Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Bush League

Former President George W. Bush is reported by CBS News to have told former aides and advisors:
I'm worried that I will be the last Republican president.
It isn't clear whether he means "Republican" in the sense he was a Republican, or whether he means there will never again be a president elected under that label. I suspect, as does CBS, he means the latter.

Let's be clear, if GWB's worry is well-founded, COTTonLINE believes much of the fault will be his own. W is about as popular as Herbert Hoover was during the Depression.

Bush could go down in political history as "the man who killed the Republican Party." I'm guessing that's a sobriquet he'd rather not earn.

Actually, the Party label will likely go on, but its platform may be something he'd neither recognize nor accept as Republican.