I’ll ask Howard Fineman about the rumor in the first hour of today’s show. Fineman’s got a very provocative piece up at MSNBC/Newsweek.
But I think I have seen Bush written off before –oh, maybe twenty times or so. At this hour he is in Pakistan, solidifying a crucial alliance after doing the same in India yesterday, and visiting Afghanistan earlier in the week.
Most of the suggestions that Bush has run out of gas –recall last fall– always underestimate him, and the majority of America’ deep respect for his compass and his courage.