Former President George W. Bush was the big winner from the fiscal cliff fight. So writes The Washington Post's "Right Turn" blogger, Jennifer Rubin.
"The retention of 98 percent of the Bush tax cuts by the most liberal president to hold office reminds us that a mere four years after leaving office, George W. Bush has a legacy that is becoming more impressive with time," Rubin writes.
Rubin suggests the 43rd president compares favorably to today's most prominent Republicans, particularly in the House. Also in light of the Obama presidency. "Bush seems to be a more accomplished Republican figure in the Obama era. He was a compassionate conservative who got 40 percent of the Hispanic vote. While cutting taxes and fighting two wars, he was a model of fiscal sobriety compared to his successor."
Rubin hopes the Bushes aren't done with national politics. "And for his brother, Jeb, it means the Bush name should be no barrier to a presidential run."
Via The Washington Post.