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George H.W. Bush calls Mitt Romney ‘the best choice’ in 2012 campaign
Yahoo ^ | 12/22/11 | Holly Bailey -The Ticket

Posted on 12/22/2011 1:18:03 PM PST by NormsRevenge

Mitt Romney has picked up a major, if still unofficial, endorsement in his bid for the Republican presidential nomination.

Former President George H.W. Bush told the Houston Chronicle he believes Romney is the best candidate in the race—though he stopped short of officially endorsing his 2012 bid.

"I think Romney is the best choice for us," Bush told the Houston Chronicle. "I like Perry, but he doesn't seem to be going anywhere; he's not surging forward."

The ex-president, who is personally close to Romney, praised the former governor's "stability, experience, principles."

"He's mature and reasonable—not a bomb thrower," Bush said, adding that he didn't mean to besmirch anybody in the field. "I've got to be a little careful, because I like Perry; he's our governor."

Yet Bush wasn't nearly as kind about Newt Gingrich, admitting that he knows the former House speaker well and isn't a fan. "I'm not his biggest advocate," he said.

(Excerpt) Read more at news.yahoo.com ...


TOPICS: Government; Politics/Elections; US: Massachusetts; US: Texas
KEYWORDS: 2012campaign; bestchoice; georgehwbush; mittromney; rinos4rino; sharia4rino; sharia4u

1 posted on 12/22/2011 1:18:05 PM PST by NormsRevenge
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wall,, meet forehead..


2 posted on 12/22/2011 1:19:06 PM PST by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed .. Monthly Donor Onboard .. Obama: Epic Fail or Bust!!!)
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3 posted on 12/22/2011 1:20:00 PM PST by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed .. Monthly Donor Onboard .. Obama: Epic Fail or Bust!!!)
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To: NormsRevenge

Romney is Poppy’s mini-me.

W and Jeb have been trying to get Poppy’s love ever since by being the best RINO’s they can be....


4 posted on 12/22/2011 1:20:47 PM PST by PGR88 (Sic transit gloria mundi)
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To: NormsRevenge

Well, that settles it then...


5 posted on 12/22/2011 1:20:59 PM PST by muddler (Chaos is coming.)
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It 'bears' repeating.. Just Say No to Mitt!


6 posted on 12/22/2011 1:21:17 PM PST by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed .. Monthly Donor Onboard .. Obama: Epic Fail or Bust!!!)
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To: NormsRevenge

And Jack Kemp was the best choice in the 1988 campaign.


7 posted on 12/22/2011 1:21:43 PM PST by Hoodat (Because they do not change, Therefore they do not fear God. -Psalm 55:19-)
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To: NormsRevenge

Go away. Nothing to see here. There is no such thing as a Republican Establishment.


8 posted on 12/22/2011 1:22:17 PM PST by Zack Attack
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To: NormsRevenge

From one member of the East Coast Establishment to another ! I want the nominee be someone outside the establishment.


9 posted on 12/22/2011 1:23:24 PM PST by CORedneck
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To: NormsRevenge
Well...all the little roaches are coming out of the woodwork.

Right there is Ronald Reagans biggest screw up.

Just think if he would have selected someone else for VP. We may not have this clown if office today.

10 posted on 12/22/2011 1:23:33 PM PST by Post5203 (Newter 0bama)
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To: Zack Attack

There is no such thing as the republican establishment. It’s just the establishment now.

R and D... They are one in the same.


11 posted on 12/22/2011 1:24:22 PM PST by cableguymn
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A "Magical Misery Tour" t-shirt, featuring U.S. Vice President Joe Biden, U.S President Barack Obama, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) and Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), hangs on a seat on the campaign bus of Republican presidential candidate and former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney in Bethlehem, New Hampshire December 22, 2011. REUTERS/Brian Snyder


12 posted on 12/22/2011 1:24:29 PM PST by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed .. Monthly Donor Onboard .. Obama: Epic Fail or Bust!!!)
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To: NormsRevenge

What part of No do they not understand.


13 posted on 12/22/2011 1:24:45 PM PST by easternsky
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To: NormsRevenge

Still wrong after all these years.


14 posted on 12/22/2011 1:24:49 PM PST by boomop1 (term limits is the only way to save this country.)
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To: NormsRevenge

Is that really because he likes Mitt best, or because he thinks Mitt’s the least likely to threaten 0 in 2012, leaving the field open for Jeb in ‘16?


