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George W. Bush skipping Republican National Convention Tampa despite his support for Mitt Romney
nydailynews.com ^ | July 22 2012 | By Rich Schapiro

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 he’s still enjoying his time off the political stage and respectfully declined the invitation to go to Tampa,' spokesman says

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TOPICS: Extended News; Politics/Elections; US: Florida
KEYWORDS: 2012election; bush; promitt; w

1 posted on 07/22/2012 4:07:01 PM PDT by NoLibZone
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To: NoLibZone

2 posted on 07/22/2012 4:08:50 PM PDT by South40 ("Islam has a proud tradition of tolerance." Hussein Obama, Cairo, Egypt, June 4, 2009)
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To: NoLibZone

THat’s probably a good decision. It takes away from the current candidate and brings more security problems.


3 posted on 07/22/2012 4:09:09 PM PDT by bgill
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To: NoLibZone

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.


4 posted on 07/22/2012 4:09:09 PM PDT by basil (Second Amendment Sisters.org)
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To: NoLibZone

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.


5 posted on 07/22/2012 4:14:35 PM PDT by Fast Moving Angel (A moral wrong is not a civil right: No religious sanction of an irreligious act.)
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To: bgill

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.


6 posted on 07/22/2012 4:15:19 PM PDT by kabar
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To: NoLibZone

My guess - Dubya will make a surprise appearance.


7 posted on 07/22/2012 4:19:44 PM PDT by Libloather (The epitome of civility.)
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To: kabar

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!


8 posted on 07/22/2012 4:20:37 PM PDT by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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To: NoLibZone

Interesting choice.


9 posted on 07/22/2012 4:22:04 PM PDT by Tax-chick ("Too many birthdays to keep track, and no one willing to take them back." ~NicknamedBob)
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To: NoLibZone

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.


10 posted on 07/22/2012 4:22:14 PM PDT by Jim Scott (Obama must be defeated)
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To: NoLibZone

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.


11 posted on 07/22/2012 4:23:21 PM PDT by JohnBrowdie (http://forum.stink-eye.net)
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To: Fast Moving Angel

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.


12 posted on 07/22/2012 4:26:48 PM PDT by deport
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To: NoLibZone

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.


13 posted on 07/22/2012 4:30:45 PM PDT by mom.mom
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To: basil
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.

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.

14 posted on 07/22/2012 4:32:24 PM PDT by BfloGuy (The final outcome of the credit expansion is general impoverishment.)
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To: NoLibZone
I think Bush would refer to me as a bloviater. It says right here that having Bush attend would only hurt Romney's cause.

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.

15 posted on 07/22/2012 4:33:11 PM PDT by stevem
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To: kabar

Romney is the albatros around romneys neck.


16 posted on 07/22/2012 4:45:22 PM PDT by HANG THE EXPENSE (Life's tough.It's tougher when you're stupid.)
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To: mom.mom

He never spoke up while president and I dont see him doing it now.


17 posted on 07/22/2012 4:48:07 PM PDT by HANG THE EXPENSE (Life's tough.It's tougher when you're stupid.)
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To: NoLibZone

Scheduling conflict.

Dubya has a La Raza convention to attend.


18 posted on 07/22/2012 4:56:41 PM PDT by Pelham (John Roberts: the cherry on top of judicial tyranny.)
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To: NoLibZone

The jack ass probably is trying the avoid the solid booing he’d get and deserves.


19 posted on 07/22/2012 5:31:23 PM PDT by DManA
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To: BfloGuy

I agree—sometimes, I just wanted to shake him, but I still liked him.


20 posted on 07/22/2012 5:49:59 PM PDT by basil (Second Amendment Sisters.org)
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To: HANG THE EXPENSE

He never spoke up while president and I dont see him doing it now.
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Amen.

Absorbed punishment like a sponge and said nothing.

I never saw that as a virtue.


21 posted on 07/22/2012 5:56:26 PM PDT by Venturer
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To: basil

GWB would be a distraction. The objecitve of this election should be be the removal of the communist POS from the White House. I agree he drove me to fits of cursing the last four years. He was at least an American for America. Not a Kenyan for Marxism


22 posted on 07/22/2012 5:56:36 PM PDT by Greg223
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To: Jim Scott
A wise decision by Bush. His job approval numbers were abysmal during 2008

Bet ya he was told to stay away for the good of all. By 2008, the country was already over the cliff.

