Bush was only a mildly better president than Obama---Wow, I wouldn't go that far. I certainly agree that 2008 was a horrible year for Bush and the lack of seeing the need for the surge earlier a huge mistake. Bush wasn't Reagan and conservatism is something he played around with in most respects. However Obama is an overt Marxist-socialist-progressive ideologue and a man who is extremely dangerous to the continuance of this republic. So yea Bush failed on numerous accounts- but a little better than Obama-NO WAY.