Skip to comments.Jeb Bush is Back in the Game ("Dimmed the star" of Crist)
Posted on 01/11/2010 6:50:17 AM PST by SoFloFreeper
As Florida Republicans struggle to define their future, a towering figure from the past has returned to call the shots. Former Gov. Jeb Bush retreated from the public spotlight when he left office in 2006, becoming almost reclusive. But in the last six months, Bush, revered by the party's conservative base, has reasserted his influence and is helping remake the state's political landscape more to his liking. In the process, Bush has dimmed the star of Gov. Charlie Crist.
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Yes he was a good governor. I will never vote for another Bush for President.
No more Bush’s Clinton’s or Kenyon’s period
we’ve been betrayed twice thinking the next is more conservative than the other, so no presidency for him, maybe a senator or some other job
“While Bush has not formerly endorsed Marco Rubio for the U.S. Senate, his influence in the race has been anything but neutral. Bush chastised national Republicans for siding too quickly with Gov. Charlie Crist, and has personally encouraged Rubio to push ahead. With Bush’s influence, Rubio has cut Crist’s lead in the polls in half.”
If he runs I would vote for him. It is people like you and your attitudes that got us this current administration because you refused to vote for McCain.
Stay out da Bushes!
I really hope Jeb runs. I would vote for him.
I hope this is a prelude to an eventual matchup of Jeb Bush versus the so-called moderate d-RAT, Senator Bill Nelson. Rubio wins in November against the d-RAts sacrificial lamb, a very weak State Senator from South Florida, and Jeb pounds the liberal Bill Nelson in 2012, setting the stage for Jeb’s run for the Presidency in 2018.
I’ll support Jeb Bush when Terri Schiavo does...
NO more Bushes in D.C... not now.. not ever!!
I'm not suggesting that Jeb should run for the WH but I will point out that he is his own man. He's not his dad or his brother, Jeb has always been a true conservative. We could do a lot worse.
I think Crist dimmed his own star more than anybody else.
You meant 2016 for the Presidency.
Yeah, no mas. Like the Bush’s, really I do. And considering the fool we have in the the WH, I really miss Dubya.
. Life's unfair, but two Bushes is quite enough, thank you very much.
Jeb is aligned with McCain, Newt & company.
Contrary to what Governor Bush said, as Chief Executor of the State of Florida, he DID have the authority and the duty to send in Florida State troopers to take Terri into protective custody. This, he should have done and THEN looked at the consequences and say, "Okay, now let's talk about this."
I would like to remind everyone and the Governor that Janet Reno didn't wait to hear from the Florida court before she went in to take Elian Gonzales. Janet Reno did not wait for the Texas court before she went into the Branch Dravidians compound at WACO. If Governor Bush had taken that one final step, Terri would be among us today.
If Governor Bush couldn't look out for the interest of one handicapped, abused woman, taking the final step that would have saved her life, then how can he be trusted to look out for the interest of our nation should he run for president?
No, Governor Bush is not a hero in the eyes of many of us. Although he initially gave all of us hope, in the end, he betrayed Terri, her parents, her siblings and those of us who believed he had the guts to do something.
At the beginning of the watch by those who wanted to protect Terri and who were standing outside her hospice of death, there were posters declaring Governor Bush a hero. When the Governor stated that "I've gone as far as I can go," the posters then displayed him with a big red "X" slashed across his face.
Should Governor Bush run for president, he will not have the support of the right-to-life people that helped to elect his brother.
One sign held by one of the demonstrators said, "This is how the holocaust started." Just as Hitler went through the courts in 1933 to rid German society of the handicapped, the mentally ill, the infirmed, followed by the Jews, Governor Bush allowed the Florida court to take this same, sick path.
One day Americans will wake up and say, "My God, My God, what have we done?" and Governor Jeb Bush will then realize that he did not do that which would have saved Terri's life.
Is this the same Jeb Bush whose wife tried to smuggle ten of thousands of dollars of designer clothes into the country?
Did she ever get prosecuted?
If any of us did it we’d still be in prison.
“we’ve been betrayed twice thinking the next is more conservative than the other,..”
Absolutely the truth! I was convinced that G.W. was unlike his mushy Dad. While I think he is honorable and loves the country (unlike the present White House occupier), he did increase domestic spending AND passed the *&^&* TARP!
