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Bushes name Mitt Romney as their 2012 favorite
The Hill ^ | 11/23/2010 | Emily Goodin

Posted on 11/23/2010 10:18:28 AM PST by Qbert

Former President George H.W. Bush and former first lady Barbara Bush named Mitt Romney as their favorite Republican for the 2012 presidential nomination.

"If you asked me, who was the nominee be, I couldn't tell you. We like Mitt Romney. We know him well and like him very much," Bush said in an interview with CNN's Larry King.

The former president then joked about his support, saying: "Don't want to kill him off."

"He's a reasonable guy. A conservative fellow, which is good. But, no, I think he'd be a good president, a very good president," Bush said of the former Massachusetts governor.

The former first lady echoed Bush's words when she was asked her favorite.

"I'll go with George. Mitt Romney. I like a lot of them. But I like people who feel that you can respect other people's ideas. I like that a lot," Barbara Bush said.

The Bushes were asked if their son, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, was thinking about a presidential run.

"I don't think he is. In fact, I know he's not. But, would he be a good president? Absolutely. Don't just take that from a father prejudice view. I mean, he's a good man. He performed as governor. He's well spoken. He is not an extremist. He's not a wild guy that attributes bad motives to those that disagree with him, and he's good. And people that know him and hear him say the same thing. So, I think the bottom line is he just doesn't want to try, doesn't want to do it," the former president said.

The interview aired Monday night on "Larry King Live." It got attention over the weekend when CNN previewed it, airing a clip that featured Barbara Bush saying she hoped former Gov. Sarah Palin stayed in Alaska.

"I sat next to her once, thought she was beautiful," the former first lady said. "And I think she's very happy in Alaska, and I hope she'll stay there."


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"The former president then joked about his support, saying: "Don't want to kill him off."

You just did there, genius...

1 posted on 11/23/2010 10:18:34 AM PST by Qbert
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To: Qbert

No surprise there.


2 posted on 11/23/2010 10:19:49 AM PST by Mr. Mojo
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To: Qbert

As Gomer Pyle would say: “Suuuprise, Suuuprise, Suuuprise.”


3 posted on 11/23/2010 10:19:56 AM PST by Lou Budvis (Refudiate 0bama '12)
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To: Qbert

I’m beginning to think we’ll end up with O for another four.


4 posted on 11/23/2010 10:20:24 AM PST by Sparky1776
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To: Qbert
A conservative fellow, which is good.

Great googly moogly! They don't even know what a conservative is!

5 posted on 11/23/2010 10:21:08 AM PST by DJ MacWoW (If Bam is the answer, the question was stupid.)
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To: Qbert

rombot sux.


6 posted on 11/23/2010 10:21:29 AM PST by ken21 (who runs the gop?)
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To: Qbert

Sounds like Bush is aspiring to be the next Carter. Shut up, old man.


7 posted on 11/23/2010 10:21:44 AM PST by dr_who
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To: Qbert

8 posted on 11/23/2010 10:21:50 AM PST by TSgt (On 11/08/2010 at 0421 my life changed forever. I became a father.)
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To: onyx; Virginia Ridgerunner; Brices Crossroads; Clyde5445; Al B.
Hmmmm......a Bush barage?

Maybe W and Babs just sunk Romney by mistake.....

9 posted on 11/23/2010 10:22:10 AM PST by Lakeshark (Thank a member of the US armed forces for their sacrifice)
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To: Qbert

Kiss of Death Alert!


10 posted on 11/23/2010 10:22:44 AM PST by Uncle Miltie (0bama thought he'd find "common ground" on 0bamaCare because of ROMNEYCARE!)
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To: Qbert

Fade whatever the Bushes say...


11 posted on 11/23/2010 10:22:48 AM PST by Rutles4Ever (Ubi Petrus, ibi ecclesia, et ubi ecclesia vita eterna!)
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To: Qbert


The fix is in.
12 posted on 11/23/2010 10:23:48 AM PST by jimbo123
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To: Sparky1776

Mitt is using W's play book with the slow drip of endorsements before the caucus and primaries. First Hatch and now 41. There will be many more to pledge for Mitt over the next year. Mitt will raise an obscene amount of money too , just W. in 99. The money race and endorsements scared away most of W's competitors in 00 and all but Mccain withdrew after IA.


