March 6th, 2012
10:32 AM ET
10 years ago

Video: Barbara Bush on 'worst campaign I've ever seen'

(CNN) - Former first ladies Barbara and Laura Bush shared their thoughts on the presidential campaign at a conference in Texas. Read more about the former first lady's comments here.

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  1. DIANA

    This is funny coming from a lady who was Robocalling for Romney.

    March 6, 2012 10:36 am at 10:36 am |
  2. jane

    I must agree

    March 6, 2012 10:42 am at 10:42 am |
  3. Thomas

    Really ?

    What about her Son's campaign ?

    March 6, 2012 10:50 am at 10:50 am |
  4. fairandbalanced

    I respect Ms. Bush (senior), and agree that compromise shouldn't be a dirty word.
    But it does seem to reflect the go-along-to-get-along attitude that cost her husband a 2nd term, too – seems he never met a principle he couldn't bend or break ("no new taxes" comes to mind, among others...)
    There's GOT to be a way to stand for something but not waffle on everything.

    March 6, 2012 10:52 am at 10:52 am |

    Compromise is a foreign word in republican politics Barb. This isn't your daddy's GOP.

    March 6, 2012 10:56 am at 10:56 am |

    She looks great...and that's about it.

    March 6, 2012 10:59 am at 10:59 am |
  7. Susan Prock

    I am no Barbara Bush fan but I agree with her about the campaign and her remark about compromise.

    March 6, 2012 11:01 am at 11:01 am |
  8. Kevin O.

    I declare, Barbara Bush has not aged a bit in 20 years.

    March 6, 2012 11:07 am at 11:07 am |
  9. David

    And that is Barbara Bush saying it. Yeah, it is a clown show extraordinaire.

    March 6, 2012 11:18 am at 11:18 am |
  10. B

    She ought to know as the Mother of the worst President to ever step foot in the White House!

    She is right about the campaign being the worst in memory, but what else can one expect with the Buffoons that represent the GOP this time..

    March 6, 2012 11:19 am at 11:19 am |
  11. Lynn

    I respect her honesty-–no spinning this one to the mainstream media.

    March 6, 2012 11:20 am at 11:20 am |
  12. Sal

    Get rid of Palin and Rush so the GOP won't look so ridiculous. But then again, Ann Romney today said she doesn't even feel wealthy-of course not Ann, we all own a couple of Cadallacs like you. She's going to ruin it even more for that dull husband of hers. GOP should have taken Coulter's advice.

    March 6, 2012 11:25 am at 11:25 am |
  13. Woman In California

    The worst campaign was your son/husband calling a decorated war veteran (John Kerry) nasty, dispicable names ALL in the name of the republican party. That was the "worst campaign ever" or have you ladies suddenly developed convenient amnesia?

    March 6, 2012 11:34 am at 11:34 am |
  14. cali girl

    I find i interesting that you felt to endorse Robmey if you think the bunch are losers.

    March 6, 2012 11:42 am at 11:42 am |
  15. Emma in Baltimore

    I agree. America was a melting pot, striving for harmony in ideas and acceptance of tolerance. When did antagonism and spite become the preferred way of life?

    I suspect that a few people with outrageous view points were given enough public attention that their mindsets caught on. A lot of the talking heads out there spew a lot of crap in order to gain audience and make money. I suspect their craft has also influenced societal views.

    March 6, 2012 11:51 am at 11:51 am |
  16. Ted van Tol

    I saw the most worst one quite a long time ago when WW stole the elections, became President, 911 happend and two unfunded wars where started. All the candidates of this years election together could not equal his record.

    March 6, 2012 11:58 am at 11:58 am |
  17. Expat American

    Barbara Bush is correct.
    The current GOP candidates resemble nothing like the party who hounded President Clinton in an attempt to mask their own failures and who went on to steal the 2000 election. There has been a 180 degree turn in the Republican Party of Liars and War Criminals lead by her own son.
    The fact that Santorum is still in the race, and Bachmann was ever considered is a reflection of what the GOP is becoming…in addition to the funny hats that the Tea Party members under their White Sheets.
    I think the turning point was when out of the slowly ebbing quagmire of Iraq emerged SARAH PALIN.

    March 6, 2012 12:04 pm at 12:04 pm |