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A brokered convention: Jeb Bush vs. Sarah Palin
The Hill ^ | Monday February 13, 2012 | Bernie Quigley

Posted on 02/13/2012 12:30:33 PM PST by Bigtigermike

Santorum’s contraception boom — “We’re all Catholics now,” said Mike Huckabee — won’t hold up. Because we’re not. This race could well go to a brokered convention. If Jeb Bush is proposed, so Sarah Palin should be minutes later. She is now and always has been the singular Jacksonian voice in the original Tea Party phenomenon; the only one who can bring it to the mainstream. Her absence from the primary race has left a vacuum and no substitute has been found. Every other possible or potential leadership hopeful has risen and receded in this long Republican primary season.

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The Bush secret agenda has been a subliminal theme for months with New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie as the favored proxy and pitchman. At CPAC it broke through to the surface: Al Cardenas, head of the American Conservative Union, says that Republican turmoil might lead to a brokered convention in which Jeb Bush would emerge as a “possible alternative” party nominee. It made Drudge this weekend.

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TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 2012; 2012rncconvention; brokeredconvention; bush; delegates; jebbush; jebbush2012; palin; palin2012; sarahpalin
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He's right! If we get to that point --- the establishment is going to squeeze or ram Jeb or Christie as the saviors, we have to counter that immediately with Palin
1 posted on 02/13/2012 12:30:42 PM PST by Bigtigermike
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To: Bigtigermike
the establishment is going to squeeze or ram Jeb or Christie as the saviors, we have to counter that immediately with Palin

"Savior"? Really?

2 posted on 02/13/2012 12:33:47 PM PST by humblegunner
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Stay out of the Bushes!!!!


3 posted on 02/13/2012 12:35:53 PM PST by ak267
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To: Bigtigermike
You think Romney would get creamed by Obama? Just nominate Jeb Bush. By the time the Obama crew got done pining the blame on everything wrong with country on him because his last name happens to be Bush, it would be a blowout of Reagan/Mondale proportions.
4 posted on 02/13/2012 12:36:02 PM PST by apillar
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To: Bigtigermike

No more Bush’s. Another Bush would mean one of two things. An Obama win or a one term republican.


5 posted on 02/13/2012 12:39:35 PM PST by formosa (Formosa)
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To: Bigtigermike

“We’re all Catholics now”??

What idiocy.

Those laws don’t just apply to Catholics. They apply to everyone (except probably Muzzies).

I don’t understand why our side is trying to divide itself that way.


6 posted on 02/13/2012 12:40:59 PM PST by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: humblegunner

Yeah PDSer! The establishment thinks that Jeb or Christie are their Saviors if Mitt can’t do it. That’s why they keep on hinting about those two if there is a brokered convention


7 posted on 02/13/2012 12:41:18 PM PST by Bigtigermike
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To: Bigtigermike
If Jeb Bush is proposed, so Sarah Palin should be minutes later. She is now and always has been the singular Jacksonian voice in the original Tea Party phenomenon; the only one who can bring it to the mainstream. Her absence from the primary race has left a vacuum and no substitute has been found. Every other possible or potential leadership hopeful has risen and receded in this long Republican primary season.

Conservatives have wanted a brokered GOP convention just for this reason: to go head to head with the establishment/country club Republicans and, we assume, emerge victorious. This works for me.

8 posted on 02/13/2012 12:42:31 PM PST by Jim Scott
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To: Bigtigermike
Palin is the 900 lb gorilla not in the room.
I have been an advocate of Palin going 3rd party if Mitt is nominated. I believe she could win with 43% of the vote with R’money garnering 22% and Obama 35%. She pulls the Reagan Democrats and the independent anti-Obama crowd along with the tea party. Obama loses 7% of Clinton's 43% win as the Reagan democrats abandon him as do the independents.

Heck, Ross Perot got 19% as a nut case, all she has to get is 24% more, the numbers are there!

Pissed off patriots vote!

9 posted on 02/13/2012 12:42:31 PM PST by urbanpovertylawcenter (where the law and poverty collide in an urban setting and sparks fly)
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To: apillar

The establishment pushed Dole and McCain, why not push a tired-a** name like Bush once again. They are truly insane but will do it


10 posted on 02/13/2012 12:44:05 PM PST by Bigtigermike
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To: Bigtigermike

A brokered convention will guarantee the GOP gets their choice and conservatives will be left out in the cold.


