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‘Top GOP Senator’ To ABC News: If Romney Loses Michigan, ‘He Will Publicly Call’ For Jeb Bush
Mediaite ^ | February 18th | Frances Martel

Posted on 02/26/2012 6:35:08 PM PST by Halfmanhalfamazing

For those out there loving the current Republican race but worrying that it has become somewhat orthodox in appearance and stable in candidates and support numbers, fear not: ABC News’ Jonathan Karl has the blind item for you. In the most mysterious and, for the GOP, worrisome dispatch on the Republican field in a while, Karl reports that a “prominent Republican senator” told him that the Party will not stand for a Mitt Romney loss in Michigan, and that he expects a result like that to lead the Senator to “publicly call for the party to find a new candidate,” likely former Florida Governor Jeb Bush.

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TOPICS: News/Current Events; US: Florida; US: Michigan
KEYWORDS: benedictromney; bush; dirtbags4romney; establishment4romney; gope4romney; jebbush; jebbush2012; mi2012; mittromney; nomorebushes; nomorebushs; rofl; romney; romney4dirtbags; romney4nytimes; romney4romney; romneyantiteaparty; shapeshifterromney; slickwillard; stenchofromney; weakfrontrunner
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I can't tell you how sick I am of the republican establishment and the Bushs.
1 posted on 02/26/2012 6:35:18 PM PST by Halfmanhalfamazing
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To: Halfmanhalfamazing

.. and this will go no where!


2 posted on 02/26/2012 6:37:42 PM PST by A. Morgan (Ayn Rand: "You can avoid reality, but you cannot avoid the consequences of avoiding reality.")
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To: Halfmanhalfamazing

who is this prominent Senator?

No More Bushes!

Go Newt!!!


3 posted on 02/26/2012 6:37:52 PM PST by Qwackertoo (Gingrich/West 2012)
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To: Halfmanhalfamazing
“prominent Republican senator”

This coward needs to show himself.
4 posted on 02/26/2012 6:38:04 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: Halfmanhalfamazing

Maybe Palin was right about the brokered convention.


5 posted on 02/26/2012 6:39:07 PM PST by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: cripplecreek

Exactly! Man up and tell us who you are, Senator.


6 posted on 02/26/2012 6:39:19 PM PST by mkmensinger
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To: Halfmanhalfamazing

you will love my tagger then


7 posted on 02/26/2012 6:39:24 PM PST by advertising guy ( the greatest threat to America is a Rino Senator in Congress)
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To: Halfmanhalfamazing

I’ll publically call for Jeb Bush to kiss my.....


8 posted on 02/26/2012 6:40:29 PM PST by isthisnickcool (Sharia? No thanks!)
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To: Halfmanhalfamazing; All
Think THIS pic is a little "strange" taken just FOUR days before the Florida primary??
Jeb & George HW Bush & Obama Jan.27, 2012

9 posted on 02/26/2012 6:40:29 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: Halfmanhalfamazing

Uh-huh. Since when does ABC hide the identity of a muck-raking Republican?


10 posted on 02/26/2012 6:40:32 PM PST by Texas Eagle (If it wasn't for double-standards, Liberals would have no standards at all -- Texas Eagle)
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To: Halfmanhalfamazing

Stay out of the Bushes!


11 posted on 02/26/2012 6:41:02 PM PST by ColdOne (I miss my poochie... Tasha 2000~3/14/11)
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To: Halfmanhalfamazing

This is a bunch of BS from ABC.


12 posted on 02/26/2012 6:41:03 PM PST by eyedigress ((Old storm chaser from the west)/?)
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To: Halfmanhalfamazing

There will be blood on the floor before this happens.


13 posted on 02/26/2012 6:42:17 PM PST by Steelfish (ui)
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To: Halfmanhalfamazing

Maybe that is why Jeb Bush made the statement that our candidates are appealing to the fears of the American people.


14 posted on 02/26/2012 6:42:33 PM PST by sheikdetailfeather (Ron Paul and Romney in alliance to take out the conservatives in this election)
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To: Halfmanhalfamazing

There is no better candidate than Newt Gingrich... The MSM and Republican Establishment should get out of the way!


15 posted on 02/26/2012 6:43:03 PM PST by StraightDave (.)
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To: Halfmanhalfamazing

Then the “prominent” GOP Senator can be one of the few who votes for Jeb Bush.


16 posted on 02/26/2012 6:43:03 PM PST by lonevoice (Klepto Baracka Marxo, impeach we much.)
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To: Halfmanhalfamazing
This is B.S.

Without naming names.....

There's a whole list of names...that might qualify.

17 posted on 02/26/2012 6:43:12 PM PST by Osage Orange (E tan e epi tas)
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To: Halfmanhalfamazing

There will be a sale on ivory at the elephants’ grave yard.


