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Top Republican at CPAC: Jeb Bush could emerge as nominee at a brokered convention
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Posted on 02/10/2012 5:01:03 PM PST by RummyChick

Al Cardenas, head of the American Conservative Union, has said that Republican turmoil might lead to a brokered convention in which Jeb Bush, former Florida governor, would emerge as a “possible alternative” party nominee.

Mr Cardenas, who is running this year’s Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC), a gathering in Washington of some 10,000 conservatives, told MailOnline that it was not certain that one of the four current Republican candidates would emerge victorious.

His comments came as Republicans fretted publicly about the perceived weaknesses of Mitt Romney, the establishment choice and frontrunner, Rick Santorum, surprise winner in three states on Tuesday, Newt Gingrich and Ron Paul.

Jeb Bush, former Florida governor and younger brother of President George W. Bush, has repeatedly said he will not run in 2012. He is one of a number of senior figures who disappointed activists and party officials alike by staying on the sidelines.

“We'll know more in the next few weeks,” said Mr Cardenas. “The pressure’s already been on Mitt Romney to close the sale... and he hasn’t.” A split verdict on “Super Tuesday” on March 6th, when 10 states vote, could lead to a surprise at the Republican convention in Tampa in August, he suggested.

(Excerpt) Read more at harndenblog.dailymail.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: dynasty; jebbush; no; nomorebushes; obama
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1 posted on 02/10/2012 5:01:08 PM PST by RummyChick
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To: RummyChick

No Thank You.


2 posted on 02/10/2012 5:03:46 PM PST by dainbramaged (I lost my mantra around 1969.)
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To: RummyChick

Neither Romney nor Bush will get my vote.


3 posted on 02/10/2012 5:04:17 PM PST by WorkerbeeCitizen (I STAND WITH ISRAEL)
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To: RummyChick

The Republican Establishment - they will not be silenced.

Frustrating as hell that they won’t let the people decide.


4 posted on 02/10/2012 5:04:33 PM PST by Kenny (I)
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To: RummyChick
The whole world has gone mad what more can I say!
5 posted on 02/10/2012 5:05:00 PM PST by funfan (and his crew)
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To: RummyChick

Um, NO.


6 posted on 02/10/2012 5:05:38 PM PST by M. Thatcher
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To: RummyChick
I'm sure the Bush Syndrome had a great deal to do with Florida moving their primary up. Thinking it would be a boon for B-III.
These GOPe rats can't be trusted at all!
7 posted on 02/10/2012 5:06:43 PM PST by bksanders (Old Gets Older the Older I Get)
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To: RummyChick

The thought makes me more sick than looking at Michelle obama.


8 posted on 02/10/2012 5:06:50 PM PST by max americana (Buttcrack Obama is an idiot)
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To: RummyChick

Not likely. I guess it’s about as likely that Romney has been a closet conservative all this time. In other words, not a chance.


9 posted on 02/10/2012 5:06:59 PM PST by Ingtar ("But it is hard to maintain an aura of invincibility after you have been vinced..." Sowell)
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To: RummyChick

STAY OUT DA BUSHES!


10 posted on 02/10/2012 5:07:20 PM PST by leprechaun9
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To: RummyChick

#1. Like Romney, he was silent during the war of the century when Obama was running roughshod over the constitution and us.

#2. He did manage to open his mouth to attack Arizona for trying to control illegal immigration.

So, no. Thank you.


11 posted on 02/10/2012 5:08:37 PM PST by marron
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To: RummyChick

No no no. enough, he should know that. Some one has to rise against the establishment republicans


12 posted on 02/10/2012 5:10:40 PM PST by reefdiver ("Let His day's be few And another takes His office")
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To: RummyChick

Not just no, but HELL NO!

Enough with the Establishment RINOs!

Enough with the Open-Border, Globalism-First, USA-Second RINOs!


13 posted on 02/10/2012 5:12:17 PM PST by SoConPubbie
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To: Kenny

We’re electing delegates to the convention, at least in most cases, so it’s up to who we elect as to whether they’ll cast their votes for Bush. In some cases you can try to become a delegate yourself. This year, as many of us as possible should do that, because at a brokered convention your vote will count for a lot. There’s not much else they can do. The people have their chance to decide now but we can’t have them accepting a candidate who doesn’t get a majority of the votes, because it’s possible over half of the voters don’t want him. See: Clinton, 1992 election.


14 posted on 02/10/2012 5:12:29 PM PST by JediJones (Newt-er Romney in 2012!)
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To: RummyChick

That would be GREAT — for Obama.

