Dan Drezner takes note of the dramatic falloff of conservative support for the president that I noted yesterday. He does a good job of rounding up all the various areas of discontentment — cronyism at the INS, anti-porn crusading, and unbridled federal spending. But, he also notes that the Democrats aren’t exactly positioned to capitalize on the enraged.
Bush’s falloff of support happens to a lot of presidents in the second term? Clinton had the benefit of being impeached in his second term — which apparently rallied people to his support. But before that, Reagan certainly had a crappy second term, but not as crappy as Nixon’s. Come to think of it, Eisenhower’s second term kind of sucked too. I’d say G.W. Bush is sticking to the mold.