September 2nd, 2008
11:45 PM ET
6 years ago

Delegates ‘proud’ of Bush

Bush addressed the GOP convention Tuesday.
Bush addressed the GOP convention Tuesday.

ST. PAUL, Minnesota (CNN) – His popularity may be at an all-time low, but President Bush’s comments at the Republican National Convention were warmly received by many of the delegates.

“His speech basically passed the baton to John McCain,” Mark Quandahl, chairman of the Nebraska state party said.

Bush addressed the convention via satellite from the White House. Bush was originally scheduled to speak on the opening night of the convention. But he was forced to cancel as Hurricane Gustav bore down on the Gulf Coast. Quandahl said, “delegates would have preferred to have him here, but he did the right thing.”

Bush spent much of Monday visiting hurricane response centers in Texas.

Kathi Thompson, the wife of a retired Army officer from Hawaii, said whatever you think of President Bush’s administration, “He never wavered, and what you see is what you get.”

“[Bush] is a man of conviction,” she added.

Liz Tait from Houston, Texas, said “We’re extremely proud of him.”

“He kept us safe, and he fought for the values we believe in,” she said.

soundoff (38 Responses)
  1. J.L.

    These must be the misguided 30-some odd percent that still think Bushie is doing one heckuva job...

    September 3, 2008 12:57 am at 12:57 am |
  2. lou

    They would be.

    September 3, 2008 12:57 am at 12:57 am |
  3. Keith, Minneapolis

    Worst. President. Ever.

    September 3, 2008 01:01 am at 1:01 am |
  4. lo

    How can you be proud of bush when he has ran our country to the ground?

    September 3, 2008 01:12 am at 1:12 am |
  5. Janel, St. Paul, MN

    Are you guys kidding??

    September 3, 2008 01:15 am at 1:15 am |
  6. think people

    SAY. NO. MORE.

    September 3, 2008 01:16 am at 1:16 am |
  7. Mike, Lorain, Ohio

    “He never wavered, and what you see is what you get.”

    Yeah that is, in a nut-shell, my problem with Bush. He doesn't listen or care about what the nation wants; he is too stubborn and thinks he knows best. Well, his lack of leadership doomed his own party for years to come; so I guess there really is a silver lining to a national tragedy.

    September 3, 2008 01:16 am at 1:16 am |
  8. R.I.F.

    The amount of cheering that went on when Bush came on showed just how out of touch that audience was tonight.

    September 3, 2008 01:29 am at 1:29 am |
  9. Joe

    While 70% of us aren't!

    September 3, 2008 01:31 am at 1:31 am |
  10. Cecil


    September 3, 2008 01:35 am at 1:35 am |
  11. Tex Ann

    For the Texas delegates who were on TV saying how proud everyone in Texas is of George W.-- NOT!! I'm a native Texan, and I think the man should be impeached (along with his co-hort in crime Cheney). He will go down as absolutely one of the worst Presidents in history. Never before has one administration done so much damage to this country.

    September 3, 2008 01:35 am at 1:35 am |
  12. Bettyanne

    Bush kept us safe? What about the super highway from Mexico? Who knows what dangers are coming to us with this wide open corridor....All sorts of uninspected Chinese (and other) goods crossing our borders! And do we know who is really securing our ports? Safe?? Not by the hairs on his chinny-chin-chin!

    September 3, 2008 01:35 am at 1:35 am |
  13. Concerned Citizen

    wow... just... wow... nuff said

    September 3, 2008 01:35 am at 1:35 am |
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