Sure they want GWB’s endorsement. As I said right before this, Romney would vigorously defend GWB as would the rest of the GOP, thus uniting the party behind GWB, and by extension, Romney.
And Romney is more into principle, not “smart politics” right? And “smart” in the present context is such a subjective word in this matter, too. It is in the eye of the beholder.
Kind of convenient for GWB to stay out of this... Romney needs his high-power endorsement to wrap this up quickly. That is what they say they want to do, right? Wrap it up quickly?
Most of the GOP supports GWB, right?
Ryan, Rubio, Bush 41 and others have rallied around Romney - and Bill Clinton is going to be holding fundraisers for Obama...
At the least, GWB can (like Bill Clinton) soon hold fundraisers for Romney, too.
No, they really don't. GW Bush stayed out of the 2008 campaign and his endorsement would only hurt any Republican candidate in a general election campaign this time around. His name is still mud and more voters still blame Bush for the economy than they do Obama.