George H.W., as well as his son George W. Bush, have announced that they will not be casting their vote in the 2016 election. Since ‘he who shall not be named’ won the Republican nomination, members of the GOP have come out refusing to vote for the winning candidate, some even leaving the Republican party outright.
Arguably America’s most dimwitted President ever, George W. Bush knows that a Trump administration could bring great harm to the country. Despite George W. being a war criminal, even he knows that ‘he who shall not be named’ should not be elected the next President of the United States.
According to The Washington Post, this will be the first time the Bush’s have not endorsed the Republican nominee:
“Although George H.W. Bush and George W. Bush have not critiqued Trump in so many words, they have made some veiled criticisms. At a campaign event for his brother Jeb Bush in February, Bush 43 noted that in his experience, “the strongest person in the room usually isn’t the loudest one in the room.”
And Bush 41’s silence tells its own story.”
George W. Bush has done his best to stay out of the political spotlight since leaving the White House in 2008, and so far this election cycle, both he and his father have stayed relatively quiet about the progress, or lack thereof.
It is believed that that this anti-endorsement from the Bush men is a direct response to the verbal bashing of George W. by Donald Trump. Trump has been calling out George W. in the media for his part in the Iraq War disaster, bringing much unwanted attention to the Bush family.
This response to ‘he who shall not be named’ clinching the Republican nomination is not exactly uncommon this year, but it was definitely an unexpected move for the diehard Republican family. To throw away one’s vote is an act of defiance, and the fact that the Bush’s would rather Hillary Clinton become President speaks volumes of the character of both ‘he who shall not be named’ AND Hillary Clinton.