13 posted on 11/23/2010 10:23:48 AM PST by RED SOUTH
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To: DJ MacWoW

Connecticut Republicans for a Massachusetts Republican. Imagine that.


14 posted on 11/23/2010 10:24:04 AM PST by Renderofveils (My loathings are simple: stupidity, oppression, crime, cruelty, soft music. - Nabokov)
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To: Qbert
"The former president then joked about his support, saying: "Don't want to kill him off."

He's a shoe in now that he has the whole "New World Order" crew wrapped up.

15 posted on 11/23/2010 10:24:04 AM PST by NeoCaveman (Touch my tagline and I'll have you arrested)
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To: Qbert

Well, That settles it then........................


16 posted on 11/23/2010 10:24:23 AM PST by Red Badger (The House finally fell on Nancy Pelosi..........)
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To: Qbert

Bush never met a person he didn’t like, but really?


17 posted on 11/23/2010 10:24:44 AM PST by TribalPrincess2U (demonicRATS= Obama's Mosque, taxes, painful death. Is this what you want?)
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To: Diogenesis

Woot, there it is....which explains the elitist snobbery we’ve been seeing and Rove’s recent behavior.


18 posted on 11/23/2010 10:24:51 AM PST by Virginia Ridgerunner (Sarah Palin has crossed the Rubicon!)
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To: Lou Budvis

Haha As soon as I read the headline, Gomer’s saying popped into my head.


19 posted on 11/23/2010 10:25:26 AM PST by catbertz
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To: Qbert

This toast is extra crispy.


20 posted on 11/23/2010 10:25:50 AM PST by dforest
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To: Qbert
Questions for Mr. and Mrs Bush...”Have you ever held a halibut heart in your hand?” “Did you notice that Larry King didn't move and wasn't breathing?” “Do you realize, Mrs Bush, how much you lowered yourself in the eyes of conservatives by your snarky ‘stay in Alaska’ comment?” “Same question to you, Mr. Bush, by your silence?”
21 posted on 11/23/2010 10:26:43 AM PST by JPG (The GOP leadership is on probation. No second chances. Don't blow it.)
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To: Qbert

Of course they do. Go get your shineboxes Bushbots, and then buy another copy of his book.


22 posted on 11/23/2010 10:26:49 AM PST by tumblindice (Demoblicans)
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To: Mr. Mojo

Those folks are old school GOP


23 posted on 11/23/2010 10:27:09 AM PST by SMARTY (Conforming to non-conformity is conforming just the same.)
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To: DJ MacWoW
Great googly moogly! They don't even know what a conservative is!

Come on, he's more conservative than the Bush's adopted son Willie.

24 posted on 11/23/2010 10:27:46 AM PST by bgill (K Parliament- how could a young man born in Kenya who is not even a native American become the POTUS)
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To: Sparky1776

“I’m beginning to think we’ll end up with O for another four.”

Since we control the House, and may control the Senate in ‘12, if it comes down to Myth v. 0, I may just leave that top portion of the ballot blank.


25 posted on 11/23/2010 10:28:07 AM PST by Lou Budvis (Refudiate 0bama '12)
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To: Qbert

Nope to Mitt.

If the RINO’s and Pubbie Blue Bloods force that down our throat, there will be a 3rd party in 2012 that will blow the doors off both Dems and Pubbies.

3rd parties are not a good thing, but we will have no part of Mitt, no matter who tries to force it.....


26 posted on 11/23/2010 10:28:43 AM PST by Texas Fossil (Government, even in its best state is but a necessary evil; in its worst state an intolerable one.)
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To: Qbert

Maybe Mittens can expand TSA and Medicare Part D even more.


27 posted on 11/23/2010 10:28:43 AM PST by WOBBLY BOB ( "I don't want the majority if we don't stand for something"- Jim Demint)
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To: Qbert

The question is can he win a southern primary? Or can he lose Utah?


28 posted on 11/23/2010 10:29:00 AM PST by Sybeck1 (Is it proper etiquette to tip after a pat down?)
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To: Qbert

He was a crappy governor of MA - classic RINO.


29 posted on 11/23/2010 10:29:23 AM PST by Jack Hammer
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To: Qbert

It takes a Big Government NWO RINO to know a Big Government NWO RINO.


