Both Bushes were held to a real and imagined Reagan bar. And when his father broke his promise on 'no new taxes,' he got hit really hard by the right.
"Thomas Edward Cronin" is a political scientist. He was president of Whitman College from 1993 to 2005. He is the "McHugh Professor of American Institutions and Leadership" at Colorado College. Cronin's field of study is the 'expanding power of the American presidency in the 20th century'.
Cronin received his doctor of philosophy/Ph.D. in political science from Stanford University. From 1969 to 1972, Cronin was a research associate at the Brookings Institution.More Thomas Cronin on Wikipedia.