman beat Dewey in 1948. He really has been up against it considering the legacy left by his predecessor.

    http://www.economist.com/world/unitedstates/displaystory.cfm?story_id=12341613
  • EricLA

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    Oct 07, 2008 5:34 PM GMT
    And didn't Truman end up with the lowest approval ratings ever for a president?
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    Oct 07, 2008 5:38 PM GMT
    Yep at the end of his second term in 1952 due to the Korean War (he also fired Douglas MacArthur). Then his reputation was revised upwards many years later. I would not hold my breath though for the same thing happening to the current President.