It’s been pretty clear for a while that Democrats will be running against George W. Bush’s legacy for years and years to come, and this year’s gubernatorial races in New Jersey and Virginia have been no exception. Whether this will work remains to be seen. But for now, how are Republican responding?
Check out this item from the Washington Post, reporting on the use of the Bush attack by Democrats in Virginia:
“I’m sure what happens is they sit around the table and poll George Bush and find that he’s still unpopular,” said Phil Musser, former executive director of the Republican Governors Association and a political strategist. “Shocking! But it’s a tired argument that reflects an old playbook. Didn’t America just vote to change the negative politics of the past?”
He’s right. The people voted in 2008 for change, to get rid of the negative politics of the past — which means not saying bad things about George W. Bush!