New ebook Argues 2012 is a Referendum on George W. Bush Every president since Gerald Ford has attended his partys first convention after leaving office. Not George W. Bush. His name was barely mentioned in Tampa, or during the GOP primaries, or in any of thousands of Republican campaign ads aired so far this cycle. Yet during this 2012 race the legacy of his administration is to Republicans like the proverbial elephant in the room, a presence too embarrassing to recognize but too overwhelming not to matter. In poll after poll, voters blame the poor economy not on Obama, but on Bush and Bushs policies are hard to distinguish from Romneys. The Romney campaign has tried to make the race a referendum on Obama. It is shaping up, ironically, to be a referendum on Bush. A new ebook, Elephant in the Room: Washington in the Bush Years, explores why, despite efforts to airbrush him out of todays political conversation, the 43rd president remains central to it. Whether youre a liberal or a conservative, Elephant in the Room is a timely and important book premised on the idea that comprehending what went wrong in Washington during the Bush years is key to understanding what can be done to set the country right. Political Animal - New ebook Argues 2012 is a Referendum on George W. Bush What an interesting concept. And it is true that the GOP would like to forget GWB even existed. He is NEVER mentioned in the Romney campaign at all.