He was Ronald Reagan's Vice President, and I think one of his main goals was to continue Reagan's policies, particularly in the area of the economy. Of course, Operation Desert Storm occurred during his term, where he formed a coalition of many nations to get Saddam Hussein out of Kuwait.
He pledged "no new taxes" and was haunted by that when he had to raise them.
The best thing to do is talk to your school or public librarian. That way, you will get good sources, both online and in books. You can't write a report based on stuff from YA. As for what kind of music he likes, that might be difficult, but he did write an autobiography and maybe it's in there.
I'd bet classical and/or big band era music, but it's just a guess. You need to get the facts, and your library will have them.
Edit: Duh, Collegen, this is asking about George W. Bush's father, the 41st President. Clinton defeated him based, mostly, on how Bush Sr. had messed up the economy. Of course, that was a picnic compared to the disaster his son left us with.
OMG, half of you are talking about the wrong Bush. You're obsessed. You're so used to making excuses for W you don't even realize this isn't about him.