candidate rises to occasion
On Jan. 11, 2002, I sketched what seemed a plausible trajectory for Mr. Bush:
1. Get heroic over mideast bad guys.He seems to be on track. Are we?
2. Take a crap on the middle classes with tax and spending policy.
3. Watch dopily as economy nosedives.
4. Suffer the slings and arrows of disaffected media.
5. Lose the re-election.