In the debate, when asked to differentiate himself from Bush, Romney's first item was energy policy. Romney wants to do a lot of drilling for oil. Bush was all for a lot of drilling for oil. I can't tell the difference either. I'm sure there are some somewhere, but I don't see any big ones. The similarities, however, are quite striking. Among other things, both favor:
The results of the Bush years are important to remember. They included:
Romney advocates many, if not most, of the same policies as Bush. Why would you expect substantially different results from a Ronmey presidency?