Eric .... Sure he was. He cut taxes. He cut non-mandatroy spending. He reduced deficits (2004-2007; before Dems took Congress). He made an effort to reform one of the major entitlement programs only to be overwhelmed with AARP pressures. The 4th longest expansion in history was on GWB's watch. The average unemployment rate for all 8 GWB years was 5.3%.
GWB was a great president and he was a conservative.