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Jeb Bush carries the Bush political torch
POLITICO.COM ^ | 28 APRIL 2010 | JONATHAN MARTIN

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 you’ll often hear a sentence that starts with: “If his last name were ...”

They’re talking about the former two-term governor of one of America’s 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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TOPICS: Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: bush; bushfamily; hellno; jebbush; no; rino
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We're not fooled, Martin. You can promote Jeb until the cows come home but conservatives won't vote for him and you'll just carve him up when he wins the nomination anyway.
1 posted on 04/28/2010 4:49:13 PM PDT by Extremely Extreme Extremist
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

Put it out!


2 posted on 04/28/2010 4:49:54 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

torch,,,, pssssssttttttt . hey I think it out.


3 posted on 04/28/2010 4:50:11 PM PDT by Tarpon ( ...Rude crude socialist Obama depends on ignorance to force his will on people)
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

Oh no! I thought we fought a war so we wouldn’t have to suffer a monarchy. Please, no more Clintons and Bushes!


4 posted on 04/28/2010 4:50:23 PM PDT by Pining_4_TX
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

No more Bushes!


5 posted on 04/28/2010 4:50:37 PM PDT by rabscuttle385 (Live Free or Die)
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist
Having succeeded in choosing our last presidential candidate, they begin working on choosing the next.
6 posted on 04/28/2010 4:52:03 PM PDT by Bahbah (Only dead fish go with the flow)
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

Seems like a good guy,but NO! NO! NO!


7 posted on 04/28/2010 4:52:20 PM PDT by GQuagmire ( We are no longer Massholes)
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

Nice try, Politico, but we’re on to you.


8 posted on 04/28/2010 4:52:56 PM PDT by Sister_T (Socialism is covetousness, wearing a mask of "caring for the poor" ... Ephesians 5:5)
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist
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.

As someone who has voted for a lot of Bushes, including GHW Bush for Congress, NO MORE BUSHES!!!

9 posted on 04/28/2010 4:53:45 PM PDT by Al B.
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

We CANNOT AFFORD another Bush

Bush 1 begat clinton

Bush 2 begat Obama

Bush 3: ?? (prolly satan himself)


10 posted on 04/28/2010 4:53:54 PM PDT by Mr. K (This administration IS WEARING OUT MY CAPSLOCK KEY!)
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist
Jeb already pooped in his mess kit when he slammed the Arizona immigration law yesterday. What is it with the Bush family and immigration? Is it because they have an hispanic in the family?

No more bushes.
11 posted on 04/28/2010 4:54:25 PM PDT by FrankR (Standing up against tyranny must start somewhere, or the future will belong to the tyrants.)
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To: FrankR

Stay out da bushes.


12 posted on 04/28/2010 4:55:33 PM PDT by tommyboy (We'll do it live)
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To: Mr. K

LOL !


13 posted on 04/28/2010 4:57:03 PM PDT by timeflies
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist
x41..... x43.....

I think they have had their turn....

We the people... have had ENUFF!

14 posted on 04/28/2010 4:59:30 PM PDT by Wings-n-Wind (The main things are the plain things!)
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist
It's not just that people are tired of the Bushes. Jeb looks pretty tired himself nowadays.

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.

15 posted on 04/28/2010 5:00:23 PM PDT by x
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

Oh hell no


16 posted on 04/28/2010 5:00:41 PM PDT by Lewis Morris (Having lost sight of our goals, we redouble our efforts!)
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

Terri Schiavo would be deeply saddened, if her governor had commuted her death sentence.

17 posted on 04/28/2010 5:01:20 PM PDT by Bratch
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To: Al B.

“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.


18 posted on 04/28/2010 5:02:40 PM PDT by Brices Crossroads
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To: x

“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.


19 posted on 04/28/2010 5:04:23 PM PDT by Brices Crossroads
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist
Let's shoot this trail balloon down now before it goes any higher!I agree with Jesse on one thing,stay out da Bush's!
20 posted on 04/28/2010 5:05:24 PM PDT by bonehead4freedom
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To: Brices Crossroads
He is no ball of fire as a campaigner. If he runs against Palin, her energy level will make him look old as well.

You betcha!

21 posted on 04/28/2010 5:06:27 PM PDT by Don Corleone ("Oil the gun..eat the cannolis. Take it to the Mattress.")
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To: rabscuttle385

The third time is the charm. Let’s give Jeb Bush on last chance . let’s see what he can do.


22 posted on 04/28/2010 5:07:00 PM PDT by AlanD
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

If Jeb is carrying the torch he’s not carrying it far.


23 posted on 04/28/2010 5:08:09 PM PDT by puppypusher
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist
I've never skipped a Presidential vote in 34 years of voting, but if Jeb runs, I'm staying home. I've had my fill of big government republicans.

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.

