RNC candidate Ken Blackwell compares Bush to Hoover.

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Today, during the “lighting round” of the RNC Chairman candidates’ debate, Grover Norquist asked candidates who their favorite Republican president is. None responded with President Bush. Naming his least favorite Republican president, Ken Blackwell said Herbert Hoover — and followed up with a comparison of Bush to Hoover:

NORQUIST: Ken?

BLACKWELL: Hoover, because he opened the door to big government activism, and I think that unfortunately, President Bush in the last few months, has opened up the door to Mr. Obama’s big government.

The audience applauded Blackwell’s response. Watch it:

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