George W. Bush Wants To Tag Along
You know how it is: you want to go out and do some schmoozing and partying, and the school doofus wants to tag along with you. What to do?
Republican presidential candidates are in a quandary. Do they want to be seen with the Worst President Ever when they go on the campaign trail? Bush is an excellent fundraiser. After all, the only people who still like him are the ones who’ve reaped millions from Iraqmire and those tax cuts.
White House contenders would love to get some of that cash, but if that means being dragged down, is it worth it?
Even the candidates who are in favor of the War on Iraq are trying to be cautious. Romney, Giuliani, McCain and Fred Thompson all agree with Bush, but somehow his name never comes up when they're campaigning.
A political expert from the American Enterprise Institute said: “Let's face it, you've basically got a president who is radioactive. I'm sure he'll be active, as he said, on the campaign trail. But frankly he's not going to be very visible on it."
Hopefully some Democratic campaign strategists will get a clue here. Republican White House candidates need to be made synonymous — completely interchangeable — with Dumbya and Iraqmire. Bush’s Reign of Error has been an albatross, and we need to make sure the Republican candidates are wearing it around their necks.