I think breaking his "No New Taxes," pledge is what doom Bush. But like everything else, it wasn't just one thing, That to me was the main thing, but everything else added to it, that was too much for Bush. It was independents that sent the elder Bush down to his defeat. After receiving 57% of the independent vote in 1988, Bush dropped down to just 28% in a three candidate race. It's interesting to note that 21% of Republicans deserted Bush and voted for Perot, only 15% of the Democrats deserted Bill Clinton by voting for Perot.
Edited by perotista (07/20/2006:07 PM)
It's high past time that we start electing Americans to congress and the presidency who put America first instead of their political party. For way too long we have been electing Republicans and Democrats who happen to be Americans instead of Americans who happen to be Republicans and Democrats.