View Full Version : Bush's Calendar Empty as McCain, Republican Lawmakers Avoid Him

09-17-2008, 02:05 PM
By Catherine Dodge and Holly Rosenkrantz

Sept. 17 (Bloomberg) -- There is an invisible man in the 2008 election: the president of the United States.

Republican candidates have all but shunned him, save those who need him to help raise money. And to the extent any president can keep a low profile, George W. Bush is doing it.

Saddled with one of the lowest approval ratings in polling history, the president is still in demand to shake the party money tree, though almost all of that is done out of the public eye.

"Sadly, a highly visible presence by the president will hurt the party and hurt John McCain,'' Bush's former spokesman Ari Fleischer said.



09-17-2008, 02:10 PM
He must feel like Bill Clinton when Gore ran.

President Bush must be looking forward to January. They have treated him like dirt.