Bushies Game Obama's Chances

Well, it seems that some of the president's political advisers are catching Obama-mania.

Insiders tell us that the team that once thought Sen. Hillary Clinton had a headlock on the Democratic presidential nomination now believes that challenger Sen. Barack Obama's chances are rising as voters take a good look at him and his optimistic message.

In fact, one Bush adviser who accurately predicted Bill Clinton would emerge from a crowded 1992 field put the odds at near even that Obama would eke out a victory.

"He's been doing better," says the adviser, who adds that Obama has to prove that "he can walk over hot coals, because that's what it's going to take."

By Paul Bedard