George H. W. Bush Endorses McCain for President

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Monday, February 18, 2008; 12:33 PM

FORMER PRESIDENT GEORGE H.W. BUSH : These was, of course, a few exceptions. When I saw a snowman asking a question during the YouTwo (sic) debate, I naturally felt that the good Lord had taken me out of active politics at just the right time.


But it's been a good debate, a vigorous debate. And well it should be when you're talking about president of the United States.

Added to this, today we are living at a time of war; a new and vastly more complex time of war. We also have more important challenges at home. Chief among them, we clearly need to address those parts of our economy that demand attention.

And at this critical time in history, the key point I want to make is the United States of America cannot be permitted to falter. Part of our Republican creed is a prevailing sense of duty, and in the coming election we do not have the luxury of taking a pass on our unique role and responsibilities in the world.

And the indisputable fact that unites the greatest number of Republicans, the most independents and many good Democrats as well, is the fact that no one is better prepared to lead our nation at these trying times than Senator John McCain.

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