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Bush votes early. Votes for McCain.

techs

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Bush votes early for McCain

President Bush, who has been rarely seen on the campaign trail, cast his ballot for GOP presidential nominee John McCain.

In past elections, the president and first lady Laura Bush have traveled to Texas to vote, but the White House said Friday they cast their ballots in the early voting process. Their votes are being sent back to Texas.




The ultimate political endorsement.
btw interesting that Bush voted early. Maybe he wanted to make sure his vote counted? Or did he NOT want to have cameras on him election day when he voted for McCain?
 

Xavier434

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Isn't that a bad move on his end if he wants him to win? I mean, it is expected of course but why risk anything? He knows that he not popular.
 

MovingTarget

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Originally posted by: techs

The ultimate political endorsement.
btw interesting that Bush voted early. Maybe he wanted to make sure his vote counted? Or did he NOT want to have cameras on him election day when he voted for McCain?
Yeah, he should've voted absentee. He seems to be good at doing a lot of things that way. :p
 

Kev

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Originally posted by: techs
http://www.sanluisobispo.com/n...tics/story/507441.html

Bush votes early for McCain

President Bush, who has been rarely seen on the campaign trail, cast his ballot for GOP presidential nominee John McCain.

In past elections, the president and first lady Laura Bush have traveled to Texas to vote, but the White House said Friday they cast their ballots in the early voting process. Their votes are being sent back to Texas.




The ultimate political endorsement.
btw interesting that Bush voted early. Maybe he wanted to make sure his vote counted? Or did he NOT want to have cameras on him election day when he voted for McCain?
It probably would have been better for McCain if he voted for Obama.
 

Jaskalas

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Originally posted by: Xavier434
Isn't that a bad move on his end if he wants him to win? I mean, it is expected of course but why risk anything? He knows that he not popular.
Maybe he doesn't like McCain after the 2000 election?
 

techs

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Originally posted by: woodie1
Originally posted by: techs
Originally posted by: woodie1
Wow, now that is news.

Considering how many Republicans are coming out in support of Obama, it IS big news.
Maybe in your corner of the world.
Yeah, just today William Weld former 2 term Republican governor of Massachusets came out for Obama.

Who else?

Republicans for Obama, some retired:

Bush press secretary Republican Scott McClellan.
Republican Secretary of State Colin Powel.
Rhode Island Senator Lincoln Chafee
Minnesota Senator David Durenberger
Former Virginia Governor Linwood Holton
Connecticut Governor and Senator Lowell Weicker

Other Republicans for Obama:

Ken Adelman, former diplomat and member of the Pentagon's Defense Policy Board[31]
Former publisher of National Review, Wick Allison[32][33]
Jack Antaramian, Florida real estate developer and Bush fundraiser[34]
Julie Nixon Eisenhower, daughter of former President Richard Nixon, granddaughter-in law of Dwight D. Eisenhower[35]
Susan Eisenhower, granddaughter of Dwight D. Eisenhower and president of the Eisenhower Institute.[36][35][37]
Charles Fried, former U.S. Solicitor General and former McCain advisor.[38]
CC Goldwater, granddaughter of former Arizona Senator and Republican Presidential candidate Barry Goldwater (endorsing Barack Obama on behalf of herself, her sibling, and some of her cousins)[39]
Lilibet Hagel, wife of Senator Chuck Hagel (R-NE)[40][41]
Rita E. Hauser, Former White House intelligence advisor for George W. Bush [27]
Actor and former Bush supporter Dennis Hopper[42]
Larry Hunter, Senior Fellow at the Institute for Policy Innovation and Chief Economist for the Free Enterprise Fund, former Reagan policy advisor[43]
Rear Admiral John Hutson, USN (ret.), former Judge Advocate General of the Navy and the current dean and president of Franklin Pierce Law Center.[44]
Legal scholar Douglas Kmiec[45]
Scott McClellan, White House Press Secretary under George W. Bush from 2003-2006. Author of controversial book, What Happened. [46]
Tricia Mosley, former staffer to Senator Strom Thurmond[47]
Paul O'Neill, United States Secretary of the Treasury from 2001-02 under George W. Bush[48]
Colin Powell, former Secretary of State, National Security Advisor, and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.[18]
David Ruder, Chairman of the Securities & Exchange Commission under President Ronald Reagan [49]
Frank Schaeffer, pro-life advocate and the son of evangelist Francis Schaeffer. [50]
Radio Host Michael Smerconish


