"Some conservatives don't. They want a Simon-pure conservative candidate, who would rather be right than be President. That's baloney. If you want the Republican equivalent of Dennis Kucinich for your candidate, you'll wait forever to win."
This is the perfect argument for Arnold Schwarzeneger. A Republican (and opportunist) who could win in the country's most Rat infested state.
Bush, however, was already in office when he began his spree of unbelievable fiscal irresponsibility.
So from me he still gets a qualified endorsement. His hagiographers have wasted their time on this voter.