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So Barbara Bush has weighed in on the 2012 presidential race and during a conference that -- honoring former First Lady -- mrs.
bush spent years immersed in political campaigns think about all of the campaigns that Barbara Bush.
Has seen she is the only person to be married to a former president also have a son.
Who is the former president but she says and everything she's seen -- 2012 campaign has her the very concerned here she -- Speaking last night to the by.
I'm worried about this campaign has.
Ugly I really don't like it and I think it's too bad not very much from -- Romney -- I guess is what has spent -- endorsing him for George and none.
Barack got to look at.
He's great read brilliant joins me now Fox News in the senior political analyst of course didn't you -- Barbara Bush over the years.
And she doesn't you know sort of speak -- age issue she had Clinton at that last night about what you think -- -- that.
He always does.
And I can understand what he'd say that I think this has been -- -- piston Estes.
Republican presidential primary season.
Certainly in my memory.
And and I think -- back 1981.
You know her husband was running in Ronald Reagan was.
-- -- -- you know against him and the roughest thing that I can remember George H.
Bush everything about Reagan was it is.
-- economic program was voodoo economics.
And that made a huge headline at the time minutes -- -- sort of -- political parlance ever since but that was about -- drugs that got an even in 2000.
You know we had the recount all of that melodrama -- network race between her son and an Al Gore.
I don't recall anything dismissed.
You think because of that they individuals who are involved or do you think it's because of this you know sort of grafting process that has gone on -- really.
You know you can argue with god for two years concert -- the Afghan -- Think that there that it owes something to the fact that that none of the candidates.
Is able to knit together.
But immediately -- disparate elements of the Republican base.
Which has kept the -- going.
Act as did the debates for a long time and it's also.
Augmented by the fact that negative campaigning is effective.
And you know Mitt Romney when he's been down has taken out after his his competitors.
And it's work time after time after time we'll attempts to make a race get rough and they've been rough back.
In the long history of American politics have plenty of precedent for.
But there isn't much in recent Republican history.
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