 

Vic

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Originally posted by: woodie1
Originally posted by: techs
Originally posted by: woodie1
Wow, now that is news.
Considering how many Republicans are coming out in support of Obama, it IS big news.
Maybe in your corner of the world.
Heh. The Republican challenger for my Congressional district, Joel Haugen, got kicked off the Republican ticket by the party because he endorsed Obama, calling him a real "Eisenhower Republican." Now Haugen is running as an independent (and the Pubs aren't running anyone for this seat), so I voted for him.

So maybe Republicans are or are not coming out in support of Obama, depending on your viewpoint or where you live, but what is known that most libertarians and economic conservatives aren't calling themselves Republicans much anymore, or voting for McCain.
 

daniel49

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Originally posted by: techs
http://www.sanluisobispo.com/n...tics/story/507441.html

Bush votes early for McCain

President Bush, who has been rarely seen on the campaign trail, cast his ballot for GOP presidential nominee John McCain.

In past elections, the president and first lady Laura Bush have traveled to Texas to vote, but the White House said Friday they cast their ballots in the early voting process. Their votes are being sent back to Texas.




The ultimate political endorsement.
btw interesting that Bush voted early. Maybe he wanted to make sure his vote counted? Or did he NOT want to have cameras on him election day when he voted for McCain?
Repost when techs votes for McCain. Now that will be news.
 

winnar111

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Originally posted by: techs
Yeah, just today William Weld former 2 term Republican governor of Massachusets came out for Obama.

Who else?

Republican elected officials for Obama, some retired:

Bush press secretary Republican Scott McClellan.
Republican Secretary of State Colin Powel.
Rhode Island Senator Lincoln Chafee
Minnesota Senator David Durenberger
Former Virginia Governor Linwood Holton
Connecticut Governor and Senator Lowell Weicker
Err, champ, Colin Powell and Scott McClellan weren't elected to anything.
 

JD50

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Originally posted by: Vic
Originally posted by: woodie1
Originally posted by: techs
Originally posted by: woodie1
Wow, now that is news.
Considering how many Republicans are coming out in support of Obama, it IS big news.
Maybe in your corner of the world.
Heh. The Republican challenger for my Congressional district, Joel Haugen, got kicked off the Republican ticket by the party because he endorsed Obama, calling him a real "Eisenhower Republican." Now Haugen is running as an independent (and the Pubs aren't running anyone for this seat), so I voted for him.

So maybe Republicans are or are not coming out in support of Obama, depending on your viewpoint or where you live, but what is known that most libertarians and economic conservatives aren't calling themselves Republicans much anymore, or voting for McCain.
I heard Abraham Lincoln's great great great great nephew is also voting for Obama. If that's not a sure sign the Obama is gonna win then I don't know what is!
 

sportage

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Actually Bush pressed the Obama button. It jumped to Mccain. Bush said WHAT THE HELL!!!.
 

techs

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Originally posted by: winnar111
Originally posted by: techs
Yeah, just today William Weld former 2 term Republican governor of Massachusets came out for Obama.

Who else?

Republicans for Obama, some retired:

Bush press secretary Republican Scott McClellan.
Republican Secretary of State Colin Powel.
Rhode Island Senator Lincoln Chafee
Minnesota Senator David Durenberger
Former Virginia Governor Linwood Holton
Connecticut Governor and Senator Lowell Weicker
Err, champ, Colin Powell and Scott McClellan weren't elected to anything.
Yes, you are correct. I amended the post.

 

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