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Despite Mitt wins, both sides keep eying Jeb (MSM pushing Jeb)
politico.com ^ | 2/29/12 | GLENN THRUSH and MAGGIE HABERMAN

Posted on 02/29/2012 5:25:46 PM PST by VU4G10

Mitt Romney’s tortured triumph in Michigan put him back in the GOP driver’s seat — but that hasn’t quelled the desire among some Republicans to trade up.

Yes, Republicans are still pining for former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, despite his repeated and vehement refusal to be sucked into the 2012 Republican vortex.

And Democrats continue to cast a wary eye on a guy they see as more dangerous — and capable of connecting with middle-class and Latino voters — than Romney.

(Excerpt) Read more at politico.com ...


TOPICS: Extended News; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: aliens; amnesty; borders; bush; invasion; jeb; laraza; stayoutthebushes

1 posted on 02/29/2012 5:25:52 PM PST by VU4G10
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To: VU4G10

MSM is desperate to find a loser against Obama.


2 posted on 02/29/2012 5:27:34 PM PST by VU4G10
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To: VU4G10

Just the word Jeb Bush fills me with endless orgasms. /sarcasm. :-)


3 posted on 02/29/2012 5:30:07 PM PST by writer33 (Mark Levin Is The Constitutional Engine Of Conservatism)
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To: VU4G10

GALLUP 02.28.2012

TRIAL HEAT

Romney50%+2 Obama46%-2

Obama49%-2 Santorum48%+5


4 posted on 02/29/2012 5:30:32 PM PST by VU4G10
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To: VU4G10

A choice between aged RINO meat and well marbled RINO meat.


5 posted on 02/29/2012 5:30:44 PM PST by Psalm 144 ("I think we ought to listen to Alinsky" - Governor G. Romney, father of Bishop Willard Mitt Romney.)
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To: VU4G10

Hmmmmh, I thought Rick and Mitt got the same number of delegates. Not much of a win for Mitt if you want to call it that.


6 posted on 02/29/2012 5:31:26 PM PST by Parley Baer
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To: VU4G10
They can only perpetuate the Clinton/Bush for so long. This administration is full of Clintonites, especially through think tanks. Time to move on. People will not go for another Bush.
7 posted on 02/29/2012 5:31:42 PM PST by opentalk
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To: VU4G10

Oh yeah, I’m just panting to vote for a pro-amnesty (married his wife while she was aMexican National!)”compassionate conservative” like JB. /Barf Spasm


8 posted on 02/29/2012 5:32:22 PM PST by Trod Upon (Obama: Making the Carter malaise look good. Misery Index in 3...2...1)
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To: VU4G10
Only Newt can beat Obama. But the RINO's are desperate to find one of their own to take a chance.

The only one who can beat Obama is the anti-Obama...not the next closest thing.

9 posted on 02/29/2012 5:34:27 PM PST by RoosterRedux (Newt: Drill Here, Drill Now, Pay Less. Barack Obama: Have Algae, Pay More, Be Weird.)
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To: VU4G10

What do you think all the trumped up talk about a brokered/and or open convention has been about. The Bush DYNASTY... Danger Danger...


10 posted on 02/29/2012 5:37:10 PM PST by codder too
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To: VU4G10
What the hell makes these folks think they can get 1,144 delegates to vote for Jeb Bush?

Of course there's a far more sinister path where the board of the GOP could suspend all rules concerning how candidates are selected and simply ANNOUNCE who the candidate would be.

I would encourage everyone to leave the GOP...up and down the ticket...if that occurs.

Everyone.

Make it the most lop-sided election since Stalin last ran.

Only problem is we have our own little Stalin on the other ticket and these rotten bastards could use that as leverage to force their candidate.

11 posted on 02/29/2012 5:41:12 PM PST by Mariner (War Criminal #18)
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To: RoosterRedux
Exactly!

Go Rick!

Obama49%-2 Santorum48%+5!!!


12 posted on 02/29/2012 5:42:03 PM PST by CainConservative (Santorum/Huck 2012 w/ Newt, Cain, Palin, Bach, Parker, Watts, Duncan, & Petraeus in the Cabinet)
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To: VU4G10

I will vote for Santorum. I will vote for Newt. I will vote for the nutter RP. I will even vote for Romney to jettison the Prince. But if the powers that be somehow try to inject La Raza Jeb as the nominee I will not vote for the rapublican candidate for POTUS.

