What's interesting is that for some reason the MSM, and many here seem to think that George H. W. Bush actually seems to know what the hell he's doing. People are going around saying that "Bush I's people are coming back and that's a wonderful thing seeing as they know how to run a foreign policy and all.
We're talking about that bunch of morons that gave us Iran/Contra and the LA riots and publically supported the anti-Gorbachev coup. They're the ones who, after victory over Iraq in Gulf War II (ONE being Iran/Iraq), publically BETRAYED the Iraqi people by pretending to support their thirst for freedom and then permitting Saddam to mow down hundreds of thousands of them.
We're talking about the guy who called his opponent infantile NAMES during the 1988 debates, and a Chief of Staff who appointed himself Secretary of the Treasury without actually informing the President, who was the guy who did the actual STEALING of the 2000 election.
The American people knew about this at the time. Remember, in 1992, Bush SR got only 37.45% of the vote. that's BEHIND Hoover's 39.65% in 1932, in the middle of the GREAT DEPRESSION, behind, George McGovern's 37.52% humiliation. (for the record, President Taft got 23.17% in 1912, but that's another story). The Father's presidency was a bigger failure than the son's.
Compare the unemployment rate in November 1992 (7.4%) to October 2006 (4.4%). Now I know that some here might think that many of these jobs are minimum wage things that people cannot live on, and that's true, but the Bush I administration was completely clueless on the economy, why do you think Ross PEROT, of all people got almost 20% of the vote. Why do you think he was running first in the polls that summer? After the LA riots, Bush I looked like a deer caught in the headlights.
The schoolyard bullying was Bush SR's idea. It worked because the Democrats are polite adults (except maybe around here) and didn't think that childish behaviour needed to be responded to.
The son fucked up big time, but don't expect the father and his band of geriatric imbiciles to save him, because they're just as bad, if not worse.