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VIDEO - Barbara Bush: "It's Been The Worst Campaign I've Ever Seen In My Life"
realclearpolitics.com ^ | March 5, 2012

Posted on 03/06/2012 7:09:50 AM PST by VU4G10

"I'm worried about this campaign. Too ugly. I really don't like it, and I think it's too bad, very much, for Mitt Romney," Former First Lady Barbara Bush said on FOX News' "The Five" today.

"I think it's been the worst campaign I've ever seen in my life," she said.

Bush and her husband, former President George H. W. Bush have endorsed Mitt Romney for the nomination.

"I'm worried about this campaign because it's too ugly. I really don't like it. And I think it's too bad and I'm very much for Mitt Romney, as is I guess my husband. I'm endorsing him for George, but … there I go again," Bush told FOX News.

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TOPICS: Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: barbarabush; georgehwbush

1 posted on 03/06/2012 7:09:52 AM PST by VU4G10
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To: VU4G10
Your boy STARTED the ugliness, Babs.

Out of touch, as usual.

2 posted on 03/06/2012 7:12:31 AM PST by skeeter
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To: VU4G10

Uh, MEMO to Barbara: YOUR guy started it. YOUR guy has done the most of it. YOUR guy has spent the most money doing it. YOUR GUY is to blame.

Got it? Thank you. Now, please return to enjoying a lavish lifestyle that we all get to pay for.


3 posted on 03/06/2012 7:12:54 AM PST by C. Edmund Wright
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To: VU4G10

Her man Mittens with his scorched earth policy has been one of the main reasons.


4 posted on 03/06/2012 7:14:27 AM PST by MulberryDraw (Newt: "The high price of gas is the deliberate strategy of the left.")
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To: VU4G10
Backstabber ROMNEY attacked Gov. Palin
on the EVE of Election 2008 to throw the election.

FLASHBACK:

The McCain/Palin ticket was up ++4 to 10 pts
in some polls, days prior to Election 2008.
So rather than helping the GOP, Romney and
TeamROMNEY and the RNME (Republican National Media Establishment)
decided …to attack Gov. Palin to throw Election2008.

Romney, and the Van der Sloot RNME RINOs for Obama in 2008

Late in October, The American Spectator's The Prowler revealed:
"Former Mitt Romney presidential campaign staffers…
have been involved in spreading anti-Palin spin to reporters, seeking to diminish her standing after the election.
'Sarah Palin is a lightweight, she won't be the first, not even the third, person people will think of when it comes to 2012,'
says one former Romney aide…
'The only serious candidate ready to challenge to lead the Republican Party is Mitt Romney.
"Some former Romney aides were behind the recent leaks to media, including CNN, that Governor Sarah Palin was a 'diva' and was going off message intentionally."


The Palmetto Scoop reported: "One of the first stories to hit the national airwaves was
the claim of a major internal strife between close McCain aides and the folks handling his running mate Sarah Palin."
"I’m told by very good sources that this was indeed the case and that a rift had developed, but it was between Palin’s people and the staffers brought on from the failed presidential campaign of former Gov. Mitt Romney, not McCain aides."
"The sources said nearly 80 percent of Romney’s former staff was absorbed by McCain and these individuals were responsible for what amounts to a premeditated, last-minute sabotage of Palin."
… aides loyal to Romney inside the McCain campaign, said The Scoop, reportedly saw
that Palin would be a serious contender for the Republican nomination in 2012 or 2016, which made her a threat to another presidential quest by Romney.


"These staffers are now out trying to finish her off ….hoping it would ingratiate themselves with Mitt Romney."


"Who's the Palin Leaker from the McCain Campaign?
National Review Online The publication of a Vanity Fair profile of Sarah Palin
appears to have opened old wounds in the McCain campaign.
... the source of the “Diva” leak was Nicolle Wallace’s husband."


"Peeking Out From the McCain Wreckage: Mitt Romney"

"Someone's got to say it: IS MITT ROMNEY RESPONSIBLE FOR OBAMA'S VICTORY?"

