Bleeding Heartland: Will any Republicans run hard against Bush?
Excerpted from this post at Bleeding Heartland
Over at Century of the Common Iowan, Noneed4thneed put up a video clip
of David Brooks talking about how Republicans privately can't stand
Bush, think he's incompetent, blame him for destroying the party and
so on. I don't doubt that this is true. They were happy to puff up
Bush and smear his detractors when his approval ratings were high, but
now that he's been below 40 percent for almost two years, he is a
little embarrassing. Even the White House has given up on salvaging
Bush's presidency (at least that's how I interpret Karl Rove's
departure to work on other GOP projects). So far Republican
presidential candidates have mainly criticized the Bush administration
on immigration policy.