Dec 04, 2018
Remembering President George H.W. Bush

“This is an American moment. It’s not a tweet. It’s not a text. It’s not sky writing that’s going to disappear in the clouds as so many words on TV do. This is about one man: George Herbert Walker Bush, who at 18 years of age began serving his country and who served his country until the day he died. It’s about a man who valued and knew the meaning of the office he held, who had loyalty to the country and to the office far above himself. A man who made mistakes, but at the end of the day, his life and his personality—he, himself, was decent, courageous and of tremendous character. I would hope that the country remembers that long, long after we remember what is happening on an ongoing basis around Washington today,” says veteran columnist and MSNBC Morning Joe contributor Mike Barnicle as he memorializes former President George H.W. Bush, who died Friday at 94 years old.