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Jeb Bush endorses Mitt Romney as supposed rivalry with Sarah Palin intensifies
The Examiner ^ | Michael Essany

Posted on 03/21/2012 3:40:17 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

On Wednesday, former Florida Governor and Republican Party heavyweight Jeb Bush endorsed Mitt Romney for the 2012 GOP presidential nomination. But some believe the Bush endorsement may actually have more to do with Sarah Palin (and her tacit endorsements of Newt Gingrich) than Mitt Romney.

"I am endorsing Mitt Romney for our Party¹s nomination," Bush announced Wednesday. "We face huge challenges, and we need a leader who understands the economy, recognizes more government regulation is not the answer, believes in entrepreneurial capitalism and works to ensure that all Americans have the opportunity to succeed."

To state categorically that some in the Bush family are not wild about Sarah Palin isn't a rumor. It isn't speculation. And it isn't political hearsay designed to sell a book. The Bushes are seemingly not fond of Sarah Palin in the least. And the feeling, it appears, is mutual.

In the fall of 2010, CNN's Larry King asked former First Lady Barbara Bush what she thought of Sarah Palin.

“I sat next to her once," Mrs. Bush responded. "[I] thought she was beautiful, and I think she’s very happy in Alaska... And I hope she’ll stay there.”

During the same interview, former President George H.W. Bush took aim at Palin's Tea Party backers....

(Excerpt) Read more at examiner.com ...


TOPICS: Florida; Campaign News; Parties
KEYWORDS: backstabberromney; bush; deathpanelromney; gingrich; iag4romney; jebbush; palin; rnme4romney; romney; romney4statism; romneycare4ever; romneycare4u; sarahpalin; stenchofromney; teaparty; vulturecorporatism
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1 posted on 03/21/2012 3:40:23 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I stand with Sarah.


2 posted on 03/21/2012 3:42:13 PM PDT by Bradís Gramma (PRAY for this country like your life depends on it......because it DOES!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

“I am endorsing Mitt Romney for our Party¹s nomination,” Bush announced Wednesday. “We face huge challenges, and we need a leader who understands the economy, recognizes more government regulation is not the answer, believes in entrepreneurial capitalism and works to ensure that all Americans have the opportunity to succeed . . . AND WILL CHOOSE ME AS HIS RUNNING MATE.”


3 posted on 03/21/2012 3:45:40 PM PDT by goodwithagun (My gun has killed fewer people than Ted Kennedy's car.)
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To: Brad's Gramma

Establishment butt kicking? You betcha!


4 posted on 03/21/2012 3:49:10 PM PDT by Peter from Rutland
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Romney sure has a way of attracting scum to support him doesn’t he..I’d rather support Sarah Palin then Jeb Bush. Enough of this RINO BS I a sick of these elitist scum trashing us behind our backs


5 posted on 03/21/2012 3:50:16 PM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Just another hack using Sarah’s name to get people to click on his silly article.

Really, she should charge royalties for the use of her name.

Maybe also a little political mischief, reminding Palin fans how much the Romniac establishment detests them, to make sure they sit out this November.


6 posted on 03/21/2012 3:55:00 PM PDT by marron
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Jeb is an idiot.


7 posted on 03/21/2012 3:55:40 PM PDT by reaganaut (I am a Christian first, a Conservative second and am out of the GOP if Romney gets in.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

“....former Florida Governor and Republican Party heavyweight Jeb Bush endorsed Mitt Romney”

He is a 250 pound heavyweight. I wish he would shut up and spend some time at the gym.


8 posted on 03/21/2012 3:56:26 PM PDT by forgotten man (forgotten man)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
We will write in Gov. Palins name.

NO ONE WILL VOTE FOR ROMNEY except Democrats and Dog Abusers:

IT’S UNANIMOUS FOR RINO ROMNEY

Mitt Romney wins much coveted Jimmy Carter endorsement

Gore Praises Romney's 'Climate Protection Plan'

Carville(D):
"It's a feel-good story, this Romney thing.
Romney is an ascendant guy
."

Sen. John Kerry (D) to Don Imus on RomneyCARE:
"I like this health care bill".

Sen. Hillary Clinton (D) on RomneyCARE:
"To come up with a bipartisan plan in this polarized environment is commendable."


9 posted on 03/21/2012 3:56:46 PM PDT by Diogenesis ("Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. " Pres. Ronald Reagan)
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PUH-LEZ!!!!

