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How Democrats Came to Feel Nostalgic for George W. Bush

Just as Republicans pined for their old foe Bill Clinton during the Obama years, Trump has made Nancy Pelosi and some members of her party nostalgic for the 43rd president.
Source: Mike Hutchings / Reuters

In February 2010, a series of billboards began popping up around the nation. A grinning, waving George W. Bush appeared beside the phrase, “Miss Me Yet?” The answer was a resounding, Eh, sorta. Bush had bounced back somewhat from his abysmal final approval rating, but while Republicans were feeling rosier about the ex-president, Democrats were not.

It turns out that for some Democrats, the question was not mistaken but merely premature.

“Did we ever think we would see the day when we would say, ‘Please bring back George W. Bush’?” House

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