Skip to comments.Jeb-ageddon
Posted on 03/10/2013 11:32:30 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
After a week of Rand Paul dominating the news, and rocking the Obama Administration back on its heels, what we clearly needed on Sunday was six shows filled with Jeb Bush launching a long-shot four-year quest for the White House by explaining why he disagrees with the book on immigration reform he just published.
The scheduling is probably a tribute to the aggressiveness of Bush's literary publicists and political team, but the net effect is to defuse the momentum from Paul's filibuster, which stood on the verge of crushing Sunday show producers' favorite Republican, John McCain, into the pavement of irrelevancy. This would have been a very bad weekend to juxtapose Rand and his young conservative colleagues wondering why Team Obama is so bizarrely insistent on reserving the option of drone-dusting American citizens on U.S. soil without due processes, juxtaposed with McCain rambling on about wacko birds. Mission accomplished.
As for Jeb, I confess to deeply mixed feelings about his presidential possibilities. I think the conventional wisdom that he can't win because he's named "Bush" is lazy. It might be an obstacle, but his name may also have asset value, particularly among Americans wistful for the Good Old Days before Obama malaise set in. Seriously, if Jeb runs an otherwise superb campaign, and especially if he's running against someone named "Clinton," are we really supposed to assume that a terminal mass of voters will insist on dismissing him out of hand? Either he'll get past his name in the early stages of the primary, or he won't. Classifying this challenge as impossible seems as silly as saying that it would be effortless....
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Exactly and why should we let those idiots choose our candidates?
Stay outta da Bushes!
If those of us in the conservative, tea-party leaning wing of the party plan to "take the party from the inside" as opposed to forming a 3rd party, it needs to start, in earnest, now.
I wish that I could recommend a method for doing so, but that's far outside my area of expertise.
A whole lot of colludin’ goin’ on here. After what Rand Paul did, not ONE Sunday news show invited him on? To showcase jeb bush?
Worst thing Hayward’s ever written....
If we let them run Jeb Bush, we are asking for Hillary.
What can I do to stop the GOP from even considering Jeb Bush?
This would be a disaster.
I wonder if the media will ignore the fact that he’s George Bush’s brother? :sarcasm
I imagine they’ll paint him as the “dumber brother” whether it’s true or not.
That is an incredibly embarrassing article.
John Hayward just lost whatever credibility he might have in a few hundred words.
Close the primaries, or Democrats will once again choose the weakest GOP candidate, as they did with McCain and Romney...enough of this crap.
As of 3/11/ 5:30 am CDT Jeb Bush has been reported over ABC radio news to encourage the bi-partisan (Vichy colaboration)talks initiated by Obama McCain/Lindsey. The former Florida governor has been reported as stating Obama is being “sincere”.
...guess he is the ‘dumber brother’...
Appears that is the plan...
How about supporting one good conservative candidate instead of having three or four in the race splitting the conservative vote? It happens every time and when the dust settles we have a moderate/liberal/RINO as the standard bearer. We can’t let that happen next time.
I left the country for a nice long vacation after the election. Ill be returning shortly and will continue my efforts fighting for conservatives in S. Florida and beyond.
I still send emails and make phone calls from here however. Dont let anything pass my FRiends! The Bush scum need to be flushed....
That says it all.
Further evidence the GOP is doomed and maybe already dead.