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Jeb Bush Could Emerge As GOP Nominee At A Brokered Convention, Says Top Republican [Keep Dreamin'!]
Daily Mail (UK) ^ | February 11, 2012 | TOBY HARNDEN and INDERDEEP BAINS

Posted on 02/10/2012 7:28:33 PM PST by Steelfish

Jeb Bush Could Emerge As GOP Nominee At A Brokered Convention, Says Top Republican By TOBY HARNDEN 11th February 2012

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.

President Bush? Jeb Bush could emerge as the Republican candidate, according to a senior figure in the GOP

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 dailymail.co.uk ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: acu; alcardenas; brokeredconvention; cpac; hellno; jeb; jebbush
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1 posted on 02/10/2012 7:28:41 PM PST by Steelfish
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To: Steelfish

another bush?

hell just give obama 450 evs now


2 posted on 02/10/2012 7:31:07 PM PST by skaterboy (Hate=Love....Love=Hate)
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To: Steelfish

If so, I guess I skip the election this time around.


3 posted on 02/10/2012 7:31:34 PM PST by doc1019 (Romney will never get my vote!)
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To: Steelfish
"Jeb Bush Could Emerge As GOP Nominee At A Brokered Convention,...."

STAY IN THE BUSHES! JEB We don't need you now.

4 posted on 02/10/2012 7:33:33 PM PST by Spunky
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To: Steelfish

I said after Santorum’s 3sweep they would again dust off the Jeb Bush rumours.

These guys are so predictable.


5 posted on 02/10/2012 7:34:21 PM PST by bereanway
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To: Steelfish
Ha-ha-ha-ha! Nothing better than going to bed with a good laugh! Jeb Bush - the Adam Cartwright of politics. What a hilarious thought!
6 posted on 02/10/2012 7:35:15 PM PST by WorkingClassFilth (I'm for Churchill in 1940!)
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To: Steelfish
As long as we're fantasizing, I say that if there is a brokered convention we will get Sarah out of it.
7 posted on 02/10/2012 7:35:28 PM PST by E. Pluribus Unum (FOREIGN AID: A transfer of money from poor people in rich countries to rich people in poor countries)
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To: Steelfish

Hell No!


8 posted on 02/10/2012 7:38:04 PM PST by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, a Matter of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
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To: Steelfish

No more dynasties.

No Kennedys, no Clintons, and no Bushes.

No more dynasties ever.


9 posted on 02/10/2012 7:40:26 PM PST by Old Sarge (RIP FReeper Skyraider (1930-2011) - You Are Missed)
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To: Steelfish

Delusional.
About a year ago, when asked about his political future, Jeb Bush answered, “No tengo futuro.” He was right.


10 posted on 02/10/2012 7:40:26 PM PST by Malesherbes (- Sauve qui peut)
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To: Steelfish

NO THANKS!


11 posted on 02/10/2012 7:43:26 PM PST by Jane Long (Soli Deo Gloria!)
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To: Steelfish

Jeb Bush is about as popular among Conservative Republican voters as a loaf of molded bread... Jeb Bush offers nothing to the core of the Republican voters except the same old elitist establishment RINO recycled democrat lite crap...


12 posted on 02/10/2012 7:45:50 PM PST by ICCtheWay
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To: Steelfish

Jeb, eh?

That would guarantee that the GOP would go the way of the Whigs.


13 posted on 02/10/2012 7:46:54 PM PST by Pelham (Vultures for Romney. We pluck your carcass)
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To: Steelfish

I enjoy reading these Brit rags because they actually report news that the 0BowMao media won’t, but their source for this one is a loser! I like Jeb, but it is NOT his time!


14 posted on 02/10/2012 7:47:16 PM PST by RocketMan1 (The Revolution has begun?)
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To: Jane Long

How many elections since 1952 have featured a Nixon or a Bush for President or VP?

(52, 56, 60, 68, 72, 80, 84, 88, 92, 00, 04)

Doesn’t the US have any other sources from which to draw candidates?

Or is the result all rigged by the elites?


15 posted on 02/10/2012 7:48:26 PM PST by CondorFlight (I)
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To: Steelfish

Bushrombama = RNCGOP.