His immigration stance....I will never forgive his glee at the advantage of Democrats retaking the House concerning immigration passage. Remember, “...see you at the signing.”?
He did set the stage for what exists now. I will vote Independent before voting for another Bush, McCain, or squishy RINO who has the blessing of the CFR or NWO groups.
No more Bushes. The last one so poisoned the country that it went crazy.
“...He’s not his dad or his brother,...”
This is exactly what I heard and believed about G.W. - what is in the marrow is in the blood.
If the Democrats manage to steal the election in MA.The election in 2010 and 2016 won’t matter.
If someone nominates a Bush to anything higher than County Auditor, I will shout "Nay, nay, nay, nay, nay, oh my God a billion times NAY!"
Except for being a nice guy, what is it exactly that good ol’ Jeb did for Florida. I’m not a Floridian.
As an outsider here’s my impression of the man: Failed to fix Florida’s dysfunctional education system, failed to fix Florida’s dysfunctional DYFS, failed to do anything about Florida’s rampant drug problems, failed to do anything about Florida’s broken criminal justice system and was totally clueless about Demrat plans to corrupt the Florida presidential vote in favor of AlGore. IMHO Jeb is a poster child RINO.
There is no way I would ever trust a Bush again.
No more Bush family members for president... and Jeb is Mr. Amnesty.
Unless you happened to be one of the thousands of individual and family property owners who lost their homes and land because they happened to be on the ass-end of his eco-commie land grabs.
In their case he was an extremely bad, or even evil governor.
I'm tired of voting for the lesser of two evils, but I had to. However, I am thoroughly convinced now that if John McCain had become our President, it would have been the end of the Republican Party and conservatism.
McCain was dead in the water until Sarah came along.
Ping to #32.
Terry Schiavo was unavailable for comment.
How about dismissing a lightweight governor who was punked by piffling state judge?
The Bush family has done enough. No more.
Your comment as uncalled for.
The GOP really, really want to lose, if they nominate Jeb.
We’ve already had 2 of them in the White House. That was two too many.
No more Bush’s! Jeb stay home, please. He will turn out to be a progressive republican just like his dad and brother before him.
And we do not need any more stinking socialist republicans running for office.
Senator McCain, along with Senator John Kerry, succeeded in normalizing relations with North Vietnam against the opposition of Senator Bob Smith of New Hampshire who said that we should not recognize North Vietnam until all MIA's are accounted for. Senator Smith was convinced that prisoners had been left behind after the war. My husband flew F4's in Vietnam and he too, is convinced that we left MIAs behind.
When the Vietnam Prime Minister came to Washington, he was given a big bear hug by Senator McCain - I as told that this is the same guy who ordered the torture and execution of our POWs.
See: John McCain Is No Hero by Former POW Mike Benge
It was one of the most difficult things I've ever had to do - was to vote for RINO John McCain, and if Sarah hadn't been there........it is questionable.
I voted for McCain but it will turn out that Obama will be the best thing that ever happened for the conservative movement in America if not the world. American’s now claim to be MADE UP OF 60% CONSEVATIVES.
I’m a Texan, and thought W was a conservative while governor, also. Big disappointment as Pres. Remember, Jeb opposed drilling off the coast of Florida along with the other list, which was a finger-in-the-wind issue. No, I would never trust another Bush. I did hold my nose and vote for McLame, altho I expect having Zero as Pres for 2 years is our best bet at getting Congress back.
No and yes, assuming the GOP wins the 2012 general election, and Jeb defeats the d-RAT incumbent, Bill Nelson, Jeb could use the Senatorial seat as a springboard to the Presidency in the 2020 race. The presumed GOP incumbent would be running for re-election in 2016, and if this POTUS disappoints by straying from Conservative principles and precepts, Jeb could challenge in the 2016 primaries.
mkjessup’s comment cuts to the chase.
Weighed in the balances and found wanting.
Yes, Jeb was a very good governor. Very popular in FL. The State did very well during his time in office, including his spectacular leadership during several years of disastrous hurricanes. He is not perfect. No one is, especially politicians, but he did a good job. He also maintained strong popularity among GOP, independents and even some Dems.
Would I support him for President. Hell no. Two is enough, and neither previous Bush left the party in good condition. For Jeb, running against Nelson and taking that seat back would be a welcome decision.