5 Ways Reince Priebus Is Channeling George W. Bush and Bill Clinton

Thirteen months before his first presidential election, George W. Bush was on a California campaign swing with a single reporter. The news in Washington was a House GOP plan to slash federal spending, and his spokeswoman, Karen Hughes, encouraged me to ask Bush about it.

bush-clinton“We shouldn’t balance the budget on the backs of the poor,” the Texas governor told me. And so began Bush’s successful rebranding of the Republican Party: He separated himself from unpopular congressional Republicans and rode “compassionate conservatism” to the White House.

Iraq and Hurricane Katrina undermined Bush’s credibility early in his second term, and the war paved way for the election of Barack Obama. Now Republicans are at a crossroads more perilous than what Bush addressed in 1999 — for a litany of reasons, none more significant than the demographic tsunami threatening to destroy the GOP.

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Albert Milliron is the founder of Politisite. Milliron has been credentialed by most major news networks for Presidential debates and major Political Parties for political event coverage. Albert maintains relationships with the White House and State Department to provide direct reporting from the Administration’s Press team. Albert is the former Public Relations Chairman of the Columbia County Republican Party in Georgia. He is a former Delegate. Milliron is a veteran of the US Army Medical Department and worked for Department of Veterans Affairs, Department of Psychiatry.

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