John McCain on his memories tour has struck away from the political legacy of President George W. Bush, as he sought to plot an obstacle-strewn course back to the White House for the Republicans.
“The point is, I’m not running on the Bush presidency, I’m running on my own service to the country, my own record in the House of Representatives and the United States Senate and my vision for the future,” McCain told ABC television.
But as Think Progress reports:
. . . on right-wing radio talker Mike Gallagher’s show this past Friday, McCain struck a different tone, proudly declaring that “no one has supported President Bush on Iraq more than I have.” “Let me emphasize that there are many national security issues that I have strongly supported the president and steadfastly so,” added McCain.
Later in the interview, McCain reiterated that he has “agreed with the president on many issues,” though he said “there are some issues” they have not agreed on.
File this under things you’ll be hearing again between now and November.