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Bush Would Have Endorsed Obama? 'Ridiculous,' Aide Says

President George W. Bush and Sen. John McCain, March 5, 2008. Bush endorsed McCain that day.

March 5, 2008 at the White House: President George W. Bush endorses the presidential bid of fellow Republican Sen. John McCain of Arizona. Gerald Herbert/AP hide caption

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One day after the Financial Times' Westminster blog ran this headline ... :

"Bush: 'I probably won't even vote for McCain' "

... And said that "two people present" during a 2008 visit to the Oval Office by British dignitaries claimed Bush also said, "I'd have endorsed Obama if they'd asked me." ...

... There's this:

" 'This is ridiculous and untrue,' Bush spokesman David Sherzer told Politico. 'President Bush proudly supported John McCain in the election and voted for him.' "

There's much more for political junkies over at It's All Politics.



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