CNN recently published a poll that posed the question: Bush versus Obama: Who was the better president?
(CNN) – Americans are divided over whether President Barack Obama or his predecessor has performed better in the White House, according to a new national poll.
And a CNN/Opinion Research Corporation survey released Friday also indicates in the battle for Congress, Republicans hold large advantages over the Democrats among independents, men and blue-collar whites. The poll also indicates that Republicans are much more enthusiastic than Democrats to vote.
By 47 to 45 percent, Americans say Obama is a better president than George W. Bush. But that two point margin is down from a 23 point advantage one year ago.
“Democrats may want to think twice about bringing up former President George W. Bush’s name while campaigning this year.” says CNN Polling Director Keating Holland.
Perhaps we are polling the wrong question. A better question might be: Bush versus Obama: Who is the better person?
The Bush haters have been relentless, both while he was in office and the nearly two years since he left office. He has never once responded in kind. He has remained above the fray even though his successor continues to blame him for every problem he faces today. However, based upon the CNN poll results it appears Americans are beginning to appreciate President Bush’s achievements and qualities. Apparently, even in the face of blistering and relentless attacks from the current White House occupants and the sycophant MSM, President Bush has risen 21 points from a similar poll from last year. Obviously the “Blame Bush” campaign isn’t working.
I want to share a story I read about at HillBuzz.
On Tuesday, I was in Georgia for a panel discussion on Islamonazism when Michael Medved told the audience about a meeting he and other conservative radio hosts had with President George W. Bush on the last Wednesday he was in the White House.
The President summoned Medved, Hugh Hewitt, and a bunch of others to the Oval Office where he sat them down on the couches, pulled up a chair, looked them all in the eyes and told them “to go easy on the new guy and let him grow into the job because it’s harder than any of you could imagine”.
Bush, the villain…Bush, the terrible…Bush, the demented cowboy riding nightmare through the imaginations of the Left even to this day…summoned conservative radio hosts with great sway and influence to the White House so that he could sit them down and make them promise to go easy on Obama after his inauguration.
Bush told these radio hosts that, for the good of the country, they needed to allow Obama the chance to prove himself. Though they were conservative and he was a Democrat, Bush told these men that as Americans they needed to root for him to succeed and to give him the chance to grow into the role that he won in the election and to prove he was up to the job and capable of leading the nation.
Bush was the captain of a ship preparing to turn the wheel of state over to his successor, and he actually took steps to make sure Republicans did not initiate a groundless partisan war from Day One, just because this president was from the other side of the aisle.
Bush demanded Obama be given his chance to succeed before criticism was automatically flung at him.
Amazing, isn’t it?
HillBuzz titled the story “Another awesome George W. Bush story you probably have never heard that makes me hate myself for ever saying anything bad about this man.”
Many Americans seem to be reevaluating their opinion of President Bush. I’m glad. He is a fine man. He was a good President. I felt safe while he was in office. I never doubted his sincerity. I might not have agreed with him in every instance but I never questioned his love for America. And I believe history will affirm that he was right a lot more than wrong.
I hope that you take this opportunity to remember President Bush’s contributions to this country and the world.
May God bless you President Bush and thank you for your service.