"Vanity: Team Romney Sabotaged Palin and Continuing to Do So?"

"Romney Supporters Trashing Palin"

"Romney advisors sniping at Palin?"



5 posted on 03/06/2012 7:15:04 AM PST by Diogenesis ("Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. " Pres. Ronald Reagan)
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To: MulberryDraw

I always thought McCrap ran a dirty campaign against her son by saying he was anti Catholic. Someone needs to make sure she’s on her meds.


6 posted on 03/06/2012 7:17:04 AM PST by personalaccts (Is George W going to protect the border?)
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To: Diogenesis

Right on, Dio!


7 posted on 03/06/2012 7:17:10 AM PST by Timber Rattler (Just say NO! to RINOS and the GOP-E)
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To: VU4G10

If I never hear the names Bush or Clinton again it will be too soon. How can we miss them if they won’t go away?


8 posted on 03/06/2012 7:18:47 AM PST by hometoroost (Frodo lives!)
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To: VU4G10
Then WHY IN THE HECK ARE YOU ENDORSING AND ROBO-CALLING FOR THE ONE REPUBLICAN CANDIDATE WHO WAS THE WORST, THE ABSOLUTE WORST IN THIS SEASON IN TERMS OF SCURRILOUSLY ATTACKING OTHER REPUBLICANS and creating great ill will that may never heal. Go back to retirement ya' old bag.
9 posted on 03/06/2012 7:20:50 AM PST by AmericanInTokyo (Imagine the rationalizations on FR to vote for MITT if he wins the nomination. I think I'd throw up)
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To: skeeter

Somehow I’m thinking the First Lady is leading up to suggesting ... Jeb ... would be the solution.

I’ll pre-empt that a transparent agenda, by suggesting Governor Palin would be a far more formidable candidate to emerge from a brokered convention.

Back to you, Mrs. Bush.


10 posted on 03/06/2012 7:26:14 AM PST by Cringing Negativism Network ("The door is open" PALIN 2012)
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To: VU4G10

Yeah, when I see Barbara Bush’s name, the first thing that now comes to mind is her telling Palin to basically stay the hell up in Alaska. She and her whole GOP-e ilk stood by for years, not lifting a finger to protest, when Palin and her family were savaged in the most outlandishly vicious ways. And NOW, Barbara Bush complains of “ugliness” in the campaign?? She and all her worthless, backstabbing, GOP-e country-clubbers can just go to hell!


11 posted on 03/06/2012 7:28:32 AM PST by greene66
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To: VU4G10

Because of GWB we got BHO.

Thanks, Mrs. Bush.

PS: She thinks this campaign is rough? Evidently, Mrs. Bush hasn’t done a lot of reading. I guess she isn’t familiar with the election of 1860?

You want brutal, ma’am? THAT was brutal.


12 posted on 03/06/2012 7:29:06 AM PST by RexBeach (Mr. Obama Can't Count.)
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To: VU4G10
"I'm very much for Mitt Romney, as is I guess my husband. I'm endorsing him for George, but … there I go again," Bush told FOX News.

Yes. There you go again. Now, go away.

13 posted on 03/06/2012 7:29:33 AM PST by ScottinVA (GOP, meet Courage... Courage, meet GOP.)
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To: VU4G10

YEAH AND IT’S BECAUSE MITT OF MITT ROMNEY’S “SCORCHED EARTH” TACTICS! How Ironic. The Tea Party ruined everything for the e-Republicans. Good, I hope they lose.


14 posted on 03/06/2012 7:29:33 AM PST by JSDude1
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To: Diogenesis

Bttt... Agree ! Great post !


15 posted on 03/06/2012 7:29:45 AM PST by Squantos (Be polite. Be professional. But have a plan to kill everyone you meet)
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To: Cringing Negativism Network
A Jeb Bush candidacy - too depressing to contemplate.

I wonder how much pull the Bush family has inside the party anymore.

