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How to Lose an Election Without Really Trying...

Frank Rich

Could George W. Bush be a kind of Gipper-in-reverse and win yet one more for the Democrats? Clearly this White House sees him as the gift that keeps on giving. The 2010 campaign against the Bush Administration is in full cry, with President Obama leading the charge. The Republicans are "betting on amnesia" he confidently told the claque at a recent fund-raiser, "they don't have a single idea that's different from George Bush's ideas." It's now the incessant party line.

Sounds plausible, but it's Obama who's on the wrong side of that bet, to his own political peril. Betting on amnesia is almost always a winning, not a losing, wager in America.

Eventually you must have your own ideas, your own agenda and own your own administration and campaign on your own record.

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