16 posted on 02/10/2012 7:49:00 PM PST by FlyVet
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To: Steelfish
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This just proves that the GOP is the MOST S-T-U-P-I-D political party on this earth !!!!

17 posted on 02/10/2012 7:54:29 PM PST by jmax
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18 posted on 02/10/2012 8:02:38 PM PST by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: Steelfish; 3D-JOY; 50mm; AGreatPer; Bockscar; calcowgirl; cindy-true-supporter; concretebob; ...
Reagan's jock strap is just entirely too big and heavy for me to carry. We need to leave Reagan behind.

18½ posted on 02/10/2012 10:37:29 PM EST by Duh-bya's Other Brother Jub (You can’t beat something with nothing, and the other side has something. I don’t like it, but they have it,)

To: 3D-Joy; 50mm; AGreatPer; Bockscar; calcowgirl; cindyTrueSupporter; concretebob; Disco Dave; ...
ping!

If you want off my ping list get over it!


19 posted on 02/10/2012 8:03:45 PM PST by BufordP ("Drink me if you can't take a joke." --Kool-Aid)
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To: Steelfish
They have done enough damage. They need to go away.

We need a conservative President.

20 posted on 02/10/2012 8:04:31 PM PST by Buddy Sorrell (It's Algebra, Uncle Fletcher.)
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To: Steelfish

21 posted on 02/10/2012 8:08:54 PM PST by CapnJack
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To: Steelfish
No Bush could beat Obama right now. His brother, whom I like, was NOT a true conservative President. He went too far toward accommodation for Dems and did not stringently use the bully pulpit for things that really did matter for conservatism.

No Jeb! No how!

vaudine

22 posted on 02/10/2012 8:11:29 PM PST by vaudine
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To: Steelfish
Ridiculous.
23 posted on 02/10/2012 8:12:25 PM PST by Eric in the Ozarks (Beware the Sweater Vest)
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To: Steelfish

No


24 posted on 02/10/2012 8:13:47 PM PST by Joe Boucher ((FUBO) Hey Mitt, F-you too pal)
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To: CondorFlight
Doesn’t the US have any other sources from which to draw candidates? Or is the result all rigged by the elites?

The question answers itself.

25 posted on 02/10/2012 8:14:17 PM PST by Jim Noble ("The Germans: At your feet, or at your throat" - Winston Churchill)
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To: Steelfish
Who the hell will vote for Bush IV? Enough with Bushes, Kennedys and the such.

That's disrespecting the candidates and the voters, to pull a rabbit out of the hat.


26 posted on 02/10/2012 8:17:20 PM PST by Marguerite (When I'm goodDuring his years in the Senat, I am very, very good. But! When I'm bad, I'm even better)
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To: Steelfish

These cynical GOP insiders really really hate their conservative base.

Ok, you don’t like our hand picked boy, maybe you’d like another Bush.

They look at the democrats and come down with bad case of Base Envy.


27 posted on 02/10/2012 8:22:02 PM PST by DManA
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To: musicman

Yikes. You were thinking what I was thinking.


28 posted on 02/10/2012 8:30:04 PM PST by FlyVet
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To: BufordP

He was nearly perfect as a Governor here in Fl.

His NAME will turn so many people away I can not imagine his being a good candidate.

Family (not he personally) problems would be impossible to overcome if the press decides to go after them all. Sex, Drugs, and Import tax problems are messy!

He is not a duplicate of George but may not be good on immigration and was forced not to push for drilling off the Florida coast at the time he served. People are still against it, thinking of their own property values.


29 posted on 02/10/2012 8:31:07 PM PST by 3D-JOY
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To: Steelfish

How stupid are these clowns? Gingrich and Romney the two best candidates to lose to Obambi and now they want to throw another sure loser into the mix.

There may be other republicans that could jump in last minute and beat Zero, Ryan and DeMint, but not this idiot Jeb Bush.

Good grief do these tools want to lose ?


30 posted on 02/10/2012 8:36:34 PM PST by Beatthedrum
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To: DManA

“These cynical GOP insiders really really hate their conservative base”

They certainly look down on them.

My impression of the insiders that I have met is that they have a lot more in common with their Democratic Party counterparts than they do with the conservative voters whose support they feel entitled to.


31 posted on 02/10/2012 8:37:18 PM PST by Pelham (Vultures for Romney. We pluck your carcass)
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To: Steelfish

Hell No!!!!!


