March 5th, 2008
01:30 PM ET
7 years ago

Bush says he wants McCain to win presidency

 President Bush greets Sen. John McCain and his wife, Cindy, at the White House on Wednesday.
President Bush greets Sen. John McCain and his wife, Cindy, at the White House on Wednesday.

WASHINGTON (CNN) - President Bush endorsed Sen. John McCain for president on Wednesday, saying the presumptive Republican nominee has the "character, courage and perseverance" to lead the country.

McCain thanked the president for his support and the work he has done in the Oval Office.

"I appreciate his endorsement, and I appreciate his service to our country," said McCain, adding that he wanted Bush at his side as much as possible on the campaign trail.

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  1. C.B.

    MCCain is OLD he doesn't know what he has just done to himself, that's political suicide,maybe Cindy will have to explain that to him later, after she finishes with her plastic surgery.Please tell me how people can call themselves American when they can't even see past the color of one's skin. How stupid? I am so tired of hearing how a Black Man will Never be president. Look at what we have now I think anything would be better than what we have now. He will be President so Get Over It Rascist.

    Obama 08

    March 5, 2008 05:39 pm at 5:39 pm |
  2. Eddie

    Yes McCain, get Bush by your side through out the campaign. More of the same will win this election for you! Lets keep Bush policies cause it has made America better! So please have him on the campaign trail with you!
    All conservatives should be worried right now. Why no one gets that aligning your self with Bush is like the kiss of death! McCain must have forgotten to take his medication!

    Obama 08! This man talks about US making a change for the better. Its not just speeches, its about inspiring Americans of all walks of like to image they can do anything! Kennedy said, we will go to the Moon and beyond in a speech. Guess what, we went to the Moon and beyond. Obama will give us the chance we need for a new America!

    March 5, 2008 05:40 pm at 5:40 pm |
  3. Haley Rodman Clemson

    I'm shocked that President Bush wants McCain to be the next president. Just kidding. Seriously though, Obama and Clinton are pretty much going to gut each other in the coming months so hopefully McCain can get some PR and stay out of trouble.

    Clinton/Kucinich 2008

    March 5, 2008 05:40 pm at 5:40 pm |
  4. Laurinda

    Well, I think we have a case of dumb and dumber here. Bush is a terrible president and McCain would make another terrible president.

    March 5, 2008 05:49 pm at 5:49 pm |
  5. Yeswecan

    Bush's endorsement is too little and too late. McCain already won the nomination without Bush's endorsement.

    March 5, 2008 05:52 pm at 5:52 pm |
  6. aware

    McCain and Hillary have integrity. Barack lost his when he lied about the Canada issue and lost his temper with the press.

    Hillary the Hope of 08! She is the wise choice! :) Yes, she will, and yes, we will!

    A vote for Barack is a vote for McCain.

    March 5, 2008 05:58 pm at 5:58 pm |
  7. Peter

    Why is Mccain always clinching his fist? How funny how these politicians ride with the wind. Why does the president need to endorsed someone who has already won a nomination? Besides, if you were able to gain a nomination on your own last thing you should do is to seek endorsement from a former rival nor a dying flame. I think the American people will make their decision come Nov, however most of you reading this now may have change your minds between the final 2 candidates.

    March 5, 2008 06:16 pm at 6:16 pm |
  8. Snapper, Seattle

    George Bush will be remembered as one of a handful of presidents who remained steadfast throughout his terms in his commitment to protecting the homeland from an enemy bent on inflicting as much damage as possible to the American way of life. Nobody can predict what may have happened had Al Gore and the democrats had their way on 9/11/2001. Their "give up" and leave in the face of the enemy gives me nightmares thinking about their policies. Even more scary is the thought of another Clinton at the helm when the going gets tough.

    March 5, 2008 06:30 pm at 6:30 pm |
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