18 posted on 02/26/2012 6:43:53 PM PST by Psalm 144 (Voodoo Republicans: Don't read their lips; but watch their hands!)
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To: Halfmanhalfamazing

And we Americans, will publicly call for Sarah Palin.

Palin will win that contest.


19 posted on 02/26/2012 6:44:17 PM PST by Cringing Negativism Network ("The door is open" PALIN 2012)
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To: Halfmanhalfamazing

Three guesses who this senMCCAINator is.


20 posted on 02/26/2012 6:44:27 PM PST by headstamp 2 (Liberalism: Carrying adolescent values and behavior into adult life.)
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To: Texas Eagle
The GOP “Elites” are as much the enemy to this country as are the The Marxist-In-Cheif, and the Communist Democratic Party!

The elites have learned nothing from Novmeber 2010, or the current condition of Mittens!

FUJB, FUMM; and a really BIG...FUBO!

21 posted on 02/26/2012 6:44:38 PM PST by Artcore
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To: Halfmanhalfamazing

I hate the entire bush mafia. They gave us Clinton and Obama.


22 posted on 02/26/2012 6:44:45 PM PST by GlockThe Vote (The Obama Adminstration: 2nd wave of attacks on America after 9/11)
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To: Halfmanhalfamazing
the Party will not stand for a Mitt Romney loss in Michigan, and that he expects a result like that to lead the Senator to “publicly call for the party to find a new candidate,” likely former Florida Governor Jeb Bush.

So GOP primary voters turn down Romney because he's not a conservative and the GOP's plan to address their concerns involves trotting out yet another Bush - this one the least conservative of all?

I have trouble believing that even the GOP leadership could be this out of touch or this crazy.
23 posted on 02/26/2012 6:45:23 PM PST by AnotherUnixGeek
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To: Halfmanhalfamazing
Is this another story or the one from days ago? They don't want Newt at any costs.

People in Florida do not like Jeb as the people are made to believe. He was at one time a fighter against the libs here; then under pressure, he did like his brother and dad did/cave to the libs so they would like him more/tho, they about destroyed him.

24 posted on 02/26/2012 6:47:23 PM PST by Christie at the beach (I like Newt and would love to see political dead bodies on the floor.)
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To: Halfmanhalfamazing

OK, this is a game my Mom used to play when I was a kid. If you don’t eat your peas for dinner, I’m going to feed you liver for breakfast!

They’re trying to scare people into accepting Mitt because the alternative (Bush-3) would be worse.


25 posted on 02/26/2012 6:47:24 PM PST by Ronin (VOTE NEWT! He's Not Romney! Huh? He did?? Scratch that! GO SANTORUM!!!)
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To: Halfmanhalfamazing

Great, the third guy from the same family in a nation of 1/3rd of a billion. Banana Republic here we come.


26 posted on 02/26/2012 6:48:32 PM PST by cydcharisse (`)
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To: Halfmanhalfamazing

RINO’s need to start their own party.

It is too late for anyone to get in the race and if the convention is split I certainly hope we don’t end up with some moderate who isn’t even running. I wouldn’t mind seeing DeMint or Palin get the nod, of course.


27 posted on 02/26/2012 6:48:53 PM PST by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: Halfmanhalfamazing

One dirtbag supporting another!!!


28 posted on 02/26/2012 6:49:18 PM PST by dalereed
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To: Ronin
EAT YOUR PEAS!


29 posted on 02/26/2012 6:49:32 PM PST by Halfmanhalfamazing ( Media doesn't report, It advertises. So that last advertisement you just read, what was it worth?)
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To: cripplecreek

Lindsay is that you?

in the next stall: silence

Tap your toe if that is you Lindsay!


30 posted on 02/26/2012 6:50:03 PM PST by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: Halfmanhalfamazing
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31 posted on 02/26/2012 6:50:10 PM PST by EveningStar
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To: Halfmanhalfamazing
One could see this coming.....they are in panic mode, all due to Rick Santorum and to a lesster extent Newt Gingrich; their guy just cannot stand up to it; well, I say, to H*LL wit these bastardis with their "coronation from on high" business. Full REVOLT.

CONSERVATIVE THIRD PARTY TIME then, if they want to ignore the will of the base. They cannot win without them, WE in turn can with without them.

32 posted on 02/26/2012 6:50:10 PM PST by AmericanInTokyo (I liked the FREE REPUBLIC of years on end which NEVER had a problem with Rick Santorum, Conservative)
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To: Halfmanhalfamazing

I’m RIGHT there with ya, my friend.

But all you Santorum voters. You wanna deliver a knockout blow to Romney? Vote in DROVES on Tuesday!!!!!!

Santorum 2012


33 posted on 02/26/2012 6:50:16 PM PST by RIghtwardHo
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To: lonevoice

I was looking for something last week, and found I still have a couple Palin bumper stickers.

I’m truly considering putting one back on my vehicle.


