He has the same neo-con view as Bush, and is surrounded by former Bush advisors.
Bush didn't shrink government he GREW government massively, even more than Obama which is hard to fathom.
Bush did not balance a single budget, nothing but deficit spending.
Bush's tax cuts were NOT paid for. If you are going to cut taxes, you HAVE to also cut spending.
So yeah, just as socialist as the bloody Dems. Except that Republicans SHOULD know better.
If a 3rd party isn't a possibility, why are more and more Americans self identifying as Independents? I think support has been growing for a 3rd party for quite awhile.