In an effort to snatch the estate offering the keys to the White House in the final week election campaign, Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan were blitzing Ohio last night.
Former U.S. President Gorge W. Bush endorsed Mitt Romney for President. This was his statement on Tuesday when ABC News asked him in which presidential nominee he supported with.
The actual statement of him as the elevator doors closed perhaps is the most unenthusiastic president endorsement of all time when he said, verbatim, “I’m for Mitt Romney”.
The statement of Former President George H. W. Bush was not much as a surprise because Romney is all but confirmed as the GOP nominee. The former President has stayed out of the public eye since leaving his office in 2009. He preferred to stay as low-key lifestyle in Dallas to playing politics in Washington.
The former president was in Washington, D.C. to promote the W. Bush Presidential Center’s global human rights campaign.
His parents, former President George H. W. Bush and Barbara Bush, pledged to support for Romney in a televised endorsement in March, but the 43rd president has made no public statement for he preferred to keep his priorities on his educational and human rights campaigns.
Former Bush advisor Mark Mckinnon explained his old boss’s profile this way to ABC in March. And he said” President Bush is working quietly on issues he cares about and doing so in a way that is serious, dignified and respectful. Being back in political spotlight simply doesn’t put the focus where he wants in these days.”
Other members of the Bush family have endorsed Romney in more orthodox ways.
Jeb Bush, the popular former Florida Governor, formally announced his endorsement of Romney in Mid March.
In a late March news conference in Houston, a reporter asked Romney, “Governor, have you met with George W. Bush,” he said, “We speak from time to time.”
The Obama campaign responded to the endorsement Tuesday by comparing Romney’s views on tax cuts and Wall; Street regulation to Bush administration policies.