Skip to comments.G.O.P. Governors in Key States Failed to Deliver for Bush (Flashback)
Posted on 11/04/2017 9:56:15 AM PDT by GuavaCheesePuff
They were among the most powerful and, in many cases, most popular political figures in their states, proven Republican vote-getters who coalesced remarkably early around one of their own for the presidency: George W. Bush. And so, from Tom Ridge in Pennsylvania to John Engler in Michigan to his own brother Jeb, in Florida, Mr. Bush could count on the company of an important Republican governor when he campaigned in the biggest battleground states. These governors and others like Tommy Thompson in Wisconsin helped define Mr. Bush's very candidacy, vouching for his character, policies and record on the network talk shows or even traveling the country in special teams to promote his campaign. But even more important, they were established winners in often Democratic-leaning states who grafted their own political organizations onto Mr. Bush's campaign in an effort to deliver him the White House.
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Kasich did all he could to undermine Trump in crucial swing state Ohio, and Trump won it “big league”, going away.
“Mr. Bush may yet be declared the president. But his inability to take states like Pennsylvania, Michigan and, possibly, Florida has prompted an especially acute round of post-mortems among these Republican governors. “
remind me again- how did algore do in his home state?? how’d he do in clinton’s home state??
Spent valuable time in Calif. Waste of time. DWI should have been disclosed way beforehand.
California could have went for Bush in 2000. It was not so overly liberal as it is now, 17 years later in 2017.
Yea, I remember Trent Lott (I think) saying how all these great GOP governors were going to ‘deliver’ for Bob Dole in 1996.
I wondered back then just how does a GOP governor ‘deliver’ for a candidate. I know how Democrats do it, but to this day, I still have NO IDEA how this was supposed to get done for Dole.