George W. Bush: ‘I’m for Mitt Romney’


george-w-bushMitt Romney has the support of George W. Bush.

“I’m for Mitt Romney,” Bush told ABC News this morning as the doors of an elevator closed on him, after he gave a speech on human rights a block from his old home – the White House.

Bush’s endorsement isn’t a surprise, given that Romney is virtually the Republican Party’s nominee. But the 43rd president has been absent from the 2012 campaign and hasn’t made any public comments showing his support for Romney.

Romney did get the formal backing of Bush’s parents, President George H.W. Bush and Barbara Bush, in March.

People who worked in the Bush administration say they doubt the former president will be campaigning for Romney this year. Even in his post-presidential life, Bush still gets a lot of the blame for the poor economy, according to polls, though he has become more popular since leaving office.

Bush was speaking today at an event to promote the George W. Bush Presidential Center’s campaign for human rights activists around the world.

{ABC News/ Newscenter}


  1. Maintaining your silence is the best think that the leader of the free world can do in his time away from his job huh? Or is that just taking the 5th?

  2. #1 – the “Free World” doesn’t exist any more. The term was used to designate the countries that supported democracy against the threat of Soviet imperial expansion.The Soviet Union has been dead and gone for twenty years (probably longer than you’ve been alive). There is no longer any division of the world’s countries along those lines, so the term is obsolete.

    And yes, silence is the best thing Mr. Bush can do right now to help the Republican party. He’s smart enough to see that and honest enough to act on it.

  3. Why would anyone want an endorsement from this failed President?

    He directly caused the tremendous losses of the Republicans in the prior presidential election