Tuesday, March 4, 2008

McCain and Bush

CNN's Dana Bash reports that McCain will travel to the White House tomorrow to appear with President Bush and accept his endorsement for the presidency.

McCain's advisers have made a good decision, in my view, to put this inevitable photo op at the front end of the general election campaign. They knew it was going too have to happen; apparently they believe that the sooner they can get it out of the way, the better. The news value of the appearance will be swallowed up, to a degree, by the morning-afters of today's action and continued campaigning by the Democratic candidates.

Also, CNN reports, with nothing more to lose, Mike Huckabee will drop out on Thursday, Bash reports.