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    Re: Bush: "I probably won't even vote for McCain."

    I'm sure Mccain had to distance himself from the Bush administration during, but even before, the election campaign. Maybe Bush resents him for that.

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    Re: Bush: "I probably won't even vote for McCain."

    Were they ever really friends?

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    Re: Bush: "I probably won't even vote for McCain."

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    That doesn't make any sense, because they weren't competing for anything at this point. If anything McCain, and Bush were on the same team. I find Bush's comment rather strange to be honest.
    I don't. It was politics of the day. He couldn't any more endorse then Sen. Obama anymore than Pres. Obama could endorse any Republican candidate. But what GW Bush is saying here is he merely favored one candidate - Obama - over the other - McCain, likely because both share similar social/political views. Doesn't mean they'd go about achieving the objectives of their agendas the same way, but as many people have already stated many of Pres. Obama's policies/views are very identical to those of GW Bush's. Both try to govern from the center when possible or practical.

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    Re: Bush: "I probably won't even vote for McCain."

    You know what, I hope the former president stays a little bit in the spotlight. I mean, just think of the funny quotes we would get out of it. You thought he said crazy crap while he was in office, just wait and see what he says when he doesn't have a full staff restraining him

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    Re: Bush: "I probably won't even vote for McCain."

    Quote Originally Posted by Harshaw View Post
    If it's true, heads are exploding all over the place.
    I'm saying! This is hilarious, really.

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    Re: Bush: "I probably won't even vote for McCain."

    it's also apparently not true. which isn't too surprising; this sort of thing isn't the kind of stuff you just lah-de-dah blurt out to visiting foriegn dignitaries.


    Former President George W. Bush is denying a report that he once said he would have endorsed Barack Obama in 2008 if the Democrat had asked.

    “This is ridiculous and untrue,” Bush spokesman David Sherzer told POLITICO. “President Bush proudly supported John McCain in the election and voted for him.”...

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    Re: Bush: "I probably won't even vote for McCain."

    So would this make obama the new bush?

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    Re: Bush: "I probably won't even vote for McCain."

    That's OK George ... I doubt he voted for you either.

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    Re: Bush: "I probably won't even vote for McCain."

    Quote Originally Posted by Catz Part Deux View Post
    Bush: “I probably won’t even vote for McCain” | Westminster Blog: The latest on UK politics | FT.com

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    Yeah. Read that one a few times until it sinks in. Bush would have endorsed Obama, were it not for political constraints.

    Probably had a lot more to do with his low opinion of McCain, than any great love for Obama.


    Bush has conducted himself with presidential dignity since leaving office, particularly in honoring the custom of not criticizing his successor. I think that speaks well of his personal character.

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    Re: Bush: "I probably won't even vote for McCain."

    Quote Originally Posted by Catz Part Deux View Post
    I don't believe that's changed. I consider making this statement in front of our british allies and members of the british media to be pretty idiotic.

    But nice try at a strawman...

    What do you think Bush was thinking?
    So you have degrees from Harvard and Yale? Nope? Well if Bush is an idiot and you cannot even be accepted to either school much less graduate, what does that make you?

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