Bush

"Bush" and related terms ("last president", "last administration") have been used a total of 199 times by the politicians and political influencers that NPR is tracking.

Why We're Tracking This: The 2008 presidential election was largely about the guy who couldn't run — President George W. Bush. Can the Democrats still pin the nation's troubles on him two years later? Will any Republicans make the case that he was maligned?

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Rick Scott (R)

0,0,0,0,0,0,0,5

  • Last 7 days: 5 uses (up 500% over last week)
  • Overall: 5 uses since Aug. 30

Lee Fisher (D)

1,1,0,0,1,1,0,2

  • Last 7 days: 2 uses (up 200% over last week)
  • Overall: 6 uses since Aug. 30

Democrats

9,7,11,8,14,13,12,5

  • Last 7 days: 5 uses (down 58% from last week)
  • Overall: 79 uses since Aug. 30

Candidates

6,7,19,16,21,13,20,11

  • Last 7 days: 11 uses (down 45% from last week)
  • Overall: 113 uses since Aug. 30

'Sparkline' graphs plot each word's motion over the last 8 weeks.

Recent uses of "Bush"

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