Well, as far as I can see, he already failed.
How is that? He didn't promise to go back in time and change his actions back when he was a drunk frat boy, did he? He promised he would act as President as he would as Governor, and restore dignity to the office of President.
Besides, Bush hasn't been President yet. How can he have failed to deliver on what he promised to do as President, when he hasn't been President yet?
I'd list Clinton's broken campaign promises, but it's really off-topic here. I suggest you reconsider your statement that Clinton delivered on his promises, though.
In general don't care about politicians' private life and morals, I just ask them to deliver what they promised. And if they promise high morals, than I have the right (almost the OBLIGATION) to check theirs.
Bush has admitted, again and again, that he wasn't the guy in the past, that he is now. He mentioned over and over, that he was the kind of guy who engaged in drinking games, of all things, when such behavior is being linked to deaths these days. And yes, if he paid for an abortion when he was 20 years old or so, that's a surprising thing.
However, we don't know if he did. Larry Flynt's say-so is not defining. For all we know, CNN pulled it because CNN checked it, and found no evidence.
Getting back to the issue of someone changing: If it did happen, consider that perhaps this abortion shapes Bush's views on abortion, in part. Perhaps he thinks of that aborted baby, often, and regards that abortion as a mistake.
I don't claim to know. I didn't vote for Bush. I just find it amazing that we expect people to have been the same person in his 20s that he is in his 40s, even with proof of major life changes (marriage, children, stopping drinking).
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