Keep an eye on the political cartoons. Notice how small the drawings of Bush have become. They get tinier and tinier. Now, he barely occupies an itty-bitty corner of the cartoonists’ panel.
I first noticed this phenomenon during Jimmy Carter’s administration. As Carter seemed more and more overwhelmed by the Presidency, he shrank in the cartoons.
It’s a sure sign of the space a President occupies in the mind of Americans.