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Report: Jeb Bush likely to endorse Romney before Florida primary
Hot Air ^ | January 12, 2012 | Allahpundit

Posted on 01/12/2012 10:11:50 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet

Surprising. The odds of this happening, given the Bush family’s antipathy to Gingrich and Perry, couldn’t have been much higher than 98 or 99 percent.

Second look at political dynasties backing establishment candidates?

Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush plans to endorse former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney before the Jan. 31 Florida primary, a Florida GOP source close to Bush told BuzzFeed Thursday.

The endorsement from Bush, who despite prodding from members of his famous family and prominent Republicans decided to sit out the 2012 contest, is the latest sign that the Republican establishment is coalescing around Romney after months publicly griping about finding another candidate…

The Florida Herald-Tribune reported yesterday that First Lady Laura Bush told a Sunshine State audience this week that her husband “and I wish he would [run for president.] We wanted him to this time.”

If there’s any significance to this scoop, that’s it — that the odds of Jeb jumping in late to shake up the race have now declined from a fraction of one percent to absolute zero. I want more details on the timing, though. It makes no sense for Bush to wait until after South Carolina to endorse Romney since Romney’s almost certainly going to win Florida regardless. He leads there in all the recent polls, one of which has him up by more than 20 points, and he’s probably the only candidate in the field who can afford the huge expense of a sustained ad campaign there. Unless Sheldon Adelson’s ready to pour millions more into Newt’s Super PAC, Mitt might be able to lose South Carolina to Newt and still bounce back to win Florida. If he’s got Jeb’s endorsement, he should roll it out a day or two before SC votes in hopes of pulling some moderates away from Huntsman and squeaking past Newt to wrap up the nomination. Having Bush stump for him there would also make for a sweet complement to the support he’s getting from DeMint’s more conservative allies, including praise — if not a formal endorsement — from DeMint himself.

Here’s Jeb with Piers Morgan back in October talking about how “consistent” Romney is, which must be the first term any human has said that ever. Beneath that,

(VIDEO AT LINK)


TOPICS: Florida; Campaign News; Parties
KEYWORDS: bush; endorsements; florida; jebbush; romney; stayoutdabushes

1 posted on 01/12/2012 10:11:58 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

One thing for sure. 2012 will be known as the year of weeding out the fake conservatives.

Not that Jeb was ever suspected of being one in the first place.


2 posted on 01/12/2012 10:14:10 PM PST by tsowellfan (Video: The Real Romney (running to the left of Ted Kennedy) http://ow.ly/8rknZ)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Well , some will be crest fallen . Bolton and Bush on the same day. The hate list is growing. More to come . Get your pens ready.


3 posted on 01/12/2012 10:18:23 PM PST by fantom (,)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The Newt SuperPac needs money!

A few million now will save us all trillions down the road!


4 posted on 01/12/2012 10:19:10 PM PST by Bobalu (Newt is just the a-hole we need at a time like this)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Tremendous lobbying is going on in secret. Money, blackmail, threats. We cannot even imagine.


5 posted on 01/12/2012 10:22:29 PM PST by iowamark
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
After Reagan left, we have had a steady flow of friends and family in the WH.

If you don't belong, your not going to get the keys to the door.

6 posted on 01/12/2012 10:22:34 PM PST by VicVega (GEAUX SAINTS-LSU bleaux it in the BCS Championship game.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Please dear Gawd .... Heal the lame. for they are afflicted with mentally instability


7 posted on 01/12/2012 10:26:53 PM PST by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The GOP needs an enema.


8 posted on 01/12/2012 10:28:24 PM PST by dfwgator (Don't wake up in a roadside ditch. Get rid of Romney.)
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To: fantom
Well , some will be crest fallen . Bolton and Bush on the same day. The hate list is growing. More to come . Get your pens ready.

Boy, have you got that wrong!

The Fake Conservative list is growing.

We don't hate them, we do detest their bad choices and it confirms for many of us who bother to pay attention, what we already thought was the case.
9 posted on 01/12/2012 10:54:30 PM PST by SoConPubbie
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Well that ends any chance of Jeb ever getting elected to higher office......


10 posted on 01/12/2012 11:10:42 PM PST by SECURE AMERICA (Where can I sign up for the New American Revolution and the Crusades 2012?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Another useless endorsement.

We don't want Romney!

11 posted on 01/12/2012 11:15:48 PM PST by fortheDeclaration (All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing. Burke)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

No??!! Someone from the elitist, blue-blood, Bushie “moderate” RINO clan endorsing another country club elitist RINO? Who would have thunk it?


12 posted on 01/12/2012 11:28:56 PM PST by MCH
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To: VicVega
After Reagan left, we have had a steady flow of friends and family in the WH. If you don't belong, your not going to get the keys to the door.