16 posted on 03/06/2012 7:32:36 AM PST by skeeter
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To: Cringing Negativism Network
Regardless if there is a brokered convention, a candidate WILL be picked from one of the four candidates in the race today.

The most likely outcome will be Romney's but boy Ron Paul moving his delegates to Romney for the inclusion of his son Rand as a VP Candidate,

The same could happen with Gingrich and Santorum pledging their delegates to Romney or a decision to join their delegates with one as Presidential candidate and the other as VP candidate. No way will the delegates allow for an outside candidate to swoop in and capture the nomination, nor should they.

17 posted on 03/06/2012 7:34:14 AM PST by Jim from C-Town (The government is rarely benevolent, often malevolent and never benign!)
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To: VU4G10

Typical clueless RINO. She just doesn’t get it. Thankfully, there were no comprimises at Valley Forge, or we wouldn’t even be here.


18 posted on 03/06/2012 7:35:03 AM PST by MachIV
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To: VU4G10

I miss the tradition of ex Presidents and their wives going away quietly after they have left office. The Bushes have had their day in the sun. Keep out the Bushes.


19 posted on 03/06/2012 7:36:52 AM PST by Timocrat (Ingnorantia non excusat)
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To: skeeter

She conveniently forgets the negative campaign her husband and his minions ran against Reagan in 1980. “Voodoo economics”, “we can’t afford to have his finger on the nuclear trigger” and the “he’s too conservative to be electable” mantra. The Republican patricians certainly stick up for each other...


20 posted on 03/06/2012 7:38:38 AM PST by Russ (Repeal the 17th amendment)
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To: VU4G10

Well Babs, your husband and his milquetoast cronies have NOBODY to blame but themselves. Stop shoving RINO losers down our throats and we won’t have this problem anymore.


21 posted on 03/06/2012 7:40:33 AM PST by Buckeye Battle Cry (Not Romney - Not ever!)
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To: VU4G10

The mud slinger is her favorite, so I suppose she must really be OK with it.


22 posted on 03/06/2012 7:44:35 AM PST by CSM (Keeper of the "Dave Ramsey Fan" ping list. FReepmail me if you want your beeber stuned.)
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To: VU4G10
Former first ladies endorsing nominee hopefuls (BEFORE the selection is final) is part of the problem.

Once the nominee is selected, former first ladies could and really ought to step forward and support the Conservative candidate.

Bemoaning the perfectly logical and necessary process by which hopefuls are sorted out BY THE VOTERS is really out of place.

If it is ugly and dirty, that is because the MSM has openly campaigned for the incumbent and continues to do so, EVEN during the challengers’ campaigning.

23 posted on 03/06/2012 7:44:35 AM PST by SMARTY ("The man who has no inner-life is a slave to his surroundings. "Henri Frederic Amiel)
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To: VU4G10

Barbara you were a decent First Lady; however, it is way past time for the Bush Dynasty and it’s political endorsements to fade quietly into the background.

Great as he was, even Ronald Reagan had the decency and class to know when it was time to leave the limelight. Barbara, bless your heart, it’s time to go now.


24 posted on 03/06/2012 7:45:08 AM PST by Ozymandias Ghost
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To: VU4G10

I’ve grown to detest this woman.


25 posted on 03/06/2012 7:46:21 AM PST by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: VU4G10
Think it bad now. Just wait until after the convention.
This is just a dress rehearsal.
26 posted on 03/06/2012 7:51:29 AM PST by oyez
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Barbara Bush regarding Sarah Palin:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0TNVB3SgyX8


27 posted on 03/06/2012 7:52:32 AM PST by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: VU4G10

The Ultimate RINO!


28 posted on 03/06/2012 7:54:45 AM PST by PROTESTBYPROXY (We are screaming!)
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To: VU4G10
Romney is just running a typical Bush-style campaign. Beat the tar out of every conservative running using lies and a huge amount of campaign cash. Then, appear meek and subservient to the Democrat in the general election.

