May 28th, 2008
10:00 AM ET
6 years ago

McCain, Bush appear together for a minute

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President Bush and John McCain appeared in public for a brief moment Tuesday night (AP Photo)

(CNN) - John McCain was joined by President Bush at a fundraiser in Phoenix Tuesday night, but the two only appeared together in public for a moment on the airport tarmac.

The event reportedly raised an estimated $3 million.

Related: McCain does tricky dance with unpopular Bush


Filed under: John McCain • President Bush
soundoff (184 Responses)
  1. Charlotte

    Too bad our political system must rely so heavily on money. We the people have become, we the pocketbooks. The money that has been spent to get a person elected is ridiculious. I guess it helps the local economies when the media and all the people rent rooms and by food and fuel to follow this candidates around. We need solutions, not empty promises. I feel Hillary Clinton will do the best job to restore our economy and our health care system. I will write her name on my ballot in November, I have a gut feeling about Obama that I just can't shake and I'm am seldom wrong about my perception of people.

    May 28, 2008 11:01 am at 11:01 am |
  2. Steve in DC

    Booooooo!!!!

    May 28, 2008 11:01 am at 11:01 am |
  3. John, OH

    I should be able to make 3 million dollars just standing and waving.

    May 28, 2008 11:01 am at 11:01 am |
  4. Felly

    They can run, but they can't hide. Sorry losers!

    May 28, 2008 11:01 am at 11:01 am |
  5. white middle aged woman FOR OBAMA

    McCain, who's your daddy ?. This picture is worth a thousand words, but I don't know where to begin.

    May 28, 2008 11:02 am at 11:02 am |
  6. Tanya Kujath

    It is amazing what someone will do for money, isn't it?

    May 28, 2008 11:02 am at 11:02 am |
  7. Phil Newton

    Anyone see a Nixon resemblance?

    May 28, 2008 11:02 am at 11:02 am |
  8. Glenn

    Bush and McBush! Notice neither is wearing the required American flag on their lapel. Rove and LimpBaugh where are you when we need you, the psuedo patriotic policemen? Just goes to show how tight McBush is with Bush.

    May 28, 2008 11:03 am at 11:03 am |
  9. charles

    Birds of a feather

    May 28, 2008 11:03 am at 11:03 am |
  10. Kjetil

    And now McCain want too have a Bush third term with same old and wrong politics. He dererve too loose, if he has health too manage too campaign too election day.

    May 28, 2008 11:04 am at 11:04 am |
  11. Vivienne

    You can't trick all of us. We know you haven't broke up. You are still dating.

    May 28, 2008 11:05 am at 11:05 am |
  12. ???

    Some military man, he keeps giving his opposition ammo :)

    May 28, 2008 11:05 am at 11:05 am |
  13. Unshrub

    Why can't we see Bush's right arm-hand? That is because he has it up McCain's back making him talk. This just proves that McCain has become Bush's puppet.

    May 28, 2008 11:05 am at 11:05 am |
  14. I think they are holding hands

    They make such a cute couple!

    May 28, 2008 11:05 am at 11:05 am |
  15. proud army and navy mom

    if anyone is stupid enough to vote for mcsenile, you should be sent to iraq for 100 years

    May 28, 2008 11:06 am at 11:06 am |
  16. Stacy Clarks

    WE DO NOT NEED THIS AGAIN IN THE WHITE HOUSE

    VOTE DEMOCRAT IF YOU ARE A CONCERNED CITIZEN!!!!

    May 28, 2008 11:07 am at 11:07 am |
  17. Fazio

    Hmm.... This is McCain's support base.... What do you expect if McCain were President?...

    4 more years of failed Bush policies, hypersecrecy and lies....

    America, don't make the same mistakes again.... the country and the world can not afford it!

    May 28, 2008 11:07 am at 11:07 am |
  18. Juan from L.A.

    That is sickening. No more 4 years of this administration. This is coming from a Veteran from Iraq. I admire Mr. McCain but no thank you.

    May 28, 2008 11:07 am at 11:07 am |
  19. Jim

    Worst President in American History + Worst Candidate In Recent History = Disgrace to our founding fathers. I feel sorry for anyone who clings to their party affiliation with the GOP. It's pathetic. A party that discounts the science of Global Warming. A party that is in constant denial regarding our economy. A party who would rather spend trillions on an illegal war than spend billions on healthcare in our own country. I feel sorry for anyone who considers themselves a Republican. "Dubya" has done everything in his power to tear down our country. I pray that McCain gets handed the November Election Beatdown of his 294 year life. That way, we'll have a leader who votes IN FAVOR of veterans benefits.

    May 28, 2008 11:08 am at 11:08 am |
  20. Pistoff

    Best buds = same failed policies. McCain's 100 years in Iraq would be the demise of our great nation. Luckily Americans won't bite his hook in November.

    May 28, 2008 11:08 am at 11:08 am |
  21. Sam

    John McSame. Or is is it McShame? 2 more supers for Obama today, 46 to go. That's the news!

    May 28, 2008 11:08 am at 11:08 am |
  22. Dee Okla.

    anything for money

    May 28, 2008 11:09 am at 11:09 am |
  23. Mike

    Please help me. I cannot tell whom is whom in the photo. Is that Bush or McBush on the right?

    May 28, 2008 11:10 am at 11:10 am |
  24. Chris from NY

    McCain can choose to hide under the table whenever Bush walks by we still know he's George Bush's third term. It's not about seeing both of them together but McCain's embrace of George W. Bush's policy. He dropped his middle position on issues in the senate to embrace the hard line position of George Bush now that he is running for president. It's only so he can win over the Republican base. He's not getting them and he's loosing his argument to the American people.

    May 28, 2008 11:10 am at 11:10 am |
  25. Blanca DeBree

    It's just like The Patty Duke Show!

    The only way McCain can win is to appeal to Bush's base. If he just does everything Bush did, he will win. Just like we won in 2006!

    May 28, 2008 11:10 am at 11:10 am |
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