I watched his interview with Matt Lauer. I have never been a strong supporter of the former president. I didn’t vote for him, I never trusted him, but I was interested in what he had to say.
The interview was interesting. President Bush is articulate. I don’t agree with his positions on several points, and I really don’t agree with the things he regrets. If his Social Security privatization plan had become law, there would be a lot of reitrees in MUCH worse shape than they are now. When the economic implosion decimated their pensions, their IRA’s, their retirments plans–Social Security was untouched. It may not be much, but it is something.
There was one thing Mr. Bush said tonight that I truly admired–‘President Obama has many critics–I’m not going to be one of them. Thank you, Mr. President.