Tributes come in large and small narratives and are always impactful. President Bush’s influence on my career began when I opened his 1988 Florida campaign office. I worked on his inauguration, and later, enjoyed a four-year stint at the Republican National Committee, campaigning on Republican ideals and believing in a cause greater than self.
I met him once at an event our team advanced. In re-reading his 1992 speech, he shared, “America isn’t a nation that gets ahead by tearing down others. Time after time, America’s been called upon. And time after time, America has met the challenge.”