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Bush offers tepid endorsement of Romney

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  • AZ Blue & Red Gilbert, AZ
    May 15, 2012 8:57 p.m.

    You got all of that from a 4 word quote?

    I think if you were to talk to Bush it would be a bit better than "Tepid"

  • one vote Salt Lake City, UT
    May 15, 2012 9:32 p.m.

    The last catastrophe pass the baton.

  • Mountanman Hayden, ID
    May 15, 2012 9:50 p.m.

    The real question is will Jimmy Carter endorse Obama? One would think so because they are so very much alike as has been the disastrous results of their “leadership”!

  • SoCalChris Riverside, CA
    May 15, 2012 10:47 p.m.

    Typical AP spin.

  • mohokat Ogden, UT
    May 16, 2012 5:52 a.m.

    bush avoids politics. I wish Obama would follow his lead.

    No veteran ever fought for socialism!

  • Esquire Springville, UT
    May 16, 2012 6:10 a.m.

    Endorsement? My dog would show more enthusiasm. Why wouldn't Bush like Romney? They are two peas in a pod. Same policies, same advisors. Like Bush and what he gave us? Good luck with that, because Romney would give us more of the same if not worse.

  • J-TX Allen, TX
    May 16, 2012 6:38 a.m.

    "Since leaving office in January 2009, George W. Bush has tried to avoid politics."

    We only wish he had tried to avoid politics altogether.

  • J-TX Allen, TX
    May 16, 2012 6:42 a.m.

    Actually, I never thought we could have a worse President then Carter.
    Then came Bush (W).

    So then I thought we could never have a worse President than W.
    Then came Obama.

    I have never had the opportunity in my 32 years of voting to vote for a good option for President, only ever the lesser of 2 or 3 evils. Do I dare hope Mitt will be any different?

  • xert Santa Monica, CA
    May 16, 2012 6:52 a.m.

    Well, Mission Accomplished!

  • Afterglow Fanissimo Salt Lake City, Utah
    May 16, 2012 7:19 a.m.

    I predict that this will prove to be a tremendous boon for the Romney campaign. GO ROMNEY!

  • JWB Kaysville, UT
    May 16, 2012 8:09 a.m.

    President George W. Bush served his country and pulled us through a rough time because he had a good Cabinet, advisors, a father who had gone through a similar situation. President Bush unified the country for a time through his leadership. He made tough decisions in a tough time. The economy went on the downside after the House and Senate fell out of his control and bad decisions were made by that group of Legislators in control. President Bush was not an outgoing President trying to pound his own back and chest as some Presidents. He is not in charge of the country and President "I" "I" "I" Obama says he is completely in charge.

    This endorsement, even though in few supposedly words, will help unite, again the GOP and hopefully the country more in November as we will have a changing of the "I" Guard to the "We" Guard and have a more solidified instead of a divided country and world. Problems won't go away but the debacles of 4 years of this administration will hopefully subside and we can have a turnaround like Governor Romney has proven to do in the past to present. I like Mitt

  • Wally West SLC, UT
    May 16, 2012 8:16 a.m.

    The last sentence made me chuckle; Dubya did a heckuva job avoiding politics the 8 yrs prior to Jan 2009.

    Do we really want another Ivy League MBA in the oval office?

  • tenx Santa Clara, UT
    May 16, 2012 8:24 a.m.

    Not conservative enough for me but CERTAINLY the better of two evils. Retire Hatch, and for sure retire BO.

  • SammyB Provo, UT
    May 16, 2012 9:46 a.m.

    The headline is incorrect. If a journalist read all of the info written about the endorsement, they would learn that the experts say Bush has waited for and down played his endorsement because he knows that he is unpopular and it would not be a real help to Romney.

  • Thinkman Provo, UT
    May 16, 2012 10:08 a.m.

    I think GW said as much as Romney wanted him to say. Less is more when coming from the lips of GW.