32 posted on 02/10/2012 8:38:10 PM PST by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: Steelfish

Not now. Not even in the future. No rinos


33 posted on 02/10/2012 8:42:46 PM PST by South Dakota (shut up and drill)
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To: Steelfish

Seriously, Why is the Republican establishment trying everything to get Obama re-elected?


34 posted on 02/10/2012 8:49:05 PM PST by desertfreedom765
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To: 3D-JOY

You don’t think Jub would be a go-along-get-along Repub once he was in the WH? Forget about his lesser brother. A chip off the old compromising father?


35 posted on 02/10/2012 8:49:05 PM PST by BufordP ("Drink me if you can't take a joke." --Kool-Aid)
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To: Steelfish

Oh, Hell no, and that’s all I have to say.


36 posted on 02/10/2012 8:51:04 PM PST by FreedomPoster (Islam delenda est)
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To: Old Sarge

And no Roosevelts and Adamses while we’re at it.


37 posted on 02/10/2012 9:17:56 PM PST by LachlanMinnesota (Which are you? A producer, a looter, or a moocher of wealth?)
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To: Steelfish

Jeez! Not this Bush shit again!


38 posted on 02/10/2012 9:28:04 PM PST by pankot
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To: doc1019

Somehow, I doubt that when the names on your ballot are Jeb Bush and Barack Obama, you’ll leave the line blank.

The argument that Jeb Bush isn’t electable is a good one. The argument that Jeb Bush is unacceptable AS President is absurd.

We could do a LOT worse than Jeb Bush. We could do a lot better, but I’d take Jeb Bush in an instant if it meant no Romney.


39 posted on 02/10/2012 9:32:16 PM PST by CharlesWayneCT
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To: CharlesWayneCT
Somehow, I doubt that when the names on your ballot are Jeb Bush and Barack Obama, you’ll leave the line blank.

Trust me, I would have no problem leaving the line blank if these were my only choices.

40 posted on 02/10/2012 9:37:31 PM PST by doc1019 (Romney will never get my vote!)
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To: 3D-JOY

Jeb Bush is just another big time RINO. And let’s not forget he let Terri Schivo die. Her death is on him.


41 posted on 02/10/2012 9:50:40 PM PST by NKP_Vet (creep.)
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To: musicman

Birds of a feather.......


42 posted on 02/10/2012 9:56:57 PM PST by Dawgreg (Happiness is not having what you want, but wanting what you have.)
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To: Steelfish

Wiping puke off my keyboard cover...


43 posted on 02/10/2012 10:23:35 PM PST by TheBattman (Isn't the lesser evil... still evil?)
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To: Steelfish

Jeb Bush my a$$.

We need Jeb Bush like Helen Keller needed to be MORE blind.


44 posted on 02/10/2012 10:30:32 PM PST by VideoDoctor
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To: Steelfish

Yeah right, the RNC-E is already scrapping the bottom with Mittens, Jeb will mean they’re starting to dig into it.


45 posted on 02/10/2012 10:35:35 PM PST by The Cajun (Palin, Free Republic, Mark Levin, Newt......Nuff said.)
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To: Beatthedrum

Mitch Daniels

He can beat Obama.
46 posted on 02/10/2012 10:40:09 PM PST by WOSG (“Legion of Acceptibility”)
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To: Steelfish

just threw up a little in my mouth.


47 posted on 02/11/2012 12:26:34 AM PST by Yorlik803 (better to die on your feet than live on your knees.)
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To: Steelfish

just threw up a little in my mouth.


48 posted on 02/11/2012 12:27:23 AM PST by Yorlik803 (better to die on your feet than live on your knees.)
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To: BufordP
Stay out of the Bushes - The RINOs think Mitt is in trouble so they're turning their lonely eyes to Jebster cause Joltin' Joe has passed on.
49 posted on 02/11/2012 3:47:35 AM PST by Jimmy Valentine's brother (Near term Obamacare 'Unit")
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To: Steelfish

This is nonsense. As the sitting president GWB was unwelcome at the 2008 convention -— now we’re supposed to believe we’re planning to beg his brother to run?!

Background noise, nothing more.


50 posted on 02/11/2012 3:57:49 AM PST by Right_in_Virginia
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