It is Bush’s Fault.
President Obama has only continued and accelerated what started under President Bush.
According to the exit polls, voters still overwhelming blame Bush for the state of our economy.
And in a way, they’re right.
I keep hearing that Republicans lost with moderates in 1992, 1996, 2008 and 2012. But we lost in 2000 and 2004 as well. President Bush supported the most massive expansion of government since LBJ with his prescription drug program. He and the congressional Republicans started this binge of spending that continued into the first two years of the Obama presidency.
Bush and the establishment of the GOP are very much responsible for where we are today. Let’s not make the mistake of rolling over for their candidates again.