11 posted on 02/13/2012 12:44:58 PM PST by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: Bigtigermike

So you would prefer Our Sarah as a savior?

Maybe you need a grip on perspective regarding saviors.

Read your Bible.


12 posted on 02/13/2012 12:47:45 PM PST by humblegunner
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To: Bigtigermike

Jeb Bush?? Puh-leeze.


13 posted on 02/13/2012 12:49:41 PM PST by Obadiah (Why do they put Braille dots on the keypad of the drive-up ATMs?)
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To: Bigtigermike

NO Bushes,,, period.


14 posted on 02/13/2012 12:49:41 PM PST by DesertRhino (I was standing with a rifle, waiting for soviet paratroopers, but communists just ran for office)
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To: Bigtigermike

What is with all this Jeb Bush crap?? For Heaven’s sake, there had been a Nixon, a Dole or a Bush on every presidential ticket (with one exception) from 1952 to 2004. Enough with the establishment nominees!


15 posted on 02/13/2012 12:49:53 PM PST by cotton1706
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To: Bigtigermike

Another hero Bush!


16 posted on 02/13/2012 12:50:08 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: Jim Scott

That’s why I’m glad Sarah said that no one should be afraid of a brokered convention — it’s well time that we have this fight out in the open and expose those elements within the party for what they are to everyone else. If the Elites force their way once again then it’ll be time to for us to start our new “second” party and the GOP go the way of the Whigs


17 posted on 02/13/2012 12:50:39 PM PST by Bigtigermike
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To: cripplecreek

In my opinion, a brokered convention only illustrates just how deeply divided Republicans really are, and no I’m not a Mitt supporter. I prefer Newt or Santorum. I figure we go on to get creamed in November no matter who gets the nomination.


18 posted on 02/13/2012 12:51:40 PM PST by MachIV
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To: Bigtigermike
She is now and always has been the singular Jacksonian voice in the original Tea Party phenomenon.

I think opinions on Ms. Palin likely break down between those who think "Jacksonian" is a compliment, and those who think it isn't.

20 posted on 02/13/2012 12:52:07 PM PST by Bruce Campbells Chin
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To: Bigtigermike
I like Jeb Bush - but one of the overriding ideas of this election is for conservatives to take back the Republican party from the "elites". Whatever his personal qualifications, his family ties give the appearance of party "business as usual".

He would certainly galvanize the liberals - but so will Palin. Bring it on, I say! Sarah will galvanize the conservative base. I think this election may be a battle for the soul of America, and I want a REAL conservative to be one of the battlers.

21 posted on 02/13/2012 12:52:24 PM PST by In Maryland ("Truth? We don't need no stinkin' truth!" - Official Motto of the Main Stream Media)
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To: Bigtigermike

Funny how the beltway repubs periodically roll out Jeb Bush’s name as a not-so-veiled threat.


22 posted on 02/13/2012 12:53:02 PM PST by SpaceBar
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To: Bigtigermike

Sarah Palin smartly reponded to the Jeb Bush nonsense by saying a brokered convention would not be a bad idea. If the Country Club Republicans try to put Jeb in charge, they will have to face Palin in the process - which will not be an easy thing to do. By that time, most conservative Republicans will probably be ready to coalesce around Palin for president, leaving Santorum and Newt behind. I am glad that she said what she said.


24 posted on 02/13/2012 12:53:38 PM PST by Olympiad Fisherman
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To: humblegunner

“So you would prefer Our Sarah as a savior?
Maybe you need a grip on perspective regarding saviors.
Read your Bible.”

Ever hear of a metaphor? I dont think he meant personal lord and savior, personal redeemer, messiah.

I think “savior” was being used in a political sense, vis-a-vis the republican party. It ain’t rocket science.


25 posted on 02/13/2012 12:54:03 PM PST by DesertRhino (I was standing with a rifle, waiting for soviet paratroopers, but communists just ran for office)
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To: Bruce Campbells Chin

“I think opinions on Ms. Palin likely break down between those who think “Jacksonian” is a compliment, and those who think it isn’t.”

Excellent observation. Where do you stand on it?


