The answer was yes. They explained that they had strongly supported Ronald Reagan, and then they supported George H.W. Bush because they had supported Reagan, and then supported George...
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I will definitely not vote for a Bush again even though Jeb was a relatively decent governor in Florida where I live. The Bush family has done a lot of damage to conservatism. After the 2000 hanging chad election Jeb pursued the "big government" route and spent millions to get new voting machines instead of the small government solution of telling those who were too stupid to push a pin through a card that the state was better off without the votes of morons. Jeb is just another big government republican.
In January 2008, at a John McCain rally in Columbia, S.C., I asked a number of local politicos to look back to the brutal 2000 Republican primary in their state, the one between McCain and George W. Bush. They had all supported Bush back then, and I asked whether, given the inconclusive wars, runaway federal spending and economic catastrophe of the next eight years, they felt they made the right choice.
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