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The Next Mitt Romney:GOP Establishment trumpets another Great Moderate Hope -- Jeb Bush
am spectator ^ | 11/27/12 | j lord

Posted on 11/27/2012 7:22:56 AM PST by bestintxas

Edited on 11/27/2012 7:28:57 AM PST by Admin Moderator. [history]

Say again, neutral.

As Ronald Reagan might say, there he went again.

What was Jeb Bush neutral about?

The choice between liberal Charlie Crist and conservative Marco Rubio for the Republican nomination for United States Senator from Florida.

Oh, he finally came around. After then-Governor Crist endorsed the Obama stimulus, this was a bridge too far even for former Governor Bush.


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To: bestintxas

I could really get behind Rand Paul, but the Gold standard thing is a real deal-breaker to me.


21 posted on 11/27/2012 7:49:02 AM PST by Homer1
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To: bestintxas

I can fully understand someone not wanting to vote for another Bush...but Jeb was a pretty damn good governor. He had coattails that gave us the first Republican legislature in 100 years.


22 posted on 11/27/2012 7:55:16 AM PST by SoFloFreeper
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To: bestintxas

F’gettaboutit !


23 posted on 11/27/2012 7:58:47 AM PST by Eric in the Ozarks (In the game of life, there are no betting limits)
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To: Theodore R.

Just finished a little research on Goggle:

“she’s (Columba Bush) a naturalized US citizen as of 1987.”

Thank the gods none of their crazy children can run for president. She was not a U.S. Citizen when they were born.


24 posted on 11/27/2012 8:02:47 AM PST by Gatún(CraigIsaMangoTreeLawyer)
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To: ponygirl

I think you’re half-right for 2016. I see Bush/Rubio as the ticket, provided the GOP powers-that-be get their way. I further predict that the GOP powers-that-be will tell the social conservatives to go pound sand; that they’re no longer welcome in the party. Not officially, mind you, but in the best politese they can muster.


25 posted on 11/27/2012 8:04:12 AM PST by AnAmericanAbroad (It's all bread and circuses for the future prey of the Morlocks.)
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To: Theodore R.

Oppsie....I mean Google. But Goggle is fine with me.


26 posted on 11/27/2012 8:05:34 AM PST by Gatún(CraigIsaMangoTreeLawyer)
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To: bestintxas

Having Jeb Bush as our 2016 nominee is akin to simply handing the election to the Dims with no contest. If the stupidlicans haven’t figured out that the moniker “BUSH” spells doom for any future election, than they have even managed to outdo themselves as to the abysmal stupidity emanating from the now defunct GOP...


27 posted on 11/27/2012 8:06:36 AM PST by EnigmaticAnomaly ("The putrid, metastasizing rot of liberalism consumes only the weak minded.")
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To: Breto

You got that right! They’ve got their heads up their collective arses and are not worth my time!


28 posted on 11/27/2012 8:08:01 AM PST by Dawgreg (Happiness is not having what you want, but wanting what you have.)
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To: bestintxas

It’s evident that the tea party victory in 2010 did little to alter the control by the establishment GOP...in fact it’s only emboldened them, particularly on the House side.


29 posted on 11/27/2012 8:08:31 AM PST by Hotlanta Mike ("God only knows it's not what we would choose to do." - Lyric from Us and Them - Pink Floyd)
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To: cork

Uh.......yeah(?).....:)


30 posted on 11/27/2012 8:08:54 AM PST by Dawgreg (Happiness is not having what you want, but wanting what you have.)
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To: bestintxas
Jeb may be a good man but, the RNC has to be delusional if they think he can win.


I can somewhat understand their thinking; soft spoken former Governor, married to a Hispanic voter, name recognition, etc.


The Fourth Estate will own him, conservatives will be underwhelmed, and the mushy middle will be easily led away.


The RNC is a joke that nobody thinks is funny.
31 posted on 11/27/2012 8:10:25 AM PST by John 3_19-21 (Stand for something or fall for anything.)
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To: EnigmaticAnomaly

Jeb Bush will run in the primaries against at least four or five conservatives. The conservatives will split the vote and Jeb will be the nominee. It’s been that way for the last 25 years and will be again. If he is nominated we only have ourselves to blame.


32 posted on 11/27/2012 8:11:57 AM PST by Russ (Repeal the 17th amendment)
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To: John 3_19-21

I will not vote for Jeb period. No freaking way.


33 posted on 11/27/2012 8:12:33 AM PST by GlockThe Vote (The Obama Adminstration: 2nd wave of attacks on America after 9/11)
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To: bestintxas
I predict most everyone saying they won't vote for Jeb Bush actually will if he is the eventual nominee.

Just like they did for Dole after saying they would not. And GWB. And McCain. And Romney.

Empty threats & the GOP knows it.

35 posted on 11/27/2012 8:17:20 AM PST by gdani
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To: SoFloFreeper

Forget about his governorship. Any sane conservative doesn’t want another Bush as a President let alone the nominee in 2016! I’m tired of hearing about how a decent guy he is, so was Dole and H.W. Bush and Romney and even McCain compared to Obama but they were either losers or wimped out to liberals


36 posted on 11/27/2012 8:18:11 AM PST by Bigtigermike
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37 posted on 11/27/2012 8:20:01 AM PST by FrankR (They will become our ultimate masters the day we surrender the 2nd Amendment.)
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To: cork

the fervent hope of the GOPe is YOU are stupid!


38 posted on 11/27/2012 8:20:10 AM PST by Gasshog
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To: Oldexpat

How exactly do we manage to do this? Primaries start back East, where they think RINOS are conservative and true conservatives are nut cases. That is why we keep getting RINO candidates, the choice is made for us before we even get to vote in the primary.


40 posted on 11/27/2012 8:21:37 AM PST by Tammy8 (~Secure the border and deport all illegals- do it now! ~ Support our Troops!~)
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