The Republicans3 16 2008 Bush: I Have to Wait and See

Bush: "I Have to Wait and See"

Wearing an Air Force flight jacket and nibbling on cheese and crackers, George Bush was sitting with his wife Barbara and campaign chairman James Baker when he invited TIME Correspondent David Beckwith to the forward compartment of Air Force Two last Friday for his first interview as the Republican presidential candidate. Dan Quayle and his wife were one cabin back with Bush's senior staff. Excerpts:

Q. In 1972 George McGovern said he was behind Eagleton 1,000%. Will you make a similar statement about Quayle?

Bush. You heard me support him today and yesterday. I can't do any more than that. There's...

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