Bush and History
11:22 AM, Sep 4, 2008 • By MATTHEW CONTINETTI
Oliver Kamm is always worth reading:
When George H.W. Bush entered the convention hall here in St. Paul the other night, the audience burst into sustained applause. H.W. Bush was never a favorite of conservatives, but they were cheering him lustily. The media, too, has altered its perception of Bush, from an out-of-touch elitist to a president who had substantive achievements, especially in the area of foreign policy. When it comes to political perceptions, reversals can happen quickly. Which is why, though he missed this convention, you can expect George W. Bush to be greeted with a standing ovation at the RNC when Sarah Palin runs for reelection in 2016.