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George W. Bush wants Jeb Bush to run, says he'd be 'great president'
The Los Angeles Times' Politics Now ^ | May 1, 2014 | Daniel Rothberg - Reporting from Washington

Posted on 05/01/2014 9:20:08 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

President George W. Bush said his younger brother Jeb Bush would make a “great president,” as speculation builds that the Republican former governor of Florida might mount a run for the White House in 2016.

Jeb Bush, a favorite of the Republican establishment, has maintained a high public profile in recent weeks, appearing at GOP fundraising events and weighing in on debates over immigration and education policy. He has publicly backed at least two GOP candidates in 2014 races, including his recent endorsement of California gubernatorial candidate Neel Kashkari.

“I hope Jeb runs,” the former president said during an interview on CNN. “I think he would be a great president. I have no clue what’s on his mind, and we will talk when he’s ready.”

In a GOP presidential primary, a new poll shows Jeb Bush and Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky at the front of the pack, but by an extremely narrow margin. According to a Washington Post-ABC News poll released this week, 14% of Republicans and GOP-leaning independents each support Bush and Paul, while 13% back former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee, and 11% line up behind Wisconsin Rep. Paul D. Ryan.

But the former president said his brother, who has said he won't make a decision until after the November election, is unconcerned with polling....

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


TOPICS: Florida; Campaign News; Parties
KEYWORDS: 2016; bush; dubya; jebbush; no
Isn't it Neil's turn?
1 posted on 05/01/2014 9:20:08 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

How deep do they want their dynasty buried? They seem to be wielding the backhoe themselves.


2 posted on 05/01/2014 9:22:14 PM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

No, he wouldn’t!!


3 posted on 05/01/2014 9:23:07 PM PDT by Parmy
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Alright, so he has his brother’s endorsement. Big deal.


4 posted on 05/01/2014 9:24:04 PM PDT by RPTMS (I know you're a nincompoop, and I strongly suspect you of being a scalawag!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

NO he wouldn’t


5 posted on 05/01/2014 9:25:46 PM PDT by yldstrk ( My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Please go away.


6 posted on 05/01/2014 9:27:09 PM PDT by dainbramaged (Don't tell me, I'll tell you.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I want another Bush in office like I want another Clinton in office.


7 posted on 05/01/2014 9:28:39 PM PDT by Smedley (It's a sad day for American capitalism when a man can't fly a midget on a kite over Central Park)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

A great president for whom? The illegals that would bury the country with their parasitic ways?


8 posted on 05/01/2014 9:29:54 PM PDT by HANG THE EXPENSE (Life's tough.It's tougher when you're stupid.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Isn't it Neil's turn?

Haha! Good one!

He's more qualified to run after V. Stiviano than run for president.

9 posted on 05/01/2014 9:30:53 PM PDT by MUDDOG
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To: HANG THE EXPENSE

Good point! Maybe they should have him manage the family fortune first!


10 posted on 05/01/2014 9:33:31 PM PDT by RPTMS (I know you're a nincompoop, and I strongly suspect you of being a scalawag!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

“Stay out of the Bushes!” -—— Jesse Jackson

I never agree with Jesse EXCEPT this one time.


11 posted on 05/01/2014 9:33:47 PM PDT by TaMoDee (Go Pack Go! The Pack will be back in 2014!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
If you loved open borders under Dubya, you'll love opener borders under Jebbie...
12 posted on 05/01/2014 9:37:02 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I don’t even like looking at Jeb Bush.


13 posted on 05/01/2014 9:37:17 PM PDT by Irenic (The pencil sharpener and Elmer's glue is put away-- we've lost the red wheelbarrow)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

W doesn’t know what a good president is, much less a great one.


14 posted on 05/01/2014 9:38:09 PM PDT by Moonman62 (The US has become a government with a country, rather than a country with a government.)
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To: Moonman62

Should ask them if they knew who Calvin Coolidge was heh.

They could probably learn a thing or two.


15 posted on 05/01/2014 9:39:12 PM PDT by Bulwyf
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

For the hundredth millionth time...NOOOOOO!!


