I have to give him this: he seems to recognize when the bottom is about to fall out relative to the proximity of an upcoming election. Just heard his news conference, and he sounds positively re-energized and determined (not to change course). Combination Zarqawi-Rove-surprise visit to Iraq has got him out of the doldrums, at least for now. Democrats are good at being in the lead with 6 months to go, but the last few months are where Republicans have turned the tide in the last few elections. Lots of premature talk about re-taking Congress - there's a long way to go, and Republicans seem to be just waking up.
Don't get me wrong, by the way, he still makes no sense and is wrong about most everything, but he seemed to me today to be recapturing the voice that--for whatever screwy reason--51% of the people find attractive in a President.