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Jeb Bush is thinking about running for president. Here’s who he talks to about it.
The Washington Post's The Fix ^ | March 25, 2014 | Chris Cillizza

Posted on 03/25/2014 11:17:50 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

Jeb Bush is thinking about running for president in 2016. Like, really thinking about it.

He's the headliner at an event hosted by mega donor Sheldon Adelson in Las Vegas on Thursday. He was actively involved in Rep. David Jolly's special election victory in Florida earlier this month. And he is breaking with his party's orthodoxy on Common Core.

So, as Jeb mulls a bid whose advice does he seek? Who does he trust to give him an unvarnished view of what the race might look like? Well, everyone even close to Jeb insists that he largely keeps his own counsel. (People close to politicians love to insist that no, for real, their guy/gal is not one of those people who is poll-tested and consultant approved at all times.) And they note that there is no formal or organized effort to think about the race or prepare for it. Those caveats aside, there are a handful of people who, in conversations with Jebworld (anything can be made a "world" by the way), quite clearly make up his political inner circle at the moment. If Bush decides to run, this group will almost certainly expand and the people we spoke to were quick to note that the Jeb Bush alumni association is vast and supportive....

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TOPICS: Florida; Nevada; Campaign News; Parties
KEYWORDS: 2016; 2016gopprimary; bush; bush2016; commoncore; davidjolly; florida; gop; jebbush; lasvegas; miriamadelson; nevada; sheldonadelson

1 posted on 03/25/2014 11:17:51 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
I would make a better candidate than Jeb Bush.

If he keeps this crap up I'll have to run.
2 posted on 03/25/2014 11:27:43 PM PDT by OneWingedShark (Q: Why am I here? A: To do Justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with my God.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

If Jeb Bush is the nominee the Demonrats will run against George W. Bush just like they did in 2008, and even in 2012. Come to think of it, the ‘rats will run against GWB no matter who the GOP nominee is in 2016.


3 posted on 03/25/2014 11:31:21 PM PDT by luvbach1 (We are finished)
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To: OneWingedShark

Ill vote for you.


4 posted on 03/25/2014 11:39:48 PM PDT by DesertRhino (I was standing with a rifle, waiting for soviet paratroopers, but communists just ran for office.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Jeb talks to the ghost of Terry Schiavo.


5 posted on 03/25/2014 11:47:23 PM PDT by TigersEye (Stupid is a Progressive disease.)
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To: DesertRhino

Thank you... I guess I’ll have to start making campaign videos.


6 posted on 03/25/2014 11:49:51 PM PDT by OneWingedShark (Q: Why am I here? A: To do Justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with my God.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The first guy Jeb Bush should kick off his campaign is Jeb Bush.


7 posted on 03/26/2014 12:07:40 AM PDT by Bullish (America should yank Obama like a rotten tooth before he poisons the entire body)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Does Dough Boy Jeb want the Oval Office so he can further speed up Mexico Merger?


8 posted on 03/26/2014 12:22:51 AM PDT by Dagnabitt (Amnesty is Treason. Its agents are Traitors.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

TERRI. SHIAVO.

Murdered by Jeb Bush.

He was Governor of Florida. She was being murdered in broad daylight, slowly.

He REQUESTED others not to kill her. When they ignored him, he cowered under his desk, afraid to carry out his duty—which was to send police and/or troops to save her from her murderers.

Jeb refuses, of course, to acknowledge his cowardice and his guilt.

He is unfit for any public office.


9 posted on 03/26/2014 12:24:27 AM PDT by Arthur McGowan
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To: OneWingedShark

Me too


10 posted on 03/26/2014 12:45:23 AM PDT by Lil Flower (American by birth. Southern by the Grace of God! ROLL TIDE!!)
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To: OneWingedShark

Agreed—and I have no idea who you are.


11 posted on 03/26/2014 12:49:56 AM PDT by 9YearLurker
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To: OneWingedShark

I’d vote for you over Jeb on the strength of your tagline alone :-)


12 posted on 03/26/2014 1:25:05 AM PDT by Bobalu (Happiness is a fast ISR)
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To: Bobalu; Lil Flower; 9YearLurker; DesertRhino
I’d vote for you over Jeb on the strength of your tagline alone :-)

:D - Thank you.

Whoo-hoo
It looks like I've got an exponential increase in constituents; if I can keep this up winning the 2016 Presidential elections will be quite doable! ;)

13 posted on 03/26/2014 1:32:55 AM PDT by OneWingedShark (Q: Why am I here? A: To do Justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with my God.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The next losing GOP candidate has been chosen.


14 posted on 03/26/2014 1:56:57 AM PDT by Flick Lives ("I can't believe it's not Fascism!")
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

This would be the worst possible choice, just as Romney was last time. Romney invented Obamacare. Jeb has the same last name as a derangement syndrome—and it’s not curable.

The issues are also a problem, but just on the optics we’ve already lost with this guy.


15 posted on 03/26/2014 2:06:14 AM PDT by firebrand
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To: TigersEye
“Jeb talks to the ghost of Terry Schiavo.”

