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George H.W. Bush: Patriot, Statesman, President

Marc Rotterman, a veteran of the Reagan administration and host of Front Row with Marc Rotterman on UNC-TV, reflects on the passing of the 41st president of the United States, who will be buried Thursday in Texas. Rotterman  also looks back at the “what if” of 1992:

In the 1992 presidential election, Bush lost to Bill Clinton by a margin of 43-to-37 percent. Independent candidate Ross Perot got 19 percent of the popular vote, votes most political observers think cost Bush a second term.

But consider this:

What would a second-term Bush presidency have looked like?

For sure, Bush’s first concern would have been for the country, and as president he would have continued to conduct himself with honor and grace.

Every day we lose more of the “Greatest Generation,” and with the passing of America’s 41st president, we are reminded of their selflessness, patriotism, and love of country.

Read Marc Rotterman’s full tribute to President Bush here.

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