Ronald Brownstein in today's L.A. Times:
... Democrats face substantial work to tie the 2008 Republicans to voter disillusionment with Bush.... It's not too early to predict that nothing may matter more next year than whether the Republican nominee can establish independence from Bush or Democrats succeed in portraying the GOP ticket as the extension of a leadership that has lost the country's confidence.
There ya go, Ron -- the two leading GOP candidates, well and truly tied to Bush.
Digging ditches is "substantial work," Ron. This wasn't.
Now, if only the damn Democrats would start doing what I just did, as often as humanly possible.
(Story links: McCain; Giuliani.)