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Bush Backs McCain

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Posted on Mar 5, 2008
Bush and McCain
AP photo / Charles Dharapak

Republicans are starting to line up behind their nominee, including the president, who officially gave his blessing at the White House on Wednesday, along with an offer to help John McCain campaign. That couldn’t make Democrats happier, who long to depict McCain as what Howard Dean called “another out-of-touch Bush Republican.”

AP via Google:

Bush’s praise of McCain as the party’s next standard-bearer came a day after the senator sealed the GOP nomination by gaining the required 1,191 delegates. Republicans won’t officially nominate McCain until early September at the party’s national convention in St. Paul, Minn.

Hoping to spoil the GOP party, Democrats wasted no time in tagging McCain’s candidacy as a continuation of the Bush presidency.

“John McCain just doesn’t get it,” said Howard Dean, the Democratic Party chairman. “All he offers is four more years of the failed Bush economy, an endless war in Iraq and shameless hypocrisy on ethics reform. The fact is, the American people want change, not another out-of-touch Bush Republican, and Democrats welcome the opportunity to draw this contrast for voters.”

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By Douglas Chalmers, March 8, 2008 at 10:58 pm Link to this comment

Since when is an airforce pilot entitled to be called “Commander in Chief” of the armed forces??? Bush, McCain…... no longer serving their country but usurping their roles…...

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By Douglas Chalmers, March 8, 2008 at 10:55 pm Link to this comment

The Repug’s know that they have little chance this time and recycling a loser from the last election is sufficient to keep them in the running.

But they can still win if the Democrast hand the election to them on a plate, uhh! So far, they are already virtually doing that by fighting each other…...

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By August West, March 6, 2008 at 4:20 pm Link to this comment

The Democratic nominee will have plenty of A/V clips to use against McCain.  His embracing GWB, “Bomb, bomb, bomb, bomb, bomb Iran,” [sung to the tune of the Beach Boys’ Barbara Ann] and “That would be fine with me [if we’re in Iraq for a hundred years],” have to be used effectively to show that he does not have the temperament to act as Commander in Chief of a country that is tired of this unnecessary and costly folly in Iraq.

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By giffgerling, March 6, 2008 at 10:06 am Link to this comment
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So-called Pres. Bush, the author of the illegal, immoral war, should go back under his rock! Why would anyone want him on their side? Especially McCain! The past 8 years, have been a disgrace, for this country. We’ve had enough of this moron!

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By minamoto no taira, March 6, 2008 at 9:48 am Link to this comment

Talk about having an albatross around your neck!  Why would anyone seek such an endorsement?

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By DennisD, March 6, 2008 at 8:46 am Link to this comment
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“The fact is, the American people want change, not another out-of-touch Bush Republican”...

It should read “out-of-touch, out-of-mind Bu$h Republican”.

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By cyrena, March 6, 2008 at 1:39 am Link to this comment

McCain can add this endorsement to his endorsement from Hagee, and the Democrats won’t have to spend any money on the general election campaign.

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By Douglas Chalmers, March 6, 2008 at 1:23 am Link to this comment

In the pic, they look like two walking coat-hangers carrying those boring suits….... but in front of the White House Bush looked like he was welcoming Ronald Reagan back, uhh. “Hey grand-dad…”

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By Thomas Billis, March 5, 2008 at 8:02 pm Link to this comment

They hate each other they love each other.They can wipe each other’s backsides with what is left of the constitution.

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By QuyTran, March 5, 2008 at 6:36 pm Link to this comment

John McCain will make Tony Blair jealous !

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