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Draft Jeb Bush [Republican Establishment Going Over the Cliff: NO MORE BUSHES]
National Review ^ | January 24, 2012 | Artur Davis

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.

Artur Davis

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 party’s base surged, despite persistent fears about his electoral appeal beyond the party’s hardcore.

A protracted primary fight ensued, with the insurgent and the party’s 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, it’s 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 party’s 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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TOPICS: Politics
KEYWORDS: bushdynasty; jeb; notgonnahappen; stayoutdabushes
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To: TitansAFC; fightinJAG

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.


51 posted on 01/24/2012 8:11:37 PM PST by RitaOK (LET 'ER RIP, NEWT. NEWT 2012 / Rick Bachmann=Tool of the RINO/Romney backers)
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To: Steelfish

I have to agree with Jesse Jackson on this one.

“Stay out da Bushes!”


52 posted on 01/24/2012 8:11:42 PM PST by Nik Naym (It's not my fault... I have compulsive smartass disorder.)
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To: TitansAFC

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!


53 posted on 01/24/2012 8:14:16 PM PST by nhwingut (Sarah Palin 12... No One Else.)
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To: omega4179

Yes, and globalists are traitors.


54 posted on 01/24/2012 8:19:57 PM PST by freedomfiter2 (Brutal acts of commission and yawning acts of omission both strengthen the hand of the devil.)
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To: Old Sarge

Doing that would be the end of my support of the republican party.


55 posted on 01/24/2012 8:55:12 PM PST by gunner03
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To: hinckley buzzard

I saw he was considering a switch to the GOP.


56 posted on 01/24/2012 9:06:56 PM PST by scrabblehack
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To: Steelfish

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?


57 posted on 01/24/2012 9:25:06 PM PST by Fledermaus (I can't fiddle so I'll just open a cold beer as I watch America burn.)
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To: Steelfish

Oh Nooooooooo!!!!


58 posted on 01/24/2012 9:30:53 PM PST by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: Steelfish

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.


59 posted on 01/24/2012 9:42:08 PM PST by greeneyes (Moderation in defense of your country is NO virtue. Let Freedom Ring.)
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To: Steelfish

If this really happens I’ll have to get a lot more serious about my alcohol consumption.


60 posted on 01/24/2012 10:07:54 PM PST by pankot
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To: Steelfish

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.


61 posted on 01/25/2012 4:23:27 AM PST by jmaroneps37 (Conservatism is truth. Liberalism is lies.)
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To: Steelfish
Hate to sound like a broken record; but I'll say it again. Hey Jeb remember Terri, some of us still do.
62 posted on 01/25/2012 5:44:21 AM PST by duckman (Go Newt...)
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To: duckman

“Hey Jeb remember Terri, some of us still do.”

Yeah, there are a lot of us here, who do.


63 posted on 02/10/2012 5:32:03 PM PST by CondorFlight (I)
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To: Steelfish

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.


64 posted on 02/25/2012 1:30:39 AM PST by Wyoming Cowboy
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