The Weekly Standard is now officially Fighting Dirty with regard to President Obama:
As Barack Obama sees his ratings descend toward the high 30s, he is increasingly described as the second coming of James Earl Carter Jr., whose presidency, gone but hardly forgotten, lives on in masochists’ minds. The comparison is unkind and not quite on target: This is less Carter II than the lost presidency of Michael Dukakis, which seemed a sure thing at this date 22 years ago, and from which we were saved by the elder George Bush.
…and honestly, Noemie Emery makes her case: my only caveat with it is that at least Michael Dukakis had some executive branch experience to point to before he ran for President. In other words…
Indeed, the mind reels.
PS: Full disclosure. In 1988 I was a Democrat; which means that yea, indeed, I voted for this man. Leave me to wallow in my shame.