May 24th, 2008
12:52 PM ET
15 years ago

Bush to headline McCain fundraisers next week

[cnn-photo-caption image= caption="President Bush will appear at Sen. McCain's fundraisers."](CNN) - President Bush, who has steered clear of the campaign trail this year, will appear at three fundraisers next week for presumptive Republican nominee John McCain.

The White House hopeful will join its current occupant for at least one of those events, all of which are closed to the press – although White House spokeswoman Dana Perino did say there was a chance that Bush and McCain might make a public appearance together at some point.

"President Bush is fully committed, 100 percent committed, to making sure that John McCain is elected to be the next president of the United States of America," Perino said Friday, adding that he would “do what he can when he can.”

Despite the president’s record high disapproval ratings, Perino said he would be an asset on the trail. "President Bush is a formidable campaign fundraiser, as has been reported over the years, and I expect that he'll continue to be," she said.

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soundoff (7 Responses)
  1. Rave

    Good job Mr. President. You want to watch McCain loose this be it.

    May 24, 2008 02:15 pm at 2:15 pm |
  2. Viola

    Well, it looks like the attempt have a third Bush term is in the works!!!

    May 24, 2008 02:16 pm at 2:16 pm |
  3. john

    I guess the Republicans are determined to loose the November election.

    May 24, 2008 02:18 pm at 2:18 pm |
  4. Michelle, Indiana

    Thank you Senator McCain for tying yourself to President Bush and his failed policy. You'll make the Democratic Party unify more quickly against you.

    May 24, 2008 02:19 pm at 2:19 pm |
  5. isaac

    this is too easy

    May 24, 2008 02:22 pm at 2:22 pm |
  6. Kathy

    Well you Obama supporters.........the Rev Wright turned out to be a pretty decent fund raiser-in the form of votes-for Obama......O yeah, I forgot, I am a racist, right...

    Your man in the empty suit and those of you who support him best enjoy yourselves while you can....the party is almost over.

    Should Obama be anointed the nominee by the DNC superdelegates
    this far-left liberal, of ill substance will be licking his wounds on his trip back to ILL. He can talk the talk, but can't walk the walk.

    McCain is not Bush, nor will a McCain presidency replica that of Bush.
    While an independent myself, I'd rather put my trust in a man of honor
    than one of political aspirations.

    The world is not your oyster, Obama....get some experience and come back another day, better yet--just stay in ILL, you have a Hugh mess to clean up in the south side of Chicago.

    May 24, 2008 05:52 pm at 5:52 pm |
  7. Jodi

    Whoever said a president was only allowed two terms????

    May 24, 2008 05:57 pm at 5:57 pm |