34 posted on 02/26/2012 6:50:16 PM PST by Cringing Negativism Network ("The door is open" PALIN 2012)
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To: sheikdetailfeather

I was thinking the SAME thing!

Get a clue elite. We HATE Romney. Stop pushing him on us.


35 posted on 02/26/2012 6:51:36 PM PST by RIghtwardHo
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To: Osage Orange

If the goal is to nominate a moderate, I do not see Romney dropping out as the optimal strategy for that end. It would be really easy for Santorum or Gingrich to get a majority then.

California’s filing deadline is March 10 or March 14 (for US Senate/US House candidates; I’m assuming it’s the same for President). It would be really hard for Jeb Bush or anyone to mount a campaign at this late stage.

Now if no one gets a majority then maybe Jeb would have a shot. However I would expect Santorum-Gingrich to coalesce before Romney and anyone else.


36 posted on 02/26/2012 6:51:36 PM PST by scrabblehack
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To: Ronin

They might get that with Ricky’s supporters but the Newt supporters are steadfast.


37 posted on 02/26/2012 6:51:46 PM PST by eyedigress ((Old storm chaser from the west)/?)
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To: Halfmanhalfamazing

I hate this whole sham. These tyrants are saying that if we CHOOSE Santorum they will step in and negate that decision? Surely the American people can see how out of control these dictator wannabes are.


38 posted on 02/26/2012 6:52:42 PM PST by Kenny
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To: Halfmanhalfamazing

Keep out da Bushes!


39 posted on 02/26/2012 6:52:59 PM PST by Antoninus (Mitt Romney -- attempting to execute a hostile take-over of the Republican Party.)
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To: GeronL

Have nothing against Jeb Bush but the “top GOP senator” can kiss my rear end. Like anyone cares what they call for.

Who is this nitwit? McCain?


40 posted on 02/26/2012 6:52:59 PM PST by Williams (Honey Badger Don't Care)
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To: GlockThe Vote
“I hate the entire bush mafia. They gave us Clinton and Obama.”
_________________________________________________

GWB did untold damage to the Republican Party! First, he began with the bogus premise of: “Compassionate Conservatism.” Conservatism is ALWAYS compassionate!

Secondly, he reached out to the Democrats time and time again, while completely ignoring his base!

Thirdly, he never defended himself or his positions...at least in a meaningful way. He in turn made the entire GOP look pathetic and weak!

Sorry, but I don't want to see another New World Order, weak-arse Bush occupying the Oval Office...EVER!

41 posted on 02/26/2012 6:53:12 PM PST by Artcore
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To: Halfmanhalfamazing

As the two hundred year old American political structure collapses into a formless chaos the only question remaining being: when will the actual shooting start?


42 posted on 02/26/2012 6:53:14 PM PST by AEMILIUS PAULUS (It is a shame that when these people give a riot)
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To: headstamp 2

I’d bet on it.


43 posted on 02/26/2012 6:53:35 PM PST by mrsmel
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To: Halfmanhalfamazing

No. No to Jeb Bush. No to Mitt Romney. And No to the GOP if they insist on foisting off either of those onto us.


45 posted on 02/26/2012 6:54:03 PM PST by Yashcheritsiy
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To: Halfmanhalfamazing; Travis McGee
The Republican establishment knows damned well that the only person Obama wants to run against more than Romney, is any other Bush.

It's becoming increasingly clear the Republican establishment genuinely wants to lose in 2012.

I have hunches as to why, such as the inevitability of a complete collapse in America, and the GOP-e doesn't want it on thier watch.

46 posted on 02/26/2012 6:54:26 PM PST by Lazamataz (If unemployment helps the economy, like the W.H. says, then CONTRACTING CANCER MAKES YOU HEALTHIER!)
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To: Halfmanhalfamazing
Time to move on from the Clinton/Bush dynamic. This administration is full of Clinton influence. Very arrogant elite do not want anyone to rock the boat.
47 posted on 02/26/2012 6:54:34 PM PST by opentalk
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To: GeronL

Ahh, you beat me to it - that little worm.....(not you, lindsey)


48 posted on 02/26/2012 6:55:25 PM PST by Sioux-san
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To: cripplecreek

What the establishment is basically saying is:

The primaries are not really a contest. If our candidate “wins” you should rally behind him/her. If our candidate is going to lose we’ll get a new one. Screw you. You’re just votes to us.


49 posted on 02/26/2012 6:57:39 PM PST by freemarketsfreeminds
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To: Halfmanhalfamazing

This is why Romney isn’t going to let this happen. He will win Michigan even if it’s by chicanery. There will be two or three large precincts that won’t report for several hours if it looks like it will be close between him and Santorum, and then lo and behold, they’ll find just the right amount to put Romney over the top.


50 posted on 02/26/2012 6:58:21 PM PST by murron (Proud Mom of a Marine Vet)
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