George W. Bush is nowhere in evidence. George W. Bush has NOT hit the campaign trail on behalf of John McCain, even though McCain had expressed hopes that he would do so. George W. Bush did not even show up at his Party's convention.
John McCain, aka John McSame, realized quickly that he didn't want George W. Bush anywhere near him. He has struggled to distance himself from G.W. and his failed administration.
Dickie Cheney has been out of sight, also. How many McCain/Palin rallies did Cheney attend to offer his encouragement and support?
John McCain, aka John McSame, doesn't want Dickie Cheney anywhere near him, either.
But yesterday, Cheney leaped out from his hiding place to bestow upon John McSame a kiss of death endorsement. Cheney, in the open, in front of god and everyone, said he was "delighted to support John McCain."
McCain said, "Crap!" (I made that up. But it's probably true.)
Barack Obama, though, thought Cheney's endorsement a fine idea. Obama has claimed, rightfully, that McCain/Palin represent a continuation of the Bush administration, and Cheney's endorsement verified that claim.
Obama said: "I'd like to congratulate Senator McCain on this endorsement because he really earned it. That endorsement didn't come easy. Senator McCain had to vote 90 percent of the time with George Bush and Dick Cheney to get it. He served as Washington's biggest cheerleader for going to war in Iraq, and supports economic policies that are no different from the last eight years. So Senator McCain worked hard to get Dick Cheney's support."
"Shoot!" said Cheney, when told of Obama's remarks. Everybody ducked!