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-- the Republican race for the presidential nomination takes shape questions remain about what defines the Republican Party.
That's when he twelfth.
A piece from the website Politico today are you some Republicans believe to win the White House you have to make the last Republican president George W.
Maybe Saturday is an associate editor for the -- -- a little bit more about this show -- -- -- the Obama administration has really.
They'll and I asked the legacy of President Bush does it make sense that the Republicans in the race this time around would do the same thing.
Well the Obama administration has continued a lot of national security policies from the bush administration and as you know.
Barack Obama who ran originally on his opposition to Iraq War has tripled down.
In Afghanistan but -- you saw this week at the debate in New Hampshire Republicans running for president in 2012 pulling back.
On the value.
Of our remaining in Afghanistan and questioning what the mission is and that and whether or not we can continue to afford it.
Obviously there's much criticism as well as the -- about the intervention.
In Libya and so there are there is kid growing concern in a rapidly changing Republican Party.
That perhaps Republicans are becoming a bit more isolationist and abandoning Bush's foreign policy the Bush Doctrine.
As well as focusing.
With a laser like precision.
On domestic matters on -- solely really on spending cuts in a way that bush should not because he promoted a broader domestic -- -- guys as in the role of president.
The person that takes several needs to be able to do multiple things obviously have to deal with the economy and domestic issues but also deal with foreign policy.
-- take a look at some of these potential candidates.
-- and the question that comes up about.
-- who really has the expertise when it comes to foreign policy.
Is -- someone that has that strength AB.
Well right now.
A person who stands out the most with foreign policy credentials as former governor -- -- Jon Huntsman because he just came back serving.
As the ambassador to China for President Obama and he has the most expertise in the field.
On that very important issue he is considered a moderate by Republican primary voters -- a -- faces a great challenge getting through the primary campaign.
He has a very difficult path for the nomination so I don't know that he is Indy is by no means a front runner.
He's but he's considered you know has he -- the best foreign policy chops in the race thus far.
And had a thing that comes up when it -- talked about these potential candidates and it came up in this article every reference to earlier.
Is it about what it means to be a conservative.
And you mentioned it -- that these candidates are are embracing some isolationist.
Policies what exactly does that mean in today's world isolationist policies.
Well and bush was considered an intervention -- and and really you know he is presidents who is to find.
On post 9/11.
-- byte at the beginning at war in Afghanistan and one in Iraq.
Which you defend until the very -- and what you're seeing now in the Republican Party.
Is the Tea Party influence not only a libertarian view that we can't run around and police the whole world but we also cannot afford it and this is really.
-- -- -- A force in the Republican Party is also -- because it will meet.
But with Liberal Democrats who -- -- who also been arguing for years that we need to pull out of these places that we can't afford it so.
It presents a challenge as to which are traditional idea of Republican nominee for president because usually that's an establishment candidate.
That the foreign policy the President Bush -- it has -- -- and the file video with President Bush it it it made me think about what's been off the set about.
The Republican candidates having to make sure that they are an.
Opposite be present an opposite.
To President Obama so Kenny do both -- be can -- -- opposite to President Obama an opposite to President Bush.
Well that'll be interesting as I said I think that in and general election campaign out opposing the intervention in Libya.
And that or supporting a pullout from Afghanistan is likely to be popular -- it's those are unpopular wars it with the public and people feel that we can no longer.
Afford them but if you look domestically at severe spending cuts.
An overhaul of Medicare and a rejection -- Republicans of the success of both the TARP program and the auto bailout both initiated under the Bush Administration.
Before they were then embraced by President Obama.
Also -- -- this new disdain for bipartisanship that wasn't typical of push.
I think those are things that could help you in the Republican primary but not so much in the general election with independents.
Who decide elections we need you need a consistent identity across both the primary and the general election baby it's -- -- -- talk about -- thank you so much.
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