The Republican Jimmy Carter

THE REPUBLICAN JIMMY CARTER….Dick Morris:

Bush has truly become the Republican equivalent of President Jimmy Carter, out of control, dropping in popularity, unable to resume command…. Yet Bush, like his father, fails to invent issues to give his presidency a new lease on life. Is he too tired or lazy to do so?

So what’s the first fresh new idea Morris proposes for Bush? “Really focus on energy issues,” he says, apparently oblivious to the fact that not only is this an old idea, it’s an old idea originally popularized by….Jimmy Carter.

At least it’s a good idea, though, unlike his bizarre proposal to “put the drug fight front and center.” That one is both old and tired.

But that’s really no surprise since Morris’s comparison of Bush to Carter is itself an old idea. You can read the original ? and much better ? version of the Bush-Carter comparison here.