Skip to comments.The 2012 elephant in the room: George W. Bush
Posted on 11/05/2012 8:46:35 PM PST by WilliamIII
One of the most telling aspects of the 2012 presidential campaign now racing to its end is the matter of the vanishing former two-term Republican president. His name is so seldom mentioned by his party's nominee and other stalwarts as to take on the characteristic of a toxic distant uncle.
That other GOP two-termer, Ronald Reagan, continues posthumously to enjoy the stature of political sainthood among the faithful. But the 43rd president, who is the son and namesake of the 41st, has been neither seen nor heard from in the blizzard of speech-making and television advertising by and in behalf of party standard-bearer Mitt Romney.
Yes, the missing person in the picture would be George W. Bush, now seemingly under party house arrest back in Texas as Mr. Romney runs as far away as he can get from Mr. Bush and his White House tenure. Memories of the junior Bush economic hangover haunt not only President Barack Obama, still struggling to recover from it, but also the Republican who wants Mr. Bush's old job.
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It's going to take a number of years for the GOP to get out from under the unpopularity of George Bush and his failed presidency.
That’s freaking retarded. The man’s name hasn’t been on a ballot in nearly 10 years.
History will be far kinder to George W. Bush than the present. BO has pretty much pissed away all of the advantages which George W. Bush’s good policies have brought us and he has doubled down on his worst policies.
If Romney loses, blame Herbert Hoover.
Landon was defeated in 1936 because he did not campaign. In Fact in 1940 Wilkie ran against the New Deal when the bigger issue was war.
GWB’s biggest lapse: he did nothing to defend the Republican brand.
If so, the American people have become purely ignorant. Obama has more than enough record to defeat. If he wins, it is no more Bush’s fault than the annual Trillion dollar deficits we have now have.
I had my best years when bush was president and many people love him.He looks very good after the bummer.
Preach it, brother! From six figures to $560 a month.
Complete BS. If this were true, the 2010 massacre of the Dims wouldn't have happened.
Bush did not defend the Republican brand, and McCain did so only in the most perfunctory fashion. So much flank was opened up for the media’s trashy, meretricious (not meritorious) attacks on the GOP.
George Bush inspired me to come to America and be more American than liberals.
As a former Kanadian, I hated my own country and whomever hated Bush was my sworn enemy. Odumbo’s presidency makes Bush’s presidency look like Reagan’s.
There were Kings in Israel who did a lot of things right, but did some things wrong ( like not destroying the groves, etc.)
Bush 43 is a decent man, IMHO. Should have done some stuff differently, but I was so glad Al Gore or John Kerry never had a shot at leading this country.
bs. if romney loses it’s because 47% of americans pay no federal income tax and are interested in getting more money from the 53% that do. Cobble that together with Obama being black and getting 985 of that vote, rich liberals and hispanics who have decided to become members of the dem plantation and america is in deep kimshi.
President Barack Obama would not have been possible if it were not for Bush 43. Can we move on now?
Not if Obama is re-elected.
The mans name hasnt been on a ballot in nearly 10 years.
That was also true of Herbert Hoover, but the Democrats were able to dine out on his unpopularity for at least 20 years after he left office.
Liberals are getting desperate.
Yep, those days of 5% unemployment and 1.84/gallon gas were sheer hell on earth.
If Romney loses, it will be due to his liberalism.