Bush leaves Republican Party looking for identity, next strong leader

'He's fairly conservative on some things and other things he was anything but,' said Larry Mayer, a professor of comparative politics at Texas Tech University.For example, he said, Republicans in Texas envisioned Bush passing tough immigration policies. When those didn't come to pass, he lost backing from some while still never bringin

Written by: Jessica Behnham

When President George Bush leaves office Tuesday to return to Midland and eventually a home in Dallas, he'll vacate the Oval Office with one of the lowest presidential approval ratings ever and a conservative party that has not only lost power, but also, analysts say, its identity.

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