Not only did he—read my lips—betray the legacy of Ronald Reagan in his electorally fatal decision to welsh on his “no new taxes” pledge, not only did he cut the legs out from under the Reagan Revolution by calling for a “kinder, gentler America,” but he also egregiously mishandled the Gipper’s most important legacy: the defeat of the Soviet Union and the end of the Cold War.
Years ago I did a list of America's ten worst Presidents. I put Bush Sr. at #9. He was the perfect model of the Republican establishment. Read the whole article. I can't argue with a bit of it.