Skip to comments.Jeb Bush: Romney and GOP have 'work to do' on illegal immigration stance
Posted on 06/11/2012 2:46:15 PM PDT by MinorityRepublican
Jeb Bush, the former Florida governor and brother of the ex-president, has warned Mitt Romney that he has boxed himself in politically with rhetoric over illegal immigration and said Republicans need a change of tone on the issue if they are to win over Latino voters.
Bush said that immigration was among issues that have seen Republicans become so partisan that even Ronald Reagan would face trouble winning the party's presidential nomination today because he co-operated with Democrats.
The former governor, who has been touted as a possible running mate for Romney but who says he does not want the job, told a meeting with Bloomberg journalists that Romney needs to break away from talking about immigration solely in the context of undocumented aliens and tightening borders.
"Don't just talk about Hispanics and say immediately we must have controlled borders," he said. "It's kind of insulting when you think about it. Change the tone would be the first thing. Second, on immigration, I think we need to have a broader approach."
Florida is a key battleground in November's presidential election. Obama won two-thirds of the Hispanic vote there 2008.
Bush said Romney had understandably zeroed in on illegal immigration during the Republican primaries, talking about tightening border controls and other measures in order to connect with voters who accuse undocumented aliens of taking jobs and burdening the health and education systems. But the former governor said that in doing so, Romney had alienated other voters.
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So Jebbie sticks the knife in Romney. What’s his game? Clear the decks for 2016?
That goes for you too, JJJr.
I never want to hear from another Bush again. Especially Jeb and the up and coming George P. Bush.
Somebody should tell this SOB to STFU.
Ping to Bush idiocy.
Jeb will throw any American of any tint under the employment bus simply because his wife is Latina. He is a disgusting American.
“The former governor, who has been touted as a possible running mate for Romney but who says he does not want the job,”
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2893766/posts (George P. also strongly suggests that his dad would say yes if asked: If called upon to serve, he will, he says flatly)
Jeb should sit down and be quiet. Who needs him to advise about anything???
Jeb doesn’t want Romney to win?
Sounds to me like he’s trying to portray Romney as too far right when he and everybody else in the country knows better. Romneys’ no better on immigration than any other open border RINO.
1. See how it works? Anyone who disagrees with JEB has “work to do.” No explanation offered, for (to JEB) none is needed. Ipse dixit.
2. Yeah, that’s the problem with Romney: Too CONSERVATIVE. /s
Barbara's special needs son needs to mind his Ps & Qs
Mr. RomneyCARE was exposed twice by the Boston newspapers
on this subject. Milt RomneyCARE USED illegals for work
on his sanctuaries ... EVEN while he pontificated
the other side of the issue.
The GOPe continue to make the Republican party
the ONLY JOKE that can possibly LOSE to Obama.
So you need to aid and abet criminals to be presidential now?
Jeb inserting himself into the current political dialogue is singularly unhelpful. Romney is rising in the polls, gaining momentum and generally running a well focused campaign thus far. He definitely doesn’t need any help from the Bushes whose advice is rarely consistent with true conservative principles
Jeb inserting himself into the current political dialogue is singularly unhelpful. Romney is rising in the polls, gaining momentum and generally running a well focused campaign thus far. He definitely doesn’t need any help from the Bushes whose advice is rarely consistent with true conservative principles.
Where have all these Loud Mouths been the last 4 years, while America was being transformed. Shut Your Mouth Jeb, We do not want your help in any way.
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