He’s been running against Bush for the last 3 years. Having another Bush to run against would be about the best he could hope for.

==

Surely, the other side is not dumb enough to EVER elect another Bush to the presidency. Two is enough for eternity.


15 posted on 02/10/2012 5:13:04 PM PST by TomGuy
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To: RummyChick

If another Bush emerges at the convention, I think I’ll pass on voting. If the best the GOP elites can do is offer up has beens, lobbyist or dynasties, I will STAY HOME! Period.


16 posted on 02/10/2012 5:13:36 PM PST by tennmountainman
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To: Kenny

The GOP has lost my monetary contributions that I sent in the past, forever.


17 posted on 02/10/2012 5:13:53 PM PST by 353FMG
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To: RummyChick
"Jeb Bush could emerge as nominee at a brokered convention"

Great...just what we don't need: a RINO to replace Romney-the-RINO.

Now....if a Conservative would win on the 2nd round of a brokered convention, they could be headed in the right direction........

It will come down to a 3rd Round, I think, because of the scheming of the Paulbot's in gaining placement as Delegates and voting for The Ralien in the 2nd Round, to screw things up.

18 posted on 02/10/2012 5:15:23 PM PST by traditional1 (Stay thirsty, my friends.)
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To: RummyChick

Are we going to get an ad nauseam reminder that Islam is a ROP again?


19 posted on 02/10/2012 5:15:55 PM PST by 353FMG
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To: RummyChick

Real winner of a plan - if the goal is to get most of the Republican base to stay in their nice, warm homes on election day.


20 posted on 02/10/2012 5:15:56 PM PST by Charles Martel (Endeavor to persevere...)
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To: RummyChick

I can only assume the people suggesting this, have been sniffing glue.


21 posted on 02/10/2012 5:18:14 PM PST by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: RummyChick

Has it officially changed its name to RINOPAC?

It already has gone to the dark and fabulous side.


22 posted on 02/10/2012 5:18:28 PM PST by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: WorkerbeeCitizen

So you are voting for Urkel. Even Ron Paul is preferable to the Commie Crook Usurper.


23 posted on 02/10/2012 5:20:14 PM PST by arrogantsob (Obama must Go.)
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To: RummyChick
Top Republican at CPAC: Jeb Bush could emerge as nominee at a brokered convention

Total lunacy if that happens.

The mess we're in was started by one RINO Bush and now we have a bumbling jive turkey mucking things up even worse and some idiots are bringing in a Bush a third time?

Who in the F _ _ _ is running this country or shouldn't I even ask?

No More Bushes - No More Bushes - No More Bushes!!!

I think I could stomach Hillary a lot better than another BUSH!!!

24 posted on 02/10/2012 5:20:27 PM PST by varon (Allegiance to the Constitution, always. Allegiance to a party, never!)
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To: 353FMG

You can always send him one of these.

25 posted on 02/10/2012 5:20:59 PM PST by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: max americana

Boy I really must not say anything about the Boogeyman I wouldn’t want to be responsible for your demise.


26 posted on 02/10/2012 5:21:56 PM PST by arrogantsob (Obama must Go.)
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To: RummyChick

We are North Korea!


27 posted on 02/10/2012 5:22:04 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: RummyChick

Where’s that “Oh jeez...” gif?

Another BUSH???

Why not go whole hog and nominate “Bill the Cat”?

If Obama has any fantasies at all (that do not feature himself and his clone), it’s running against another Bush.

I can’t think of any worse idea.


28 posted on 02/10/2012 5:23:42 PM PST by Ronin (VOTE NEWT! He's Not Romney! Huh? He did?? Scratch that! GO SANTORUM!!!)
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To: RummyChick

As if the Republican party hasn’t become some kind of sick joke already. This would do it.


29 posted on 02/10/2012 5:25:47 PM PST by stevio (God, guns, guts.)
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To: RummyChick

This should dispel once and for all that the E-Pubs are Conservative.


30 posted on 02/10/2012 5:26:36 PM PST by itsahoot (I will Vote for Palin, even if I have to write her in.(Recycled Tagline))
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To: dainbramaged

I am almost positive this is the plan all along. Nothing else seems to be make any sense at all.


31 posted on 02/10/2012 5:27:59 PM PST by castlegreyskull
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To: RummyChick

I know that some are hoping for a brokered convention, but I don’t think that will help our chances in November.

I think that a brokered convention would perhaps simply reweave the current divisions within the Party, with the Northeastern establishment types pushing for a Mitch Daniels or a Chris Christie (after temporarily floating an even worse trial balloon, such as George Pataki), while the conservative wing would opt for someone like Mike Pence or Jim DeMint.

