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I called George Bush a ?wimp? on the cover of Newsweek. Why I was wrong.

I called George Bush a ?wimp? on the cover of Newsweek. Why I was wrong.In October 1987, when George H.W. Bush announced his candidacy for the presidency of the United States, Newsweek magazine ran a cover story titled ?Fighting the ?Wimp Factor.?? The article did not quite come out and declare that Bush was a weakling, and it noted that Bush?s own advisers were worried about the ?wimp? label. In 1991, he had the courage to abandon his own ?read my lips? vow and instead raise taxes in the cause of restoring fiscal sanity to the federal budget, left badly out of whack by his predecessor, Ronald Reagan. It cost him a second term in office, which he had almost surely earned by bringing the Cold War to a successful, peaceful conclusion and by driving Iraq from Kuwait in the 1991 Operation Desert Storm.