Has this ever happened before in American electoral history? President Bush is so unpopular that he has not appeared in public in a single event in support of a Republican candidate this election year.
According to CBS News:
Rose Garden with Mr. Bush: “I intend to have as much possible
campaigning events together, as it is in keeping with the President's
heavy schedule. And I look forward to that opportunity.”
It might prove to be the biggest whopper McCain has uttered during his presidential campaign.
[pic from Yan Zhang, via Flickr]