Bush Endorses McCain
To Support McCain
A day after clinching the Republican presidential nomination, Sen. John McCain won the endorsement of President Bush, who praised his one-time political opponent as a man "who will bring determination to defeat an enemy and a heart big enough to love those who hurt."
To help shore up GOP support for McCain, Bush called Republicans who have dropped out of the presidential race — including Giuliani, Romney, former Tennessee Sen. Fred Thompson and former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee — to urge them to rally around McCain.