15 posted on 12/22/2011 1:26:21 PM PST by Hunton Peck (See my FR homepage for a list of businesses that support WI Gov. Scott Walker)
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To: NormsRevenge
"Read my lips..."

We read you loud and clear Mr. Bush and still don't like what you say.

16 posted on 12/22/2011 1:27:01 PM PST by PapaNew
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To: NormsRevenge

He’s mature and reasonable—not a bomb thrower,” = “He’s a First Class WUSS”!


17 posted on 12/22/2011 1:27:11 PM PST by US Navy Vet (Go Packers! Go Rockies! Go Boston Bruins! See, I'm "Diverse"!)
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We don't need a single ToTUS replacement in the Oval Office. We need a reasonable facsimile of a conservative. one not just mouthing the right words.. but actually ready to pursue some series reform. shrinking the blobcracy this thing gubamint has become.. and not our hopes.


18 posted on 12/22/2011 1:28:35 PM PST by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed .. Monthly Donor Onboard .. Obama: Epic Fail or Bust!!!)
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To: NormsRevenge

God save us from Mister Magoo Republicans.


19 posted on 12/22/2011 1:28:56 PM PST by VR-21
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To: NormsRevenge

Was the deep negative reaction many have towards the political identity “Bush” - compounded by ‘endorsement’ -
supposed to be encouraging? Snort.


20 posted on 12/22/2011 1:29:48 PM PST by wtd
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To: NormsRevenge
Mitt will fit in quite nicely. As a Mainer I can say you'd be surprised just how much time Clinton spends 20 mins south of me in Kennebunkport. Perhaps it's because Hillary's always away now with her new job. Yup, Mitt will fit in just fine.

"And Barbara calls me her son. I told the Republicans there, I said don't worry, every family has one, you know, the black sheep. I told them, this just shows you the lengths the Bushes would go to get another president in the family. I wish I could get them to adopt Hillary." - Bill Clinton

21 posted on 12/22/2011 1:31:04 PM PST by tsowellfan (http://www.cafenetamerica.com)
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To: NormsRevenge

When PM Thatcher told GWHB “Now is not the time to go wobbly,” she was calling him out for being the limp .. that he is. FUGHWB and FUMR.


22 posted on 12/22/2011 1:32:24 PM PST by Lou Budvis
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To: Hunton Peck
Is that really because he likes Mitt best, or because he thinks Mitt’s the least likely to threaten 0 in 2012, leaving the field open for Jeb in ‘16?

Less likely than who? Perry? Bachman? Santorum? Gingrich? Cain?

It's pretty clear that Romney isn't the least likely to threaten Obama this time around.

And what chance does Jeb really have in 2016? Wouldn't he have to win a Senate seat or something to prove that he's not just yesterday's man?

23 posted on 12/22/2011 1:33:34 PM PST by x
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To: cableguymn; Zack Attack
Democrats, Republicans - Maybe A Dine's Bit Of Difference

~ Larry Elder, "The Ten Things You Can't Say In America"

24 posted on 12/22/2011 1:35:59 PM PST by Old Sarge (RIP FReeper Skyraider (1930-2011) - You Are Missed)
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To: x
I didn't say Bush's choice of Mitt is rational...
25 posted on 12/22/2011 1:36:21 PM PST by Hunton Peck (See my FR homepage for a list of businesses that support WI Gov. Scott Walker)
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To: NormsRevenge

Masshole that lives in Maine endorses another Masshole.


26 posted on 12/22/2011 1:39:38 PM PST by VanDeKoik (1 million in stimulus dollars paid for this tagline!)
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To: NormsRevenge

Now this is a surprise.


27 posted on 12/22/2011 1:40:35 PM PST by Da Bilge Troll (Defeatism is not a winning strategy!)
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To: NormsRevenge

Just a friendly little chat between fellow billionaires. We the people are only required to stand and cheer them both. Good Wishes to you all.


28 posted on 12/22/2011 1:44:30 PM PST by STD (Cut Taxes, Cut Spending Stupid!)
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To: NormsRevenge

Well, this probably means son Jeb isn’t running this time around...


29 posted on 12/22/2011 1:45:15 PM PST by Bernard Marx
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To: wtd
Bush supporting Romney?

Is this like the ol Bush/Rove rope-a-dope?

Romney needs a Bush enforcement like he needs being broadsided by Cain's bimbo Buick.

So who does junior support?

Jed Bush?

Oh yeah!

