George H. W. Bush will cast his vote in November in hopes that Democrat Hillary Clinton will occupy the Oval Office, as Bush himself did before failing in his 1992 re-election bid against Hillary's husband, Bill. That's according to a Kennedy clan member who posted the news about the 41st president on her Facebook page. The Bushes and the Clintons have been running against, around, and alongside each other for decades now -- they're good friends who no longer try to hide their mutual affinity. But it probably wasn't Bill Clinton who convinced the 92-year-old Bush to side with Hillary.
No, the decision -- like almost every political decision George H. W. Bush makes -- is easier to trace to Brent Scowcroft, his most influential adviser. Scowcroft, a lifelong Republican who was National Security Adviser for Bush (41) and who also worked in the administration of his son George W. Bush (43), proclaimed in June that he would vote for Clinton in the general election. Scowcroft credited Clinton with the "wisdom and experience to lead our country at this critical time." Indeed, George H. W. Bush and Scowcroft are on the same page both figuratively and literally -- they authored a book together called A World Transformed.
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