S'fly writes: "...hasn't taken a stab at my question."
Hey, 'Fly, luv you pal, but in the interests of 'fair and balanced', here goes...
Q.1) "How come Bush hasn't reminded people how things were ...2000...compaired to now?"
A.1) Well, what things? A significant amount of phoneyism in the economic bubble was on the verge of breaking when Clinton retired. BUT, I should wager that the economic thread would have been little different if Al Gore or GWB, or, even if Bill Clinton took took office for a third time. I know and associate with many folks who consider, even taking into account subsequent hardships resultant of 9-11, times are not bad at all.
Would have another administration proceded with the Iraq adventure? Don't know.
Q.2) "How come Bush hasn't boasted about the number of jobs created under his watch compared to Clinton?"
A.2) A lot of folks in this forum (and you, I think too, 'Fly) seemingly believe that it is the federal government's responsibility to CREATE jobs. WTF??? George Bush does NOT CREATE jobs. William Jefferson Clinton did NOT CREATE jobs. Unless there is a government-subsidised program paid for by the government (meaning you and me, BTW), the government of the US cannot CREATE jobs. The government (federally and locally) does or does not vote to allow people like you and me and Ford Motor Co. and the XYX Bug Exterminator Co. to 'create' jobs via tax incentives, breaks, etc. to expand and eventually hire more workers. Tax incentives or breaks to companies that go 'offshore' or outsource, like John Kerry's wife, Theresa (sorry, I just HAD to squeeze that in
) are another thread.
Q.3) "How come Bush hasn't boasted about what he has done to expand personal freedoms?"
A.3) I'm going to demur to your knowledge in these matters, whether anecdotally or specifically. I can only say that I have not noticed personal freedom deteriorations from Detroit to Nashville to Phoenix to Daytona to New York to Denver (my travels since just before last Christmas).
Q.4) "How about important strides less privileged people have succeeded on his watch?"
A.3) Again, 'Fly, I don't know. A little more specificity here would help; are we talking about folks who have given up, crippled folks or those who seemingly have no future options because of current circumstances? I'm not being flippant here.