Skip to comments.George W. Bush skipping Republican National Convention Tampa despite his support for Mitt Romney
Posted on 07/22/2012 4:06:49 PM PDT by NoLibZone
'President Bush is confident that Mitt Romney will be a great President. But hes still enjoying his time off the political stage and respectfully declined the invitation to go to Tampa,' spokesman says
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THat’s probably a good decision. It takes away from the current candidate and brings more security problems.
He’s a good man, IMHO. Unlike many other past presidents, he has tried very hard to get off the stage and lead a quiet life.
Hmm ... I read recently that Sarah had been denied VIP credentials and would not be speaking. Wonder if GWB would have decided to go if Sarah went.
Bush is an albatross around Romney’s neck. A significant portion of the public still blames our poor economy on Bush. Obama’s campaign has been saying do you want to go forward with Obama or back to the same policies that got us in trouble, i.e., under Bush.
My guess - Dubya will make a surprise appearance.
A wise decision on his part. The media ginned up so much public distaste for him. I can just see the media cameras now, flashing to Bush at every possible opportunity!
A wise decision by Bush. His job approval numbers were abysmal during 2008 and Obama has never stopped blaming Bush for the poor economy. His presence at the convention wouldn’t help Romney one bit. Besides, George W. Bush had a tough eight years and is probably happy to be retired and off the national stage. I think this decision0 shows both class and good judgement.
he would have just been a target and massive distraction for the MSM. I am sure he knows it, and that is a big part of the reason he is staying in crawford.
Wonder if GWB would have decided to go if Sarah went.
I expect Palin to be there but GWB is trying to remove himself from the limelight which I think is valid at this time. Let Romney have his day without publicity from the others.
I’m sorry but this is a wimpy decision. A 2 term Republican president doesn’t go to the convention? We need him to not only show up but speak up!
“I’m going to stay in Crawford.” Come on. Geez.
I agree. He certainly disappointed me with his domestic policies and his immigration opinions above all. Nonetheless, he is and was, in my opinion, a good and honest man.
The best thing for conservatives would be to have Bush go away quietly, but just go away.
Bush skipping the convention is a good thing.
Romney is the albatros around romneys neck.
He never spoke up while president and I dont see him doing it now.
Dubya has a La Raza convention to attend.
The jack ass probably is trying the avoid the solid booing he’d get and deserves.
I agree—sometimes, I just wanted to shake him, but I still liked him.
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