  • peabody Steamboat Springs, CO
    May 16, 2012 10:15 a.m.

    The old "kiss of death"?? Or, "be careful what you wish for"?

  • mmd MESA, AZ
    May 16, 2012 10:38 a.m.

    Thanks W. Don't exert yourself.

  • LDS Liberal Farmington, UT
    May 16, 2012 10:39 a.m.

    I for one listen very closely to everything GWBush says and does ---
    and then immediately think, believe and do the exact opposite!

    GWBush lost the last of his credibility and respect as Commander-in-Chief with THIS military Veteran with
    "Mission Accomplished" and "Weapons of Mass Destruction".

    And that was BEFORE he lit the the economy on fire, and played his fiddle while watching it burn.

  • Redshirt1701 Deep Space 9, Ut
    May 16, 2012 11:29 a.m.

    To "LDS Liberal" and what is your opinion of Obama who is now roasting marshmallows and throwing gasoline on the fire that you blame Bush for?

  • LDS Liberal Farmington, UT
    May 16, 2012 12:02 p.m.

    mohokat
    Ogden, UT

    No veteran ever fought for socialism!
    5:52 a.m. May 16, 2012

    [Not true - Every Veteran has fought for Socialism.
    We are allies with England, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Israel, Korea, Canada, and the rest of the World. More correctly; We fight Totalitarianism -- ie.e, Fascism, Communism, the Taliban and every other form of Extremeism -- Foreign and Domestic.]

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    Redshirt1701
    Deep Space 9, Ut
    To "LDS Liberal" and what is your opinion of Obama who is now roasting marshmallows and throwing gasoline on the fire that you blame Bush for?
    11:29 a.m. May 16, 2012

    [As with most of the country --- I'm upset he hasn't done MORE, and FASTER. He's suffering from too little, too late.
    But what can America expect with an Obstuctionist Anti-American Congress - who put Party Politics ahead of this Country. And Obama's 48% is better still light-years ahead of the GOP lead Congress and their all time histoical low of 14%.

    My opinion is more inline with America's political reality -- and the numbers prove it.]

  • AZRods Maricopa, AZ
    May 16, 2012 12:17 p.m.

    So some of you like Michael Moore's endorsement of Obama but mock a brief respectful endorsement by a former president.

    LDSLIB, so tell us who controlled the house and the senate when Bush supposedly set the economy on fire and played his fiddle while watching it burn.
    Aside from the childish references, Obama conitnued to have the benefit of a majority for the first half of his presidency.
    So are you suggesting that we just give him 4 more years to be sure he's as inept as most of us already knew?
    Did you really think he was qualified to fix a broken economy and get out of a war the he and Hillary voted for, and low and behold....we're still in it.

  • Iron Rod Salt Lake City, UT
    May 16, 2012 12:44 p.m.

    "Tepid Endorsement"

    I have always thought that Utah's loyalty to George W. Bush was misplaced.

    Considering the fact that we returned him to office with the highest percentage approval rate of the nation in his last presidential election his endorsement leaves something to be desired.

    Could his lack of strong support for Romney be because of Romney's religion?

    The Evangelicals do not consider him their candidate. Sad.

  • Redshirt1701 Deep Space 9, Ut
    May 16, 2012 1:25 p.m.

    To "LDS Liberal" just to be clear, you are saying that Obama is not burning the economy fast enough.

    As for being inline with American politics, you are wrong there too.

    Gallup in the 2011 poll titled "Conservatives Remain the Largest Ideological Group in U.S" find that 41% of the US are conservatives and 21% are liberals.

    With respect to the issues, Rasmussen polls found that 72% of the US believes that the individual mandate in the ACA is unconstitutional.

    Gallup found that most Americans would support a repeal of the ACA.

    60% of Americans disapproved of Obama's handling of the BP oil spill.

    74% of americans disapprove of Obama's handling of the economy according to Gallup.

