Skip to comments.Jeb Bush: No run in 2012, but I don't rule out 2016 (RINOs want a third Bush) (BARF ALERT)
Posted on 06/21/2011 8:26:17 PM PDT by rabscuttle385
It is a truism of political dynasties that there is a chosen heir - the one who should or would or could have been next. It is certainly apt of the Bush family.
Jeb Bush is the son who was groomed for the presidency.
He was the one most Republicans expected to succeed his father into the Oval Office.
And today, looking at their, let's be frank, lacklustre field, many Republicans still wish he would do just that.
"It's very flattering to be asked that regularly," Jeb tells me in his office at the Coral Gables Biltmore Hotel.
"I don't wake up each morning saying, 'Oh, wow, it's me. I think I'm the cat's meow. I'm the best'," he adds.
"There are great candidates running and my guess is that one of them will be president, and I'll be supportive."
What Jeb doesn't say is that the current Republican field would look very different if he were to run.
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I DO rule it out. NO more Bushes, no more Kennedys, no more Clintons. We aren’t a monarchy.
Reaqd my tag line, “NO MORE BUSHS!”. All Bushs are one worlder Globalists. Will we never learn!!???
We have a Marxist in the White House, the country going down the tubes, and this thread and its disparaging remarks is your contribution??
I would vote for almost anyone over Obama next year. So far, all we’ve got is a field of weak candidates. Jeb Bush isn’t even running.
Cut the crap and get focused. If it makes you feel good, you can spill your bile on the Bushes after 2012.
Then we’ll just have to make sure we re-elect President Palin in 2016. And it would be my honor to Jeb’s mother Barbara the best humble pie she has ever had.
Getting rid of these wealthy ruling class elite and their family dynasties are becoming very troublesome.
No more means no more Bush’s Clinton’s Kennedy’s and Kenyans
Keep out the Bushes!
Between George 1 and George 2, Jeb is probably the best of the Bushes, but he’ll never get a chance to prove it. I like Jeb - voted for him to be Gov. of FL twice when I lived there, but I wouldn’t vote for him to be POTUS no matter when he runs. America just has Bush fatigue - myself included.
The posters on this thread disparaged Jeb Bush.
So you respond by criticizing the posters for disparaging Jeb and then YOU disparage the "field of weak candidates".
Anyway, I say let's throw Palin into the field and let's see what they all have. And Jeb should shut his mouth about 2016 when we need to concentrate on, and win it in, 2012.
Absolutely - Palin for Eight! And humble pie for Barbara.
Jeb’s not running LOL!!! Of course he’s not... he realizes it’s the democraps turn to have a two termer... then it will be a RINO’s turn.... and so on. They are all cut from the same cloth.... wake up!
No one is looking for this guy to run except Rove and the Bush’s. Go ahead and run Jeb. You will find yourself out there in Huntsman walking dead territory. No support.
BTW, screw you Katty Kay. You are a leftist Obummer sycophant. Why don’t you keep your Commie views to your side of the pond you dim wit.
And that's why their tools are out in force against Sarah Palin. She is the only one who can defeat Obama (and she will).
Long before, when the Democratic mob took control in 06....All due to leadership with no rudder, no direction, no conservatism, which allowed evil, leftists and worse to gain control of everything, right down to the oval office.
I believe none of this was a fluke, or accident...It left America hopeless, as the political insiders looted the middle class, private sector, leaving tens of millions to pay for their insider private agendas and intentional mismanagement, which made a few wealthy beyond belief.
This is absolute Jeb-code for telling Republicans to throw the ‘12 election to Obama.
Hard to believe how much BDS there is even on FreeRepublic.
It’s the “globalism” thing.
Open borders. One-way trade with China. Open borders. Amnesty. Open borders.
Have you forgotten already, Bush accused those wanting a secure border “vigilantes”.
Yeah. If you want to call it BDS, have at it. Go right ahead.
We’re all going to do our best with a line up of newbies, whose names nobody generally knows to drag one of them across the line. But sane Americans factually prefer Anybody
But Obama, so take it to the bank. If it nets us a RINO, against our will, who gains the nomination we’re going to drag him over the line, because he/she is Anybody But Obama. Period.
