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40,000 Expected at George W. Bush Rally in Florida Today
Saturday, November 13, 2010 | Kristinn

Posted on 11/13/2010 7:07:36 AM PST by kristinn

Former President George W. Bush is expected to draw around 40,000 people to a rally in Florida this morning at the Republican stronghold retirement community, The Villages, according to local news reports.

Bush is promoting his new book, Decision Points. After the rally, he will greet several hundred people who obtained wristbands earlier in the week from a bookstore in The Villages. There are conflicting reports about whether pre-signed books will given to those meeting Bush or if he will sign books in person.

The rally is set for 10 a.m. at Lake Sumter Landing.

Former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin drew a crowd estimated between 60,000 and 70,000 in September 2008 during a campaign stop when she was running for vice president on the Republican presidential ticket.

There is no word about whether Jeb Bush, the popular former two-term governor of Florida, will join his brother at the rally this morning.

Bush will be making another appearance in Florida tomorrow at the Miami Book Fair. Demand for tickets to that event was so heavy the ticket computer system crashed, according to the Miami Herald.


TOPICS: News/Current Events; US: Florida
KEYWORDS: booktour; decisionpoints; fl; florida; georgebush; georgewbush; gwb; thevillages

1 posted on 11/13/2010 7:07:45 AM PST by kristinn
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To: kristinn

I wish I could be there. I hope he makes a NYS tour!!


2 posted on 11/13/2010 7:09:14 AM PST by Sacajaweau
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To: kristinn

This is great news. It infuriates me that the Stars and Stripes (the military paper no less) has that President Bush sold 202,000 books in one day but just had to take a dig and wrote but President Clinton doubled that and sold over 400,000....why can’t they just mention how much President Bush sold and leave it at that?


3 posted on 11/13/2010 7:15:02 AM PST by napscoordinator
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To: kristinn
I bought a copy this with {on line} and it was rated #1 on Amazon, and it's just been released this week.

The book sales on this one will go through the roof and the lame stream media will either ignore it or pick little quotes out and twist the hell out of it.

4 posted on 11/13/2010 7:18:59 AM PST by USS Alaska
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To: napscoordinator

Clinton’s book got rotten reviews. It was deemed “self indulgent” by one reviewer....Ya think??


5 posted on 11/13/2010 7:25:30 AM PST by Sacajaweau
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To: kristinn

I just started his book this morning and was thinking about Bush. He was the first Republican I ever voted for (I know! How lame, huh? Took so long). In the intro, he mentions what an honor it was to serve the people of this great country, to be involved in world events for a bit of his life. (Would Obama EVER say that?)

When we watched that first debate with Al Gore, I saw in Bush the integrity of a man who knew what he believed. I voted for that in him, knowing that we would not agree in every area, but that he would lead with integrity.

I miss integrity in that office so much.


6 posted on 11/13/2010 7:27:46 AM PST by bboop (Stealth Tutor)
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To: kristinn

I just started his book this morning and was thinking about Bush. He was the first Republican I ever voted for (I know! How lame, huh? Took so long). In the intro, he mentions what an honor it was to serve the people of this great country, to be involved in world events for a bit of his life. (Would Obama EVER say that?)

When we watched that first debate with Al Gore, I saw in Bush the integrity of a man who knew what he believed. I voted for that in him, knowing that we would not agree in every area, but that he would lead with integrity.

I miss integrity in that office so much.


7 posted on 11/13/2010 7:28:04 AM PST by bboop (Stealth Tutor)
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To: kristinn
40,000 people - correct me if I'm wrong, but isn't that more than obammalooney has been drawing lately?

Oh wait...it's "Bush's fault"...I forgot.
8 posted on 11/13/2010 7:31:10 AM PST by FrankR (Don't let the bastards wear you down!)
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To: JulieRNR21; kinganamort; katherineisgreat; floriduh voter; summer; Goldwater Girl; windchime; ...

Florida Freeper


9 posted on 11/13/2010 7:31:19 AM PST by Joe Brower (Sheep have three speeds: "graze", "stampede" and "cower".)
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To: napscoordinator

Because when it suits the liberal media, they like to put things in context. Obviously, it doesn’t suit their purposes very often.


10 posted on 11/13/2010 7:31:54 AM PST by rabidralph
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To: napscoordinator

Everyone thought Clinton’s book would provide a blow by blow account of his two terms, while GWB’s book focuses on the major decisions he made while in office.


11 posted on 11/13/2010 7:33:43 AM PST by vrwconspiracist (The Tax Man cometh)
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To: kristinn

...and how many showed up at San Fran Nans’ book signing tour?


