Mark McKinnon, Bush's advertising man who left the McCain campaign because he didn't want to work against Obama, reports from the plane taking the Bushes back to Texas yesterday:
Ah yes! The famous Bush gut. Let's hope the entrails are correct this time...“
And while I’m reluctant to quote the president directly from private conversations, I think I can fairly report that he feels a genuine warmth for President Obama. He admires his sense of family, his relaxed and easygoing nature, and his character. He has gotten to know him during this transition period and he has a pretty good gut for people. His gut tells him Obama has what it takes to be a successful leader. Not yet tested. Not yet proved he is willing to make difficult and unpopular decisions. But the potential is clearly there.