VIDEO- Mitt Romney twofer: He avoids naming new supporter George Bush AND avoids the press


Remember this from the other day?

“’I’m for Mitt Romney,” Bush told ABC News Tuesday morning “as the doors of an elevator closed on him.”

Boy howdy, that was some enthusiastic, weighty endorsement, wasn't it? Of course, Willard probably couldn't WAIT to tout that one all over the airwaves, because a thumbs up from a former president is really something to crow about!

Then again, Willard must have taken Press Avoidance 101 from Sarah Palin, Avoider in Chief. Or was that Sharron Angle? They tend to run together, all them crazed GOPeeps. But I digress.

St. Petersburg, Florida (CNN) - The day after former President George W. Bush gave him an impromptu endorsement, presumptive GOP nominee Mitt Romney pointedly avoided naming his new supporter in a Wednesday speech.

Instead, Romney referred to Bush five times as a "predecessor" to President Barack Obama.

What? No Bush boasting? Gee, I can't imagine why.

St. Petersburg, Florida (CNN) Press aides for the Romney campaign and a lone Secret Service agent attempted to physically block reporters from asking questions of the GOP contender along an event rope line in Saint Petersburg, Florida on Wednesday.

The brief altercation was captured on video by CNN. A spokeswoman from the Romney campaign later called it "an error."

Not only does Mitt turn audiences off with his personality, he turns reporters off at public events... literally. That's what happens when you're a candidate who can't answer questions directly and who has no specific remedies for all those specific problems he likes to specifically bring up at every turn.

Here's the video:


CNN's Jim Acosta was in Florida as Romney aides and a Secret Service agent kept reporters away from the candidate.