16 posted on 05/01/2014 9:42:50 PM PDT by PistolPaknMama
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Isn't it Neil's turn?

Thank you!

Let's hear it for Neil! Bob Dole's daughter! Amy Carter! The stoner Gore kid! Patty Reagan!

Thank you for getting real jobs and not using your family ties to try to rule me.

17 posted on 05/01/2014 9:46:13 PM PDT by Forgotten Amendments (On the wrong side of history.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

NNNNNNNNOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!


18 posted on 05/01/2014 9:47:07 PM PDT by ColdSteelTalon (Light is fading to shadow, and casting its shroud over all we have known...)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

One comment there states that George Bush Sr gave us Clinton and George Bush Jr gave us obama.

Jeb would gives another Clinton!


19 posted on 05/01/2014 9:52:56 PM PDT by minnesota_bound
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

fta... According to a Washington Post-ABC News poll released this week, 14% of Republicans and GOP-leaning independents each support Bush and Paul, while 13% back former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee, and 11% line up behind Wisconsin Rep. Paul D. Ryan.
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Who do these Eastern rags/media contact for polling?

They all seem to be pushing Jeb, Rand, Huckster, Ryan and Christi. ....Rand has spent the last month losing support from Conservatives. The others have no support from Conservatives beyond the East Coast. They are all squishy RINOS who favor amnesty for illegals, along with Rubio.

Prime example of a “push” poll. I don’t think folks here in Texas or flyover country are in favor of the “pushed” possible candidates.


20 posted on 05/01/2014 9:55:26 PM PDT by octex
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

“Nothing for me today, thanks.”


21 posted on 05/01/2014 9:56:49 PM PDT by onedoug
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

His word is enough for me. Jeb is out.


22 posted on 05/01/2014 9:57:09 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: Forgotten Amendments

Patty Reagan has about disappeared from public discourse. What, her Hate My Parents type of books don’t sell when you’re eligible for social security. Patty was the Meagan McCain Rino of her day.


23 posted on 05/01/2014 9:58:42 PM PDT by lee martell
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Go thumb through some art supply catalogs. There are many more constructive things you can do with your time.


24 posted on 05/01/2014 10:01:24 PM PDT by Psalm 144 (FIGHT! FIGHT! SEVERE CONSERVATIVE AND THE WILD RIGHT!)
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To: lee martell
Patty Reagan has about disappeared from public discourse.

That's my point, FRiend!!!!

She's a lefty, like Ron Jr. But she goes about her life and pretty much leaves us alone.

Ron & Mike spout off. But, at least they're not trying to run for office.

25 posted on 05/01/2014 10:10:08 PM PDT by Forgotten Amendments (On the wrong side of history.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

***I have no clue what’s on his mind, and we will talk when he’s ready***

W says jeb would be a great President, but yet has ‘no clue’ what’s on his mind.

Methinks there is something not quite right with this logic.


26 posted on 05/01/2014 10:12:29 PM PDT by MichaelCorleone (Jesus Christ is not a religion. He's the Truth.)
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To: ColdSteelTalon

“NNNNNNNNOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!”

Yes, as in, NO.

How about a Clinton-Bush ticket? This way, they can both lose.


27 posted on 05/01/2014 10:13:30 PM PDT by The Antiyuppie ("When small men cast long shadows, then it is very late in the day.")
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

In truth, Jeb Bush does seem to be the more capable person between him and George, but I think two Bush’s within a generation is enough.


28 posted on 05/01/2014 10:17:10 PM PDT by Jonty30 (What Islam and secularism have in common is that they are both death cults)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Haven’t the Bushes done enough damage to this country?


29 posted on 05/01/2014 10:24:12 PM PDT by Finalapproach29er (luke 6:38)
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To: Jonty30

This seems unusual for GW to be so open and animated about a Jeb run, especially during this sensitive time when the possibles, probables and maybe’s are all playing chess with each other about a decision, or when to admit they are thinking about it.

