Unfortunately, many people see Bush as a model conservative in the new mold. There will be efforts to canonize him, in the same way they did for Reagan (which unfortunately clouded this reader's eyes).
Reagan vs. W! LOL That's like Lakers v. Clippers. Reagan ended an expensive and unnecessary war while Bush started one. Reagan got us out of a decade's long economic morass and Bush got us into one. Reagan had leadership skills. Bush had Karl Rove and Dick Cheney. Reagan had a sense of humor. Bush had alcoholism. Reagan turned his enemies into friends. Bush turned his friends into enemies. Reagan was respected around the world. Bush had a pair of shoes thrown at him. Game over.
It's been said by many that a person's true value in life is measured by the quantity and quality of people who show up at his funeral. There will probably be a good measure of bodies at Mr. Bush's eventual funeral. I hardly think, however, that world leaders will come pay their respects the way they did for Reagan. There will be more t-shirt wearing Wal-Mart shoppers than anyone else.