History 1st Pres and VP no show at convention

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    This is the first time in the history of the conventions that the incumbent President and Vice President did not show up. I understand that they were supposed to be there on the first night. The Gustav Hurricane changed that. They did not show up after. Laura Bush made it there. George gave a speech from the White House. Cheney was not there at all. He did not show up at Gustav either.

    Any thoughts on why?
     
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    nobody with a brain that wants mccain elected wanted bush or cheney to show up. there is your reason.

    or we can blame the hurricane.
     
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    Dick Cheney didn't get the VP nomination again. So an angry Dick Cheney armed with a gun wouldn't be good for Sarah Palin or John McCain.

    (Though if he did end up shooting one of them in the face, think he'll be able to get them to say sorry too?)

    Seriously though, the GOP wants to distance McCain from Bush and Cheney as far as possible. They probably wouldn't of even had Bush give a speech at all if it wasn't for the fact he is the President and has a loyal (though small) base at this point.

    The Democrats would of been able to have a field day if we had another one of these.

    $john-mccain-george-w-bush-hug-lead.jpg

    And I must say, that picture will never get old. :lol:
     
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    My opinion only is that McCain is going to try to distance himself as FAR as he can from Bush, and perhaps Cheney from here out, as he can. :eusa_shhh: It would be the smartest move he could make. :eusa_clap:
     
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    No they didn't want him to show up. Especially since McCain has changed his tune to change. In the last few weeks he has retooled all of his ideas.
     
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    I do love that picture. I may print out out and hang it with my pride parade photos and see if any of my LGBT friends notice who that is.
     
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    first time in history sitting pres had an approval rating under 30 percent during the convention

    and W is not Truman, history will judge him harshly, he ignored the Phoenix memo, he let Osama run free as a bird through Paki, and destroyed the economy
     
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    Nobody wanted hom. They were afraid he would bring his gun. :D
     
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    Maybe Palin and Cheney could go hunting together sometime. The one that comes back is the better shot.
     
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    lol .... I think "she" would win! :lol:
     

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