President George W. Bush

10:38am

Tue May 29, 2012
It's All Politics

Hmmm. The 2012 Election Reminds Me Of Something

Originally published on Tue May 29, 2012 2:50 pm

President George W. Bush passes behind Democratic challenger Sen. John Kerry, D-Mass., after a debate in Tempe, Ariz., in October 2004.
Ron Edmonds AP

It's the sort of question you toss out to a table full of politics buffs — sharing a pitcher of cold beer. (We'll provide the aficionados; you imagine the table and the cold pitcher.)

Which presidential election in American history most resembles the coming election between President Obama and Mitt Romney — and why?

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8:20am

Wed May 16, 2012
The Two-Way

Bush Says 'I'm For Mitt Romney,' But He Likely Won't Play Role In Campaign

Originally published on Wed May 16, 2012 8:47 am

Back in 2006: Then-President George W. Bush and then-Gov. Mitt Romney
Brendan Smialowski AFP/Getty Images

2:58pm

Tue May 1, 2012
It's All Politics

Politics Not Far From Obama, Romney On Bin Laden Anniversary

Originally published on Wed May 2, 2012 5:20 am

President Obama gets a chance to showcase his national security credentials during a surprise visit to Afghanistan on the anniversary of Osama bin Laden's death at the hands of the U.S. military.
Mandel Ngan AFP/Getty Images

On the one-year anniversary of the killing of Osama bin Laden by U.S. Navy SEALs, there were two contrasting scenes to consider.

One was of President Obama in Afghanistan on a surprise visit, speaking to U.S. troops as their commander in chief in the nation whence the SEALs departed for their successful raid into Abbottabad in neighboring Pakistan.

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11:00am

Tue April 10, 2012
The Two-Way

George W. Bush Says He Doesn't Miss Being President

Originally published on Sat October 20, 2012 10:50 pm

Former President George W. Bush in Washington, D.C., last September.
Brendan Hoffman Getty Images

2:09pm

Fri October 7, 2011
Mitt Romney

Romney Calls For A Bigger, Stronger Military

Republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romney speaks to Citadel cadets and supporters on campus Friday in Charleston, S.C. The former Massachusetts governor, known more for his business acumen than his foreign-policy experience, sought to show he has what it takes to be commander in chief.

Mic Smith AP

There is a tradition of Republican presidential candidates laying out their foreign-policy views at The Citadel.

John McCain did it four years ago; George W. Bush did it eight years before that. On Friday, it was Mitt Romney's turn to speak at the South Carolina military academy.

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