A non-surprising headline in Chicago Tribune

POLITICAL INSIDER: Unpopular and out-of-sight, President Bush not in demand for GOP

A satisfying first paragraph

WASHINGTON (AP) — Former President Bill Clinton is busy on the campaign trail, helping candidates in races from Florida to Washington state. His successor, George W. Bush? Holed up in Texas.

and some well known facts

Republicans, who paid electoral costs in 2006 and 2008 for Bush’s unpopularity, are hardly clamoring for the 43rd president to join them on the campaign trail. After all, an Associated Press-GfK poll last month found 55 percent of all Americans have an unfavorable opinion of Bush and 51 percent blame him for the economic crisis that began on his watch.

Of course, Democrats campaigning on that blame makes it all more clear. But then how comes  we get these kind of warnings

“Democrats may want to think twice about bringing up former President George W. Bush’s name while campaigning this year,” says CNN Polling Director Keating Holland.

and these kind of  headlines

CNN Poll: Was Bush better president than Obama?

I would admit I thought long and hard about the answer. Here are the numbers

By 47 to 45 percent, Americans say Obama is a better president than George W. Bush. But that two point margin is down from a 23 point advantage one year ago.

From 23 point advantage! In only one year! I wonder what did it?

One more year, and Jeb will be ready to be voted in by popular acclaim. heck of a job, Barack, circle Ds!

Update

More on candidates preferring Clinton rather thn Obama helping them

Dems who can’t risk Obama visit welcome Clinton to campaign