Skip to comments.Report: Jeb Bush likely to endorse Romney before Florida primary
Posted on 01/12/2012 10:11:50 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet
Surprising. The odds of this happening, given the Bush familys antipathy to Gingrich and Perry, couldnt 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 theres any significance to this scoop, thats 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 Romneys 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 hes probably the only candidate in the field who can afford the huge expense of a sustained ad campaign there. Unless Sheldon Adelsons ready to pour millions more into Newts Super PAC, Mitt might be able to lose South Carolina to Newt and still bounce back to win Florida. If hes got Jebs 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 hes getting from DeMints more conservative allies, including praise if not a formal endorsement from DeMint himself.
Heres 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)
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.
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.
The Newt SuperPac needs money!
A few million now will save us all trillions down the road!
Tremendous lobbying is going on in secret. Money, blackmail, threats. We cannot even imagine.
If you don't belong, your not going to get the keys to the door.
Please dear Gawd .... Heal the lame. for they are afflicted with mentally instability
The GOP needs an enema.
Well that ends any chance of Jeb ever getting elected to higher office......
We don't want Romney!
No??!! Someone from the elitist, blue-blood, Bushie “moderate” RINO clan endorsing another country club elitist RINO? Who would have thunk it?
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.
Shocked, completely shocked.
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!
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.
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).
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?
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.
Duhhh...He's a Bush isn't he?
“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.
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!”
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
Well of course he will, his daddy told him to.
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
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.
Ain’t it the truth....!
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.
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.
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.
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.
Angelo M. Codevilla
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.
McCain’s endorsement was the first kiss of death. Can Romney take more than one?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
If we filled all three branches with republicans, Obamacare, NDAA and all the other unconstitutional laws would remain.
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.
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.