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The Bush Pilgrimage
National Review Online, by Eliana Johnson

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Posted By:StormCnter, 6/25/2014 8:39:00 AM

He’s not on any campaign payroll, but you could call him an informal adviser. Several of the GOP’s potential 2016 presidential candidates have, over the past few years, sought the advice of former president George W. Bush in Dallas. Although the former president has deliberately kept a low profile since he left Washington in January 2009, his door is always open for ambitious Republican politicians. He has welcomed a succession of likely 2016 candidates to his office in Dallas for private conversations about life, politics, and the all-consuming quest they will confront if they decide to seek the nation’s top job.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: hot coffee, 6/25/2014 9:02:04 AM     (No. 9898967)

I´m pretty sure President Bush didn´t advise Rand Paul to stupidly blame him for the current mess in Iraq.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Iraengneer, 6/25/2014 9:05:23 AM     (No. 9898970)

Nice guy, probably. Would be a good neighbor I don´t doubt.
But as a President, awful. Better, no doubt, than either of the jerks he ran against, but in an earlier time both his opponents would have been in insane asylums.
We are now and will continue to suffer the effects of some of his policies and programs. And we know it.
I wish him well in retirement. But as far as some sort of Elder Statesman to be bowed to, forget it.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: horacer, 6/25/2014 9:21:57 AM     (No. 9898990)

W took 62 million votes in 2004, carried the entire south, Ohio and Indiana. Like it or not he´s needed to win in 2016, even it´s just for fund raising. His strategy in Ohio in 2004 was brilliant. He sought out the African American social conservative vote. It was very successful. It´s probably why the Dems had a fit and challenged the election in Congress.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: marthaville, 6/26/2014 8:51:26 AM     (No. 9900357)

Comments like #2 show we all have the right to be wrong. Perhaps ira thinks his buddy Al Gore would have handled 9/11 better. Pardon me while I roll around on the floor laughing.

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