George W. Bush addresses the nation from the White House in January 2007.
It is not uncommon for a politician to announce an endorsement for a candidate at a news conference or another major event, especially if the endorser in question is the former president of the United States. But George W. Bush bucked that convention by announcing his support for Mitt Romney on Tuesday in an unorthodox manner: He blurted it out from an elevator while the doors were closing. —TEB
“I’m for Mitt Romney,” Bush told ABC News this morning as the doors of an elevator closed on him, after he gave a speech on human rights a block from his old home — the White House.
Bush’s endorsement isn’t a surprise, given that Romney is virtually the Republican Party’s nominee. But the 43rd president has been absent from the 2012 campaign and hasn’t made any public comments showing his support for Romney.
Romney did get the formal backing of Bush’s parents, President George H.W. Bush and Barbara Bush, in March.