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Why isnt the president campaigning for McCain?

You would think with the resources the white house has and the prestige of the office of the POTUS McCain would be begging Bush to help him out in his losing battle. Aleksy Clinton did campaign for Gore in 2000. In fact Clinton had a 65% approval rating compared to Bush who has 23% which is only a few digits away from the worst ever which was another republican called Nixon who had 19%

Asked By: Roger l - 8/1/2008
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Bush knows he is leaving the White House, and he don't have the respect that his father has for a fellow republican, plus he probably has sense enough to know what a loosing game McCain & BamaMama are playing. We go through this every 8 years. Only this time, we have no-one to lead our country out of the debt that... More
Answered By: wildblondeangel2000 - 8/1/2008
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Since Bush has a low approval rating and Obama flaps on about McCain being another Bush, a Bush campaign would not be helpful or show that the two men are distanced in politics.
Answered By: msmanners212 - 8/1/2008
 
Because McCain wants to distance himself from the Bush administration - show the ways in which he will be different. It would be stupid to have Bush campaigning. Also - Bush has a full-time job of his own, remember?
Answered By: Mac - 8/1/2008
 
"Losing battle"? Somebody hasn't been watching the polls lately. Besides, Bush has been in support of McCain from the beginning. Try reading a newspaper.
Answered By: Scott B - 8/1/2008
 
you are nuts....all republicans are distancing them self from that idiot GW Bush
Answered By: rrspiker - 8/1/2008
 
Because that would be political suicide for Mac.
Answered By: I Love My Prius! TheWiz - 8/1/2008
 
It's the same reason Clinton did not campaign for Gore in 2000. Bush is too polarizing to the opposite camp and therefore is not able to help with his support... More
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Answered By: Aleksey - 8/1/2008
 
Prob because his ratings are so low that an endorsement wouldn't help....
Answered By: Some_Guy_in_Ithaca_NY - 8/1/2008
 
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