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Jeb Bush eyed as latest 'white knight' candidate in GOP presidential race
The Guardian ^ | Friday 24 February 2012 | Paul Harris

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.

(Excerpt) Read more at guardian.co.uk ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events; US: Florida
KEYWORDS: florida; jebbush; moderate
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1 posted on 02/25/2012 8:48:25 PM PST by MinorityRepublican
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To: MinorityRepublican

Jeb? Nah, I’ll take Sarah Palin though, thanks. I predict a Palinkrieg will hit the GOP race on one form or another soon.


2 posted on 02/25/2012 8:50:17 PM PST by toddausauras (FUMR x 1,000)
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To: MinorityRepublican

Jeb, you’re S.O.L..


3 posted on 02/25/2012 8:50:22 PM PST by aruanan
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To: MinorityRepublican

in


4 posted on 02/25/2012 8:50:35 PM PST by toddausauras (FUMR x 1,000)
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To: MinorityRepublican

God help us if the Republican Central Committee and Pundits make Jeb “when I was a Republican” Bush the nominee.


5 posted on 02/25/2012 8:51:29 PM PST by OrioleFan (Republicans believe every day is July 4th, Democrats believe every day is April 15th.)
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To: MinorityRepublican

NNNNOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO !!!!!!! ........


6 posted on 02/25/2012 8:58:25 PM PST by ColdSteelTalon (Light is fading to shadow, and casting its shroud over all we have known...)
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To: MinorityRepublican

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.


7 posted on 02/25/2012 8:59:38 PM PST by Psalm 144 (Voodoo Republicans: Don't read their lips; but watch their hands!)
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To: MinorityRepublican

Noooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo!!!!


8 posted on 02/25/2012 9:01:33 PM PST by Peter from Rutland
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To: MinorityRepublican
Bush, who is the brother of President George W Bush and son of President George Bush Sr, is a beloved figure among many conservatives

Huh?
9 posted on 02/25/2012 9:02:22 PM PST by AnotherUnixGeek
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To: ColdSteelTalon

I agree.


10 posted on 02/25/2012 9:02:34 PM PST by CommieCutter
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To: AnotherUnixGeek
Huh?

A big ditto on that!

11 posted on 02/25/2012 9:05:15 PM PST by The Cajun (Palin, Free Republic, Mark Levin, Newt......Nuff said.)
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To: MinorityRepublican

NO MORE BUSHES!


12 posted on 02/25/2012 9:10:46 PM PST by freemarketsfreeminds
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To: MinorityRepublican
NO.

That all. Just. NO.

13 posted on 02/25/2012 9:13:46 PM PST by ponygirl ( Obamanomics: Handing out condoms on the Titanic. (Mark Steyn))
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To: MinorityRepublican

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.


14 posted on 02/25/2012 9:15:29 PM PST by vette6387
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To: MinorityRepublican

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.


15 posted on 02/25/2012 9:15:44 PM PST by savagesusie (Right Reason According to Nature = Just Law)
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To: MinorityRepublican

Pro-amnesty Jeb? Nah, I’ll pass.


16 posted on 02/25/2012 9:16:21 PM PST by umgud (No Rats, No Rino's)
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To: MinorityRepublican

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.


17 posted on 02/25/2012 9:16:39 PM PST by unkus (Silence Is Consent)
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To: MinorityRepublican
For illustrative purposes only: poison ivy Bush!


18 posted on 02/25/2012 9:17:58 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: MinorityRepublican

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.


19 posted on 02/25/2012 9:18:39 PM PST by svcw (Only difference between Romney & BH is one thinks he will be god & other one thinks he already is.)
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To: MinorityRepublican

Sh’yeah,


20 posted on 02/25/2012 9:18:57 PM PST by Behind Liberal Lines
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To: MinorityRepublican

Sh’yeah,


21 posted on 02/25/2012 9:19:05 PM PST by Behind Liberal Lines
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To: savagesusie

We’re now in a Marxist dominated Oligarchy and the Bush family is part of the American “Nomenclatura”.


22 posted on 02/25/2012 9:22:48 PM PST by unkus (Silence Is Consent)
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To: unkus

HELL NO.

FUGWB!!! FUGHWB!!!! FUJB!!!!!

go away - all of you !!!


23 posted on 02/25/2012 9:23:46 PM PST by GlockThe Vote (The Obama Adminstration: 2nd wave of attacks on America after 9/11)
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To: MinorityRepublican

” - - - 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. - - - “

Uh, Jeb, well, you see - - - . Dang it Jeb! The damned GOP has run pell-mell to the left so far that we have the mess we are now in.

There is no “drift” in politics anymore, Jeb! We are one “Bipartisan Cave-In” from becoming The Former USA!

BTW, ask your bro George how he plans to pay back the 4 Trillion Dollars he destroyed in his sorry 8 years of National Debt creation.


24 posted on 02/25/2012 9:25:49 PM PST by Graewoulf (( obama"care" violates the 1890 Sherman Anti-Trust Law, AND is illegal by the U.S. Constitution.))
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To: GlockThe Vote

Exactly!


25 posted on 02/25/2012 9:26:05 PM PST by unkus (Silence Is Consent)
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To: MinorityRepublican; a fool in paradise

Do keep in mind that Baby Bush has his supporters on this forum, just like Baby Kim has supporters on the North Korean equivalent of Free Republic.


26 posted on 02/25/2012 9:26:19 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: MinorityRepublican

” - - - 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. - - - “

Uh, Jeb, well, you see - - - . Dang it Jeb! The damned GOP has run pell-mell to the left so far that we have the mess we are now in.

There is no “drift” in politics anymore, Jeb! We are one “Bipartisan Cave-In” from becoming The Former USA!