He allowed her to die. I would love to see her case come back to hurt his chances.

16 posted on 03/26/2014 2:20:35 AM PDT by FR_addict
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Jeb Bush seriously underestimates the opposition to Common Core amongst conservatives.

It will be a deal-breaker for many voters.


17 posted on 03/26/2014 2:34:17 AM PDT by mountainbunny (Faithless is he that says farewell when the road darkens” J.R.R. Tolkien)
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To: Arthur McGowan

He also signed the bill earlier that specifically changed the language of the Advanced Directive law in Florida that allowed the state to kill her. Yes, the Florida Congress might have been able to override his veto, but he didn’t even try to make a stand against the repercussions of the bill.


18 posted on 03/26/2014 2:34:20 AM PDT by FR_addict
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Can we add ‘no more Obamas’ to the tee shirt and nip that dynasty at the bud?


19 posted on 03/26/2014 2:43:53 AM PDT by Thidwick
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Sheldon Adelson will be backing another loser.


20 posted on 03/26/2014 3:16:18 AM PDT by AdaGray
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Jeb will make Romney look like a super star.


21 posted on 03/26/2014 3:20:22 AM PDT by A CA Guy ( God Bless America, God Bless and keep safe our fighting men and women.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Oh and don’t forget his adopted sister in law Hillary LOL.


22 posted on 03/26/2014 3:33:49 AM PDT 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

No candidate who supports Common Core will get my vote.


23 posted on 03/26/2014 3:54:18 AM PDT by theBuckwheat
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

But wait’ isn’t it Jeb turn? / S

I actually thought Jeb did a good job as Florida Governor...except for the Shavio case...

I do wonder about him running for POTUS as his wife speaks broken English and was born somewhere south of border...

I guess if it’s ok to have a marxist do nothing potus in the office now... the GOPe must think a foreign born first lady is a way to win...


24 posted on 03/26/2014 4:17:05 AM PDT by Popman ("Resistance to Tyrants is Obedience to God" - Thomas Jefferson)
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To: OneWingedShark

In the fine democrat tradition....how much are you willing to pay for my vote? / S

In the same clinton tradition...a couple of underage hookers and a box of decent cigars would seal the deal. / s


25 posted on 03/26/2014 4:22:03 AM PDT by Popman ("Resistance to Tyrants is Obedience to God" - Thomas Jefferson)
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To: OneWingedShark

ANYBODY would be a better candidate than an idiot who promotes the Common Core mishmash.


26 posted on 03/26/2014 4:43:12 AM PDT by abclily
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To: Popman

His daughter was a drug addict. She was arrested for trying to get drugs using a fake prescription.


27 posted on 03/26/2014 4:50:18 AM PDT by FR_addict
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To: firebrand

Or, from the Democrats’ perspective, it’s the best possible choice.

Who else could negate the dynasty queasiness and fatigue that Hillary brings to a race?

(And yes, it’s just like the last time, when only Romney could negate the negative of Obamacare.)


28 posted on 03/26/2014 4:55:28 AM PDT by 9YearLurker
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

For 8 years now, the GOP has forced uninspiring old farts on us.

They always lose and we will lose again if another Bush is forced on us. I refuse to defend or stand up for another Bush anymore.

GOP better understand, we know the worst now and have lived with it. Voting for the person who is a little better than the democrat offering doesn’t work now.


29 posted on 03/26/2014 4:56:23 AM PDT by dforest
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
6 million Conservatives sat out the last election because of a poor candidate by the GOP. If Jeb Bush runs for the GOP there will be 20 million that stay home in 2016.
30 posted on 03/26/2014 4:59:26 AM PDT by lostboy61 (Lock and Load and stand your ground!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Pretty much no point in my voting anymore, no one to vote for in state except commies, and now we are looking at a pro-amnesty, common core supporter.

No thanks, I’ll sit this one out no matter how much push back I get on this forum.

I’m sick of hearing about the Reagan doctrine, we will never change the way we approach politics if we don’t send a message to our side of the uni-party if we don’t push back.

Might as well let the other side have it all and let it collapse rather than fool ourselves into thinking we are doing the right thing by re-electing the Mitch McConnels and Lindsey Grahams.


31 posted on 03/26/2014 5:12:47 AM PDT by VTenigma (The Democratic party is the party of the mathimatically challenged)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I will vote for Hillary twice, one legally and once illegally , before I vote for
another Bush.


32 posted on 03/26/2014 5:14:17 AM PDT by tennmountainman (Just Say No To Obamacare)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

33 posted on 03/26/2014 5:16:09 AM PDT by JoeProBono (SOME IMAGES MAY BE DISTURBING VIEWER DISCRETION IS ADVISED;-{)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

If Jeb were to somehow get the nod I will not vote for him even if he is running against Clinton.


34 posted on 03/26/2014 5:23:47 AM PDT by Manic_Episode (GOP = The Whig Party)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The list of people in the Dauphin Bush’s inner circle reeks of GOPe. I’m sitting out if he is the nominee. Both he and the PIAPS are cut from same cloth.


