Saturday Debate

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In 2012, former President George W. Bush declined an invitation to attend the Republican National Convention (RNC) in Tampa Florida. President Bush is certainly a polarizing figure and many breathed a sigh of relief when he neither spoke at the 2012 RNC nor campaigned for Presidential nominee Mitt Romney. Do you think President Bush’s presence at the 2012 RNC would have made a difference, either negative or positive, in Romney’s Presidential campaign? Moving forward, do you think the RNC should ask President Bush to speak at the 2016 RNC and/or campaign with the next Republican nominee? Why or why not? Who would you like to see featured at the 2016 RNC?

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3 thoughts on “Saturday Debate

  1. Yes, in 2016 W should break his silence and speak. In 2016 it will be 8 years Obama and Libs have been blaming him for “Obama’s” failures. Yes, let him speak to correct the record. I don’t see any harm in it

  2. Of course it would have been a terrible mistake for Bush to campaign or appear at the RNC in 2012, but at the same time, Romney didn’t do himself any favors either. History shows us now that Romney didn’t need Bush’s help to ruin his chances at getting elected.

    Now, even compared to four years ago, Bush is seen in a much more positive light, but not a good one per say. I believe at this point people see Bush in a “He’s not a bad guy, but he was a bad President.” way as opposed to flat out hating him. I don’t know if it would hurt or help the 2016 nominee if he appeared, but I’d like to think the RNC thinks its better not to risk alienating people…but this is the same RNC who thinks pushing his brother for president is a great idea.

    The Republican party needs to embrace the American people. The leaders and elite of the party need to stop trying to shun regular Americans (aka their base) who want to make a different and are tired of the same old same old. These real people, with real stories, are the ones that should be speaking at the convention, not the same old fossils that we see every time. The Republican party shouldn’t be like the Democrats where they cheerlead and worship their political leaders. Headlining regular people will show that they are serious about being the party of regular people.

  3. I think he should campaign now. 2012 Americans particularly independents were still raw from his presidency. His foreign policy had its strengths and weaknesses. The things Putin and Jintao (think thats the Chinese leaders name) are doing I dont think would be happening at all now but Iraq was a major fuck up. If he campaigns for anybody it she be after the 14 mid terms.

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