24 posted on 04/28/2010 5:08:28 PM PDT by FlyVet
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To: AlanD

“The third time is the charm. Let’s give Jeb Bush on last chance . let’s 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.


25 posted on 04/28/2010 5:08:55 PM PDT by Brices Crossroads
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To: Brices Crossroads

Dead on. Every word. NO MORE BUSHES, EVER!!!


26 posted on 04/28/2010 5:09:16 PM PDT by Al B.
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To: Bratch

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.


27 posted on 04/28/2010 5:11:11 PM PDT by alarm rider (The left will always tell you who they fear the most. What are they telling you now?)
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To: AlanD; 50mm; darkwing104

SNIFF! (again)


28 posted on 04/28/2010 5:11:29 PM PDT by GQuagmire ( We are no longer Massholes)
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

No.


29 posted on 04/28/2010 5:14:45 PM PDT by kittymyrib
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

I liked Jeb Bush. I think he would have made a better President than his older brother. He was a good governor of Florida.

But.

No more amnesty.

No more Bushes.

No more RINOs.

Jeb is a nice guy, but we don’t need him running the country.


30 posted on 04/28/2010 5:14:52 PM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: nickcarraway
Put it out!

Done!

31 posted on 04/28/2010 5:15:13 PM PDT by Dem Guard
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To: FrankR

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.


32 posted on 04/28/2010 5:15:56 PM PDT by RachelFaith (2010 is going to be a 100 seat Tsunami - Unless the GOP Senate ruins it all...)
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

No, thanks. Quit trying to McCain us again, Lamstream Media.


33 posted on 04/28/2010 5:16:31 PM PDT by Bigg Red (Palin/Hunter 2012 -- Bolton their Secretary of State)
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To: Brices Crossroads
BTW, the late Bill Loeb of the Manchester Union-Leader coined a term for GHW Bush and his ilk which also applies to Romney, Jeb and the rest of the GOP elites. Loeb called Bush41 a "clean-fingernails" Republican.

Perfect description.

34 posted on 04/28/2010 5:16:50 PM PDT by Al B.
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To: AlanD
The third time is the charm. Let’s give Jeb Bush on last chance . let’s see what he can do.

Holy Moly!! We got Klintoon from the 1st & Big Ears from the second. Pull you head out of your arse.

35 posted on 04/28/2010 5:18:47 PM PDT by Digger (If RINO is your selection, then failure is your election)
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

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.


36 posted on 04/28/2010 5:19:15 PM PDT by kittymyrib
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

Politico is just a megaphone for the Democratic Party.


37 posted on 04/28/2010 5:20:23 PM PDT by popdonnelly (The enormous crimes in history were all perpetrated by governments.)
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To: Al B.

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.


38 posted on 04/28/2010 5:21:54 PM PDT by Brices Crossroads
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To: AlanD; GQuagmire; darkwing104; 50mm; darkangel82
The third time is the charm. Let’s give Jeb Bush on last chance . let’s see what he can do.

No.

39 posted on 04/28/2010 5:27:22 PM PDT by rabscuttle385 (Live Free or Die)
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

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”.


40 posted on 04/28/2010 5:27:36 PM PDT by marron
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To: Brices Crossroads
Shirley made no bones about the fact that Bush's performance in the Nashua debate confirmed for Reagan what he already suspected...that GHW Bush did not handle pressure very well, AT ALL. Shirley actually said that Reagan (at the time) did not think Bush was qualified for the Oval Office.

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.

41 posted on 04/28/2010 5:29:15 PM PDT by Al B.
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To: FlyVet

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!


42 posted on 04/28/2010 5:31:03 PM PDT by Froggie
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

Stay out da bushes.


43 posted on 04/28/2010 5:33:00 PM PDT by Ben Chad
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Hell no.

Try harder Politico, you’re not choosing our candidate.


44 posted on 04/28/2010 5:33:33 PM PDT by AliVeritas (Pray, Pray, Pray.)
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To: FrankR

Jeb’s wife.


45 posted on 04/28/2010 5:34:53 PM PDT by AliVeritas (Pray, Pray, Pray.)
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

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?


46 posted on 04/28/2010 5:37:41 PM PDT by cydcharisse (`)
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

Never again, no more bushes.


47 posted on 04/28/2010 5:38:57 PM PDT by Gapplega
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

Today I lost respect for Marco Rubio, who Jeb “open borders” Bush supports.

Beware of RINOs that pretend to be conservatives.


48 posted on 04/28/2010 5:41:52 PM PDT by dforest
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To: Brices Crossroads

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!


49 posted on 04/28/2010 5:46:45 PM PDT by Memphis Moe
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To: Al B.

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 f—ing way! I’ve worked all my life for this and I’m not giving it up. . . . I’ve done more for party unity than you’ll ever know!””

http://article.nationalreview.com/410403/fast-times-at-nashua-high/craig-shirley?page=2


50 posted on 04/28/2010 5:47:26 PM PDT by Brices Crossroads
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