Team Romney: Bush backing 'welcome' news
May 15th, 2012
03:57 PM ET
10 years ago

Team Romney: Bush backing 'welcome' news

(CNN) – Mitt Romney's presidential campaign welcomed news of former President George W. Bush's support Tuesday.

"We welcome the president's support, as we welcomed his father's," Romney campaign spokeswoman Andrea Saul told CNN.

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Earlier Tuesday the 43rd president told ABC News "I'm for Mitt Romney," as the doors of an elevator he was on closed before him.

The remark was the first public support from the former president, whose father, former President George H.W. Bush and mother, Barbara endorsed the presumptive GOP nominee in March.

Bush's younger brother, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, endorsed Romney in March.

- CNN National Political Correspondent Jim Acosta contributed to this report.

Filed under: 2012 • George W. Bush • Mitt Romney
soundoff (65 Responses)
  1. Claudia, Houston, Tx

    Of course he's going to endorse Romney, the Bush's and I mean all of them, want Jeb in the WH.

    May 15, 2012 05:15 pm at 5:15 pm |
  2. Mario

    George W Bush the $12 Trillion Dollar man. Bush took our surplus and ran our country in to so much debt. He made Romney and the Koch brother so rich. It's time for democrats and Mexican American to roll up our sleeve's and hit the street's tell all americans how viscous and dirty these people are.

    May 15, 2012 05:18 pm at 5:18 pm |
  3. Sniffit

    " is always the case, without fail, democrats are always proven to be wrong. Walker was supposed to be evil incarnate.....all the greasy protestors said so and all the weaselly dem politicians ran to hide in Illinois and here we are....Walker has been proven to be correct."

    Proven correct about what? Here's what happened:

    Walker and the GOP state legislature gave $130M+ in tax breaks to industries that supported their elections.

    Walker and the GOP state legislature then claimed that a $130M+ budget deficit justified killing the public unions.

    Walker and the GOP state legislature find out that predictions about how much tax revenue to expect were, luckily, pretty low and, again luckily, more money will be coming in.

    The last thing has NOTHING to do with anything the Walker and the GOP state legislature did. Period. It's patently ridiculous to claim that Walker deserves credit for tax revenues being higher than predicted. He did nothing to increase them and, in fact, did much to reduce them. Seems to me that if tax revenue is $265M more than expected, but he gave out $130M+ in tax breaks to political supporters to create a deficit that justified his "divide and conquer" strategy against the unions, he either needs to admit he was wrong about the need for destroying collective bargaining rights OR apologize to the WI public for not having tax revenue come in $395M more than predicted. Do the math. This is more redistribution of wealth upwards.

    May 15, 2012 05:20 pm at 5:20 pm |
  4. Is Mitt a Git?

    After a second look at the picture, I discovered that it was in fact George W. Bush, and not the chimpanzee that I thought it was at first glance.

    Nice one GW, you distanced yourself from endorsing McCain, but now you think you've miraculously become popular that we won't remember what a bass-ackwards fool you are. Go ahead, Romney's boat is below the safe water line–but support from you will turn it into a shipwreck in no time.

    May 15, 2012 05:20 pm at 5:20 pm |
  5. Marie MD

    🙂 🙂 This is just priceless. That's all the sociorobully needs in his failed campaign. The village idiot coming to his aid. I am sorry, but I can't stop laughing!!!
    If left to norquist and the koch bros this bully will be 100 times worse than bush because bush doesn't seem like anyone can tell him what to do (suprised? NOT – Mr. Mission Accomplished and two unfunded wars) while the flip flopper has to wait to see what he needs to say or do next.

    May 15, 2012 05:21 pm at 5:21 pm |
  6. Sniffit

    "By comparison, Wisconsin's fiscal situation is under control"

    Fiscally, WI was one of the healthiest states in the union before Walker took over. Much of the budget problems were actually manufactured by the GOP state legislature, who predicatbly enacted a ritualistic ideologue tantrum on the WI public and used budget shortfalls THEY CREATED in order to justify it.

    May 15, 2012 05:23 pm at 5:23 pm |
  7. ThinkAgain

    Boy, GW looks like he's been on a bender for the last 4-6 years ...

    May 15, 2012 05:23 pm at 5:23 pm |
  8. arale norimaki

    People are sick of the Bush family brand and the world is moving away from them.

    This is the kind of republican that makes the party undesirable

    May 15, 2012 05:24 pm at 5:24 pm |
  9. ThinkAgain

    @Cash: "I see him Dallas often and people love the guy."

    Not much of a recommendation, when you consider Texas has Parry "let's pray for rain ... Oops!" as Governor.

    BTW, if GW is such great shakes, then why has he spent the last 4 years doing NOTHING for his party, for his country, for no one, nada, zip? I'm guessing because either a) he's being a good little lap dog and doing what he's told by Karl Rove and Dick Cheney or b) he's been on a bender.

    May 15, 2012 05:24 pm at 5:24 pm |
  10. newshead12

    The kiss of death.

    May 15, 2012 05:25 pm at 5:25 pm |
  11. Freedom fighter

    The kiss of death has endorsed mittens. Thank you George for not wanting another right wing nut like yourself, to become president. You and talk radio are the democrats biggest friends Both show the american people exactly how ignorent and destructive the rights failed policies are

    May 15, 2012 05:28 pm at 5:28 pm |
  12. Vote the Tea Party OUT in 2012

    wonder who Neil Bush is backing? You never hear a word about him since the S&L scandal.

    May 15, 2012 05:33 pm at 5:33 pm |
  13. Freedom fighter

    Someone asked what W had been doing for the last four years. After looking at this picture, it looks like he has been hiding in a bottle somewhere

    May 15, 2012 05:34 pm at 5:34 pm |
  14. judy

    continuation of the same old policys. Forward Obama 2012

    May 15, 2012 05:37 pm at 5:37 pm |
  15. Jude

    Marie MD
    This is just priceless. That's all the sociorobully needs in his failed campaign. The village idiot coming to his aid. I am sorry, but I can't stop laughing!!!
    Bush has a Yale undergrad degree, a Harvard MBA, owned an oil company, part of marjor league baseball team, was governor of Texas, President of the US for two terms, and has had made and given away millions more than most in a lifetime. I bet you do not even have a college degree and please post your resume so we all can laugh.

    May 15, 2012 05:40 pm at 5:40 pm |
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