Ah, The Power Of Incumbency


Bush knows it. He uses the tools of the office to his advantage. Check out Air Force One circling Daytona:

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Erick Erickson


  • You’re right on. I took a class on the U.S. Presidency in college, the professor said that if he were president, and running his re-election campaign, he’d find out where the challenger was speaking, and show up in Air Force One prior to the other guys speech, just for the effect of using AFO as a campaign tool. Awesome.

  • I was at a group meeting in my office and was just looking out of the window when I saw Air Force One fly over part of the city. I couldn’t believe my eyes! It was just beautiful. It might have been the decoy or the real one. I never found out which. But it was an incredible moment!

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