Bush and McCain

Wednesday, September 03, 2008

In 2000 George W. Bush and John McCain were vying for the Republican nomination in a bitter campaign. We look into their complex relationship in 2008, and whether President Bush has been passing the mantle to nominee John McCain. Karen Tumulty is National Political Correspondent for Time magazine.


Karen Tumulty

Comments [5]


That is truly the funniest image of McCain. Brought tears to my eyes.

Sep. 04 2008 10:38 AM
hjs from 11211

rummy left after the 2006 election not after the 2004 election!

Sep. 03 2008 12:13 PM
Chris from Manhattan

Since the "Surge" is the only military-strategic point McCain can even plausibly claim in his favor, it would be nice if _even one_ mainstream journalist would ask how things were trending in Iraq _before_ the surge.

Sep. 03 2008 12:12 PM
Chicago Listener

george bush has absolutely no sense of irony, or perhaps a perfectly refined sense of irony. george bush ducked the vietnam war. to hear him praise mccain's heroism puts a wry smile on my face.

if we could ask mccain for his feelings on that subject...bush's draft'd see mccain blink and stammer and stutter longer than he did when asked to explain why he supported payments for viagra but not for birth control for women.

Sep. 03 2008 12:11 PM
Peter from Park Slope

It seems that one small (or large) reason Gore lost in 2000 was because he distanced himself from Clinton. But does anyone actually think that McCain should move closer to Bush? It seems to me that everyone, from left to right, is dissatisfied with Bush. Could Bush be staying underground out of respect for McCain's political position?

Sep. 03 2008 12:03 PM

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