There never was a huge difference between the politics and polices of Bush 1 & 2, Clinton, or Obama for that matter. It's all about Who's Turn to be King for four years? Bush Precedents and GOP Congressional ENABLERS set the way for the crisis of today and the complete abandonment of the U.S. Constitution by congress and presidents following Reagan.

We knew and expected that the DEMs would sell out our nation and abandon the Constitution. However the GOP is as bad now if not worse than the DEMs. The reason is this. The GOP pretends to be what it hasn't been in over two decades. The DEMs make no pretense they are nothing more than socalist.

13 posted on 01/12/2012 11:30:58 PM PST by cva66snipe (Two Choices left for U.S. One Nation Under GOD or One Nation Under Judgment? Which one say ye?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Shocked, completely shocked.

14 posted on 01/12/2012 11:33:12 PM PST by BerryDingle (I know how to deal with communists, I still wear their scars on my back from Hollywood-Ronald Reagan)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Its is all about Jeb in 2016 and the Blue Bloods will claim that Mittens lost because he was too Conservative and that only a moderate govern like Jeb can win in 2016, right!


15 posted on 01/12/2012 11:41:22 PM PST by Trueblackman (Posting on FR since 1998 and 100% teleprompter free post as well.)
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To: iowamark

Prior posting about Bain Capital being consulted by obama admin on the GM re-structure. For REAL. And completely unreal. We have obama because we had bush2. We had clinton because we had bush 1.

Bush 1 no matter how you slice it, was RINO city. His one term presidency consisted of unravelling Reagan. And NEWT got in his way big time.

No surprise here. There is a cartel running this country and it is NOT Conservative. And Romney will lose to obama, there is simply too much there for them to work with.


16 posted on 01/12/2012 11:58:24 PM PST by John S Mosby (Sic Semper Tyrannis)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
One Big (incestuous) Happy Family!!

This is taking on more and more of a veneer of the 1980 GOP primaries, Bush vs. The Good Guy dimension. (Although Good Guy this time is unfortunately split between several conservative candidates).

17 posted on 01/13/2012 12:02:54 AM PST by AmericanInTokyo (Will FREE REPUBLIC in 2012, morph slowly before our very own eyes, from CONSERVATIVE to R.I.N.O.????)
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To: VicVega

And they even made room in the New World Order for Marxist Communists who are destroying our Constitution and system of government. How do the Bushes account for that? HMMM.

What is it... HAAHHVAHD makes it all right.

Jeb Bush could no more run for President than the man in the moon. His wife (Mexican elitist and super class conscious), his daughter a drug addict of the first order.

There is a thread running through all of this. And it starts with Manuel Noriega. Dare one say— cocaine politics.
I’m serious. You have to remember GHW Bush was CIA director too. There are way too many of these “smart” hands in the pie. And their investment banker buddies, like Romney. This New World Order is the real problem. And they NEVER liked Reagan either. I miss Reagan.

The last patriots who knew who the commies were, were Reagan and William Casey (CIA director) who came from the days of clarity in the OSS. Who are the real patriots now?


18 posted on 01/13/2012 12:06:22 AM PST by John S Mosby (Sic Semper Tyrannis)
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To: BerryDingle

Buffy Biff and Mittens. Class of complete no clue. Out of touch for more than 25 years.

These are scary times, and perhaps the last of our Republic.

I am so sick of all of these people. Cowboy hats, argyle socks, and the halls of ivy morons. And now, Mittens.

The New World Order. Ronaldus Magnus where is YOUR heir?

It has to be us— not these Anglophile police state idiots.


19 posted on 01/13/2012 12:24:41 AM PST by John S Mosby (Sic Semper Tyrannis)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Jeb Bush likely to endorse Romney before Florida primary

Duhhh...He's a Bush isn't he?

20 posted on 01/13/2012 12:51:24 AM PST by D Rider
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

“The Florida Herald-Tribune reported yesterday that First Lady Laura Bush told a Sunshine State audience this week that her husband “and I wish he would [run for president.] We wanted him to this time.”

I never understood the bot’s love for this woman. During Dubya’s administration she came across as an obnoxious self righteous old biddy. Whether it was attacking conservatives as being sexist when against the Harriet Miers Supreme Court nomination fiasco to pimping out BILLIONS in increased Federal spending on the National Endowment for the Arts, she was a disgrace.


21 posted on 01/13/2012 3:05:43 AM PST by KantianBurke (Where was the Tea Party when Dubya was spending like a drunken sailor?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Democrats: “Here’s your health care!”
Us: “We don’t want it!”
Democrats: “Eat your peas!”

GOP: “Here’s your candidate!”
Us:”We don’t want him!”
GOP: “Eat your peas!”


