With talk that Ron Paul and others might be looking at a third party try, Bush is telling allies that it would kill the GOP’s chance of retaking the White House. “He said the election would be over,” according to former Rep. Lou Frey, R-Fla., a Bush friend and former House colleague who visited with the former president two weeks ago.
Frey and others met with Bush in Houston two weeks ago to present him with a lifetime achievement award from the United States Association of Former Members of Congress. He said that while talking about putting a Republican in the Oval Office in a three way-race, Bush added, “you could forget about it.”
Bush hasn’t endorsed, but former first lady Barbara Bush has made robo-calls for Mitt Romney in Ohio and Vermont.