Obama Uses Bush Endorsement Of Romney As Fundraising Pitch

Craig Bannister
By Craig Bannister | May 16, 2012 | 10:34 AM EDT

Funny, how a president whose campaign slogan is “Forward” can’t stop looking back.

Pres. George W. Bush endorsed Mitt Romney this week – and the Obama campaign pounced on the news to make an e-mail pitch for donations (emphasis added):

“There's one question that Mitt Romney and his campaign can't answer: How would your administration be different from George W. Bush's? The silence on this question is deafening.”

“Earlier today, George W. Bush formally endorsed his natural successor: Mitt Romney,” the e-mail from says in its effort to cash in on the Bush endorsement:

“Welcome George W. Bush back to the campaign trail with a donation right now. A Republican Party spokesperson has described Romney's economic plan as the same as Bush's, ‘just updated.’”

The e-mail links to an online donation page, which also warns of the threat that Romney, as president, would emulate Bush:

“George W. Bush has officially endorsed Mitt Romney.

“The feeling is mutual: Romney has been endorsing Bush—and his policies—since he started campaigning.

“We've been down that road, and we're not going back.”

Three years in, the administration is still blaming the nation’s economic woes on Bush. Now, it’s blaming Mitt Romney on Bush, too.

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