Pretty sad when you have to beg 'conservatives' to vote for a Bush!
The way I remember it, BushII won his second election, smallest margin by a wahtime settin President, so there must not have been too many 'loony libs' screaming anyone but Bush. However McCain caught the full brunt of the mangled mess BushII was leaving the American people so a whole buncha people other than the lefty loonies thinking anyone but Bush-lite. So using the tit for tat about 'conservatives' falling all over themselves to hate the one they will vote with the anyone but cry is a bit off the mark. The democrats were fired up back then, the republicans are still looking for their starting gun.
Yeah BushII was a hellova leader when he was cheerleading, not so much when he put his Decider in Chief hat on. His leadership was adequate until he needed to lead. Natural disasters like we have had before he seemed unable to fathom, terrorist attacks brought out his inner child and what a brat he was. Strutting like Mussolini, snickering like a cartoon dog, off the cuff bluff like a B movie cowboy he stunk up the place. He thought Brownie was doing a great job, Rummy was his man literally one day and then gone the next!
I do think better of Jeb, but he may have missed the boat. We are not that tribal and the Republican party isn't a monarchy...