As they brace for a difficult fall election, dispirited Democrats hoping to get back some of that 2008 magic are turning to the president for inspiration.
President Bush, that is.
Grainy images of the former president flashed across the screen in a recent ad by Sen. Patty Murray (D-Wash.). Rep. Joe Sestak (D-Pa.) is attacking his GOP rival in a Senate race for his “advancement of the Bush agenda.”
Even President Obama has begun taking direct shots at his predecessor, something he had been careful to avoid in recent months. “They don’t have a single idea that’s different from George Bush’s ideas — not one,” Obama said during a speeches this week at fundraisers in Atlanta and Chicago.
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