- If McCain makes this comeback, it will be the equivalent of the Truman-Dewey in 1948. Dewey was ahead late and all of the media had called it in his favor. Dewey was running against a very unpopular President (Truman himself) and the media loved him.
- As Bush exits, many pundits will invoke Truman as a comparison in low approval ratings at the end. Historians will make the comparison that Bush will be judged much kinder by history then his contemporaries for making the tough decisions despite negative public opinion, much like Truman. Bush will be compared to Truman in his presently perceived ineptitude, but legacy will show a man challenged by emotional presence rather than an ignorance or lack of intelligence.
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