- Jan 2, 2018
GHWB in the Foreign Relations Commissions, sounds promising. I'd love to see a Bush-Nixon team on foreign affairs. What about Soviet and European statesmen? Are they the ones we knew OTL?
I have the feeling that Jackson is going down in history as the Jimmy Carter of this TTL.
Broadly speaking in being a mediocre president but Scoop's failures are based on a bullish approach that Carter never had (certainly in the popular perception), a bold figure who nonetheless didn't get much done. It would be interesting if this caused a trend with the American public favouring more 'level-headed', even technocratic POTUSs (POTII?), which I think Forbes fits into nicely. Not that he proves such a hypothetical trend but could be interesting, an inverse of Carter to Reagan.
AtlanticFriend: Given how much of GHWB's political career was dominated by foreign policy, assigning Bush to the Senate Foreign Relations Committee felt like the prudent thing to do.
George Herbert Walker Bush (June 12th, 1924 – November 30th, 2018)
41st President of the United States (January 20th, 1989 – January 20th, 1993)
"Some would say it's soft and insufficiently tough to care about these things. But where is it written that we must act as if we do not care, as if we are not moved? Well, I am moved. I want a kinder and gentler nation."
AtlanticFriend: Speaking of GHWB...
Me: When President Bush passed away at the age of 94, I wanted to post something to mark his passing pretty close in time. I didn't want to wait to comment on it until I posted the next update, given that my updating has slowed to a crawl.
AtlanticFriend: Last year we lost President Bush, his wife Barbara, and John McCain (the first Republican Presidential nominee that I have voted for). I watched Bush's funeral process play out on television. A majestic end for a man who truly deserved it.