Skip to comments.Jeb Bush carries the Bush political torch
Posted on 04/28/2010 4:49:13 PM PDT by Extremely Extreme Extremist
Talk privately to just about any leading Republican about the 2012 presidential race, and youll often hear a sentence that starts with: If his last name were ...
Theyre talking about the former two-term governor of one of Americas largest states who is a reformer, a policy wonk and a savvy pol who left office on good terms and whose last name happens to be Bush.
Were he not the brother of a recently departed and unpopular president, there is little doubt that former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush would be an obvious, and formidable, White House prospect for the GOP.
Yet even with the family baggage, many Republicans remain convinced Bush could be a strong contender.
Read more: http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0410/36452.html#ixzz0mRSNVSg0
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Put it out!
torch,,,, pssssssttttttt . hey I think it out.
Oh no! I thought we fought a war so we wouldn’t have to suffer a monarchy. Please, no more Clintons and Bushes!
No more Bushes!
Seems like a good guy,but NO! NO! NO!
Nice try, Politico, but we’re on to you.
As someone who has voted for a lot of Bushes, including GHW Bush for Congress, NO MORE BUSHES!!!
We CANNOT AFFORD another Bush
Bush 1 begat clinton
Bush 2 begat Obama
Bush 3: ?? (prolly satan himself)
Stay out da bushes.
I think they have had their turn....
We the people... have had ENUFF!
Politicians thrive on excitement and adulation. When they have to go without it for a long time they start to wither or crumple up.
Whatever his good points, he won't be going anywhere in national politics for the forseeable future.
Oh hell no
Terri Schiavo would be deeply saddened, if her governor had commuted her death sentence.
“There have been more names floated by the DC establishment for 2012 than there are ships in the Sixth Fleet. ‘That woman’ really has them spooked.”
It reminds me of 1979 and early 1980. Bush was the Establishment first choice, but Ford was always in reserve as a possibility if Reagan looked like he might actually win the nomination. In this case, Romney is the “new Bush” and Jeb Bush is the “new Ford”, standing in reserve in the (likely) event Romney crashes and burns.
You are going to see more and more appeals to Jeb Bush to “save the party” from the disaster that they believe Palin to be.
Fortunately, people remember that Bush 43 (except for his Supremem Court appointments, one of whom was forced on him)was pretty much a disaster. Bush 41, ditto.
The Immigration debate in Arizona, that Jeb Bush has stepped into, ha toasted his marshmallows with Levin and Talk Radio as well.
He can’t beat her and I suspect that he knows this. But he may try anyway.
No more Bushes. EVER. 24 years of Bush/Clinton/Obama is enough.
“Jeb looks pretty tired himself nowadays.”
He is no ball of fire as a campaigner. If he runs against Palin, her energy level will make him look old as well.
The third time is the charm. Let’s give Jeb Bush on last chance . let’s see what he can do.
If Jeb is carrying the torch he’s not carrying it far.
If the RNC puts him up there, I guess it's still "Their Turn". Just as it was with John "You don't have to worry about electing my opponent, he's a nice guy" McCain.
“The third time is the charm. Lets give Jeb Bush on last chance . lets see what he can do.”
Yea. The first two didn’t quite get the job done. Jeb ought to be able to finish us off.
Dead on. Every word. NO MORE BUSHES, EVER!!!
Roger that, he wimped out on the lady. I lost any respect for him right there. He could have made a difference, but he turned out to be a coward.
I liked Jeb Bush. I think he would have made a better President than his older brother. He was a good governor of Florida.
No more amnesty.
No more Bushes.
No more RINOs.
Jeb is a nice guy, but we don’t need him running the country.
YES! George P. Bush will be President of a largely Hispanic America. Bank on it.... by that I mean, get your money someplace SAFE and not here. We are all but gone already.
No, thanks. Quit trying to McCain us again, Lamstream Media.
Holy Moly!! We got Klintoon from the 1st & Big Ears from the second. Pull you head out of your arse.
Jeb is married to a Latina. He and his siblings were practically raised by the Bushes Mexican housekeeper. They have a history that prevents their understanding of the con side in the immigration issue.
Politico is just a megaphone for the Democratic Party.
There aren’t any journalists like Bill Loeb now. The closest to him as far as I can see is Mark Levin.
I always thought that although Reagan may have come to like him as Veep, he never really respected him as an adversary, perhaps because he crumbled so badly at Nashua.
Does Craig Shirley provide any insight? I think Reagan would have naturally preferred Palin just because their personalities seem so similar.
Jeb had a chance to redeem himself. All he had to do was articulate why Arizona is right to do what its doing and articulate it effectively.
He couldn’t do it because he isn’t the right one to lead this country. He’s not made of the right stuff.
This is actually a pretty good litmus test. If you understand sovereignty, thats a pretty good first step. If you don’t understand it, and why it has to be defended, then thats a pretty easy “fail”.
Shirley did confirm what you said, that Reagan came to respect Bush as a loyal ally while he was VP.
I agree with you on how Reagan would view Palin.
I’ll vote for Garfield (the Cat - not the ex-president) against Obama or anyone the Dems put up... Bush...Woods...Canseco...McGuire...ANYONE but Obama!
Stay out da bushes.
Try harder Politico, you’re not choosing our candidate.
One more President from the same damn family and you know this country has been turned into a banana republic.
There are 1/3 of a billion people in the US, and this is the best we can do?
Never again, no more bushes.
Today I lost respect for Marco Rubio, who Jeb “open borders” Bush supports.
Beware of RINOs that pretend to be conservatives.
Jeb’s son, Jorge Bush, a strong supporter of illegal aliens, is waiting in the wings too.
All the Bushes have a liberal bent. Good bye to them all. I won’t vote for any of them.
In Tennessee, the W administration backed 41 crony liberal Lamar Alexander over conservative Ed Bryant in the US Senate primary. Senator Lamar voted to confirm Sotomayor for the Supreme Court. Thanks W, thanks Lamar! Real smart!
The surefire way to kill whats left of the Republican party is to nominate a Bush.
Send Jeb back with his free-spending wife back to wherever they came from, never to be seen again.
Please, please, NO!
I though Bush’s reactions to Gordon Humphey’s last ditch plea to include the others, “I’ve worked all my life for this and I’m not giving it up.” sounds eerily like something Mittens would say. These Eastern snobs think the Presidency belongs to them not to the hoi polloi:
“When Bush came out of his holding room and headed to the stage, Humphrey pleaded one last time to include the others in the name of party unity. Bush spat back at Humphrey, whom he loathed, No fing way! Ive worked all my life for this and Im not giving it up. . . . Ive done more for party unity than youll ever know!”