Lincoln- helped bring the Liberal Republican party to power
Bush-may have done permanent damage to the Conservative Republican party
Lincoln-fired incompetent military leadership (McClellan)
Bush-refuses to fire incompetent civilian leadership (Rumsfeld)
Lincoln-helped to win the franchise for blacks
Bush-his electioneering strategy depended upon disenfranchising blacks
Lincoln-solved a nation's most intractable problem (slavery)
Bush-ignored, indeed exacerbated, the world's most dire long term problem (global warming)
Lincoln-reluctantly entered and won a bloody but apparently necessary domestic civil war that the other side started
Bush-Enthusiastically sought a conflict which has created an unecessary foreign civil war
Lincoln-worked his way up from nothing.
Bush-"failed upward" toward the presidency dad was prez, granddad was senator
Lincoln-consistently great speaker
Bush-it makes me cringe every time he moves toward the podium.
Lincoln-chopped wood for cabin/fuel
Bush-chain sawed wood for photo-op
Bush-afraid of horses?
Bush-out of respect for the office he holds I won't type what I'm thinking