It's almost enough to make you feel sorry for the poor guy:

Former President George W. Bush will be skipping the Republican National Convention this summer, his office said Friday, continuing the relative seclusion – and self-imposed remove — from presidential politics that he has kept since leaving office.

For Bush, the good news is that he's a really healthy guy from long-lived parents and so, like Herbert Hoover, he'll probably live long enough to eventually see his own party publicly embrace him again. The bad news is, that day is decades away.