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McCain Appears (Briefly) With Bush After Fundraiser


From CBS News' John Bentley:

President Bush's fundraiser for John McCain last night produced all of 15 seconds of video of them together at the Phoenix airport (and you can bet the Democrats will be showing that video a few hundred times before November), but raised around $3 million for the Republican Party.

The fundraiser was at a private home in Phoenix, and as is the case with most fundraisers for Republicans or Democrats, closed to the press. But that didn't stop Barack Obama from criticizing McCain for meeting with the president behind closed doors. "No cameras. No reporters. And we all know why. Sen. McCain doesn't want to be seen, hat-in-hand, with the president whose failed policies he promises to continue for another four years," Obama said. "But the question for the American people is: Do we want to continue George Bush's policies?"

McCain will hold a town hall meeting later this morning in Reno, Nevada, about children's issues, followed by a fundraiser there and in Los Angeles.