Just to be clear, when Democrats blame GWB for driving the American economy into a ditch and leaving a mess for the Obama Administration, they are using GWB as a symbol for GWB AND a Republican Congress AND a set of misguided economic policies (fiscal and regulatory). In other words, you can't really blame GWB directly. You have to place the blame on failed Republican economic policies. What you see this year among all the major Republican candidates is a rehash and a doubling down on the same failed disastrous policies that were promoted by Republicans during the Bush years. Why go back to the same set of misguided policies that dug the hole. The economy is beginning to come around. Though Republicans will promise a new dawn, what they will deliver is the same old misery.