I hope that they spent money on this:
Look, I think that George W. Bush’s current unpopularity among the American people is a bit unfair, but I recognize that it exists – so trying to excuse the current President’s habit of doing end-runs around the nomination process because he’s just like Bush* is, well, dumb. The majority of the populace will react badly to the comparison and the percentage that won’t react badly will also not take it particularly seriously.
PS: No, by the way.
*Not that he is, more’s the pity.
Crossposted to RedState.