I think that it would be better if we just decided things now in the normal primary process.

In the meantime, I’m still strongly supporting Rick Santorum.


32 posted on 02/10/2012 5:29:47 PM PST by Engraved-on-His-hands
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To: RummyChick

Does anyone know if this has happened before? Not so much with Bush but choosing a candidate via a brokered convention.


33 posted on 02/10/2012 5:29:47 PM PST by ducttape45
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To: arrogantsob

I am part of the conservative base, if the GOP screws with me, I will watch them screw themselves.


34 posted on 02/10/2012 5:30:23 PM PST by WorkerbeeCitizen (I STAND WITH ISRAEL)
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To: RummyChick

What about Allan West, or Mario Rubio, or Sarah Palin?


35 posted on 02/10/2012 5:30:28 PM PST by Rudder (The Main Stream Media is Our Enemy---get used to it.)
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To: dainbramaged
...No more shrubs....

Jeb's got immigration issues to resolve....among other things.

36 posted on 02/10/2012 5:32:09 PM PST by ptsal (E)
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To: RummyChick

Forget it.


37 posted on 02/10/2012 5:33:14 PM PST by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: RummyChick

No.


38 posted on 02/10/2012 5:33:28 PM PST by jimnm
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To: RummyChick

Willie Mittys mouth is his own worse enemy..


39 posted on 02/10/2012 5:34:35 PM PST by Tennessee Nana (Romney talks to conservatives like hes reading from a right-wing Berlitz phrasebook.)
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To: ducttape45
Does anyone know if this has happened before? Not so much with Bush but choosing a candidate via a brokered convention.

It happened as recently as 1976, when Ford was chosen over Reagan. However, even though Reagan had momentum and ardent support, Ford had built up enough early support to make Reagan's chances a long shot, and most people realized it ahead of time, if I remember correctly
40 posted on 02/10/2012 5:35:08 PM PST by Engraved-on-His-hands
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To: RummyChick

After all of the debates and all of the campaigning, for the Convention to nominate someone other than Romney, Santorum, or Gingrich would cause a revolution among grassroots Republicans.


41 posted on 02/10/2012 5:35:16 PM PST by rogue yam
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To: RummyChick

Hmmm...old Freeper sneakypete long ago posted that Jeb was being groomed for the job.


42 posted on 02/10/2012 5:37:18 PM PST by Covenantor ("Men are ruled...by liars who refuse them news, and by fools who cannot govern." Chesterton)
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To: RummyChick

I wouldn’t vote for him if you put a gun to my head!


43 posted on 02/10/2012 5:39:04 PM PST by dalereed
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To: JediJones
This year, as many of us as possible should do that, because at a brokered convention your vote will count for a lot.

You are correct. Delegates should have a second choice in mind if there is no victor on the first ballot. It doesn't necessarily have to be Jeb Bush. A second choice could well be Palin, Giulani or someone else.

44 posted on 02/10/2012 5:39:36 PM PST by Publius
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To: RummyChick

No.

Jeb let Terri die.

Allen West, ok. But Bush? No effing way.


45 posted on 02/10/2012 5:43:22 PM PST by combat_boots (The Lion of Judah cometh. Hallelujah. Gloria Patri, Filio et Spiritui Sancto.)
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To: RummyChick
fergit it. No more bushes. Ever.
46 posted on 02/10/2012 5:46:26 PM PST by hinckley buzzard
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To: RummyChick

Nope.


47 posted on 02/10/2012 5:48:31 PM PST by 2111USMC (Not a hard man to track. Leaves dead men wherever he goes.)
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To: ducttape45

Last I remember as a real convention was Goldwater


48 posted on 02/10/2012 5:50:31 PM PST by combat_boots (The Lion of Judah cometh. Hallelujah. Gloria Patri, Filio et Spiritui Sancto.)
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To: RummyChick

The big government boys are going to increasingly hit the panic button if they see Willard going down. But if they think they can plug the hole by pushing someone like Jeb Bush they still haven’t figured out the conservative base.

As Newt said, we don’t want to send someone to D.C. to manage the decline. We want someone to radically turn things around. Neither Willard nor Jebbie would do that.


49 posted on 02/10/2012 5:51:18 PM PST by SharpRightTurn ( White, black, and red all over--America's affirmative action, metrosexual president.)
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To: RummyChick

I may or may not vote for Romney if he is the nominee.

I will definately not vote for Bush III.


50 posted on 02/10/2012 5:52:00 PM PST by desertfreedom765
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