HOUSTON - Former President George HW Bush sparked some major political buzz thanks to word that he may vote for Hillary Clinton.
BBQ restaurant owner and outspoken Republican Ronnie Webber thinks he’s full of bologna.
“You cannot support the Democrat and call yourself a Republican,” said Webber. “I think he is misguided,” he added.
A Facebook post started the story about Bush backing Clinton.
Former Maryland Lt. Governor Kathleen Hartington Kennedy Townsend, of the Kennedy family, said Bush told her he’s voting for Hillary.
Politico first reported the story before others picked it up.
“I know Trump ran against his son, and I know it was a disappointment for them, but I still felt like they should hold to their values,” said Republican Bonnie Miller.
“I’m an old man and he’s older than me,” said Republican Ken Miller. “I think he might be a little confused right now,” he added.
“There are many, many Republicans who feel the same way,” said KHOU political analyst Bob Stein.
Stein believes there’s a fight for the hearts of minds of many Republicans and Bush’s possible support for Hillary Clinton might sway some of them..
“Clearly, the overwhelming majority of Republicans in Texas are voting for Donald Trump,” said Stein. “But 5, 6, 7%, some think 9% might not,” he added. “They have other options here.”
A spokesman for Bush 41 did not deny the possible endorsement.
"The vote President Bush will cast as a private citizen in some 50 days will be just that: a private vote cast in some 50 days. He is not commenting on the presidential race in the interim,” said spokesman Jim McGrath.
Webber believes the former President he supported years ago can still change his mind.
“None of the Bushes were the perfect candidate, and look what they did,” said Webber.
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