22 posted on 01/13/2012 3:19:19 AM PST by COBOL2Java (Virginia GOP: Romney's favorite butt boys)
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To: Trueblackman

We will see them in thier true form when the RINO bastards pushing plastic hair hat man loses and the all jump to the Obama camp to plan against the peoples choice


23 posted on 01/13/2012 3:44:54 AM PST by ronnie raygun (V)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Well of course he will, his daddy told him to.


24 posted on 01/13/2012 4:31:25 AM PST by McGavin999 ("If you'll have my back when I go to Washington, I'll have yours" Rick Perry 2012)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

First McCain, now Jeb, whose next Charlie Crist? Or maybe Susan Collins.

With friends like those who needs a SuperPAC?

That “consistent conservative” thing is sure getting harder to sell


25 posted on 01/13/2012 4:34:06 AM PST by wilco200 (11/4/08 - The Day America Jumped the Shark)
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To: tsowellfan

Better not criticize them Bush boys, Rush Limbaugh will call u out of his show. They gave him one night in the Lincolin Bedroom and he sold his soul to the establishment in return.


26 posted on 01/13/2012 4:49:46 AM PST by swampfox101 (s)
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To: SoConPubbie

Ain’t it the truth....!


27 posted on 01/13/2012 4:52:40 AM PST by swampfox101 (s)
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To: cva66snipe

Thank you.

Even Rush Limbaugh and other “so called conservatives” have sold out. They are out there everyday on their shows and websites defending, promoting, and cheeerleading for a lefty called Mitt Romney.

Conservatives need a NEW voice.


28 posted on 01/13/2012 4:56:43 AM PST by swampfox101 (s)
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To: John S Mosby

I tell ya, u better watch out criticizing the Bush family. These leftist are Rush Limbaughs friends and he’ll call u something really, really stupid on his show if he finds this out. LOL....!

Can’t criticize his leftit buddies and crony captialist friends that irritates him.


29 posted on 01/13/2012 5:00:43 AM PST by swampfox101 (s)
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To: COBOL2Java

Amen brother....!

Notice how all the “so called” conservaitves are falling right in line after receiving their marching orders from the estbalishment.

Just look at Limbaugh, Levin, Coulter and the others, all abondoning their conservative principles for a leftist marxist called Mitt Romney. Sad to watch but not surprised, power and money does tend to corrupt.


30 posted on 01/13/2012 5:05:42 AM PST by swampfox101 (s)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Bush stood by and did nothing as a woman died. Screw that SOB. And yea, I’m making a comment about his mother because she is one of the biggest grabbers of taxpayer money there is. Just like the rest of the Bush family.


31 posted on 01/13/2012 5:12:09 AM PST by isthisnickcool (Sharia? No thanks!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Differences between Bushes, Clintons, and Obamas are of degree, not kind.

Angelo M. Codevilla

32 posted on 01/13/2012 5:12:54 AM PST by mewzilla (I'll vote for the first guy who promises to mail in his SOTU addresses.)
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To: SECURE AMERICA

Well that ends any chance of Jeb ever getting elected to higher office......

Oh no, quite the contrary. He’s simply punching his ticket by going along with the flow. Loyalty to the establishment has it rewards.


33 posted on 01/13/2012 6:35:37 AM PST by ak267
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

McCain’s endorsement was the first kiss of death. Can Romney take more than one?


34 posted on 01/13/2012 6:55:46 AM PST by Savage Beast (Only a powerful intellect and internal moral compass can resist the incessant barrage of propaganda.)
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To: isthisnickcool

Socialism is OK if its “us” and not them. Cause we’re the right kind of people. Barbara Bush and Margaret Sanger would have been best friends, maybe in the same sorority at Smith College—— Hail, Amherst, Hail..... Rah, Rah, Rah.
And look out for them Jeeeeewwwws.

Damn yankees, period. Yengues- English-— neo socialist 1950’s british class loving bullcrap. Unreal. Southerners get this big time. Snot nose yankees.

At least Bush Sr. tried to make a business in oil. Took a while to run through Prescott’s cash and Harriman’s influence peddling. Brown and Harriman are still in business by the way.

The case you cite in Florida was handled very badly and was chickencrap on Bush’s part.


35 posted on 01/13/2012 7:31:36 AM PST by John S Mosby (Sic Semper Tyrannis)
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To: John S Mosby
"There is a thread running through all of this."

Think if we started to follow the thread, people would think we wear tin foil hats.

Barry Seal always comes to mind when I think of the Bush/Clinton connection.

Again, I better not go there.

Thanks.

36 posted on 01/13/2012 7:44:34 AM PST by VicVega (GEAUX SAINTS-LSU bleaux it in the BCS Championship game.)
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To: cva66snipe
We know the establishment wouldn't put Neil B. up there as a nominee. So Jeb seems like a logical choice.

And since you point out his issues, what other sock puppet would they prop up as the "nominee" in 2016?

