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Laura Bush wanted Jeb to run in 2012
Tampa Bay Times ^ | January 12, 2012

Posted on 01/12/2012 12:18:25 PM PST by rightwingintelligentsia

Former first lady Laura Bush wishes there were one more candidate in the Republican presidential primary: Jeb Bush.

Speaking to a sold-out Sarasota audience on Wednesday, Bush said she had hoped that her brother-in-law and former Florida governor would have jumped into the race this year.

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TOPICS: Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: bush; jebbush; laurabush
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To: DTxAg

It doesn’t matter what the Bush family wants..all that matters is how the American people see it..and they see GW Bush when Perry walks , talks and chews gum..assuming he likes gum.


41 posted on 01/12/2012 1:35:22 PM PST by Earthdweller (Harvard won the election again...so what's the problem.......? Embrace a ruler today.)
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To: Earthdweller; DTxAg

“It doesn’t matter what the Bush family wants..all that matters is how the American people see it..and they see GW Bush when Perry walks , talks and chews gum..assuming he likes gum.”

And I think Earthdweller’s observation about the public perception is correct. I think that is part of the reason Perry has done so poorly, despite a strong record.

Unfortunate but true.


42 posted on 01/12/2012 1:41:56 PM PST by Psalm 144 (Voodoo Republicans: Don't read their lips - watch their hands.)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

We are a democracy, not an aristocracy. We have millions more qualified people and would do better to look beyond the siblings, wives and children of prior leaders.
Jeb Bush should not be considered for the presidency, nor should Chelsea Clinton, because of the family name.
And the children of Senators and Representatives and Governors shouldn’t be running for a parents’ seat, either.


43 posted on 01/12/2012 1:54:20 PM PST by tbw2
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To: rightwingintelligentsia
No, no Laura. You're a classy lady and we love you.

But no more Bushes for a long, long while.

44 posted on 01/12/2012 1:56:42 PM PST by eCSMaster (Democrats:always looking for someone else to blame)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

well shows she has a politically tone deaf ear.


45 posted on 01/12/2012 1:59:04 PM PST by Walkingfeather
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To: irishjuggler

Me,too!!! Although I did not agree with everything GW did, I am so thankful that he was in the White House when 9/11 occurred and that he never wavered from his belief that radical Islam was a threat to the US. Many times in the past three years, I have wished he was still in the White House! As for Jeb, I actually heard him speak here in little Jacksonville, NC, when his father was running for POTUS. He is very impressive and gracious in person!


46 posted on 01/12/2012 2:03:24 PM PST by srmorton (Deut. 30 19: "..I have set before you life and death,....therefore, choose life..")
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To: OrangeHoof

Not a chance for any more Bushes. We’ve had it!


47 posted on 01/12/2012 2:05:35 PM PST by Jennikins (We are being ruled, not governed.)
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To: OrangeHoof

Not a chance for any more Bushes. We’ve had it!


48 posted on 01/12/2012 2:05:57 PM PST by Jennikins (We are being ruled, not governed.)
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To: albie

Are they all his sons? All 5!?

Yes. I am sure the Romney’s were trying to have a daughter and just didn’t happen and after five boys either she could have more or thought we have tried enough. My sister and brother in law had boys and boys and boys until finally a daughter.


49 posted on 01/12/2012 2:07:43 PM PST by napscoordinator (Go Rick! Go Rick! Go Newt! Let's get 'er done.)
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To: Bullish

I agree with you.


50 posted on 01/12/2012 2:12:06 PM PST by Jennikins (We are being ruled, not governed.)
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To: Bullish

I agree with you.


51 posted on 01/12/2012 2:12:25 PM PST by Jennikins (We are being ruled, not governed.)
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To: srmorton

What they say, and what they do are two different things.
No is my answer.


52 posted on 01/12/2012 2:18:13 PM PST by Jennikins (We are being ruled, not governed.)
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To: srmorton

What they say, and what they do are two different things.
No is my answer.


53 posted on 01/12/2012 2:18:49 PM PST by Jennikins (We are being ruled, not governed.)
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To: irishjuggler

Don’t you think the Bush father and brother in the White House is enough? We’ve had enough.
Read some books on them.


54 posted on 01/12/2012 2:28:45 PM PST by Jennikins (We are being ruled, not governed.)
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To: US Navy Vet

The anti-Jeb folks on this board really disgust me. He is reliably conservative - the best governor we’ve had in Florida in my lifetime, and he’s immensely popular in this critical state. If the choice were Jeb or Mitt, every one of you would take Jeb. He has none of Gingrich’s baggage, he’s smart and can debate policy with anyone.


55 posted on 01/12/2012 2:36:44 PM PST by RightFighter (It was all for nothing.)
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To: irishjuggler

I loved Dubya (other then his stance on immigration), but I think 2 Bushes in the WH are quite enough. The country would not permit it. It’s a shame because I actually think Jeb was the better of the two. They all need to quietly bow out of politics and find soemthing else to do for a living. Really.


56 posted on 01/12/2012 2:37:26 PM PST by McGavin999 ("If you'll have my back when I go to Washington, I'll have yours" Rick Perry 2012)
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To: US Navy Vet

The anti-Jeb folks on this board really disgust me. He is reliably conservative - the best governor we’ve had in Florida in my lifetime, and he’s immensely popular in this critical state. If the choice were Jeb or Mitt, every one of you would take Jeb. He has none of Gingrich’s baggage, he’s smart and can debate policy with anyone.


57 posted on 01/12/2012 2:37:31 PM PST by RightFighter (It was all for nothing.)
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To: Psalm 144

I don’t disagree, I just don’t like it.


58 posted on 01/12/2012 3:16:32 PM PST by DTxAg
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To: All; rightwingintelligentsia
The senior Bushes thought Jeb would be the son to become president. He seems to have been a good governor in FL and if he'd wasn't a Bush, might've been a viable nomination contender. Unfortunate for him, W got there first.

No damn more dynasties. We should stomp them out wherever they exists. There's a flippin Kennedy hoping to relaunch that dynasty by running for Barney Frank's seat. In CA we just saw the Hahn dynasty of L.A. expand into congress.

59 posted on 01/12/2012 3:54:08 PM PST by newzjunkey (Just say no to the big gov't, neocon, socon statist.)
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To: newzjunkey
No damn more dynasties.

That includes George Romney's offspring.

60 posted on 01/12/2012 3:56:31 PM PST by dfwgator (Don't wake up in a roadside ditch. Get rid of Romney.)
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