The Dish has noticed the uncanny resemblance between Obama's early job approval and Reagan's. They both inherited disastrous legacies - although Bush had the chance to double the disaster with two terms. They both had deep recessions early. They were both lionized and loathed, and both had problems with their base early on. Anyway, I didn't realize how close the parallels were until Charles Franklin mapped them out:
"It's outrageous what's on TV. It looks like that man is in charge of the country."