We conservatives like to gag when Obama, almost half way through his presidency (note I didn't say first term) continues to blame Bush for everything except the hangnail on his finger.
I don't know how much conservatives can really quarrel with this excuse.
We may "miss" W now, but there's something to this. Reagan's success got George H.W. Bush elected, and Clinton's "success" did get more people to vote for Al Gore.
This is from No Sheeples Here, and I'm filing it under "I wish I thought of this".