Bush: I Woulda Endorsed Obama Reportedly told a group of Brits he wouldn't vote for McCain, too By Kate Seamons, Newser Staff Posted Nov 10, 2010 8:47 AM CST 52 comments Comments Former President George W. Bush signs a copy of his book "Decision Points" at a store near his Dallas home, Tuesday, Nov. 9, 2010. (AP Photo/LM Otero) (Newser) – George Bush's stop-the-presses revelations just won't stop, though the latest comes by way of a dusty anecdote that's finally seeing the light of day. Alex Barker, writing for the Financial Times reveals that in an Oval Office meeting with Gordon Brown and other British dignitaries during the 2008 campaign season, John McCain came up in conversation. Bush reportedly told the group (according to two who were there): "I probably won’t even vote for the guy. I had to endorse him. But I’d have endorsed Obama if they’d asked me." Barker recounts the "flash of astonishment" that befell the British crew, but says the alleged comments weren't "completely unexpected," considering the lack of love between Bush and McCain (he points to their dirty fight in the 2000 South Carolina primary).