Now I know that is no big deal in the scheme of things but I felt the need to lash out.


13 posted on 02/29/2012 5:49:01 PM PST by jwalsh07
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To: Mariner

Hey, we agree on something. River Styx must be frozen today.


14 posted on 02/29/2012 5:51:40 PM PST by jwalsh07
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To: Psalm 144

I think we need Sarah.


15 posted on 02/29/2012 5:54:01 PM PST by dinodino
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To: VU4G10

This is one Republican that isn’t pining for any more Bush’s.


16 posted on 02/29/2012 5:56:39 PM PST by Venturer
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To: VU4G10
Forget it fellas!

After George W. Bush's failed presidency and after what he did to this country--no Bush has a snowball's chance in hell of getting elected.

17 posted on 02/29/2012 5:59:50 PM PST by Savage Beast ("Improving" on truth is contempt for truth: hubris and denial--the stuff of tragedy.)
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To: VU4G10; fieldmarshaldj; AuH2ORepublican; Impy; GOPsterinMA; randita; Sun; BillyBoy; AuntB; ...

I’ll state this as calmly as possible: The United States doesn’t want another Bush Administration. The first President Bush caused the election of Bill Clinton and W. caused us the election of Barack Obamna. I shudder to think of which Democrat would replace Jeb Bush.


18 posted on 02/29/2012 6:00:31 PM PST by Clintonfatigued (A chameleon belongs in a pet store, not the White House)
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To: RoosterRedux; All; Jim Robinson; onyx; 2ndDivisionVet
"The only one who can beat Obama is the anti-Obama...not the next closest thing. "

This is an important and insightful axiom.

Many folks on this forum fail to recognize how formidable a candidate Obama is/will be. Especially with every conceivable media and popular culture outlet soundly in his corner.

Remember the sh!tbombs Romney landed on Newt between SC and FLA? Magnify that 100x and then imagine it going on for 90 consecutive days.

Plus that commie charlatan is well liked by those who receive a green US Treasury check...and every state/local municipal employee. Unions. All those teachers, janitors and bus drivers. All those businesses who derive the bulk of their revenue from the government...or are the beneficiary of favorable tax breaks and non-regulation.

And women. He'll likely win 60% and 70% of the subgroup of single women.

Hispanic vote. Black vote. Catholic vote. Jewish vote. Asian vote.

Obama walks in the door with at least 48% of the general electorate. Locked in.

People! Please don't think this is going to be easy. Don't think that because a 5th grader can figure out who the best choice is...that they'll actually choose that way when the choice is "What's good for me vs What's good for the nation".

While it's entirely possible we have Crossed the Rubicon and all hope is already lost, we must fight to our last breath, lest we be known to our enslaved posterity as the toilette scum we would otherwise be.

Our only hope is Newton Leroy Gingrich. The anti-Obama.

19 posted on 02/29/2012 6:02:04 PM PST by Mariner (War Criminal #18)
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To: Mariner
God bless you Mariner! You are a fine man/Freeper!

The truth is the most valuable commodity!

20 posted on 02/29/2012 6:06:43 PM PST by RoosterRedux (Newt: Drill Here, Drill Now, Pay Less. Barack Obama: Have Algae, Pay More, Be Weird.)
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To: RoosterRedux

Well that was a heck of a stem-winder if I do say so myself:)


21 posted on 02/29/2012 6:12:22 PM PST by Mariner (War Criminal #18)
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To: Mariner
Heheh...

Well then, keep winding that stem!!!

;-0

22 posted on 02/29/2012 6:15:52 PM PST by RoosterRedux (Newt: Drill Here, Drill Now, Pay Less. Barack Obama: Have Algae, Pay More, Be Weird.)
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To: Clintonfatigued
I shudder to think of which Democrat would replace Jeb Bush.

No one. Cause Obama would win.