BTW, ask your bro George how he plans to pay back the 4 Trillion Dollars he destroyed in his sorry 8 years of National Debt creation.


27 posted on 02/25/2012 9:27:28 PM PST by Graewoulf (( obama"care" violates the 1890 Sherman Anti-Trust Law, AND is illegal by the U.S. Constitution.))
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To: Graewoulf

The Bush legacy = 12 years of big government


28 posted on 02/25/2012 9:28:44 PM PST by freemarketsfreeminds
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To: GlockThe Vote

DITTO that Glock-N0 more Bushes,Roves,Perinos et al.Go NEWT.


29 posted on 02/25/2012 9:30:09 PM PST by nurse-rn
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To: freemarketsfreeminds

And, really, 20 years, since Pres Reagan was forced to accept Sr. as VP, against his better judgement.


30 posted on 02/25/2012 9:30:49 PM PST by Borax Queen
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To: nurse-rn

GHWB gave us Clinton. GWB gave us Obama.

Screw the bush crime family. They are nothing but a clan of grifters, parasites, looters, frauds, fakes, phonies, socialists, and NWO scum.


31 posted on 02/25/2012 9:32:14 PM PST by GlockThe Vote (The Obama Adminstration: 2nd wave of attacks on America after 9/11)
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To: MinorityRepublican

Really?

I mean.....REALLY, Jeb?


32 posted on 02/25/2012 9:34:17 PM PST by LUV W (This space reserved for heroes............my AF son....our troops....the vets from all wars...)
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To: MinorityRepublican

There will be blood on the floor before this happens.


33 posted on 02/25/2012 9:34:32 PM PST by Steelfish (ui)
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To: Borax Queen

I was always curious why Ronald Reagan chose that guy.


34 posted on 02/25/2012 9:34:38 PM PST by unkus (Silence Is Consent)
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To: Borax Queen

+ all the nasty work they did on behalf of the establishment behind the scenes.


35 posted on 02/25/2012 9:35:01 PM PST by freemarketsfreeminds
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To: GlockThe Vote

See post 22.


36 posted on 02/25/2012 9:38:00 PM PST by unkus (Silence Is Consent)
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To: MinorityRepublican

37 posted on 02/25/2012 9:38:18 PM PST by Pinkbell
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To: freemarketsfreeminds

Exactly.


38 posted on 02/25/2012 9:39:18 PM PST by Borax Queen
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To: MinorityRepublican

NO MORE BUSHES, NO MORE DOLES, NO MORE MCCAINS!

We’re coming for you RNC, we’re very, very much coming for you.


39 posted on 02/25/2012 9:41:06 PM PST by PittsburghAfterDark
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To: MinorityRepublican

Jeb would absolutely turn the country over to his Mexican in-laws. That has to be why the Bush family is so irrational on the subject of illegals. And I’m sure Jeb’s wife is a very nice lady but Jeb would be even softer on amnesty etc. than his brother was.


41 posted on 02/25/2012 9:43:39 PM PST by Let's Roll (Save the world's best healthcare - REPEAL, DEFUND Obamacare!)
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To: Borax Queen

I hate the entire bush family. Every single one of them is worse than the. Other.


42 posted on 02/25/2012 9:45:28 PM PST by GlockThe Vote (The Obama Adminstration: 2nd wave of attacks on America after 9/11)
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To: unkus
was always curious why Ronald Reagan chose that guy.

The CFR and the Treasury have the system by the balls.

43 posted on 02/25/2012 9:46:11 PM PST by LoneRangerMassachusetts (The meek shall not inherit the Earth)
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To: GlockThe Vote

Why, the chicks are kinda cute?


44 posted on 02/25/2012 9:46:18 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: Borax Queen

Thanks for that. I’d heard the same thing but forgot about it. I do know the Reagan’s and Bush’s were not close at all and hardly ever socialized together. In fact, I don’t think RR even liked Bush.

Anyway, the Bush family is part of the American Nomenclatura.


45 posted on 02/25/2012 9:46:44 PM PST by unkus (Silence Is Consent)
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To: Borax Queen

after he left office Bush Sr. honored him by completely unraveling everything he accomplished, and undermining everything he stood for.


46 posted on 02/25/2012 9:47:00 PM PST by freemarketsfreeminds
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To: freemarketsfreeminds

WELCOME TO FR!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Pleased to see that you have stayed with us for a month! Great.

Develop a thick skin quickly, as occasionally one of us might express ourselves in, shall we say, a “forthright manner.”

Just keep in mind that each of us is doing the best that we can.

Follow Jim Rob’s Rules, and enjoy FR!

___________________

Yeah, sadly you are probably correct. Each Bush left office with the Federal Government larger, more in Debt, and with more damned Regulations, than when either one first took office.

Each President Bush had some actions that are worthy of praise, unlike the Obamanation that has infected our Republic in the last three years.


47 posted on 02/25/2012 9:48:16 PM PST by Graewoulf (( obama"care" violates the 1890 Sherman Anti-Trust Law, AND is illegal by the U.S. Constitution.))
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To: LoneRangerMassachusetts

was always curious why Ronald Reagan chose that guy.

The CFR and the Treasury have the system by the balls.


You’re right.


48 posted on 02/25/2012 9:49:18 PM PST by unkus (Silence Is Consent)
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To: MinorityRepublican

I would vote for Dr Condoleezza Rice before I would vote for a third Bush Presidency. Nothing against the first two ... I’m just not a monarchist ... yet. ;o)


49 posted on 02/25/2012 9:49:30 PM PST by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: Revolting cat!

I don’t trust any of them. GWB’s second term was a disaster beyond words.


50 posted on 02/25/2012 9:50:11 PM PST by GlockThe Vote (The Obama Adminstration: 2nd wave of attacks on America after 9/11)
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