George H.W. Bush has been out of the White House for more than 20 years, but he can still provide a major boost to Republicans. Or at least his colorful socks can.
The Republican National Committee told CNN that it has raised $1 million thanks to a set of socks with orange, yellow, green, and blue stripes — which also bear Bush 41's embroidered signature, plus a Republican elephant logo.
The RNC has been selling the socks since April, in exchange for a minimum contribution of $35, in a campaign that involved both e-mail blasts to their supporters and some entertaining tweets.
As the elder Bush said in one of the RNC's fundraising e-mails: "I'm a self-proclaimed sock man. The louder, the brighter, the crazier the pattern — the better."