So, Tom, save the lecture on RINO voting. We’re on the same side but nobody is going to vote Obama, or sit home so he can win because our pick didn’t. Er...except possibly for the Palin bots that is. Then they can make Sarah a martyr and not just “Deborah” of the Bible. ;)
If you are going to whine like a rhino, at least inform the group who you support, ‘k?
If you are going to whine like a rhino, at least inform the group who you support, k?
I am the Undecided. Stuck like you trying to get one of the bench sitters off the bench, to shove away from the table cake, and run. I want to hear from Perry, maybe see how far Perry can take it. At least as I said before, he has bothered to at least light his pants on fire and initiated an exploration team to Iowa, and a money hunt, and line up some possible endorsements. What’s yours up to lately? Eating cake?
I am an American. I strive to keep the freedoms that my family has cherished on these shores since 1630. That family fought, they bled, they died.
And it wasn’t so I could home and pout when I don’t get my way, waiting for the perfect candidate.
I’m going to have to vote for someone who doesn’t agree with me on all issues. No candidate ever has or ever will.
You sit at home on your principles. I’ll fight the socialist Obama administration for you.
Stupid thread title.
Actually, he made a soft left turn right after being elected in 2000 and continue that trend. He only won in 04 because Kerry Edwards was perhaps the worst Dem ticket ever.
It’s not BDS - its BRS: Bush Reality Syndrome.
No more Bushes or any other dynasties !
Oh, my gosh! That’s hilarious!!! I’ve been told that all my life!! Only child syndrome, I suppose. ha! Seriously, very funneeee!! Looking for my trusty monitor mop now!! Surely you must know me! Thanks! :)
Rita, your hypocrisy glows bright green!
No more Kenyans either. Or Obamas, to whatever one’s preference is.
LOL! The lonely cry of a Jeb supporter.
Yes, because most of you purists are too persnickity to back a candidate who can win.
I’ve heard too many FReepers vow to sit out an election on ideological grounds. There are certainly Americans whom I would wish to stay home on election day, but never a conservative.
Too many did in 2006, and we got Pelosi/Reid. Pure stupidity.
I’m a pragmatist. I’ll contribute time and money to get my most-favored candidates to the nomination. But if I don’t get my way at the Republican convention, I will back whoever that party puts on the ticket.
We must remove Obama from office. Period. And if it’s not an ideologically pure conservative who does it, I will still be thankful.
And that poster is really offensive to one who takes faith seriously.
Perhaps that’s what you intended.
2.) Pound sand.
Your stupidity diamond plated and impenetrable.
RINO has got to be one of the most bastardized terms of all time.
NO. Two too many new world order, RINO, neocon, big government Bushes have soiled the White House already.
Have since day 1 (actually day -5 or so) supported Palin, and voted for her last time around.
Perry is increasingly impressive. So far, so good.
Huntsman is unknown, but intriguing. Perhaps even uniquely important for our future as a nation. Imagine a business-savvy conservative western red state based president who ACTUALLY understands the nation currently eating our lunch internationally - even speaks Mandarin. I still can't tell if he's a potential part of (yet more) of the problem or perhaps a vastly critical part of our overdue solution in making, but until I figure that out he's on my list too.
Oh I provided this for you Romney fans' viewing entertainment:
I've been pragmatic in past elections. George Bush's Prescription Drug Benefit, TARP, The Freddie-Fannie Bailout and his attempt at Amnesty are all examples of the major problems we get when we nominate and elect RINOs.
Will I vote for another RINO in the general election if the Republicans nominate another RINO?
I see no reason to say that I will at this point in time.
Primary season is coming up. Let's nominate Constitutionalists.
Huntsman interest? You have to be kidding. And you think I’m a RINO? Huntsman is going to go to the Left of Romney.
That’s an incredible swing from Palin to Huntsman, but it’s early. We are all about to learn a lot over the next 18 long months.
“Hard to believe how much BDS there is even on FreeRepublic.”
What? Twice was enough for most of us. Good grief. How many times do we have to be sucker punched to FINALLY get the message.
No more Bushes! I’m sick of them. Elitist, privileged, bunch of globalist who think they’re entitled. I keep getting the image in my mind of seeing H.W. and old Barbara on television slamming Gov. Palin and trying to shove Mitt Romney down our throats. We’re not listening to you anymore Bushes. Go off and enjoy your millions. I don’t really care where you go, but just go!