(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.
This will be interesting to see........
yeah now THAT will impress MILLIONS!! ( Is my sarcasm showing?)
umm, i think we should recount the delegates after George Bush supports him and someone should probably call Huckabee and tell him to come back for a few more days.....
This will be the kiss of death for McCain.
Watching McCain's speech.... what a surprise, a man that talks like a man. I stayed awake listening to him.
Obama: hope, change
McCain: We don't hide from history, we make history!
If it isn't Clinton, McCain '08
Hillary, and Bill are needed to save the Planet, and so Al Gore.
Too Late Mr Bush... Time waits for no-man..
Mr Mccain has waited too long!!! He leads, while others who still believe... In addition, are tired, for time is an essence.
Not to be wasted.....
Pity the Democrats wern't so Nostalgic
Yes endorse him, and give Obama the White HOUSE!
It is time for changes, and I believe the old school of politics needs to retire. Just look what as happen to this country in the past eight years.
Obama has the potenial to to change the minds of the young to make this a better society for our future children of this great United States.
America is ready.
Let us Begin.
Please help me understand why Wolf keeps using the word historic to describe McCain's victory, and why this is an historic day. Remarkable, yes, amazing comeback, true, but historic.... please. Get another word.
OMG! doesn't McCain have the flu?
I still remember Senator McCain's 95 year old mother complained about GOP not giving any help to her son's presidential campaign.
After W's endorsement, GOP may start to give McCain the support a party is supposed to give to its nominee.
Congratulations! Senator McCain!
It should be interesting to watch as Bush sucks up to McCain, after the shameful things they did to McCain in South Carolina 8 years ago.
Goody Goody!!! Just what all the folks are waiting for, McCain to carry on the Bush legacy.....
President Bush's endorsement of Sen. McCain will be great news for the Democratic Party.
the Bush endorsement will come with the endorsement of big business and the military industrial complex. McCain will not have to win over the voters in November the votes will be rigged by private sector companies and the horrible mess will continue.
maybe ronald mcdonald can be there two his endorsement would mean more.
THIS IS LIKE TAKING RICIN. Run for your life McCain. The Dems will sank you. Have you noticed Bush has the all time lowest rating of any president. Ever Ever Ever
well there goes McCain's chances to win!
Think this will hurt instead of help MCCain. He needs to distance himself from George W. Bush.
All joking aside, this endorsment will make mccain harder to beat in november. Unfortunately.
As a Democrat, this is the best news I've heard so far this election year.
let's hope that's the kiss of death for old-balls
'Well, with bush's endorsement, the democrats will pick him to peices. Either democratic nominee should attack him gravely on the economy after this endorsement. Does McCain even want republican votes? Because last time I checked most repubs don't like bush all too well......
I feel very sad tonight! We have seen a man I admire as a great patriot elected to run for President at the age of 71. Our grandparent's ages. I admire him, but have been around so many seniors who start becoming muddled in their thinking as time goes on. It saddens me to think that something like this could happen to the possible president. I don't feel comfortable about his age, his fits of temper, his alignment with George Bush, so many other feelings. We are seniors and know how time changes lifestyles. The job as President is very trying and tiring. Young men leave gray haired and worn, I just don't feel comfortable with this. We are too vulnerable a nation right now, and to receive Bush's blessings is almost like an annointing by his predecessor. Four more years of Bush policy...saddens me.