23 posted on 02/29/2012 6:20:05 PM PST by Impy (Don't call me red.)
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To: Clintonfatigued; fieldmarshaldj; AuH2ORepublican; Impy; Perdogg; BillyBoy; All
***This is in NO WAY an endorsement of Jeb Bush for POTUS. I'm a Newt (formerly Perry) supporter***

The GOP hasn't won POTUS without a Nixon or Bush on the ticket since Herbert Hoover. As much as voters don't like political dynasties, they apparently do in the case of the Bushes and the presidency.

As cardboard and RINO as Jeb is, he is IMO, less worse than Milt, Santorum and Paul are. Again, I like Newt (although I don't think he can win in the general election in November), and have posted scores of times I'd like to see Paul Ryan or Mike Pence “drafted”.

Can another Bush win? It's too bad we have such crappy choices to choose from.

24 posted on 02/29/2012 6:29:59 PM PST by GOPsterinMA (The Establishment is the establishment.)
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To: jwalsh07

I agree with you about JEB! He will be an even worse Globalist than his big brother George. We are so screwed...no matter what.


25 posted on 02/29/2012 6:35:30 PM PST by Sioux-san
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To: GOPsterinMA
"The GOP hasn't won POTUS without a Nixon or Bush on the ticket since Herbert Hoover. As much as voters don't like political dynasties, they apparently do in the case of the Bushes and the presidency."

While technically close, it's difficult to understand what Nixon and dynasty have in common.

No, America, with the Adams, Bushes and Roosevelts (are their others?) as examples, is not dynastic. That was the old days mostly.

Now days it's all about cultural infusion and outlets.

26 posted on 02/29/2012 6:50:14 PM PST by Mariner (War Criminal #18)
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To: VU4G10
Jeb Bush is a Romney-the-RINO with a different spelling of his name.

We don't need no STEENKIN' RINO's....we need a Conservative Nominee, period.

27 posted on 02/29/2012 6:56:09 PM PST by traditional1 (Don't gotsta worry 'bout no mo'gage, don't gotsta worry 'bout no gas; Obama gonna take care o' me!)
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To: Mariner

The point I was making was the GOP hasn’t won the POTUS without a Nixon or Bush on the ticket since Hoover.

Actually, I’d consider Nixon as his own dynasty (or perhaps reign) - the only person to be elected VP and P twice.

I agree with your comment about cultural infusion and outlets.


28 posted on 02/29/2012 7:05:01 PM PST by GOPsterinMA (The Establishment is the establishment.)
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To: VU4G10
I am hoping for a brokered convention where either Bob McDonnell or Paul Ryan emerge as our choice.

Jeb Bush is a sure fire loser.

A McDonnell / Rubio or McDonnell / Connie Mack ticket would be awfully tough for the Kenyan to defeat.

29 posted on 02/29/2012 7:48:23 PM PST by comebacknewt (Newt (sigh) what could have been . . .)
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To: VU4G10; All
Republicans are still pining for former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush

Who are these Republicans and were can they be found? They need to be bagged and tagged.

It's just lunacy, so much so it can only be a planted story to keep the Bush brand name alive for Democrat operative's purposes.

30 posted on 02/29/2012 11:16:48 PM PST by newzjunkey (Santorum: 18-point loss, voted for Sotomayor, proposed $550M on top of $900M Amtrak budget...)
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To: VU4G10; STARWISE; hoosiermama; onyx; LucyT
Despite Mitt wins, both sides keep eying Jeb

http://articles.chicagotribune.com/2012-02-29/news/ct-perspec-0301-quotable-20120229_1_jeb-bush-florida-governor-quotable

Quotable: Jeb Bush
February 29, 2012

“I used to be a conservative and I watch these (GOP presidential) 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. I think it changes when we get to the general election. I hope.”

— Jeb Bush, the former Florida governor, concerned about how far right the GOP presidential candidates have shifted

White House photo (1/27/12)

31 posted on 03/01/2012 6:16:55 AM PST by maggief
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To: maggief; Freeper; philman_36; Gvl_M3; Flotsam_Jetsome; Berlin_Freeper; Hotlanta Mike; ...
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Catching up; didn't want this to get lost in the shuffle.

Despite Mitt wins, both sides keep eying Jeb (MSM pushing Jeb)

Article, # 19 , # 21.

Thanks, Maggie. What a day!

32 posted on 03/01/2012 9:52:10 PM PST by LucyT
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