Bush and the Financial Press

An interesting tidbit: Bush won’t take questions from his fellow Republicans on Capitol Hill, but he did meet yesterday with selected members of the financial press “for a half-hour chat.” One possible interpretation: he’s going to be trying to change his campaign from running on Iraq and terrorism to running on the economy. Sure, Bush’s economic performance has been lousy, but given the steady stream of news out of Iraq I think that such a change in strategy may well be wise on his part.