    Most Americans disapprove of Obama's handling of Foreign Affairs, Education, handling of Afghanistan, Jobs, and the Deficit.

    Recent polls show that more people like Romney than like Obama.

    The evidence shows that you agree with the minority of America.

  • bob j Bli Bli, Queensland
    May 16, 2012 2:58 p.m.

    The political ladder has many rungs some being strong and other weak. While Romney has many more rungs to climb I trust that they will all be strong ones and his climb to the top will be straight forward (up) until not only the apex is reached but that with GOD's help he will be able to accomplish all of those things for which he has climbed.

  • knighttemplar MACUNGIE, PA
    May 16, 2012 4:41 p.m.

    Romney probably would have preferred for bush to endorse ows occupant living large in our house. I don't care if like or dislike romney, what we currently have is useless to us our country, economy and future.

  • Riverton Cougar Riverton, UT
    May 16, 2012 5:34 p.m.

    "As with most of the country --- I'm upset he hasn't done MORE, and FASTER. He's suffering from too little, too late.
    But what can America expect with an Obstuctionist Anti-American Congress - who put Party Politics ahead of this Country."

    LDS Liberal,

    I agree about the Anti-American Congress who put party politics ahead of this country. The rest of the nation agrees, too. That is exactly why in 2010 took the power away from that party.

    Thanks for finally realizing what we have been saying the whole time!

  • A1994 Centerville, UT
    May 16, 2012 7:24 p.m.

    Thanks W. Now go back to the ranch.

  • fresnogirl Fresno, CA
    May 16, 2012 10:07 p.m.

    I'm glad it was "tepid." I think Bush was an awful President and I don't want ANY guy he is actually gungho for!

  • LDS Liberal Farmington, UT
    May 17, 2012 9:47 a.m.

    @AZRods
    Maricopa, AZ
    12:17 p.m. May 16, 2012

    LDSLIB, so tell us who controlled the house and the senate when Bush supposedly set the economy on fire and played his fiddle while watching it burn.

    ============

    Bush Jr had a slim Republican majority in the house until 2007 [7 of his 8 years].
    The Senate was split 50-50 at the beginning of his first term and 49-49-2 at the end of his second term. Republicans held the Senate majority through the remainder of his presidency.

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    @Redshirt1701
    Deep Space 9, Ut
    1:25 p.m. May 16, 2012

    "Recent polls show that more people like Romney than like Obama."

    -----------

    Whatever RedShirt --

    I can even use FoxNews to counter your lame arguemnt:

    "President Obama tops Republican Mitt Romney in a head-to-head matchup, according to the latest Fox News poll, which finds American voters feeling more positive about the economy.

    Obama would have an advantage of 46 percent to 39 percent over Romney, if the election were held today. Three weeks ago the candidates were tied at 46 percent each."

    ~ FoxNews May 16th, 2012

  • A1994 Centerville, UT
    May 17, 2012 1:06 p.m.

    @fresnogirl

    Let's not be hasty in calling Bush an awful president. Things were better when he was in office. No?

  • Redshirt1701 Deep Space 9, Ut
    May 18, 2012 8:09 a.m.

    To "LDS Liberal" is that the best you have? SOmething that changes on a daily basis based on whims of the people?

    Never mind the fact that on the other 6 items that I listed, you are 100% in disagreement with the majority of people.

    Again, your views are not inline with most of the US, and your approval of Obama is a fickle thing that won't become more consistant for a few months.

  • reenie72 Sierra Vista, AZ
    May 19, 2012 1:01 p.m.

    Good grief, here we go again. America should vote for the person who they believe can do the best job. The guy we got now can't do the job. Mr. Romney is qualified to do the job. Why would anyone want to go through another 4 years of what we have had with Obama. All he cares about is taking trips all over the world at our expence instead of staying home and taking care of business. Oh now, I know! He doesn't know how to take care of business. Vote for Romney, he's the only and best person AMERICA has to survive.