26 posted on 02/13/2012 12:54:24 PM PST by ngat
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To: humblegunner

Where did I say that Sarah was a savior? I was talking about the estsblishment. Goodness you PDsers hear what you want to hear, loon.


27 posted on 02/13/2012 12:55:51 PM PST by Bigtigermike
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To: humblegunner

Back at ya, humblegrumbler.


28 posted on 02/13/2012 12:56:22 PM PST by ngat
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To: Bigtigermike
Gov. Chris Christie

Is there nobody in the party that can sit down and take a look at the history of the party and tell me what the difference he will make???

North Eastern liberal rino is not going to get votes in the heartland or the Bible belt. Just the stupid party being stupid if they think that will work.

You want a blow out win then get your base excited with a conservative and watch the coattails.

29 posted on 02/13/2012 12:57:24 PM PST by Lady Heron
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To: Bigtigermike
A brokered convention: Jeb Bush vs. Sarah Palin

I've been pining for a brokered convention. But, if it's either of those two (Christie? He's just a catcher's Mitt), Obama wins term #2, bigtime.

30 posted on 02/13/2012 12:57:58 PM PST by newgeezer (It is [the people's] right and duty to be at all times armed. --Thomas Jefferson)
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To: Bigtigermike

It’s cute the way I can reduce you to childish name-calling with a simple two-word post.

Dance, clown.


31 posted on 02/13/2012 12:58:32 PM PST by humblegunner
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To: Bigtigermike

If they ram Cristie or Jeb in to the nom. position I will stay home and NEVER vote for a republican again, ever.


32 posted on 02/13/2012 12:59:39 PM PST by stockpirate (Romney, Ann Coulter & our ruling republican SOCIALISTelites, are Big Government socialists,)
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To: Bigtigermike

All this talk about Palin being the eventual nominee via a brokered convention is nonsense. I think she made it quite clear she is not running in 2012.


33 posted on 02/13/2012 1:00:31 PM PST by gdani
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To: Olympiad Fisherman
Sarah Palin smartly reponded to the Jeb Bush nonsense by saying a brokered convention would not be a bad idea. If the Country Club Republicans try to put Jeb in charge, they will have to face Palin in the process - which will not be an easy thing to do. By that time, most conservative Republicans will probably be ready to coalesce around Palin for president, leaving Santorum and Newt behind. I am glad that she said what she said.

excellent observations....I agree 100%
34 posted on 02/13/2012 1:01:13 PM PST by Bigtigermike
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To: Bigtigermike

If THIS is what is needed, and the voice of the people be damned, why not nullify the primaries, nullify the national election and auction the POTUS office on e-bay?

For shame.


35 posted on 02/13/2012 1:01:56 PM PST by Marguerite (When I'm good, I am very, very good. But! When I'm bad, I'm even better)
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To: Bigtigermike

The bizarre thing was that Gingrich came out and opposed the Obama mandate days before Santorum even knew about it...and the press never reported it. This was while he was still in Florida.

That said, I think the winner is going to be Romney. Santorum has no selling power because he’s not personable, not conservative in any way except pro-life, and he is clueless about economics and has always voted for every government welfare program that came down the pike. Romney has no ideas, but neither does Santorum, and things will settle down after Santorum’s mini-bump with two non-binding caucuses and Romney will come out ahead again.

If it goes to a brokered convention, I think the winner will still be Romney. The GOP wouldn’t even want Jeb Bush in there (he’s much more conservative than they like) and I know they sure wouldn’t let Palin get into it.

Frankly, unless a giant airplane crash takes out all of them on their way to the convention, I think we have to work with what we’ve got and not fantasize.


36 posted on 02/13/2012 1:04:46 PM PST by livius
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To: Bigtigermike

I hope Sarah is doing some behind the scenes work, because if there is any truth to this rumor,you Jeb is lining up establishment GOP votes.


37 posted on 02/13/2012 1:06:45 PM PST by elvis-lives
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To: cripplecreek
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"A brokered convention will guarantee the GOP gets their choice and conservatives will be left out in the cold."
 
Disagree...  Here's the way I see it:
 
IF we can keep committed delegates from getting week knees and keep too many of the super delegates from going over to the Romney camp, it will be a whole new ballgame, and the momentum immediately swings over in favor of the conservative base who strongly disapprove of Romney.
 
