I strongly disagree with the premise that GWB lacked a core ideology and failed to present a vision for the future. He didn’t deliver in his second term, but that isn’t the point of this article.
GWB also won bigger over Kerry than Obama vs Romney.
GWB was not Carter or worse in his first term the way Obama was.
The 2012 and 2004 races were completely different.
Don’t be a pain...You misread the article.
The author was referring to Kerry when he said “lacking a core ideology”. It couldn’t have been more clear.
Also, Bush won by 2.45%. He won 286 EVs.
As much as I hate Obama...right now, with some votes still being counted, he is winning by 2.65% and he has 332 EVs.