October 7th, 2008
10:52 PM ET
6 years ago

Bush: The elephant in the room

Neither candidate mentioned their running mates.
Neither candidate mentioned their running mates.

(CNN)– During the first debate, Barack Obama mentioned President Bush ten times. Many of the references tied him to John McCain - who never mentioned the name of the current commander-in-chief.

Tonight, the Republican nominee pointed to Bush three times – but only to highlight the policies where he parted ways with the president. Obama brought up President Bush twice as often.

Not mentioned? Either man’s running mate.

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