Today in Washington, D.C., there was a formal welcome for Senator McCain at the North Portico, followed by lunch in President Bush's private dining room and an endorsement in the Rose Garden, the White House said.
The President's endorsement concluded about 5 minutes ago and President Bush said that he would campaign, raise money, attend rallies and do everything he could for Senator McCain.
After the fifth question by the liberal media on the same topic to W: Doesn't campaigning for the 2008 Republican nominee by the President hurt Senator McCain's chances of winning in November?
Classic W: Well, if he [McCain] wants me to say I am not for him, I can do that too.
Seemed to be a nice little injection of humor by the President.
At the end of the day, I am sure Senator McCain will seek W's fundraising help in Texas, Utah, Kansas and certain other States as well as private home fundraisers everywhere, but I would imagine there will be few public appearances of them together in Michigan, Wisconsin, Minnesota (other than the Convention), New Hampshire, Ohio and Florida.