I think that if Bush and Clinton both are the nominees it won't be because of them being the better candidates it will be a narrative that the media had gradually pushed towards. They very well could be the best nominees (not likely) out of the choices presented, that part doesn't matter. What matters is the narrative for the media. I can almost guarantee that both of their campaigns can be far less funded than Obama's ever was and they both could still become the nominees.
"We’re going to close the unproductive tax loopholes that allow some of the truly wealthy to avoid paying their fair share. In theory, some of those loopholes were understandable, but in practice they sometimes made it possible for millionaires to pay nothing, while a bus driver was paying ten percent of his salary, and that’s crazy." -Reagan
Anyone who would re-elect an obvious failure like Barrack Obama because of a comment like that certainly deserves to suffer the consequences, but the rest of the country, and indeed the world, has had to suffer along with them. Making something like this an election issue rather than foreign policy, energy policies, education, and so on, trivializes the electoral system, as well as the American people themselves.
Americans are so enamored of equality that they would rather be equal in slavery than unequal in freedom.
Alexis de Tocqueville
But to take a shot at it, as I recall, he was essentially saying that 40 something percent of the population wants the government and/or others to do things for them. Something like that. In my opinion, 100 percent of the population wants the government and/or others to do something for them.
But you may recall better what he said. I'm not going to go listen to it again.