April 25, 2013

OUR GUY:

George W. Bush, a principled president (Michael Gerson, April 25, 2013, Washington Post)

There are a number of reasons to join a presidential campaign, not least of which is the main-stage, high-wire excitement. But I can recall the day I decided that my guy was the guy. Bush, campaigning at a town-hall meeting in Gaffney, S.C., got a question demanding to know how he would stop the flow of illegal immigrants. He took the opportunity to remind his rural, conservative audience that "family values don't stop at the Rio Grande" and that as long as "moms and dads" in Mexico couldn't feed their children at home, they would seek opportunity in America.

Not "illegals." Moms and dads and children. It was classic Bush: direct, decent, human.

Posted by at April 25, 2013 8:45 PM
  

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