March 4th, 2008
09:59 PM ET
5 years ago

Bush to endorse McCain at the White House Wednesday

(CNN) – President Bush will officially endorse John McCain's presidential run Wednesday at the White House. The two men will have a private lunch followed by a joint public statement.

The move by the president, who remained neutral throughout the Republican primary process, comes after a victory in Texas that gave McCain more than the 1,191 delegates required to claim the GOP nomination. The Arizona senator's remaining primary season rival, Mike Huckabee, withdrew from the presidential race Tuesday night.

–CNN Congressional Correspondent Dana Bash

UPDATE: CNN's Robert Yoon and Dana Bash report that McCain will pay a visit to Republican National Committee headquarters after his White House visit.


Filed under: John McCain
soundoff (37 Responses)
  1. WhosehadEnough

    If Bush really wanted McCain to win in November he would endorse Ralph Nader.

    March 4, 2008 11:02 pm at 11:02 pm |
  2. AnneinPA

    I like John McCain, but love Hillary! Congrats, Sen. McCain!

    March 4, 2008 11:12 pm at 11:12 pm |
  3. Vig

    Duh! That seems to sum up Bush's Presidency.

    March 4, 2008 11:18 pm at 11:18 pm |
  4. Mary - Independent

    We should we have 4 more years of the same Administraton if McCain becomes President? Enough is enough!

    March 4, 2008 11:23 pm at 11:23 pm |
  5. :)

    This endorsement will be have the oppositie effect that Putins endorsement had on meduevededev.

    March 4, 2008 11:28 pm at 11:28 pm |
  6. Jed in Texas

    George sees a Pardon in his future and the start of the Draft for fresh recruits.

    March 4, 2008 11:29 pm at 11:29 pm |
  7. Conservative

    This is good for Ron Paul

    March 4, 2008 11:32 pm at 11:32 pm |
  8. Joe

    Wow, hasn't John McCain had it rough enough? I thought the winner was supposed to get a prize.

    March 4, 2008 11:47 pm at 11:47 pm |
  9. Ray Rheaume

    The political equivalent of a public hanging.

    March 5, 2008 12:34 am at 12:34 am |
  10. GRACE, SUN CITY CENTER, FL

    HOW DID HE RIGG THIS ... I WONDER???

    March 5, 2008 12:57 am at 12:57 am |
  11. dilmont

    That really puts McCain between a rock and a hard place. He needs the conservatives that blindly follow Bush and Co, but Bush and Co are so hugely unpopular that it will turn off tons and tons of people to have the two equated even more closely than they already are. McCain CANNOT allow Bush to stump for him and ABSOLUTELY CANNOT appear anywhere with him or he will sign his own campaign death certificate.

    March 5, 2008 01:01 am at 1:01 am |
  12. CHINO

    Info you and Obama is just a looser and jealous coz the comeback kid just return once and for all.

    Now wakeup and think millions of times.

    Obama BinLaden In WHite House? I don't thinks so. I believe KKK will haunt Obama down coming from the deep South.

    Now u dig?

    March 5, 2008 01:57 am at 1:57 am |
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