Remember how on Sept. 11, 2001, George W. Bush flew in Air Force One to Nebraska to hide after the attacks.
Well, history’s repeating itself. Now, just two days before the election, Bush is going back to Nebraska to campaign for a Republican member of Congress in what should be a safe Republican district. Nebraska is apparently one of the few places in the country where local GOP politicians feel comfortable having Bush visit right now.
(Omaha World Herald) Both sides find reason to cheer President Bush’s visit
Bush’s trip to Nebraska might provide a welcoming port.
In the 2004 presidential election, Bush took 66 percent of the Nebraska vote, his fourth-best showing. He received 75 percent of the vote in the 3rd District, where 59 percent of registered voters are Republican.
That was the ninth-best congressional district for Bush nationwide.
“The fact that Bush is visiting such friendly territory on the last Sunday before the elections is indicative of serious problems for Republicans on both the state and national level,” said Barry Rubin, executive director of the Nebraska Democratic Party.
The Cornhusker State — where George W. Bush goes in times of trouble.