30 posted on 12/22/2011 1:46:23 PM PST by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: NormsRevenge
establishment is as establishment does. works for me, I'm voting anybody but the Mitt or the Obozo
31 posted on 12/22/2011 1:50:50 PM PST by drypowder
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To: NormsRevenge

After listening to the Franklin Cover-up—I can’t stand the Bushes. Evil......if they like Romney—he is also on of the One Worlders. YUK!


32 posted on 12/22/2011 1:51:51 PM PST by savagesusie
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To: NormsRevenge

Says the guy who took a 97% approval rating all the way to an election loss and gave us Bill Clinton for 8.


33 posted on 12/22/2011 1:54:37 PM PST by Dogbert41 (A vote for Romney is a vote for Luke warm slop)
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To: Post5203

From what I understand , Bush was more or less forced on Reagan . Please correct me if I am wrong .


34 posted on 12/22/2011 1:58:00 PM PST by sushiman
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To: NormsRevenge

North east RINOs, what did you expect?


35 posted on 12/22/2011 2:19:25 PM PST by Mouton (Voting is an opiate of the electorate. Nothing changes no matter who wins..)
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To: NormsRevenge
"Now how do these barcode scanner thingies work?"


36 posted on 12/22/2011 2:19:54 PM PST by AdamBomb
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To: NormsRevenge

I don’t call this a big endorsement, if anything it’s another reason not to vote for Romney.


37 posted on 12/22/2011 2:28:29 PM PST by Venturer
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To: NormsRevenge

I guess Mitt has the new world order
vote


38 posted on 12/22/2011 2:35:33 PM PST by Hoosier-Daddy ( "It does no good to be a super power if you have to worry what the neighbors think." BuffaloJack)
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To: NormsRevenge

The sunset is upon a once great nation. I have to log off before I read anything more tonite and become irrational. G’night friends.


39 posted on 12/22/2011 2:59:03 PM PST by SueRae (I can see November 2012 from my HOUSE!!!!!!!!)
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To: NormsRevenge

As long as conservatives splinter their support among the other candidates, Romney will prevail.

The only way he won’t is if conservatives could or would unite behind one of the other candidates, but it’s appearing that’s not going to happen.

If Romney takes Iowa, maybe that will be a wake up call, but I doubt it. I’ve read too many comments to the effect of “it’s my candidate or the highway”.


40 posted on 12/22/2011 3:11:17 PM PST by randita (If you supported Palin, there's no way you can support Newt. They don't agree on much.)
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To: NormsRevenge

Mitt, another Loser in the proud Dole/McCain tradition.


41 posted on 12/22/2011 3:40:02 PM PST by FastCoyote (I am intolerant of the intolerable.)
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To: NormsRevenge

Calling to mind the insight and keenness of intellect once again - if such a reminder were necessary - which can be credited with the fact that GHHB was a one-term president.


42 posted on 12/22/2011 3:46:00 PM PST by Jack Hammer
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To: NormsRevenge

GHW needs to vanish into obscurity. Old Timer’s disease has over taken him.


43 posted on 12/22/2011 3:49:12 PM PST by Sequoyah101 (Half the people are below average.)
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To: NormsRevenge

One pro-abortion RINO supporting another pro-abortion RINO.


44 posted on 12/22/2011 3:52:05 PM PST by NKP_Vet
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To: NormsRevenge
A moderate Pubbie endorses a liberal Pubbie.

No surprise.

45 posted on 12/22/2011 3:56:57 PM PST by Reagan Man ("In this present crisis, government is not the solution to our problem; government is the problem.")
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To: NormsRevenge

Where’s the news in this? One Chi-Com stooge endorses another Chi-Com stooge?


46 posted on 12/22/2011 4:01:05 PM PST by meadsjn (Sarah 2012, or sooner)
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To: NormsRevenge

Yet another reason to hate Romney. George H W Bush did everything he could as president to destory the conservative wing of the GOP.

I almost vomited watching him at the Reagan memorial at the National Cathedral praising RWR.


47 posted on 12/22/2011 4:18:35 PM PST by Fledermaus (It's now clear the GOP establishment is uncapable of governing and should resign.)
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To: NormsRevenge
he knows the former House speaker well and isn't a fan. "I'm not his biggest advocate," he said.

But thinks Clinton is an OK guy
48 posted on 12/22/2011 4:27:13 PM PST by uncbob
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To: NormsRevenge; windcliff

Rearranging “The Best Choice” - I can come up with “The Stoic Beech”.


49 posted on 12/22/2011 6:18:03 PM PST by I Drive Too Fast
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