He must overcome his reputation in Washington DC for being lazy, coming in late and leaving at 2 in the Afternoon.
Most of his proposals were ill-crafted and not approved of by fellow Republicans, but he did get four minor bills put into law.
They say he is a nice guy, but does not put forth the energy and time to do anything and he lets other people control his life.
But he has a big name and some feel that is important for elections.
And he knows how to follow a script, something Bush often failed at.
Others say that he is put into the mix take votes away from Ron Paul, due to his simular voting record..
As Ron Paul started to get too many of those straw votes. The mainstream Repubicans hope he can shift some of those votes to his platform and away from the Ron Paul camp, which would make the leading Republicans appear to have a majority lead during the nominations.