Skip to comments.Draft Jeb Bush [Republican Establishment Going Over the Cliff: NO MORE BUSHES]
Posted on 01/24/2012 6:48:24 PM PST by Steelfish
JANUARY 24 Draft Jeb Bush A charismatic and accomplished governor can save the Republican party.
In the early months of the election year, a polarizing president with a lackluster approval rating bided his time as the opposition party unraveled. Its nominating fight dissolved into chaos as the establishment front-runner collapsed, and an insurgent with a talent for galvanizing his partys base surged, despite persistent fears about his electoral appeal beyond the partys hardcore.
A protracted primary fight ensued, with the insurgent and the partys resistant establishment eviscerating each other for months; by the time it ran its course, a president who seemed imminently beatable was ahead by double digits. The story ends with that same president winning by an historic margin over a party that rejected its recent past in favor of a dangerously uncertain future.
This is a recounting of the 1972 election season. If it has the feel of a premonition, its because Republicans look dangerously on the verge of repeating the demolition derby that so weakened Democrats that year.
Mitt Romney may be a better-constructed front-runner than Ed Muskie, but he is still a flawed contender whose candidacy seems at odds with his partys mood and whose own half-answers have made his wealth seem shadowy and amoral. Newt Gingrich may be a far better-known quantity than the hapless George McGovern, but he still seems, like McGovern, more suited to the task of revolution than political persuasion. Republicans are, and should be, very worried.
Enter the last dream date that Republicans may have at their disposal. His name is Jeb Bush, and this time, there is a feasibility around the idea that seemed unthinkable months ago.
To be sure, the Jeb scenario will need more instability in order to flourish. The likeliest path...
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The similarities may be there vaguely, but if the RINO interference actually does dare to go to MACH 90 to achieve another cram down nominee, it will backfire and either really seal Newt’s deal, or if he should be found bought out, paid out, or in any manner ejected, rejected, or comes up missing, no one will vote Republican at all for ions.
The conclusion is/will be that the Establishement would truly prefer to govern over a fallen nation before they would be seen supporting the people’s nominee and a conservative at that. They are fearful not of Newt but FOR themselves under Newt and the only conservative thing about them is conserving their own power.
I have to agree with Jesse Jackson on this one.
“Stay out da Bushes!”
Exactly. Funny that the same people who claimed Palin had to make up her mind back in August (Krauthammer, Rove, etc) are now saying Daniels can simply jump right in... in January. LOL!
Yes, and globalists are traitors.
Doing that would be the end of my support of the republican party.
I saw he was considering a switch to the GOP.
It’s like 1979-1980 all over again. GHW Bush trashing Reagan and John Anderson going third party. How did that work out for you RINO’s?
No Way. No one named BUSH will be able to win a Presidential election this year. How stupid do these people get?
Look everyone who wanted to, had a chance to toss their hat into the ring. They all chickened out. I’ll go with whoever is left standing and I hope it’s Newt. I think he’s smarter than any of these “dream boats” anyway.
If this really happens I’ll have to get a lot more serious about my alcohol consumption.
Artur Davis is a self confessed voter fraud participant and a Democrat who has just reminded me of why I stopped taking National Review years ago.
“Hey Jeb remember Terri, some of us still do.”
Yeah, there are a lot of us here, who do.
You couldn’t pay me to vote for another Bush. When the current crop of losers have all failed to reach the delegate goal, we should draft Sarah Palin, and that’s that. I won’t vote for anybody else. And when she’s president, she should tap Ron Paul for Treasury Secretary. That’s the area he shines in.
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