It is long past time for the Bush dynasty to be GONE.
29 posted on 03/06/2012 7:59:33 AM PST by Antoninus (In states where Newt is ahead, vote Newt. In states where Rick is ahead, vote Rick. Defeat Romney.)
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To: trisham

Babs, like her daughter-in-law, is pro abortion. I have no use for either one.


30 posted on 03/06/2012 8:04:04 AM PST by St_Thomas_Aquinas (Viva Christo Rey!)
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To: VU4G10

Hey Babs, shut your pie hole and go crawl back in the bushes.


31 posted on 03/06/2012 8:10:26 AM PST by Sea Parrot (One, thinks he was great prez)
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To: VU4G10

Yeah, poor poor Mitt Romney. The king of negative campaigning.

I wish these relics would shut up already. What the hell do they care really.


32 posted on 03/06/2012 8:10:30 AM PST by headstamp 2 (Liberalism: Carrying adolescent values and behavior into adult life.)
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To: VU4G10

Stay out da Bushes.


33 posted on 03/06/2012 8:13:00 AM PST by VRWC For Truth (Throw the bums out who vote yes on the bailout)
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To: greene66

Her telling Palin to stay in Alaska was the last straw with me, too. I used to think alot of her, but now I try not to think of her at all.


34 posted on 03/06/2012 8:13:10 AM PST by texas_mrs
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To: VU4G10

Time for ol’ Barb to go out onto the ice floe.


35 posted on 03/06/2012 8:16:05 AM PST by 2nd Bn, 11th Mar (The "p" in Democrat stands for patriotism.)
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To: VU4G10

I saw the interview. Barbara adores the sex fiend rapist Clinton. And Empty Romney.


36 posted on 03/06/2012 8:17:28 AM PST by Yaelle (Santorum 2012 - we need a STEADY conservative President)
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To: skeeter
Mittens is a walking wrecking ball, your boy Babs, is right.
37 posted on 03/06/2012 8:19:52 AM PST by 2001convSVT (Going Galt as fast as I can.)
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To: VU4G10

Babs only knows what her men folk tell her.


38 posted on 03/06/2012 8:20:09 AM PST by DManA
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To: trisham

Boy, Babs has really let herself go. Too many Manhattans at breakfast will do that.


39 posted on 03/06/2012 8:42:34 AM PST by Covenantor ("Men are ruled...by liars who refuse them news, and by fools who cannot govern." Chesterton)
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To: VU4G10
Respectful questions to be posed to Mrs. Bush:

1. Have you and President Bush analyzed the source of the most negative TV ads and statements throughout this Primary Season?

2. If so, will you personalize your concern about the tone by advising the candidate who is the main source of such negativity to cease and desist his association with such ads?

Oh, sometimes we forget that the candidate whose campaign is the source of most of the negativity asks us to believe that, although he is capable of leading the free world, he cannot influence the SuperPacs funding such negativity!

Many Americans simply see such negativity as a "temper tantrum" by the GOP-e at having its designated candidate consistently rejected by at least 2/3 of the GOP electorate.

40 posted on 03/06/2012 8:43:41 AM PST by loveliberty2
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To: Covenantor

imus is the reason fox business news is not a serious player.


41 posted on 03/06/2012 8:50:34 AM PST by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: Covenantor

Classless. Utterly and totally classless.


42 posted on 03/06/2012 9:09:10 AM PST by Melas (u)
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To: greene66
****Yeah, when I see Barbara Bush’s name, the first thing that now comes to mind is her telling Palin to basically stay the hell up in Alaska. She and her whole GOP-e ilk stood by for years, not lifting a finger to protest, when Palin and her family were savaged in the most outlandishly vicious ways. And NOW, Barbara Bush complains of “ugliness” in the campaign?? She and all her worthless, backstabbing, GOP-e country-clubbers can just go to hell!****

Well said. I remember her smug trashing of Palin.

43 posted on 03/07/2012 8:49:56 PM PST by fkabuckeyesrule (Lets institute SARAH-ia law in America!)
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