12 posted on 11/13/2010 7:36:07 AM PST by Huskrrrr
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To: Sacajaweau

I wish I could be there 2


13 posted on 11/13/2010 7:39:18 AM PST by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: Sacajaweau

Same here & if he comes to NYC, I’ll be there!!


14 posted on 11/13/2010 7:40:52 AM PST by FES0844
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To: Sacajaweau
That one reviewer is probably most of who ever read it. The vast majority of the Clinton books remain on shrink-wrapped pallets moldering in union warehouses, never to be seen or touched by human hands.
15 posted on 11/13/2010 7:43:47 AM PST by hinckley buzzard
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To: Joe Brower

Maybe Jeb will announce that he’s running for the Senate in 2012..


16 posted on 11/13/2010 7:46:00 AM PST by ken5050 (I don't need sex.....the government screws me every day..)
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To: kristinn

jUst a thought...but I find it very interesting that while BO is away we have Pres. Bush “covering” the news media and taking the front stage across our nation as if reminding the world we do know what a Pres. of character and integrity is all about...and he is “covering” for Bo’s absence. He is doing more for this country than simply promoting his book.....just interesting the timing of all this plays well for us all I think.


17 posted on 11/13/2010 7:50:07 AM PST by caww
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To: ken5050

Sorry but Jeb sunk his career when he turn back the state patrol who were on the way to rescue Terri Shivo


18 posted on 11/13/2010 7:56:09 AM PST by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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If Sarah runs for Prez, anyone care to guess how many people will attend the villages???


19 posted on 11/13/2010 7:58:03 AM PST by ak267
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bttt


20 posted on 11/13/2010 8:03:00 AM PST by Matchett-PI (This is a RESTRAINING ORDER not merely an 'election' ~ PJ O'Rourke.)
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To: kristinn

I bought my copy on Thursday at Costco. Even the receipt checker at the door commented how GREAT it was selling that day and that it was a great book and how well he was coming across in all his interviews this week. I’ve watched the Hannity, O’Reilley, DVR’d the Greta one and even watched the Oprah one but will not watch the Matt the Jerk Lauer one.


21 posted on 11/13/2010 8:06:54 AM PST by Qwackertoo (New Day In America November 03, 2010)
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To: kristinn
Ha ha ha!

Palin draws over 50,000; 40,000 estimated to see W, but Zero can't fill a 14,000 seat arena in Cleveland! LOL!

22 posted on 11/13/2010 8:32:13 AM PST by jeffc (Prayer. It's freedom of speech.)
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To: napscoordinator

Authors like Clinton will waive speaking and appearance fees in exchange for event organizers buying books by the truckload. That’s how a clown like Romney can claim tens of thousands of first week sales for his drivel.

It’s common practice - a promotional/accounting trick.


23 posted on 11/13/2010 9:01:37 AM PST by sbMKE
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To: vrwconspiracist

I admire President Bush highly. I just flat out miss him, despite some Constitutional disappointments as a result of his actions.

That said, I picked up his book and checked the index for any mention of his signing the McCain-Feingold bill.

There was no reference to it in the index.
I was hoping he would address his reason for signing it.

If you’ve read his book, does he talk about McCain-Feingold?


24 posted on 11/13/2010 9:26:24 AM PST by A'elian' nation ( America is Exceptional - the only nation of people who escaped from theirs.)
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To: kristinn

thanks for posting this, kristinn. Wish I knew about this earlier, I surely would have attended. I’m about 2 hrs away from the Villages.

So glad President Bush is receiving warm, enthusiastic welcomes wherever he goes. He is a patriot.


25 posted on 11/13/2010 9:38:07 AM PST by 4integrity
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To: kristinn

I got it on my Kindle on Tuesday, and just finished it last night. Couldn’t put it down.

Really enjoyed it. It’s a different format than I’ve seen before. Rather than running chronologically, each chapter is about some major decision, and it bounces around in time showing different elements that led to whatever choice he made. It’s interesting.

His detractors will be disappointed, but even they will have to admit that while you can disagree with decisions he made, you can’t say that he wasn’t thoughtful, fully engaged and thoroughly informed before he made decisions.


26 posted on 11/13/2010 9:53:02 AM PST by Ramius (Personally, I give us... one chance in three. More tea?)
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To: kristinn

Nearr the appearance, you have to have the right colored wristband by buying a book from Barnes and Noble.


27 posted on 11/13/2010 10:04:26 AM PST by Recovering_Democrat
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