My last letter from Michael Steele, chairman of the Republican National Committee states that Republicans “failed you on bailouts, spending, immigration and so much more.” It says Americans expect Republicans to “cut taxes, create jobs, defend this nation, put strong judges in our courts, shrink Washington’s power and let individuals run their own lives.”
George W. Bush was such a president, but the hateful media rhetoric blinded many Americans. The constant chant “distance yourself from Bush” put Republican candidates in peril and resulted in a Democratic victory and much change.
Bush propelled our nation to higher ethical standards, more cooperative attitudes, respect for everyone including political opposition and genuine honesty.
We do not know the strength of a person until they are gone.
James F. Westhues