30 posted on 11/23/2010 10:29:35 AM PST by GraceG
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To: RED SOUTH

Mitt has been a placeholder for the Bush family all along. They will drop him in a heartbeat if they think the country is ready for Jeb.


31 posted on 11/23/2010 10:29:52 AM PST by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: onyx

FYI.

Those are not leaves on the ground. Those are GOP masks that have fallen this year.


32 posted on 11/23/2010 10:30:28 AM PST by Psalm 144
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To: Sparky1776
I’m beginning to think we’ll end up with O for another four.
Why? Because people are going to care what GHW thinks?

What's his following? His wife? Anybody else?

33 posted on 11/23/2010 10:30:42 AM PST by samtheman
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To: Renderofveils

The RINO herd stays close together . . .


34 posted on 11/23/2010 10:30:44 AM PST by rockvillem
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To: Qbert

Liberals supporting liberals!


35 posted on 11/23/2010 10:30:49 AM PST by dalereed
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To: Qbert

What will real conservatives do if the Repubs nominate another RINO insider elite sellout like Romney?? A real live national revolt comes to mind.


36 posted on 11/23/2010 10:31:21 AM PST by drypowder
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To: Qbert
Time for those two to check into the Old RINOs home.
37 posted on 11/23/2010 10:31:26 AM PST by McGruff
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To: Uncle Miltie

#10

That’s what I was just thinking. Ole Mitt has just been kissed on both cheeks by the Godfather.

Maybe George HW and Barb are secretly really for Palin. Everything out of their mouths over this past week has helped her.


38 posted on 11/23/2010 10:31:47 AM PST by chickadee
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To: Qbert
"would [Jeb] be a good president? Absolutely. ....He is not an extremist."

With "extremist" defined as a constitutional conservative.

39 posted on 11/23/2010 10:32:05 AM PST by Mr. Mojo
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To: DJ MacWoW

“Great googly moogly! They don’t even know what a conservative is!”

Hahahaha ... A WC Fields fan, huh? No. NO they don’t.


40 posted on 11/23/2010 10:32:05 AM PST by jessduntno (TSA: "Because screwing you with your pants ON just wasn't enough.")
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To: Qbert
Don't those elite just love those elite. The elder Bushes don't even realize the harm they are doing to Jeb’s future. But then, that is fine with me.
41 posted on 11/23/2010 10:32:24 AM PST by fish hawk (Liberals are too stupid to engage in a political dialog)
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To: Renderofveils

Yup. What a surprise! LOL


42 posted on 11/23/2010 10:32:48 AM PST by DJ MacWoW (If Bam is the answer, the question was stupid.)
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To: Mr. Mojo

Good friends do not necessarily make good presidents.


43 posted on 11/23/2010 10:32:54 AM PST by skr (May God confound the enemy)
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To: RED SOUTH

Remember that Dems gained in both houses under Bush. His left wing policies turned off conservatives and independents.

Sarah, not Mitt owns that constituency!


44 posted on 11/23/2010 10:33:22 AM PST by BillM (Don)
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To: DJ MacWoW

Great googly moogly! They don’t even know what a conservative is!

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

New England, ruling class conservative. New World Order conservative.

Voodoo conservatives, in other words.


45 posted on 11/23/2010 10:33:22 AM PST by Psalm 144
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To: Qbert

David Souter.


46 posted on 11/23/2010 10:33:25 AM PST by Doulos1 (Bitter Clinger Forever!)
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To: Qbert

It probably didn’t take Rove long to draft their lines.


47 posted on 11/23/2010 10:33:36 AM PST by Gator113 (Sarah Palin can win, and she will win.)
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To: jimbo123
The fix is in.

If the fix in in I'm outta here. I'll write in Sarah Palin.

48 posted on 11/23/2010 10:33:39 AM PST by McGruff
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To: Qbert

Thumbs down on that.


49 posted on 11/23/2010 10:34:48 AM PST by seoul62
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To: Texas Fossil
3rd parties are not a good thing, but we will have no part of Mitt, no matter who tries to force it.....
I am against 3rd parties... strongly against them... but if Mitt is the GOP nominee, I'll have to vote 3rd party myself, for the first time ever.
50 posted on 11/23/2010 10:35:01 AM PST by samtheman
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