We shouldn't stand up for GW and his record. It was terrible. I don't see any significant difference between big-government Republicans and a Democrat, and GW was big-government on steroids. I have been voting against Democrats for over 50 years and, in all that time, the only presidential candidate I ever voted for without having to hold my nose while doing so, is Ronald Reagan. I have finally reached the conclusion that, if the Republicans are just going to govern like Democrats, we might as well turn the whole show over to them.