Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Bush Plans Active Campaign Role for GOP

I had mentioned just the other day how I hoped the Chimperator, a/k/a bubble boy, would not have the intelligence to lie low and keep his mouth shut as the presidential campaign moves forward. I suspect there are some within the GOP that wish he'd just disappear completely. In contrast, it's be great if he gives some lunatic speech at the GOP convention in August. One can always hope! :) Note how Bush's mouthpiece tries to change the convesation to Congress' approval rating. Of course, more would get done by Congress but for the GOP members' ongoing efforts to block legislation. Here are some highlights on the Chimperator's plans as reported by Raw Story:
The White House on Monday sidestepped a question about how much Bush will campaign with McCain but said the president would actively hit the trail in support of Republican candidates despite his low approval ratings and questions about whether his presence would help or hurt the likely GOP nominee. "The president believes very strongly that, if we get out and take our message to voters, that we can be successful," said White House spokesman Scott Stanzel.
Asked at the daily White House news briefing whether one could expect to see a lot of Bush and McCain together, Stanzel said: "I think you'll see the president out on the campaign trail quite a bit. We'll keep you posted on their events that they may have together." McCain's Democrats rivals, Barack Obama and Hillary Rodham Clinton, have argued that a McCain administration would amount to a third Bush term.
McCain declared himself "honored and humbled" to receive Bush's endorsement. He said he'd "be glad to have the president with me in any part of America ... as much as is keeping with his busy schedule." As to Bush's low approval ratings, Stanzel noted, "it would be interesting to note the approval rating of Congress, as well, which is lower." In the latest Associated Press-Ipsos poll last month, 28 percent approved of the job Bush is doing, his lowest rating ever in the survey. Just 23 percent gave the Democratic-controlled Congress a positive grade.

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