I don’t think it’s a very well-written piece. It founders and lacks evidence. Which is too bad. The evidence is there.
Bush wrecked the Republican Party by governing as a Scoop Jackson pro-defense democrat.
It was a monumental job of wrecking. The results are all around us in this election cycle.
I agree that Peggy fumbled the chance to make her point.
That said, I don’t see how Bush can be blamed for what’s happening on the GOP side in this election. Conservatives came forward and offered to be the nominee, but the grassroots did not rally to them.
Neither the MSM nor the Party nor the President could keep a conservative leader from catching fire as the nominee if the conservative rank and file rallied to him. But they didn’t.
So. Here we are.