July 21st, 2012, 12:38 PM #1
George W. Bush to skip Republican National Convention
George W. Bush to skip Republican National Convention | The Capitol Column
“President Bush was grateful for the invitation to the Republican National Convention,” said Mr. Ford in a statement released late Friday. “He supports Governor Romney and wants him to succeed. President Bush is confident that Mitt Romney will be a great President. But he’s still enjoying his time off the political stage and respectfully declined the invitation to go to Tampa.”
With the Candidate that the Republicans have concocted, the Big Wigs in the RNC shuttered at the idea of Dubya coming to the Convention and told him to stay at the House.
Poor Ole George.
July 21st, 2012, 12:41 PM #2
Why feed the MSM? I don't blame him for not wanting to give the trolls something else to whine about!Obama: The rich have the Federal Reserve and the poor have Harry Reid... LOL. Life really is unfair!
July 21st, 2012, 03:23 PM #3
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I don't blame anyone who wants to skip that horse and pony show. Both parties.Good job, friend-of-friends!
July 21st, 2012, 04:31 PM #4
Bush, going to the Convention, would just the cherry on the ice creme soda!!
If he went to the convention, with all the hullabaloo about Romney's tax disclosures, repealing Bush tax cuts for the wealthy would be blasted all over by the Democrats .
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July 21st, 2012, 06:10 PM #5
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From the New York Times:Mr. Bush also skipped the Republican convention four years ago, because of Hurricane Gustav. He appeared only by a remote video feed, becoming the first president in a generation to miss his party’s nominating ceremony. Most other modern presidents have attended their party’s first convention after leaving office, including Gerald R. Ford, Jimmy Carter, Ronald Reagan, Bill Clinton and George Bush, Mr. Bush’s father. (The elder Mr. Bush, who is 88 and has a form of Parkinson’s disease, will also not attend the convention this year.) The exceptions were Lyndon B. Johnson and Richard M. Nixon.
The base of Mr. Bush’s party, however, has drifted further to the right since he handed the keys to the White House to President Obama. Many of the Republican primary candidates this campaign also regularly eschewed his spending policies, including his expansion of the Medicare drug benefit. And most of the field — including Mitt Romney, the former governor of Massachusetts and the presumptive nominee — differed with his approach to immigration, which had included a call to create a pathway to citizenship for illegal immigrants who meet certain conditions, a move many conservatives equate with “amnesty.”
Mr. Bush has endorsed Mr. Romney, but with little ceremony. He did so in May while stepping into an elevator, in response to an ABC News crew that had trailed him, saying “I’m for Mitt Romney.”
The two have spoken since, but it has become clear that Mr. Bush will not be campaigning for Mr. Romney in any big way. In an interview posted online by the Hoover Institution this week, Mr. Bush said he has had enough of politics. “I crawled out of the swamp, and I’m not crawling back in,” he said.In judging a two-person singing contest, never award the prize to the second soprano having heard only the first.
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