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Jeb Bush is Back in the Game ("Dimmed the star" of Crist)
Florida Trend ^ | January 2010

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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TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Florida
KEYWORDS: bushfamily; fl2010; florida; gopprimary; jeb; jebbush; politics; rpof
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heh. Speaking as a fan o'Jeb! I think it is not good for people to just dismiss him because of his last name. Jeb! was a heck of a governor, stuck around for 2 terms, and was certainly more conservative than either his dad OR his brother.
1 posted on 01/11/2010 6:50:18 AM PST by SoFloFreeper
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To: SoFloFreeper; Joe Brower

Florida news!


2 posted on 01/11/2010 6:50:42 AM PST by SoFloFreeper
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To: SoFloFreeper
Terry.
3 posted on 01/11/2010 6:51:41 AM PST by Manic_Episode (Some mornings, it's just not worth chewing through the leather straps...)
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To: SoFloFreeper

No Mas.


4 posted on 01/11/2010 6:52:43 AM PST by WackySam (To argue with a man who has renounced his reason is like giving medicine to the dead.)
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To: SoFloFreeper

Yes he was a good governor. I will never vote for another Bush for President.


5 posted on 01/11/2010 6:54:29 AM PST by bmwcyle (Free the Navy Seals)
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To: SoFloFreeper

No more Bush’s Clinton’s or Kenyon’s period


6 posted on 01/11/2010 6:56:21 AM PST by al baby (Hi Mom sarc ;))
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To: SoFloFreeper

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


7 posted on 01/11/2010 6:58:03 AM PST by 4rcane
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To: SoFloFreeper

“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.”

http://www.heraldtribune.com/article/20100110/ARTICLE/1101037?Title=Back-in-the-game-Jeb-Bush


8 posted on 01/11/2010 6:58:22 AM PST by ryan71 (TERM LIMITS)
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To: bmwcyle

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.


9 posted on 01/11/2010 6:58:58 AM PST by 82ndABNOfficer
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To: SoFloFreeper

Stay out da Bushes!


10 posted on 01/11/2010 6:59:59 AM PST by 9YearLurker
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To: All

I really hope Jeb runs. I would vote for him.


11 posted on 01/11/2010 7:00:38 AM PST by 82ndABNOfficer
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To: SoFloFreeper
Jeb! was a heck of a governor,

He was?

12 posted on 01/11/2010 7:02:17 AM PST by Moonman62 (The issue of whether cheap labor makes America great should have been settled by the Civil War.)
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To: SoFloFreeper

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.


13 posted on 01/11/2010 7:02:48 AM PST by AdvisorB (Obamatude could be defined by Blago as something tangible, but not quite as tangible as JJJ's offer.)
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To: SoFloFreeper

I’ll support Jeb Bush when Terri Schiavo does...


14 posted on 01/11/2010 7:03:02 AM PST by isthisnickcool (GIVE ME YOUR MONEY B***!! - President Obama)
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To: SoFloFreeper

NO more Bushes in D.C... not now.. not ever!!


15 posted on 01/11/2010 7:03:29 AM PST by flash2368
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To: 4rcane
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

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.

16 posted on 01/11/2010 7:04:15 AM PST by pgkdan ( I miss Ronald Reagan!)
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To: SoFloFreeper
Bush has dimmed the star of Gov. Charlie Crist.

I think Crist dimmed his own star more than anybody else.

17 posted on 01/11/2010 7:04:21 AM PST by Moonman62 (The issue of whether cheap labor makes America great should have been settled by the Civil War.)
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To: AdvisorB

You meant 2016 for the Presidency.


18 posted on 01/11/2010 7:04:53 AM PST by MinorityRepublican
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To: WackySam

Yeah, no mas. Like the Bush’s, really I do. And considering the fool we have in the the WH, I really miss Dubya.


19 posted on 01/11/2010 7:05:42 AM PST by KC_Conspirator
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To: SoFloFreeper
I think it is not good for people to just dismiss him because of his last name

. Life's unfair, but two Bushes is quite enough, thank you very much.

20 posted on 01/11/2010 7:06:49 AM PST by Nonstatist
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To: SoFloFreeper

Jeb is aligned with McCain, Newt & company.


21 posted on 01/11/2010 7:08:37 AM PST by maggief
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To: SoFloFreeper
Governor Jeb Bush said "I've gone as far as I can go" regarding Terri Schiavo while she lay tortured and dying at the hands of judicial terrorism.

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.

22 posted on 01/11/2010 7:10:15 AM PST by Doctor13
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To: pgkdan

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.


23 posted on 01/11/2010 7:10:19 AM PST by ladyjane
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To: 4rcane

“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.


24 posted on 01/11/2010 7:11:02 AM PST by texteacher
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To: SoFloFreeper

No more Bushes. The last one so poisoned the country that it went crazy.


25 posted on 01/11/2010 7:11:49 AM PST by pt17
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To: pgkdan

“...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.


26 posted on 01/11/2010 7:14:09 AM PST by texteacher
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To: MinorityRepublican

If the Democrats manage to steal the election in MA.The election in 2010 and 2016 won’t matter.


27 posted on 01/11/2010 7:17:48 AM PST by sport
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To: JulieRNR21; kinganamort; katherineisgreat; floriduh voter; summer; Goldwater Girl; windchime; ...

