. . . Tuesday October 26, 2004

When They Were Looking for a Candidate

In April of 1998, George W. Bush was invited to a meeting of several policy experts at the home of George Schultz. The idea was to give the then governor of Texas a good once over to see if he had the right stuff for a White House run.

Schultz later reflected on that now historic meeting:

“What impressed me the most was that every once in awhile something would come up and he’d say, ‘I don’t know much about that. Why doesn’t someone talk about it a little bit.’”

The question, of course, is what happened to that George W. Bush? How did we go from a talented, young politician filled with optimism and curiosity to a guy who can make the most difficult and controversial life and death decisions without admitting any doubt?

Concentration is important!