This Election, Modest Tour for President - New York Times
This Election, Modest Tour for President - New York Times: "During the last two elections, the fumes of Air Force One worked like political magic dust for the candidates lucky enough to score visits from Mr. Bush.
Candidates flew to Washington just to be seen arriving back home on his 747. Local newspapers doubled as welcome mats, and television reporters and radio hosts excitedly echoed his verbal jabs at Democrats long after he had left.
But 2006 is not 2004 or, for that matter, 2002, when Mr. Bush’s last minute, 17-city tour won credit for helping his party buck history by gaining seats in a midterm election cycle in which it also held the presidency."
Heck, he was in Perry, Georgia--prime Bush country--for two days!