Florida Freeper


28 posted on 01/11/2010 7:19:04 AM PST by Joe Brower (Sheep have three speeds: "graze", "stampede" and "cower".)
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To: SoFloFreeper
I will never, ever, ever, ever, ever, ever, ever, ever, ever, ever, ever, ever, ever, ever, ever, EVER vote for another Bush.

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!"

29 posted on 01/11/2010 7:19:36 AM PST by nonliberal (Graduate: Curtis E. LeMay School of International Relations)
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To: bmwcyle

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.


30 posted on 01/11/2010 7:19:58 AM PST by dools007
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To: SoFloFreeper

No more Bush family members for president... and Jeb is Mr. Amnesty.

LLS


31 posted on 01/11/2010 7:20:03 AM PST by LibLieSlayer (hussama will never be my president... NEVER!)
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To: bmwcyle
Yes he was a good governor. I will never vote for another Bush for President.

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.

32 posted on 01/11/2010 7:20:55 AM PST by AAABEST (And the light shineth in darkness: and the darkness did not comprehend it)
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To: 82ndABNOfficer
Pro-Life Leaders Say John McCain Shouldn't Pick Charlie Crist for VP

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.

33 posted on 01/11/2010 7:21:03 AM PST by Doctor13
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To: Joe Brower

Ping to #32.


34 posted on 01/11/2010 7:23:34 AM PST by AAABEST (And the light shineth in darkness: and the darkness did not comprehend it)
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To: SoFloFreeper
Jeb Bush is a member of the Council Of Foreign Affairs and working immigration reform. He wants open borders just like his brother and father.They all believe in one world government.
35 posted on 01/11/2010 7:25:41 AM PST by luckycin
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To: SoFloFreeper

Nope.


36 posted on 01/11/2010 7:26:06 AM PST by TADSLOS (Nigerian Crotch Bombers are U.S. Citizens too!- B. Obama)
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To: SoFloFreeper

Terry Schiavo was unavailable for comment.


37 posted on 01/11/2010 7:26:47 AM PST by mkjessup (Harry Reid? Byrd Dry-Cleaning on Line One ... Your sheets are ready !!!!)
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To: WackySam

No Mas.

*******************

Nyet.


38 posted on 01/11/2010 7:42:39 AM PST by Psalm 144 (What did you think NEW WORLD ORDER meant? The Constitution? States' rights? Individual liberty?)
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To: SoFloFreeper

How about dismissing a lightweight governor who was punked by piffling state judge?

The Bush family has done enough. No more.


39 posted on 01/11/2010 7:44:57 AM PST by Psalm 144 (What did you think NEW WORLD ORDER meant? The Constitution? States' rights? Individual liberty?)
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To: mkjessup

Your comment as uncalled for.


40 posted on 01/11/2010 7:48:18 AM PST by Doctor13
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To: AAABEST; 82ndABNOfficer
82ndABNOfficer, I guess you need to look at the people from FL closer. I will not vote for a Bush because they are globalist at heart. Bush granddad and Bush Sr. are globalist and Bush Jr. spent too much of our federal tax dollars. I did not cause are current problem. I have been fighting it before Bush Jr. was elected but too many die heart GOP'ers miss the New World Order signs in these boys. Prescott Bush supported National Socialism and it spills over the younger sons. Either we will be subjects of Maoist Socialism or we will be back to a Europe style National Socialism in a New World Order (Bush Sr put it in a few of his speaches). I'm trying to fight both. People like you, 82ndABNOfficer don't see we are being hit from both sides. You are why we are in this mess.
41 posted on 01/11/2010 7:49:29 AM PST by bmwcyle (Free the Navy Seals)
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To: SoFloFreeper

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.


42 posted on 01/11/2010 7:51:42 AM PST by TomGuy
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To: SoFloFreeper
NO MORE BUSHIES!!!!!!!
43 posted on 01/11/2010 7:52:26 AM PST by ImpBill ("America ... where are you now?" signed, a little "r" republican!)
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To: SoFloFreeper

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.


44 posted on 01/11/2010 7:56:10 AM PST by stockpirate (Dec. 24, 2009, the day liberty in America died to applause in the US Senate. Republicans helped)
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To: 82ndABNOfficer
My husband and I watched the Senate hearings on MIA's when Senator McCain had the wives and mothers in tears because he told them that there were no MIAs left in Vietnam. These were the same wives and mothers who worked so hard to gain Senator McCain his freedom.

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.

45 posted on 01/11/2010 7:58:50 AM PST by Doctor13
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To: 82ndABNOfficer

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.


46 posted on 01/11/2010 8:00:27 AM PST by stockpirate (Dec. 24, 2009, the day liberty in America died to applause in the US Senate. Republicans helped)
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To: luckycin

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.


47 posted on 01/11/2010 8:00:53 AM PST by TStro
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To: MinorityRepublican

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.


48 posted on 01/11/2010 8:15:16 AM PST by AdvisorB (Obamatude could be defined by Blago as something tangible, but not quite as tangible as JJJ's offer.)
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To: Doctor13; mkjessup

mkjessup’s comment cuts to the chase.

Weighed in the balances and found wanting.


49 posted on 01/11/2010 8:17:12 AM PST by Psalm 144 (What did you think NEW WORLD ORDER meant? The Constitution? States' rights? Individual liberty?)
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To: Moonman62

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.


50 posted on 01/11/2010 8:17:19 AM PST by ilgipper
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