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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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To: toddausauras

Enough Bushes. There were only two Adams presidents and two Roosevelts. Two per family. That’s it.


101 posted on 02/25/2012 11:40:38 PM PST by Eleutheria5 (End the occupation. Annex today.)
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To: freemarketsfreeminds

A wise move. Time for me to hit the logout button. Do have a great upcoming day.


102 posted on 02/25/2012 11:45:28 PM PST by Marine_Uncle
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To: MinorityRepublican

Unless they nominated a Bush/Palin ticket, I’m not so sure this would be as well received as Team Bush believes.


103 posted on 02/25/2012 11:46:51 PM PST by TitansAFC (Rick Santorum is the suicide bomber of the 2012 Primary; he's going to take us all out with him.)
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To: MinorityRepublican

This is a silly piece by the Guardian.

What a left wing, Euro rag. They don’t know a single thing about Jeb Bush being pushed forward as an alternative candidate. They give themselves away by their own word choices.

Jeb Bush IS the wish, the dream choice, of the GOP Establishment, that’s for sure, but they also know he can’t possibly overcome the fact that his last name is Bush, at this time. Their hope is for a later election year rather than this one.

That is why the Establishment has cast such a far reaching and desperate search net for their guy. You have Romney, but you also had Huntsman and Daniels and Christie for those who feared Mitt might not make it or just didn’t care for Mitt.

If they could’ve sold us Jeb and sold the country Jeb, we would have Jeb, but they knew better and didn’t try.

The one running that the Establishment is MOST against is Newt Gingrich.

After Perry had to drop out, I stand with Newt.

That’s how I oppose the E.

This thread...not all but much...is just plain depressing to me.

Stand for what’s right and defeat the E...like Reagan did.

There wasn’t a vitriolic bone in his body.

In a recent poll, Reagan was named as the best recent President by the American people.


104 posted on 02/25/2012 11:47:21 PM PST by txrangerette ("HOLD TO THE TRUTH...SPEAK WITHOUT FEAR" - Glenn Beck)
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To: MinorityRepublican

Not Breaking News.


105 posted on 02/25/2012 11:57:51 PM PST by rogue yam
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To: MinorityRepublican

Nope. No way, no how.


106 posted on 02/26/2012 12:54:41 AM PST by Absolutely Nobama (NO COMPROMISE! NO RETREAT! NO SURRENDER! I AM A CONSERVATIVE! CASE CLOSED!)
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To: MinorityRepublican

Jeb would be less popular than Romney, but nominating would sure fire up the DEMOCRAT base.

Yeesh, I can just hear them screaming now.

No. Way. In. Hades!!!


107 posted on 02/26/2012 12:55:53 AM PST by Ronin (VOTE NEWT! He's Not Romney! Huh? He did?? Scratch that! GO SANTORUM!!!)
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To: MinorityRepublican

Jeb would be less popular than Romney, but nominating would sure fire up the DEMOCRAT base.

Yeesh, I can just hear them screaming now.

No. Way. In. Hades!!!


108 posted on 02/26/2012 1:12:52 AM PST by Ronin (VOTE NEWT! He's Not Romney! Huh? He did?? Scratch that! GO SANTORUM!!!)
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To: MinorityRepublican

"Where is Jeb Bush?"

109 posted on 02/26/2012 3:35:41 AM PST by Diogenesis ("Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. " Pres. Ronald Reagan)
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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 who see him as a strong and charismatic leader who is popular in the must-win swing state of Florida.

Whut?

110 posted on 02/26/2012 4:21:01 AM PST by Timber Rattler (Just say NO! to RINOS and the GOP-E)
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To: MinorityRepublican

Lets stay out the Bushes. Just put Allen West on the ticket as VP and we still take FL.


111 posted on 02/26/2012 8:12:56 AM 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: freemarketsfreeminds

Minimum wage increases throw lower income with few transferable skills out of work and onto welfare rolls. proven fact.


Exactly.


112 posted on 02/26/2012 10:00:20 AM PST by unkus (Silence Is Consent)
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To: Spunky

That’s an extremely disgusting and disturbing picture.

GWB could have and should have exposed Obama in 2007-2008. He had the intelligence on him. GWB allowed a dedicated Marxist and avowed enemy of the United States to assume the presidency.


113 posted on 02/26/2012 10:04:16 AM PST by unkus (Silence Is Consent)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Thanks MinorityRepublican.


114 posted on 02/26/2012 2:33:19 PM PST by SunkenCiv (FReep this FReepathon!)
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