February 8, 2008

SOMEONE TO KEEP THE OVAL WARM FOR JEB:

Bush to Signal Support for McCain (Peter Baker, 2/08/08, Washington Post)

With the race to succeed him reaching a critical juncture, President Bush this morning plans to begin rallying the Republican base around its presumptive nominee, John McCain, and in the process define his own legacy for the general election campaign to come.

In a speech to the Conservative Political Action Conference in Washington, Bush intends to offer an implicit endorsement of McCain's bona fides as a true conservative in the face of deep skepticism on the right. Although he does not plan to mention McCain by name, the president plans to say whoever ends up being the Republican nominee will represent conservative values.

"We have had good debates and soon we will have a nominee who will carry the conservative banner into this election and beyond," Bush says in prepared excerpts released by the White House last night. "The stakes in November are high. Prosperity and peace are in the balance. So with confidence in our vision and faith in our values, let us go forward, fight for victory and keep the White House in 2008."

Posted by Orrin Judd at February 8, 2008 8:49 AM
Comments

Crist.

Posted by: Ali Choudhury at February 8, 2008 11:17 AM

Of course is signalling support; that's the kind of thing a classy person does.

Posted by: Mikey [TypeKey Profile Page] at February 8, 2008 11:57 AM

Thank heavens the general election is 10 months away. The far right must be getting a giggle out of this one.

Posted by: Genecis at February 8, 2008 12:45 PM

Some are still trying to decide between the two -
rope or pistol?

Posted by: Mikey [TypeKey Profile Page] at February 8, 2008 1:35 PM

Ali, No.

Posted by: erp at February 8, 2008 1:43 PM

Yeah, but who's going to break it to CPAC that Bush is conservative?

Posted by: Ibid at February 8, 2008 5:18 PM

Ali: Please, no. Crist is another moderate metrosexual who rode Jeb's coattails into the governor's mansion. He ran as Jeb II, the sequel. This does not make him Jeb II, though.

Besides, he's basically Romney with lovely silver locks instead of the touch of gray at the temples.

Posted by: Buttercup at February 9, 2008 8:34 AM
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