If Romney, who I believe wins the nomination, win or lose, the song remains the same.

These next 4 years are going to be tough on the american people.

Thanks.

37 posted on 01/13/2012 7:56:22 AM PST by VicVega (GEAUX SAINTS-LSU bleaux it in the BCS Championship game.)
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To: VicVega
Oh, yeah. Mena. That is really a matter of public fact. Seal worked for the co.(just part of doing business). And people think this has gone away? Do they think the Stephens banking family still doesn't come every year to the Master's in Augusta-cause Warren Stephens does (In 2006, Warren Stephens acquired 100% of the outstanding stock of Stephens Inc!)when he isn't getting greased by the clintons. Or that cash isn't dropped out of planes over rural arkansas and elsewhere? The banks,the laundries-- Hellooo? Fast and Furious. White Gun. The shift is north to Mexico.There is no tin foil in any of these facts, unless it is to shut out reality.

Mexico is run by cartels-- nasty horrible people with no education. In very short order DHS is already corrupted. The Coast Guard is no longer DOD!! The more you delegate and dilute the 'police' powers and responsibility layers, the more leaky is the system. Very well known and studied facts in national security. But this was Bush's idea to make people "feel" more secure. Sure.

Venezuela still has oil, and Chavez, and borders on Columbia. And our intel has stated Hezbollah is training on the Venezuela side, aided by narco terror money,with almostgotajob bringing mid range missiles over from Iran. Our backyard. Whose junta is gonna stop this? It won't be a mormon missionary M&A operator. Nor will it be a chicago marxist community organizer (in fact he is empowering these types, and destroying our Republic). It has to be someone to stop obamunism, cold politically shut down in disgrace for generations.

38 posted on 01/13/2012 8:25:05 AM PST by John S Mosby (Sic Semper Tyrannis)
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To: swampfox101
Even Rush Limbaugh and other “so called conservatives” have sold out.

Limbaugh has really turned my stomach the last couple of days. Like almost all these "conservatives", and unlike the founders of this country, Limbaugh won't risk his pocketbook for what is right. Sad. I'm listening to him with different ears now.

39 posted on 01/13/2012 9:21:25 AM PST by isthisnickcool (Sharia? No thanks!)
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To: John S Mosby
Amazing how they get away with their criminal activities.

If we filled all three branches with republicans, Obamacare, NDAA and all the other unconstitutional laws would remain.

40 posted on 01/13/2012 1:42:51 PM PST by VicVega (GEAUX SAINTS-LSU bleaux it in the BCS Championship game.)
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To: VicVega
We know the establishment wouldn't put Neil B. up there as a nominee. So Jeb seems like a logical choice. And since you point out his issues, what other sock puppet would they prop up as the "nominee" in 2016?

That's just it. Conservatives have been tossed out of the GOP. The last Conservative in any sense was Reagan faults and all. Reagan was a fluke caused by several things. He was grossly underestimated by Establishment GOP in his communication skills, charasmia, and grassroots support. Also in the background there was a huge grassroots effort headed up by Paul Weyrich and Howard Phillips that also brought conservatism to new heights unseen since the early 1960's.

I feel conservative Republicans who had any interest in running have come to the point in dealing with the GOP of "what's the use"? For eight solid years GW Bush and his elitist associates working for him pushed and only campaigned for Moderates too be elected in the houses. That effort has inflicted major long term damage to both congress and the GOP as far as conservatism goes. Few will see it this way but it was a deliberate effort to fill the ranks with Moderates in congress and shut out Conservatives completely. The left wing of the GOP which has ran the party from 1989-present has no use for conservatives and I think maybe even Palin finally realized she was being used as a Token Conservative.

From the severe leftward direction the GOP has taken in the past 20 years it would not surprise me in the least too see Bloomberg, Snowe, Collins, Graham,or one of same, as the 2016 GOP nominee if a Bush is not awarded it first.

The GOP is damaged beyond repair and Conservatives need to begin the rebuilding process to establish a new second party too take it's place.

41 posted on 01/13/2012 3:30:22 PM PST by cva66snipe (Two Choices left for U.S. One Nation Under GOD or One Nation Under Judgment? Which one say ye?)
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To: cva66snipe
The GOP is damaged beyond repair and Conservatives need to begin the rebuilding process to establish a new second party too take it's place.

Your entire post is excellent. Bush NEVER campaigned for a conservative. The GOP is dominated by elitist statist pigs. They laugh at Conservatives.

I agree that Conservatives should move to a new party. The GOP must eventually be politically destroyed. Bush, Rove, the RNC, et al could then move to the party that aligns with their principles -- the RAT party.

42 posted on 01/13/2012 4:42:01 PM PST by sand88 (Hey Rove et al, I will, with great pleasure, NOT cast a vote for the Statist Mitt.)
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