23 posted on 07/22/2012 6:05:43 PM PDT by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: BfloGuy

When discussing a President’s legacy bringing up the fact that he’s a nice guy is a non non sequitur.

I mean could you set the bar any lower?


24 posted on 07/22/2012 6:15:58 PM PDT by DManA
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To: DManA; BfloGuy
When discussing a President’s legacy bringing up the fact that he’s a nice guy is a non non sequitur. I mean could you set the bar any lower?

Jimmie Carter, by all accounts, was a 'nice guy'.

Nice guy means squat. The left is playing hardball in its goal of destroying this country. The right needs to play hard ball also if it intend to stop it.

25 posted on 07/22/2012 6:36:53 PM PDT by South40 ("Islam has a proud tradition of tolerance." Hussein Obama, Cairo, Egypt, June 4, 2009)
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I think Romney quietly asked Bush to stay away. W gave a rare interview last week about how he loved his private life and now this announcement. This is all orchestrated by Romney.

Romney is going to pick Rob Portman as VP and since he was Bush’s budget director they are trying to de-emphasize Bush as much as possible because the media will already have a Bush-connection storyline and they don’t want to add fuel to the fire.


26 posted on 07/22/2012 6:59:36 PM PDT by ClarenceThomasfan
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To: Dr. Bogus Pachysandra

Why give the media fresh material for their ‘Two Minutes of Hate’?
GW will errantly be the 21st Century Herbert Hoover when the MSM writes the history of this Great Depression II.


27 posted on 07/22/2012 8:16:03 PM PDT by griswold3 (Big Government does not tolerate rivals.)
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To: HANG THE EXPENSE
Romney is the albatros around romneys neck

Ya got that right!

We are losing our country to godless socialism and what does the GOP do? Run an abortionist/homosexualist statist whose socialist RomneyCare program was the blueprint and impetus for ObamaCare! Screw that!! I’ll vote for the GOP’s candidate for the presidency when they run a CONSERVATIVE!! Otherwise, to hell with them!! The GOP is fast cementing their place as part of the problem! Wake up America!!”

No I will not vote for an abortionist for president. Period.

Free Republic, America’s exclusive site for God, Family, Country, Life & Liberty conservatives!

Romney does not qualify on any count!

28 posted on 07/22/2012 8:21:58 PM PDT by Graybeard58 (Free people, when presented only with evil choices, create other choices.(EternalVigilance))
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To: Graybeard58

I am right there with you GreyBeard.


29 posted on 07/22/2012 8:24:56 PM PDT by HANG THE EXPENSE (Life's tough.It's tougher when you're stupid.)
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To: Graybeard58

I am right there with you GrayBeard.


30 posted on 07/22/2012 8:25:37 PM PDT by HANG THE EXPENSE (Life's tough.It's tougher when you're stupid.)
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To: Venturer

He was not a dumb man as many of the left thought.It was by design so as to weaken the republican prospects for 08.Remember how pissed he was that his commie amnesty plan got its teeth kicked in.Well he and the republicans orchestrated losing the house and then the senate and then the 08 election by not standing up to the outright lies of the left.I lay this shitstorm we are in at the feet of bush,mcconnel and boener and the gope.


31 posted on 07/22/2012 8:40:10 PM PDT by HANG THE EXPENSE (Life's tough.It's tougher when you're stupid.)
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To: bgill; sickoflibs

There is no “probably” about it. It’s the best thing Bush has done for the party, ever.


32 posted on 07/23/2012 5:50:25 AM PDT by Impy (Don't call me red.)
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To: Fast Moving Angel

Why would GWB care about whether Palin went or not?


33 posted on 07/23/2012 5:51:01 AM PDT by Impy (Don't call me red.)
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To: DManA
When discussing a President’s legacy bringing up the fact that he’s a nice guy is a non non sequitur.

What the heck is a "non non sequitur?"

Since double negatives [even in Latin] cancel each other out, it sounds to me like a sequitur which would mean you agree with me.

34 posted on 07/23/2012 6:13:30 PM PDT by BfloGuy (The final outcome of the credit expansion is general impoverishment.)
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