Two nights ago there were quite a few headlines, dealing with Texas, Ohio and clinching the Republican nomination. Yet what seemed to be even bigger was McCain being endorsed by current President George Bush. Now it doesn't take a rocket scientist to realize that Republican strategists might connect the dots and see that a Bush endorsement could be a bad thing, you know, with him being the worst President ever and all. Froomkin points this out quite well in today's Post.
From The Washington Post:
You'll never guess who was the most excited about yesterday's endorsement.
As of this writing, there's no mention of it on the home page of McCain's Web site. There's no mention of it all on the Republican National Committee's home page. In fact, I can't find any mention whatsoever of the event on either Web site at all. (It's like: Bush Who?)
But on the Democratic National Committee Web site, the lead headline blares: "Bush Endorses John McCain as His Successor."
"Since the event was held in the middle of the afternoon we fear that some Americans may miss George Bush's assurances that John McCain would continue the Bush Administrations failed economic and foreign policies," the DNC explains. "As a public service we've posted a video of the press conference for voters to see."
The event was pretty ugly from all angles, unless of course, you are rooting against McCain like I am. Not only I, but the majority of this country that does not want to see another four, or god forbid eight years of a Bush Presidency. The last eight have caused enough nightmares to last a lifetime.