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

McCain, Bush appear together for a minute


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
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  1. Montana is Obama Country

    .......McSame the Maverick......... A pictures worth a thousand words.....

    .......Bush and McCain McFundraiser..... 3 Million dollars

    ........Bush and McCain photo Op......... Pricesless..........

    (and McBush doesn't think people will make the connection.......) right

    May 28, 2008 11:32 am at 11:32 am |
  2. pavel

    McBush, McWar, McCan't

    May 28, 2008 11:32 am at 11:32 am |
  3. Manny, WS

    The team of more lies and deception and death. Wake up America, our soldiers are depending on you.

    Nixon wanted to end the Vietnam war and it took him four years to do it, and in four year 20 thousand soliders died. Do we want this–my answer is no.

    McCain talks of no surrender, we already won–they said the soldiers are doing fine, so bring them home, stop the doublespeak.

    Bush is a coward and a liar and we're no better than he is if we allow him to continue his deathwalk. Four thousand men and women on his hands, that's why he cried at Arlington Cemetery. He knows he is responsible.

    Bush is the worst president in modern history for a reason. And McSame wants to finish his dastardly job.

    May 28, 2008 11:32 am at 11:32 am |
  4. JT Johnson

    One-third of this country loves George Bush, as would the rest of the country if they would open their brains. We will see in times ahead that President Bush was strong and brave in the face of some bad times abroad and from really uncivil citizens at home.

    May 28, 2008 11:32 am at 11:32 am |
  5. What if?

    That sure looks like distancing yourself..............

    May 28, 2008 11:32 am at 11:32 am |
  6. vjh

    LOL !!!! That's all I can comment, just LOL !!!!

    May 28, 2008 11:33 am at 11:33 am |
  7. wycliffe, NJ


    May 28, 2008 11:34 am at 11:34 am |
  8. No MORE Years

    I HOPE all the Hillary Clinton supporters are looking at this picture.

    The so called Swing States or White Blue Collar Voters better think again. If you decide to stay home or even vote for McCain because of a Black Man being on the ticket, it will be your fault that we have another 4 years of George W. Bush...

    OBAMA 08

    May 28, 2008 11:34 am at 11:34 am |
  9. bill pike

    DNC; use this picture on every ad every thing you do. this is the old joke about a prostitute. ask a lady if she would for $100 and she says i am not that kind of girl. how about 10 million. to which she says ok. mccain just sold out totally as if he had not already. the clinton/bush royalty has to be stopped to get some kind of respect in the white house.

    note: i am that white, small town, older, vet, and ex republican who wants bush and all involved in the war in Iraq to be put up on charges-what is one life worth of our young people???? thousands on a lie????

    May 28, 2008 11:34 am at 11:34 am |
  10. Enlightened Voter

    Priceless! Riddle – Why does a vet oppose a GI bill aimed at helping all veterans? Answer – he's a republican.

    May 28, 2008 11:34 am at 11:34 am |
  11. Dave

    And that one minute was probably too much for McCain.

    May 28, 2008 11:35 am at 11:35 am |
  12. Mike from Westchester

    Is that a promo for "Dumb and Dumber III" ?????

    May 28, 2008 11:35 am at 11:35 am |
  13. BABA

    It's a very nice picture, i like it!

    May 28, 2008 11:35 am at 11:35 am |
  14. Lorna, NY

    They look like brothers!

    May 28, 2008 11:35 am at 11:35 am |
  15. Dave

    Hey, are those guys twins? They look an awful lot alike to me!

    Another Great Photo Op for the McBush's! Two peas in a Pod!

    May 28, 2008 11:35 am at 11:35 am |
  16. Sharon, MS

    When I look at this picture I imagine the two of them standing in front of a hearse. The worst president in modern history needs to hang his head in shame and get out of the limelight. Our job to change what his administration did will be enormous and I admire Barack for wanting to do it.

    This man should go down in history as public enemy #!, and McSame will be public enemy #2 if he promotes what Bush has done.

    May 28, 2008 11:35 am at 11:35 am |
  17. David O


    Don't they just make a great couple?


    May 28, 2008 11:36 am at 11:36 am |
  18. obamerican canada

    The car behind them looks like funeral limo, is it ?

    peter from toronto,canada.

    May 28, 2008 11:36 am at 11:36 am |
  19. alex


    May 28, 2008 11:36 am at 11:36 am |
  20. LT for Obama

    It seems to me that McCain has defended Bush when he made is remarks from Israel, he has said that he is in keeping with many of Bush's current policies, so how is it that BO got so much flack yesterday because he called them out on the sameness?

    Talk about hypocrisy. McCain has proven to be no match for Obama in recent weeks. The RNC and McCain have attempted to go after Obama several times just to be pushed back and shown up on the issues so far.

    May 28, 2008 11:36 am at 11:36 am |
  21. Gary Chandler in Canada

    Oh, McCain won';t win for many reasons, however, for the sake of honesty, one Poster said that GI Bill was full of 'pork' for the bureaucrats. It may need simplification so that the Veterans get the monies?
    The Huckabee tax proposal, (it's not in reality 'HIS', it's been studied for decades) would be a huge aid in helping the American economy. It avoids tax loopholes, and adds more revenue by taxing the underground economy and purchases of criminals. By getting rid of the IRS, there is huge saving, as well. They could be trained as Medicare agents!

    May 28, 2008 11:37 am at 11:37 am |
  22. Wendy, SC

    really don't think Barack's meeting with fundraisers could be considered a fundraiser. McCain on the other hand is hosting George Bush, which is a different kind of affair. Any time the president can't be photographed, there's something wrong.

    Obama 08

    May 28, 2008 11:38 am at 11:38 am |
  23. CW4Barak

    Weed out the warmonger McBushes!

    Obama '08

    May 28, 2008 11:38 am at 11:38 am |
  24. Charlene, GA

    I'm McBushed. Wake me when the nightmare is over.

    May 28, 2008 11:39 am at 11:39 am |
  25. Capt. Smash, Salt Lake City, Utah

    attention; CNN PLEASE POST

    The media the real story. . They let us down with Bush and Iraq! They really let THE AMERICAN PEOPLE down.

    Over 4000 dead, what do you say to those families. BUSH, MCCAIN and CLINTON, need to apologize to all AMERICANS for sending them to there death's! Bush should be removed from office ASAP.!. Congress should start the Iraqi WAR hearings immediately find the truth please behind this WAR! Remove Bush from office, this will show all of America, the government still works for the good of the people. George Bush has destroyed the creditability of the presidency; even 4000 times worse then Bill Clinton and Monica scandal. If we ever need to go to war again how can we trust congress and the White House to do the right thing.

    The only way congress can restore there creditability; as a functioning body of this government, is to hold formal investigations in this horrible American tragedy the Iraq War. I feel so bad for those families that give there loved ones to this American tragedy, THE IRAQ WAR!

    Obama 08
    For the good of America

    May 28, 2008 11:39 am at 11:39 am |
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