35 posted on 03/26/2014 5:25:18 AM PDT by C19fan
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To: Arthur McGowan

Agreed, I wouldn’t want to be him when Jesus asks him about Terri.


36 posted on 03/26/2014 5:39:11 AM PDT by faucetman ( Just the facts, ma'am, Just the facts)
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To: C19fan

I’m not sitting out but finally I get to vote for a third party that is more in line with my views. And without feeling guilty.


37 posted on 03/26/2014 5:52:13 AM PDT by Patriot365
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Oh no, not another left of center “Republican”. Please don’t let this be true.


38 posted on 03/26/2014 6:01:46 AM PDT by Boomer One
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Jeb Bush praised illegal immigrants as risk takers who embody the entrepreneurial spirit. For that comment ALONE, he will NEVER get my vote.

On Fox this morning, Giuliani said Jeb and Christie are the two frontrunners who could get the independent vote, LOL.


39 posted on 03/26/2014 7:35:08 AM PDT by CatherineofAragon ((Support Christian white males---the architects of the jewel known as Western Civilization).)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Welcome back. Bushies = Shamnesty, no thanks.


40 posted on 03/26/2014 8:55:58 AM PDT by VRWC For Truth (Roberts has perverted the Constitution)
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To: VRWC For Truth

Another Bush another war.


41 posted on 03/26/2014 9:00:10 AM PDT by ex-snook (God forgives because God is Love)
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To: luvbach1

> Come to think of it, the ‘rats will run against GWB no matter who the GOP nominee is in 2016.

Then Hillary’s “what difference does it make” statement applies.


42 posted on 03/26/2014 9:04:51 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: Manic_Episode

“If Jeb were to somehow get the nod I will not vote for him even if he is running against Clinton.”

I would.

I will vote against any Democrat nominee.

I would not give tacit approval to Hillary or any Democrat nominee by abstaining.


43 posted on 03/26/2014 9:27:54 AM PDT by ifinnegan
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To: Flick Lives

The Republican side of the Uniparty isn’t the side that’s supposed to “win” this time, apparently.

Maybe they are going to take this hit in order to make the point once and for all that standing for TEA Party values and candidates doesn’t pay/just gets more RATs elected.


44 posted on 03/26/2014 9:33:32 AM PDT by uncitizen (Impeach the Communist Already!)
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To: Popman
In the fine democrat tradition....how much are you willing to pay for my vote? / S

I'm willing to do my best to abolish, disband, and destroy any federal agency (a) not explicitly commissioned by the Constitution, or (b) trimming those agencies which are created to handle a [constitutionally] federal matter (e.g. counterfeiting) down to that Constitutional function; this means that the only federal agencies that are 'safe' (off the top of my head) would be:

  1. The Post Office
  2. The Navy (this includes the Marines, which are a sub-department of the Navy)
  3. The Army
  4. The Secret Service (their bodyguard/security rolls would need revoked; their agency is supposed to be concerned w/ counterfeiting)
  5. The DOT (this would need cut down drastically)
  6. The IRS (unless you'd like to argue about the legitimacy of the 16th amendment)

How does that sound to you?

45 posted on 03/26/2014 10:36:52 AM PDT by OneWingedShark (Q: Why am I here? A: To do Justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with my God.)
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To: OneWingedShark

-——How’s does that sound to you -——

Throw in ten Congress critters heads on a pike and I’m all yours ....!


46 posted on 03/26/2014 6:16:00 PM PDT by Popman ("Resistance to Tyrants is Obedience to God" - Thomas Jefferson)
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To: ifinnegan
Voting party over principle is why the party has abandoned its principles.

I do believe Romney destroyed the GOP. They have learned nothing.

47 posted on 03/30/2014 6:03:30 AM PDT by Manic_Episode (GOP = The Whig Party)
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To: Manic_Episode

The overriding principle in a general election is to not let Democrats get in office.


48 posted on 03/30/2014 6:51:36 AM PDT by ifinnegan
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Don't stress out over Mystery Puppet Theater 2016. If the banksters think Jeb and the Bush Syndicate are the most likely to obey instructions, just as his brother did and Obama has, then he'll make a miraculous rise in the polls. If they think Hillary and Clinton Syndicate are more obedient - or more controllable through blackmail - then we'll hear MSM singing the Ballad of the First Female President all day and all night. People who might actually become dangerous to them, like Rand Paul, will suffer sudden scandals at the moment their poll numbers get uncomfortably high.

Either way, our beliefs are going to have exactly zero impact on who becomes the Pre-selected Prince Puppet, so it's probably better to focus our energies on throwing scoundrels off of our local school boards or water management councils or police commissions. It's going to take a long, bottom-up struggle to restore sanity to American government.

49 posted on 03/30/2014 7:10:41 AM PDT by Mr. Jeeves ([CTRL-GALT-DELETE])
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To: ifinnegan

The overriding principle is to put up a conservative candidate or suffer defeat.


50 posted on 03/30/2014 8:00:51 AM PDT by Manic_Episode (GOP = The Whig Party)
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