Jeb and Hillary are circling each other, aren’t they?


30 posted on 05/01/2014 10:28:00 PM PDT by RitaOK ( VIVA CHRISTO REY / Public education is the farm team for more Marxists coming.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Pappy Bush still has a term he can serve. Run him, then Jeb, and then Neil. By that time there will be some more Bushes for the GOPe’s weak bench of hopefuls.


31 posted on 05/01/2014 10:29:20 PM PDT by pallis
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To: RPTMS

I bet the old man wouldn’t let them near it.


32 posted on 05/01/2014 10:29:49 PM PDT by HANG THE EXPENSE (Life's tough.It's tougher when you're stupid.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO


33 posted on 05/01/2014 10:30:58 PM PDT by TigersEye (Stupid is a Progressive disease.)
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To: TaMoDee

More precisely Jesse said, “Stay out da ‘ Boo-chez!”

Ol’ baby-daddy should have followed his own advice.


34 posted on 05/01/2014 10:33:23 PM PDT by Sivad (NorCal red turf)
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To: RPTMS

Jeb is done before he starts.


35 posted on 05/01/2014 11:05:51 PM PDT by A CA Guy ( God Bless America, God Bless and keep safe our fighting men and women.)
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To: pallis

Bound to be some Nixon kids around....LBJ kids too.....Caroline whatever her name is now

Maybe even an Eisenhower?


36 posted on 05/01/2014 11:08:38 PM PDT by wardaddy (we will not take back our way of life through peaceful means.....i have 5 kids....i fear for them)
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To: HANG THE EXPENSE

~~~A great president for whom?~~~

The NWO, I guess......


37 posted on 05/01/2014 11:20:26 PM PDT by F15Eagle (1Jn4:15;5:4-5,11-13;Mt27:50-54;Mk15:33-34;Jn3:17-18,6:69,11:25,14:6,20:31;Ro10:8-11;1Tm2:5-6;Ti3:4-7)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
George W. Bush wants Jeb Bush to run

Well, I'm glad that's cleared up. One of the great mysteries of our time - "will George W. Bush say he wants his brother to run?". Glad they stopped the presses for this one.
38 posted on 05/01/2014 11:20:44 PM PDT by AnotherUnixGeek
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

As if W would know what a “great president” was.


39 posted on 05/02/2014 12:30:23 AM PDT by 9YearLurker
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

How about Bo Hussein Obama ?


40 posted on 05/02/2014 12:32:56 AM PDT by faithhopecharity ((Brilliant, Profound Tag Line Goes Here, just as soon as I can think of one..))
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To: F15Eagle

YEP


41 posted on 05/02/2014 4:46:40 AM PDT by HANG THE EXPENSE (Life's tough.It's tougher when you're stupid.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The Booshies have inflicted enough damage on the US. Umm, NO!


42 posted on 05/02/2014 5:57:53 AM PDT by VRWC For Truth (Roberts has perverted the Constitution)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Shut up and paint Dubya.


43 posted on 05/02/2014 7:04:27 AM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose o f a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Jeb is bush league.


44 posted on 05/02/2014 8:31:39 AM PDT by pilipo (GOP=Gutless Old Party)
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To: RitaOK

Hopefully down the drain. The sooner we move from this era of politics the better.


45 posted on 05/02/2014 10:45:30 PM PDT by Jonty30 (What Islam and secularism have in common is that they are both death cults)
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To: Jonty30

A Cruz-Lee-Gowdy era would be the ticket to stop the collapse cold, so we could begin the desperately needed reversal. Or ELSE.


46 posted on 05/03/2014 7:20:55 AM PDT by RitaOK ( VIVA CHRISTO REY / Public education is the farm team for more Marxists coming.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
No, W.
Jeb would not be a great president.
I doubt that you even know what a great president is, although you had the example of Ronald Reagan during your lifetime.
47 posted on 05/05/2014 4:17:41 AM PDT by Amagi (Lenin: "Socialized Medicine is the Keystone to the Arch of the Socialist State.")
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