Bruce Bartlett was just interviewed on Fresh Air, discussing his book Impostor: How George W. Bush Bankrupted America and Betrayed the Reagan Legacy. After publishing his book, he was quickly fired from his job in the Bush administration. He says that there are many conservatives disenchanted with President Bush, and wishing for a more Reaganesque president. I’m one of them. Here’s copy from Chapter 1 of his book:
George W. Bush is widely considered to be one of the most politically conservative presidents in history. His invasion of Iraq, his huge tax cuts, and his intervention in the Terri Schiavo case are among the issues where those on the left view him as being to the right of Attila the Hun. But those on the right have a different perspective — mostly discussed among themselves or in forums that fly below the major media’s radar. They know that Bush has never really been one of them the way Ronald Reagan was. Bush is more like Richard Nixon — a man who used the right to pursue his agenda, but was never really part of it. In short, he is an impostor, a pretend conservative.
You can read more of this chapter here.