George W. Bush to skip GOP convention

George Bush is a proud man but I'll bet no one had to tell him that he wouldn't be welcome at the Republican convention. His opponents would never give him credit, but Bush's post presidency has been one of dignity and restraint -- unlike Clinton and Carter who have injected themselves into both domestic and international affairs with regularity. Still, publicly turning down Romney's invitation must have been painful. Politico: Former President George W. Bush will not attend the Republican convention next month in Tampa, POLITICO has learned.  "President Bush was grateful for the invitation to the Republican National Convention," Bush spokesman Freddy Ford wrote in an e-mail.  "He supports Governor Romney and wants him to succeed. President Bush is confident that Mitt Romney will be a great President. But he's still enjoying his time off the political stage and respectfully declined the invitation to go to Tampa." Asked if the former president had been invited to only...(Read Full Post)