Skip to comments.Jeb Bush eyed as latest 'white knight' candidate in GOP presidential race
Posted on 02/25/2012 8:48:21 PM PST by MinorityRepublican
Speculation that a late challenger might still emerge in the increasingly bitter race for the Republican presidential nomination is set to surge after former Florida governor Jeb Bush made remarks criticising the current field.
Bush, who is the brother of President George W Bush and son of President George Bush Sr, is a beloved figure among many conservatives who see him as a strong and charismatic leader who is popular in the must-win swing state of Florida.
That contrasts with a widespread unease among many Republican leaders and grassroots activists with the remaining crop of Republican candidates and the vitriolic nature of the fight between frontrunner Mitt Romney and his main challengers Rick Santorum and Newt Gingrich.
In answers to questions from the audience after a speech in Dallas on Thursday, Bush cautioned the remaining Republican campaigns from drifting so far to the right that they put off the key independent voters needed to beat President Barack Obama in November.
"I think it's important for the candidates to recognise though they have to appeal to primary voters, and not turn off independent voters that will be part of a winning coalition," Bush told the audience according to CBS news.
Bush also directly took on the strident tone of recent Republican debates, accusing participants of scare-mongering. "I used to be a conservative and I watch these debates and I'm wondering, I don't think I've changed, but it's a little troubling sometimes when people are appealing to people's fears and emotion rather than trying to get them to look over the horizon for a broader perspective and that's kind of where we are," he said according to Fox News.
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Jeb? Nah, I’ll take Sarah Palin though, thanks. I predict a Palinkrieg will hit the GOP race on one form or another soon.
Jeb, you’re S.O.L..
God help us if the Republican Central Committee and Pundits make Jeb “when I was a Republican” Bush the nominee.
NNNNOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO !!!!!!! ........
Ah yes, the knight in shining armor that did so very much for damsel in distress, Terri Schiavo.
Nah, that is not a knight. That is just a fat boy in tinsel.
A big ditto on that!
NO MORE BUSHES!
That all. Just. NO.
Having Jeb Bush as President is just like us having Jerry Brown in California. California’s current problems are directly traceable to Brown’s first two terms 30 odd years ago. So to would a Jeb Bush Presidency having to fix the crap his father and brother left us with. Romney, Boosh, allee samee.
We are onto the One World Government (as stated by daddy Bush) from his very mouth-—and onto their Bohemian Grove-like orgies and Baal sacrifices—like the Franklin Coverup and this love for homosexual orgies using boys and for no Rule of Law based on our Constitution Rights from God.
We understand that Bush is as conservative as a Romney or Bambi. There is no difference between the three—they are all for the Communist takeover and worship at the Temple of Baal and reviled by “God’s Standards”. Even Laura Bush and her daughters laud homosexual “rights” which defy logic and reason and science and destroy Virtue==the fundamental reason for the Republic and laws.
Pro-amnesty Jeb? Nah, I’ll pass.
The same Jeb bush who was in the White House in January laughing it up with the evil bastard in the Oval Office??
Go to hell Jeb.
If Sarah Palin where the candidate or as a choice for the nominee I would vote for her - period, she is not. ((((sigh)))
I will vote for either Santorum or Gingrich, who ever is still standing by the time the primary gets to CA.
I will NOT vote for another pretend conservative - period.
If that means I do not vote for president in November, then so be it. I am done supporting not conservative candidates.