Whatever leverage the establishment GOP has going into a brokered convention will quickly dissipate as soon as a winner isn't evident with the first ballot.  To me, it seems much more likely that the conservative base will regain our voice at that moment, especially if we can forge an effective coalition among the Gingrich and Santorum delegates.  The establishment will be behind the 8-ball and will have to eventually capitulate in favor of "the people's choice".  The resulting nominee would most likely be someone other than the choice of the elitist blueblood Rockefeller Republicans in that scenario.
 
I'm not afraid of a brokered convention.  None of us should be.  In fact, at this stage it may be the only way to avoid a Romney "coronation" by the elitists (See McCain.  Or Dole)
 
 

38 posted on 02/13/2012 1:06:56 PM PST by Let_It_Be_So (Once you see the Truth, you cannot "unsee" it, no matter how hard you may try.)
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To: gdani

I disagree....Palin has always been about being the reluctant servant....she has stated so in so many words. If she was asked to serve in such a situation with the Establishment trying to get their guys in after the first ballot, I’m sure she would accept the challenge


39 posted on 02/13/2012 1:08:32 PM PST by Bigtigermike
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To: Bigtigermike

And if they do, I won’t vote.

Sorry.


40 posted on 02/13/2012 1:08:48 PM PST by redgolum ("God is dead" -- Nietzsche. "Nietzsche is dead" -- God.)
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To: Bigtigermike

http://bernie-quigley.dailykos.com/


41 posted on 02/13/2012 1:11:16 PM PST by Kennard
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To: Bigtigermike
I don't trust anything that Bernie Quigley has to say to conservatives.

At best, he is trying to set us up.

42 posted on 02/13/2012 1:12:35 PM PST by Kennard
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To: humblegunner

I’m not the one who doesn’t have a life by sitting hours upon hours scouring FreeRepublic for threads that have Palin name in it to make snide remark. Seriously, that all you do. What a waste!! LOL!


43 posted on 02/13/2012 1:12:35 PM PST by Bigtigermike
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To: Bigtigermike

Get out of da Bushes!


44 posted on 02/13/2012 1:13:38 PM PST by Lee'sGhost (Johnny Rico picked the wrong girl!)
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To: Bigtigermike

You wanna war?


45 posted on 02/13/2012 1:18:17 PM PST by McGruff (Think in bold colors not pale pastels.)
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To: Bigtigermike

A brokered convention that dumps Romney for Jeb or Christie is a disaster and will re-elect Obama. It would be the elites and RNC just switching RINOs.

If we can’t get a conservative like Gingrich, Santorum or Palin, we are not offering America a real and good opponent to Obama. Another term for Obama & co. will put America so far down, it could be 50 years before we get back to pre-2008 strength. You, your kids and grand kids will be little more than 3rd world peasants.


46 posted on 02/13/2012 1:18:31 PM PST by RicocheT (Eat the rich only if you're certain it's your last meal)
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To: Bigtigermike
I think Paul Ryan may be the one guy that could excite both the fiscal and social conservatives.

The MSM would try to hang Social Security reform around his neck, but I don't think it is as powerful an issue as it once was.

47 posted on 02/13/2012 1:20:36 PM PST by comebacknewt (Newt (sigh) what could have been . . .)
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To: Bigtigermike
I’m not the one who doesn’t have a life by sitting hours upon hours scouring FreeRepublic for threads that have Palin name in it to make snide remark.

No, you just post threads about her.

Seriously, that all you do.

Talk like caveman much?

48 posted on 02/13/2012 1:20:53 PM PST by humblegunner
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To: Bigtigermike; gdani

Bingo! I think her comments have been hedged toward not running in the primaries, leaving a run in the election open by virtue of not making comments about such specifically. I’ve had the sense all along that she sees being drafted at the best way of seeking POTUS. She has stayed above the fray and not wasted time with debates that have done little more than dilute the standing of all who have participated.


49 posted on 02/13/2012 1:23:41 PM PST by Lee'sGhost (Johnny Rico picked the wrong girl!)
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To: apillar

The Bushes are so liberal there is no way I could ever vote for their New World Order which is what we are fighting now.


50 posted on 02/13/2012 1:24:01 PM PST by Carry me back
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