Skip to comments.Jeb Bush to endorse Romney before Florida primary
Posted on 01/13/2012 7:03:54 AM PST by Individual Rights in NJ
he endorsement from Bush, who despite prodding from members of his famous family and prominent Republicans decided to sit out the 2012 contest, is the latest sign that the Republican establishment is coalescing around Romney after months publicly griping about finding another candidate.
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Screw the Establishment RINOs.
They knew that many base conservatives wouldn’t support Romney.
Let’s go Gingrich...
If it’s Romney, it will be my last day as a Republican.
It’s not time for a Third Party, conservatives are 40% of the voting public....WE ARE THE OTHER PART OF THE TWO PARTY SYSTEM.
“People like Ford, Bush 1, Bush 2, Bush 2.5, Boehner, McCain, Scozzafava, Murkowski, Lott, Christie, Powell etc. really ARE the GOP.”
As has been pointed out by a few FReepers previously, to be accurate the term “Rino” does not describe the people listed above. They are true Republicans. “Rinos” would be the non-authentic Republicans: conservatives.
No money should be sent to the party establishment ever. Always send it directly to conservative candidates, particulary in primaries where they are challenging the Scozzabutts, Mur-cow-skis, Lamar Alexanders, etc.
Jeb is just another feckless elitist hoping to get a VP nod if the Rino wins the nomination. We saw what Jeb was made of during the drawnout murder of Terri Schiavo. Feckless to describe Jeb is being generous.
I would not be so sure that he is far worse. I think they are one in the same.
I see absolutely no evidence whatsoever that Mitt Romney would be conservative on anything, and I don’t think he would do anything that much different than Obama.
I understand the sentiment, I just cannot agree. I am a former Democrat. I voted in a primary for Jesse Jackson way back in the 80s, to give you an idea as to how liberal I once thought.
The parties ARE different. I do wish the Republicans were better on many issues, but they’re not the same as Hussein and his cult.
Romney has been trying to get votes from conservatives, and in the process has alienated the favorite demographic group of Jeb Bush.
“Hispanics are angry with Romney as he has tried to outdo the most extreme GOP candidate positions on immigration. His positions may have pleased the nativists but he has a lot of work to do to mend fences with the Latino voter. Jeb Bush, who speaks fluent Spanish and married an Hispanic woman, is still popular with Latinos and his endorsement might begin a healing process that would deny Obama the kind of Hispanic majorities he received in 2008.”
Lord Almighty! Truth and honesty cannot be found among establishment Republicans. Like Democrats, the end result, hanging onto the meal ticket, is more important than the means by which they win.
We cannot trust a thing these folks say.
Apparently your recovery has a way to go.
Some might disagree.
2008 all over again.
some might, some might not
others are searching for class
She’s dead Gibbs
Actually she was murdered in a most cruel way, with government permission.
Read the book "How to Kill 11 Million People" Then the next time you hear; "it could never happen here." You may not be so sure.
How is this for class?
That's the best explanation I've seen yet for this unfortunate but not unexpected endorsement of Mitt Romney by Jeb Bush.
While I understand the desire of people like Jeb Bush to deal with demographic shifts in key states like Florida and Texas that will soon become problems for many other places where conservatives are currently a majority, I think the Republican Party leadership needs to think long and hard about how much damage a conservative equivalent to Ralph Nader could cause if Mitt Romney becomes the nominee.
I am not a supporter of third party politics under the American winner-take-all system. If we're convinced that the Republican Party is unfixable, we need to do one of two things:
1) have a solid plan in place to replace it, just as the Republicans replaced the Whigs a century and a half ago, or
2) take the steps needed to amend state constitutions to create multi-member legislative districts to make European-style multiparty democracy a viable possibility.
Both options are at best medium-term solutions and more likely very long-term solutions. Having a third party this year is quite likely to hand the 2012 election to Barack Obama. That would be an incredibly bad thing.
The best way to prevent that possibility is to nominate someone other than Mitt Romney. For now, that needs to be our focus.
To my fellow conservatives, I would politely submit that for all its problems, the Republican Party today is in much better shape and is much more in agreement with conservative principles than it was during the time that Ronald Reagan was fighting against the GOP leadership. I'm fully aware that there are a lot of key Republican leaders who are giving lip service to conservative ideals... but at least they're talking the talk even if they're not walking the walk.
There will always be conservatives who say things are bad and point to how far we have left to go. Well, they're right! But can any of us really say the Republican Party of 2012 is less conservative than the Republican Party of the 1960s? How many us remember what things were like when Romney's father was a leader of the Republican Party's pro-business but ideologically moderate wing, and when there were outright liberals running the Republican Party in a lot of the northeast?
Let's work within the system as long as we possibly can. The left-wingers didn't gain control of the Democratic Party in a few years; they worked for many decades over the last century to make the Democratic Party into the far-left institution it is today, and they still haven't completely eliminated the old-style conservative Southern Democrats or the portions of the rural midwest farm vote who are Democrats because they believe in farm subsidies or the portions of the blue-collar industrial vote who are Democrats because they support unions but are otherwise pro-life and patriotic Americans, and often are faithful members of ethnic Roman Catholic parishes.
The Republican Party is much more ideologically unified at its grassroots level than the Democrats. The Democrats have a left-wing leadership but the grassroots are still somewhat diverse; we have a right-wing grassroots with a leadership that is moderate to conservative. Perhaps we need to look to some of the things the Democratic Party's liberals have done right to unify their ideological control over their party, and while some of their tactics are simply unethical and cannot be used, one tactic we conservatives **CAN** learn from the Democratic liberals is the virtue of patience.
He does. Jeb and the establishment knows Romney will lose, setting Jeb up as the “messiah” in 2016.
What does that have to do with Jeb Bush? You are really a sick and demented individual.
You don't see it coming then you are the sick one.
You are a sick twisted evil person.