Jacob Levy explains why Bush’s “biggest spender” answer on his Meet The Press interview was both technically false, and intended to deceive.
Bush’s spending record, with a Republican controlled congress, has been disgraceful. I suspect that if he can’t convince genuine fiscal conservatives that he’ll be different next term, they might not be enthusiastic enough to help him win re-election.
I still think that the election is his to lose. But it’s losable.