In a move that was expected, though not entirely uncontroversial, President George W. Bush has formally endorsed Senator John McCain in his bid for the White House.
In an arguably uncomfortable or casually rowdy presentation at the White House, George Bush said, "I've campaigned for him and I've campaigned against him . . . and I'm proud to be his friend."
In response to questions of a seeming extension of the current administration, George Bush said he ran on change in 2000, but not in 2004. He said, "every candidate has to say change. That's what the American people want." He went on to say that McCain has the experience to face to the challenges saying, "John McCain understands those stakes." Whether he endorses McCain or is against him, Bush said of his official stance, either way, "I want him to win."