Tales from the Trail

Bush out of sight, but keeping eye on election

November 3, 2008

WASHINGTON – President George W. Bush, who has stayed out of the public eye in the final days before the election to choose his successor, knows his popularity has suffered, but the White House insists he will have no problem looking in the mirror when he returns to Texas.

Cheney to do a little last-minute campaigning in Wyoming

October 30, 2008

UPDATED – Adds Laura Bush event

WASHINGTON – Vice President Dick Cheney will take a different approach than his boss to the presidential campaign this last weekend before election day — he will spend it at a public rally in his home state.

Marine One treasures for Bush

October 30, 2008

QUANTICO, Va., Oct 30 (Reuters) – Aside from the treasured memories, President George W. Bush will probably take back to Texas a souvenir or two from his years in the White House.

Bush to spend last campaign weekend at Camp David

October 29, 2008

WASHINGTON – President George W. Bush, who said in March he would find ample time to campaign for Republican White House contender John McCain, is going to spend the last weekend of the 2008 race at, well, Camp David.

Bush gives Republicans a little pep talk ahead of election

October 28, 2008

WASHINGTON – President George W. Bush dropped by the Republican National Committee headquarters unannounced to give the staff a little pep talk Tuesday amid polls showing Republicans trailing in the presidential contest and scores of key congressional races one week out from the general election.

Boxing promoter King: diverse Bush administration helped pave road for Obama

By Reuters Staff
October 27, 2008

By Ori Lewis

TEL AVIV – The possibility that the United States will vote in a first black president next week is in no small part due to the opportunities President George W. Bush gave to blacks in senior government posts, boxing promoter Don King said on Monday.

Does anyone wonder who got Bush’s vote in early ballot?

October 24, 2008

WASHINGTON – While there have been reports of long lines and an occasional problem in states conducting early voting for the 2008 presidential election, one such voter had no problems at all — President George W. Bush.

Bush working the campaign ropeline draws to an end

October 23, 2008

WASHINGTON – George W. Bush has worked his last campaign ropeline as president.

McCain, Obama tussle over backing Bush’s policies

October 16, 2008

President George W. Bush is not running for office in November but he was a big topic of conversation in the final presidential debate between Democrat Barack Obama and Republican John McCain.
 
rtx9l0n.jpgObama often says that his rival would represent a continuation of the policies of the unpopular current president, and at the debate pointed to McCain’s support for four of the last five Bush budgets, which he argued have led to record deficits.

Bush gave him a ride anyway

October 3, 2008

bush1.jpgST. LOUIS – President George W. Bush gave Kenny Hulshof a ride on Air Force One to a fundraiser on Friday for the Republican congressman who just hours earlier had voted for a second time against the financial bailout package.