Steven Lee Meyers credits Steve Clemons with being “among the first to discuss the prospect of a Petraeus presidential bid in his Washington Note blog last August” in his New York Times Op-Ed piece today.
But I had called it eight months earlier:
These folks will call the ‘turnaround’ a miracle, and they will sing the praises of the aforementioned trio—possibly even paving the way for a likely presidential bid (2012, 2016?) for that ultra-ambitious chap, Petraeus; a consummate showman.In that same post, I even foretell McCain’s resurgence as a result of the turnaround in Iraq: “McCain also stands to reap some fruits for 2008.”
And with a self-serving poetic license to distort Hillel’s words, I’d say, “Hey, if I don’t toot my own horn, who will?"
One more things: it's been 11 days since Operation Cavalry Charge was launched, and the New York Times and the Washington Post have yet to send one of their