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And right now we are continuing to await a speech by former president George W.
Bush this 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 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 -- about that last week when we first found out.
The George H.
Bush is there the 88 year old 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 this 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 you think.
Well I think the timing was true that he really I made a point.
Staying quiet during these first couple years -- President Obama his administration saying that.
He wanted the president to be able to do his job in thinking you of former president to go out there.
And do some -- -- on his performance so he gave some speeches and George's life.
And certainly is -- our closer -- election you notice that he was not the subject of any.
Praise in fact not the subject at all at -- Republican Convention.
And -- in August so is that Ronnie was trying to win the presidency -- 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 champion and immigration as one something at 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 with them both.
Four years ago and eight years ago.
Very well that's a number he got about forty -- 41%.
On his last election that's a 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 a map to win the White House seven 127.
Which it -- 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.
Inherited -- the fact that -- -- 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.
-- so maybe even -- that the parties is trying to set itself opt to be more appealing to Hispanics.
-- there should be a lot of things in in the Republican none platform I guess that.
And immigrants like.
But so far they have not been able to sell those those items how they how they do that -- -- they.
Succeed in the future.
Well the political pressure on conservatives -- is tremendous to not provide.
A -- for illegals.
That can be at perceived as amnesty so it's it's much like the -- the Grover Norquist pledge on taxes it's a boot on the throat.
Anything that sounds like they will be rewarded for breaking the law.
And they will get an easy pass is considered amnesty celebrate -- and we didn't eight.
Read yes -- public hands.
Are a natural home they believe four four Latinos they are the party of opportunity and hard work.
Of entrepreneurs and -- -- pro family they have got to start speaking.
About this issue in ways that doesn't sound like they're ready to break up families.
There's also tremendous push from business whether it's.
These stem these as Republicans are trying to.
Two -- promote now for science technology engineering and -- whether it's.
A high skilled visa or -- still -- -- whether it's far more births were domestic -- workers -- clean hotels this is all immigrant labor.
And this also has an economic component in addition of the fact that many of their churches are time and we can no longer.
Side with this anti immigration position so.
It is changing out from under them and I think they're gonna look for a way that they can change policy.
Hot without a political backlash are going to be.
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