The Elephant In The Room
According to ABC News, President Bush was mentioned once last night at the GOP debate.
As happened in the last debate, the president was not only not praised by his would-be successors and fellow Republicans, he was only mentioned by name by the candidates once – and in this instance it was by Paul, observing that "George Bush won the election in the year 2000 campaigning on a humble foreign policy -- no nation-building, no policing of the world." The irony was not lost on anyone.
What shouldn't be lost is that McCain and Giuliani often campaigned for Bush. They helped make this mess, and they are not going to get away with pretending they played no part.