Bush, the economy, the 2002 elections…

Is Bush Flu Contagious? (washingtonpost.com) Media Notes by Howard Kurtz. This morning Kurtz asks: “Are the Republicans in trouble this fall? The honest answer is, nobody really knows. But the media buzz is that their political stock is slipping along with the plunging numbers in 401(k) America. And, say the prognosticators, it’s Dubya’s fault.” Key words: “media buzz.” It’s not Bush’s fault–neither the economy nor any Republican election troubles. But voters will believe it is as long as the “media buzz” crams it down their throats.