Because Bush is no Conservative, that’s why.
The Republicans continue to “NOT get it”. He’s done far more than make mistakes. People can forgive mistakes. Sheer determined arrogance against the very people who put him in office is quite another matter.
The Republicans can and will put a conservative up for the presidency, or the Republicans will be defeated in 2008
Liberal Democrats and Liberal Republicans are still Liberal.
The party be damned.
I wonder what kind of intellegence it takes to consider Bush a liberal. His appointments to the SCOTUS alone prove that judgement to be in error. He may not be as far right as folks like you, but that wouldn’t even make him middle of the road.