1354270199_da9884fca3_mIf you were in Ft. Worth yesterday, for a mere $4.95, you could’ve gotten MOTIVATED! by the Commander Guy.

Former President George W. Bush told more than 11,000 people at the Fort Worth Convention Center that he was confident he made the right decisions as president, even if it hurt his popularity. […] “It’s so simple in life to chase popularity, but popularity is fleeting,” Bush said. “It’s not real.”

Really, it’s the simplest, easiest thing in the world to be regarded as a good president, as opposed to a reviled, incompetent boob who completely wrecked the country.

I mean, what did presidents like Bill Clinton or Jimmy Carter or FDR or Eisenhower really do? Buncha shallow popularity chasers.

But lucky for the Commander Guy, he was in Ft. Worth.

“I kept looking for a teleprompter, but I didn’t see one,” said Joanne Ryan, 35, a financial adviser in the audience who noted, “I know the media makes him out to be an idiot,” but he seemed genuine and “down-home.” […]

He is just a normal guy! He wasn’t the best speaker. But I was happy to see him!” said Lubbock salesman Patrick Kruger, 50. […]

Chris Clarke, 25, a salesman from Dallas, stood at the back. Like many people, he said that other speakers were better…[…] He said when Bush misspeaks, it sounds “incompetent if you are president. But here it can be inspiring. It makes him seem like a regular guy, no better than me.

I believe Commander Guy called this “the soft bigotry of low expectations.”

Blue Texan

Blue Texan