Former President George W. Bush, who is skipping the Republican National Convention and has endorsed but not publicly embraced Mitt Romney, conveyed his support for the presumptive GOP nominee’s campaign today by visiting his Boston headquarters.
Accompanied by former first lady Laura Bush, the ex-president was introduced to the staff by Ann Romney before he spoke, a campaign spokeswoman said.
“The former president praised the steady leadership of campaign and encouraged staffers present ‘to seize the moment,’” ABC News reported.
Mitt Romney did not attend because he was preparing to speak to a VFW convention in Reno, Nev.
While former President George H.W. Bush has appeared with Romney to endorse him, his son has not held the same public event.
In May, George W. Bush declared, “I’m for Mitt Romney,” as an ABC News reporter questioned him in Washington while the door of an elevator closed in front of the former president.
The Bushes were in Boston to visit a charter school and so the former president could address the Global Business Travel Association’s annual conference.
The couple dined Monday night at Towne Stove and Spirits in the Hynes Convention Center.Glen Johnson can be reached at email@example.com. Follow him on Twitter @globeglen.