July 23rd, 2008
03:05 PM ET
15 years ago

Bush will address RNC, but will he appear with McCain?


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(CNN) - White House Press Secretary Dana Perino has confirmed that President Bush will address the Republican National Convention on its first night.

Perino told reporters today at the White House briefing that President Bush will deliver a speech on September 1, Labor Day. She said incumbent presidents traditionally address the RNC on the first night of the convention.

The White House has not yet said whether Bush might appear with presumptive nominee John McCain at the convention. The two men have made few joint public appearances since McCain effectively claimed his party’s nomination this spring, as the president’s approval ratings continue to hover near historic lows.

Republicans will hold their convention September 1-4, 2008 in Minneapolis-St. Paul, Minnesota. Democrats are slated to hold their convention the week before in Denver, Colorado.

Filed under: John McCcain • President Bush • RNC
soundoff (115 Responses)
  1. Mike, FL

    The same McCain who is voting lockstep with the Bush administration 95% of the time.

    July 23, 2008 07:15 pm at 7:15 pm |
  2. ali

    can we use this same picture when they're shipped to gitmo for war crimes?

    July 23, 2008 07:16 pm at 7:16 pm |
  3. McCain loves Bush

    Marc PDX-

    It is obvious to all who read your replies you are insanely jealous of Barack Obama!!! Therapy could help, although I do believe meds might be in order. Good luck with your unhealthy obsession!

    July 23, 2008 07:16 pm at 7:16 pm |
  4. Straight Talk Distress

    Hey... Remember this song?

    They look-alike... They talk alike.. They want our Kids to Die alike...

    They act alike... They whine alike... At times they even Lie alike...

    You could loose you're mind...

    Because they're cousins... They're two of a kind...

    Hurl, Barff. Puke... 🙁

    July 23, 2008 07:17 pm at 7:17 pm |
  5. Annie

    who cares if they appear together.... they're like brothers and sisters... old, tired out people

    July 23, 2008 07:18 pm at 7:18 pm |
  6. not important

    Same George W. Bush who let Karl Rove do push polling about mccains black daughter in 2000? McCain should be ashamed of himself for being friends with people like George W. Bush and Karl Rove.

    July 23, 2008 07:21 pm at 7:21 pm |
  7. jim

    IT WILL BE A LANDSLIDE!!!!! The 1st black Pres, and it will be the widest margins in history! Read these posts, that gives you an idea of American anger for what has been done to our country be these people. Bush has caused an American disaster and Mccain wants to continue it. Just keep doing what you're doing and soon we can try to forget about you, because you will be gone.


    July 23, 2008 07:22 pm at 7:22 pm |
  8. Mad as hell and not going to take it anymore

    So – McCain would not be seen ANYWHERE with Bush ... he has enough to deal with already – He would sooner do a photo-op with Ahmadinejad -

    The great thing for Barack is that there are plenty of pictures of John and George together already .. hopefully he will use these to his advantage ...

    No third term for Bush – Elect Obama!!

    July 23, 2008 07:26 pm at 7:26 pm |
  9. jim

    Uncle Sam .. "For those who hate President Bush, I have a message: Get over it.
    Now let's work together for the good of the country."

    You're right, we are going to get over it for the good of the country. It will be the biggest landslide in history. Mcain will lose.

    July 23, 2008 07:26 pm at 7:26 pm |
  10. pam Eugene OR

    I would be lost without my daily dose of hate and venom from Texas Trail Dog. That man is so full of anger it is amazing he doesn't just explode. I used to get really riled up when I read his comments. He is so far over the top that I have learned to laugh at him and now enjoy his comments very much.
    Keep up the amusing comments Texas Dog.
    We can all use a good laugh.

    July 23, 2008 07:32 pm at 7:32 pm |
  11. Ken

    God, I really hope so!

    Obama 08

    July 23, 2008 07:32 pm at 7:32 pm |
  12. Dennis

    Why didn't you win in 2000, McCain? Even better question... How the heck has Bush been president for 2 complete terms?

    McCain 2000 (too bad we can't travel back in time)
    Obama 2008

    July 23, 2008 07:34 pm at 7:34 pm |
  13. jim

    JohnBoy ....... "President Bush, jr and sr, have done the USA a great service. We owe them a lot of thanks. Geroge Bush will go down in history as one of the greatest presidents because of the wonderful job he has done on the war on terror. Not only did he have to fight our enemy, he had to fight the Democrats at the same time. He has made great decisions and kept our country safe. "

    JohnBoy must be JohnBoy in the photo!! Who else would it be?

    July 23, 2008 07:36 pm at 7:36 pm |
  14. Cowboy Up Johnny

    What's the PROBLEM? Wouldn't you WANT a 2-term sitting President to appear with you? What's wrong Johnny Boy? Are you ashamed of Bush also? Buck up and be a man. He's in your party. What's wrong?

    July 23, 2008 07:46 pm at 7:46 pm |
  15. Ken

    I'd love to see McCain and Bush on stage together. McCain could show-off his brown nose from the tucas kissing he's done to the very person who denigrated him way further in 2000 than the dems ever will in this election.

    - 2008 McCain/Bush/Cheney campaign button....CHECK
    - 4100 dead, with more to come, so 9-11 will never again be
    launched from Iraq.....CHECK
    - Rush's picture on my oval office desk, and wallet....CHECK
    - Attacks on teaching 'evolution' continue......CHECK
    - Denials of global warming continue.....CHECK
    - Demonizing good advice given by scientific and subject-matter
    - Demonizing liberals, heh-heh-heh, just for the fun of it...CHECK
    - Stay the course, with a thousand points of light...as my Daddy used
    to say.......CHECK
    - Oil, Oil, Oil!!!! Drill, Drill, Drill!!!!!.....CHECK

    Checklist for Bush's RNC speech: $1.23. Laura Bush's theater tickets for that night: $150. Right-wing Cluelessness: PRICELESS.

    July 23, 2008 07:48 pm at 7:48 pm |
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