With grinding wars underway and the economy in trouble, the Republicans who would succeed Bush in the White House barely mention his name.
But they do talk about Ronald Reagan — almost ceaselessly. There was a time when George W. Bush was hailed as Reagan's heir. Now, two reporters who know both presidents well compare their leadership and imprints.
This hour, On Point: Lou and Carl Cannon on "Reagan's disciple," and the troubled legacy of George W. Bush.Guests:
Lou and Carl Cannon, co-authors of "Reagan's Disciple: George W. Bush's Troubled Quest for a Presidential Legacy."
This program aired on January 29, 2008.