Jeb Bush is about as appealing as a 70 year old K-Ration, Sarah will back-hand his RINO ass and send him to bed without any dessert.

I stand with Sarah!

To Hell with the GOP-NEOWHIGS!

10 posted on 03/21/2012 3:59:16 PM PDT by KC_Lion (I will NEVER vote for Romney, the GOP will go the way of the Whigs if they nominate him)
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To: KC_Lion
Sarah will back-hand his RINO ass and send him to bed without any dessert.

If by some miracle of a brokered convention the opportunity comes, she had better step up and grab the bull by the horns.

11 posted on 03/21/2012 4:02:02 PM PDT by Sirius Lee (Sofa King Mitt Odd Did Obamneycare)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
T'was the Etch a Sketch comment cinched it for Jeb.

Thats the Bushs' kind of 'conservative'.

12 posted on 03/21/2012 4:04:49 PM PDT by skeeter
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To: Brad's Gramma
"Republican Party heavyweight Jeb Bush"

Yeah; heavyweight, just like Chris Christie.

Two RINO Establishment suck-asses, who are no more good for the Constitution's re-instatement than the a-hole in the White Hut now.

Loser.....he's gonna be Romney-the-RINO's VP pick.

13 posted on 03/21/2012 4:06:34 PM PDT by traditional1 (Don't gotsta worry 'bout no mo'gage, don't gotsta worry 'bout no gas; Obama gonna take care o' me!)
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To: marron

Said hack is actually writing about the Palin vs. Bush rivalry in book form. It’s on Amazon.

Best,

Chris


14 posted on 03/21/2012 4:07:03 PM PDT by section9
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

If you can judge a person by their enemies, then Sarah Palin is doing pretty well.

We face the worst crisis since at least the Civil War. We need a fearless leader we can all rally around enthusiastically. She could have been the one. But the way she withdrew left a lot of scars on her supporters. My $100 advance copy of “The Undefeated” arrived a couple of days before she unceremoniously withdrew. So much for “UNdefeated”.

At least some of the smears that ultimately brought down Palin had Romney surrogates as the source. Romney has successfully smeared all comers, but his slimy tactics have alienated the base. He just can’t close the deal, and the wreckage he has left in his wake means he probably never will. He’s still the odds on favorite to win the nomination, but it won’t be a united party behind him.

That said, it’s interesting to see how the attacks on Palin have started back up. There is no need to attack someone who has already been destroyed. Perhaps the party elite are starting to worry a deadlocked convention might turn to her in spite of everything they have done to destroy her.


15 posted on 03/21/2012 4:33:50 PM PDT by EternalHope (Politicians will always let you down. -- Sarah Palin)
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To: section9

Wow. Went and looked at Amazon. That guy has cranked out a lot of books.


16 posted on 03/21/2012 4:48:07 PM PDT by marron
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Does anyone smell desperation? It is obvious Romney needs all the help he can get!


17 posted on 03/21/2012 4:56:30 PM PDT by seekthetruth (I want a Commander In Chief who honors and supports our Military!)
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To: Sirius Lee

she had better step up and grab the bull by the horns...

That isn’t the piece of anatomy that needs to be grabbed to get a RINO’s attention.


18 posted on 03/21/2012 4:57:57 PM PDT by ak267
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I used to really like Jeb. Two things bothered me. First, during the death of Terry Schiavo, the fact that he didn’t do more. I know, he thought he did all he could within the law. But he could have at least stood with the family, maybe shared a prayer with them during the vigil. Something.

That was when I thought, the magic is gone from this man. He may not know it yet.

The final confirmation for me was when he attacked Arizona for its efforts to enforce immigration law in the face of an epidemic of kidnappings among illegals, and murders of ranchers by illegals. I expect him to understand rule of law. He blew it again.

So, there is no excitement here for a Jeb Bush presidency. If Romney wants to win over the conservatives, Jeb is the wrong guy, smart and articulate though he certainly is. Romney may not care about that, though; he probably calculates that conservatives have no choice but to back him. These guys have purposely distanced themselves from conservatives, they are surrounded by people who have heaped scorn on us, Palin, the tea party, but they expect us to line up and vote them in like good little kids.


19 posted on 03/21/2012 5:02:36 PM PDT by marron
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To: Sirius Lee

She will. I think that has been her plan all along. We just have to get to the brokered convention. If we do, I do believe she has a plan to come out the nominee. God willing.


20 posted on 03/21/2012 5:10:23 PM PDT by Josephat
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