George W. Bush to speak in Pennsylvania on GOP presidential primary day

Nicholas Ballasy Senior Video Reporter
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Former President George W. Bush will deliver a speech in Pennsylvania on the day of the state’s GOP presidential primary. Bush is the only prominent politician in his family that has not made an endorsement in the 2012 presidential race.

Bush will give the keynote address at the Plumstead Christian School’s annual “Founders Forum” on the Calvary Church’s campus in Souderton, according to the school’s official website.

His father, former President George H. W. Bush is the most recent member of the Bush family to endorse former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney for president.

Bush reportedly asked Romney if his son had endorsed him for president yet.

“I haven’t met with President George W. Bush,” Romney said. “We speak from time to time.”

Barbara Bush, his wife, replied, “We’ll talk about that.”

The former first lady endorsed Romney before the Super Tuesday primaries.

“We have known the Romneys for years and believe Mitt is the best man to lead the country for the next four years and Ann will make a great first lady,” she said.

Their son, former Florida Governor Jeb Bush, also recently endorsed Romney. (RELATED: Jeb Bush endorses Mitt Romney)

George W. Bush, however, has not endorsed a candidate for president to date. His speech will be delivered in the home state of former Senator Rick Santorum, who predicted that he would “absolutely” win the Pennsylvania presidential primary on April 24.

“We and he [Bush] are aware that his time with us is on the night of the PA Republican presidential primary race, but we will be focusing his comments and the questions we ask in three separate question and answer times to his own presidency, his faith, how his faith informed his presidency, and other personal questions related to his family, baseball, his presidential library on the campus of SMU, etc.,” said Patrick Fitzpatrick, Head of School and Secondary Principal at the Plumstead Christian School.

“We will stay away from questions pertaining to current politics including the current race,” he added.

Fitzpatrick told TheDC that the school booked former President Bush through the Washington Speakers Bureau.

The Bush Presidential Center’s press office did not respond to The Daily Caller’s request for comment on this story.

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