Those who were going to believe it were going to believe it no matter what — and they still are. Those who accepted the truth right along didn’t need the expose’. And look what happened to the WMD debate — it got turned into the straw man referendum on the liberation of Iraq. Know when to hold ‘em, and when to fold ‘em. GWB turned the 2006 election defeats into a referendum on the war much moreso than had the Demwits — basically the “lame duck” president called their bluff and pushed The Surge. Support the troops, do ya? Write the checks, and do it now. The Demwits lost.
Whether it had any real impact on the outcome or was just a well-timed PR stunt to which is attributed the fruition of the steady progress that had been made will be debated for years I suspect (it has been debated around here, I’ve been in a few of those) — but the fact is, the Demwits in Congress continued to look like a-holes until Zero got elected and sworn in. They’ve been at the trough ever since, and his main goal is to marginalize anyone who doesn’t owe their job / status to him. He may pull it off (with lots of sideline coaching and help) but he’s already been handed a legacy of failure and stupidity, by the Congress, and in addition to the failures and stupidities that will be uniquely his.
He’ll be reelected in 2012, and it won’t even be close. Doesn’t matter who runs against him.
Not if the economy isn't significantly improved, and there's every indication that his hard leftist command and control policies will tend to hamper recovery rather than help it.