VIDEO: The Conservative Agenda For 2008 — A Third Bush Term

On issue after issue, John McCain, Mitt Romney, and Mike Huckabee have shown themselves eager to carry on President Bush’s legacy. There has been almost no distinction between their rhetoric in recent GOP debates and Bush’s 2008 State of the Union address. What they have promised, essentially, is a third Bush term. A look at the issues:

Taxes: “[M]ake the tax relief permanent.”

Immigration: “America needs to secure our borders.”

Iraq Surge: “[S]ome may deny the surge is working, but among the terrorists there is no doubt.”

Iraq Withdrawal: “We will not rest until this enemy has been defeated.”

Health Care: “The best way to achieve that goal is by expanding consumer choice, not government control.”

ThinkProgress has put together a video showing the conservative candidates’ eagerness to mimic Bush’s policies and carry on his legacy. Watch it:

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