Columnist complains that George W. Bush 'has been remarkably silent' about Trump

 February 20, 2024

Most polls suggest that former President Donald Trump stands an overwhelming chance of being the Republican Party's nominee.

That fact has caused leftists to grow increasingly unsettled, with some even complaining that former President George W. Bush has been missing from efforts to stop Trump. 

Writer complains that Bush has not "come to the public aid" of Trump critics

One of them is Washington Post contributor David Kling, who began an op-ed piece published this past weekend by asking, "Where is former President George W. Bush?"

Kling acknowledged that "Mr. Bush called out former President Donald Trump on occasion in 2021" but lamented that the former commander in chief "has been remarkably silent since."

The writer chastised Bush for "failing to come to the public aid of fellow Republicans such as former congresswoman Liz Cheney of Wyoming and former South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley."

Kling insisted that the pair deserve solidarity for having warned "of the many threats that another Trump presidency would pose for the nation."

New poll has Trump leading Biden by six points

He concluded by saying that Bush's "voice could make a difference" and insisted that "[h]is father, former President George H.W. Bush, would have shown more political courage."

That Kling and other liberals would hold Bush up as a senior statesman and voice of reason given how some Democrats previously accused him of stealing the 2000 election and being a war criminal.

The move may be a sign of desperation in the face of mounting evidence that President Joe Biden's reelection prospects are growing increasingly dim.

A poll conducted by Rasmussen Reports between February 13 and February 15 put Trump 6 points ahead of Biden in a head-to-head match-up.

Trump's lead grew by an additional four points when participants were given the option to support independent candidate Robert F. Kennedy Jr.

Growing concerns over the president's mental state

What's more, concerns over Biden's fitness have grown following the release of a report by Special Counsel Robert Hur which cited President Joe Biden's declining mental prowess as one of the reasons why he was not being charged for mishandling classified documents.

While Biden later tried to rebut Hur's findings at a press conference, that effort was undermined when he at one point mixed up the presidents of Egypt and Mexico.

" A free people [claim] their rights, as derived from the laws of nature."
Thomas Jefferson
© 2015 - 2024 Conservative Institute. All Rights Reserved.