Former President George W. Bush's political role
A.B. Stoddard weighs in
- Duration 3:12
- Date Dec 4, 2012
A.B. Stoddard weighs in
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Right now we are continuing to await a speech by former president George W.
Bush the speakers are taking to the podium there to.
Get ready to introduce the former president.
He is set to address a conference there in Dallas where he will spotlight the -- positive impact of immigration on US economic growth.
This is the GOP looks to attract more Hispanics to the party.
Bush's father former president George H.
Bush is spending another day in a Houston hospital.
He's being treated there for bronchitis and a lingering cough we told you about that last week when we first found out.
The George H.
Bush is there the 88 year old enough former president is in stable condition there is no word yet on when he used to be released.
AB Stoddard is an associate editor and columnist for the hill may be.
President George W.
Bush bush 43.
Has been fairly quiet throughout the the first term of the Obama administration.
And now the president has been reelected George W.
Bush short of comes out a little bit to make this big address why what's what's the timing about do you think.
Well I think the timing was true that he really I made a point.
Staying quiet during these first cavaliers -- President Obama his administration saying that.
He one of the president to be able to do his job in thinking of former president to go out there.
And do some editorializing and on his performance so he gave some speeches and George's life.
And certainly -- our closer -- election you notice that he was not the subject of any.
-- is in fact not the subject at all at the Republican Convention.
And -- and August so is Mitt Romney was trying to win the presidency again George W.
Was really a -- but I think now that the election is over and for Republicans it was lost.
He wants to have a role in the causes that he championed an immigration as one something -- passion he shares with his brother Jeb.
Former governor of Florida who's thinking possibly of his own political future and possibly a White House run.
And wants to help I think in the reset of the Republican Party which will include.
Taking a serious look at actually finally.
Engaging on immigration reform fair to say Hispanics did not exactly flocked to governor Romney this time around but George W.
Bush did pretty well -- them both for years ago and eight years ago.
Very well that's a number he got about forty what our 41%.
On his last election that's -- number Republicans are gonna have to meet.
In order to win the demographics of a presidential run and win it would get a coalition that gets you the map to win the White House 7127.
Which it wet which it was this time.
It is not gonna get -- the White House you have to be upwards of 40% possibly in future years higher than that.
And -- George Bush with his compassionate conservatism.
Parted Jimmy the fact that -- sent so much time they're speaking Spanish living -- and of a place where they've ended their demographics are changing.
So quickly unlike in many parts of the rest of the country he knew this had to be -- -- -- Republicans have.
And it's something Republicans will need to listen to to change that math.