WASHINGTON | George H.W. Bush: Great on experience, not as communicator
WASHINGTON — George Bush was a man with a matchless resume — combat pilot, diplomat, vice president, then president of the United States — but great communicator was not on the list. That was Ronald Reagan.
“Fluency in English is not something I’m often accused of,” he once said, demonstrating the point.
Nor was he given to the grand designs he once dismissed as “the vision thing.” He was a pragmatist, no showman.