The last U.S. Republican president, George W. Bush, did not attend the recent Republican National Convention, which was held in Tampa.
TPM contends, “Since George W. Bush left office in early 2009 with a rock-bottom approval rating and the nation in the midst of a financial crisis, Republicans don’t like to talk about the last time they held the White House.”
“….The convention showed a video in which Presidents George H.W. Bush and George W. Bush reminisced about their time in office. But they kept it lighthearted, sidestepping all of the many landmines the younger Bush’s presidency still holds for Republicans," reports TPM.
A video, huh?
In contrast, former president Bill Clinton, not only attended the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte yesterday, he gave an electrifying speech and formally nominated Barack Obama for re-election.
Politico reports that Clinton’s nearly 50-minute speech was praised by pundits and reporters on all three cable news networks. (Pundits Swoon Over Bill Clinton’s Speech)
Elizabeth Warren, who is running for the seat once held by the late Sen. Ted Kennedy, spoke just before Clinton. (For more, See USA TODAY report)
And speaking of videos and Ted Kennedy, the Democratic National Convention showed a video Tuesday: a video tribute to the late Sen. Ted Kennedy and his accomplishments.
It featured footage from debates from the 1994 contest for U.S. Senate between Kennedy and Mitt Romney, such as this exchange:
ROMNEY: “I believe that abortion should be safe and legal in this country. I believe that since Roe v. Wade has been the law for 20 years, that we should sustain and support it. And I sustain and support that law and the right of a woman to make that choice.”
KENNEDY: “On the question of the choice issue — I have supported the Roe v. Wade. I am pro-choice. My opponent is multiple choice.”
The clip includes Kennedy mocking Romney as a flip-flopper.
Click on this link to the video and TPM article Ghost of Ted Kennedy Haunts Mitt Romney at DNC