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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

NEVER AGAIN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


61 posted on 11/27/2012 8:54:15 AM PST by LibLieSlayer (WOLVERINES!)
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To: Gatún(CraigIsaMangoTreeLawyer)
For the millionth time, Rubio cannot run for president.

Since Obama has been president for over 3 years now, and his father was Kenyan, that whole question is moot.

62 posted on 11/27/2012 8:54:44 AM PST by NathanR
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To: bestintxas

Whoever it is, he should get out now and stridently attack the Commie DumBO. And, if you think ZerO won’t be running again you are naive or the One will have declared himself Pres__ent for life by UN treaty.

Allen West would be my choice.


63 posted on 11/27/2012 8:54:50 AM PST by depressed in 06 (America conceived in liberty, dies in slavery.)
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To: bestintxas
Actually, under the Twelfth Amendment, the Electors from Florida could not vote for that ticket.

Frankly, Jeb Bush would be the worst possible candidate for the Republicans to nominate. There are all sorts of reasons why the base would not support him. To give him the benefit of the doubt: I am sure that he is a nice man--just not focused on key points. I could not, as one sworn to uphold the Constitution, vote for him.

But that said, I believe it is a profound mistake for people to be lining up for any candidate this early.

William Flax

64 posted on 11/27/2012 9:00:21 AM PST by Ohioan
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To: bestintxas
No more Bushes.

For 2016, I'm in favor of Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker, for three main reasons:

1) He's a fighter. He successfully led the Republicans to victory over the public employee unions, despite extreme measures undertaken by the unions. He never wavered.

2) If he had any nasty skeletons in his closet, the "Right to Work" fight would have resulted in them being dug up and exposed during the recall election.

3) His governor stint gives him executive experience and credibility, something that Rubio lacks. Successful presidents generally have had experience as a gov or a general. What do other FReepers think?

65 posted on 11/27/2012 9:01:52 AM PST by PapaBear3625 (You don't notice it's a police state until the police come for you.)
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To: Gatún(CraigIsaMangoTreeLawyer)

Who doesn’t speak Spanish?
George H Bush’ mother is Mexican, his mother’s parents still live there (or have home/s there), his mom taught the kids her native language......of course he speaks Spanish.


66 posted on 11/27/2012 9:18:26 AM PST by svcw (Why is one cell on another planet considered life, and in the womb it is not.)
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To: cork
They can’t possibly be that stupid.....can they?

No, the voters who vote in this charade are the stupid ones. Any of the 2 final candidates will be from the elites, who own then & then own you.

67 posted on 11/27/2012 9:22:21 AM PST by Digger
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To: bestintxas

Screw the pubbies; for the most part they are wimpy, spineless, back stabbers & gutless. TIME FOR A THIRD PARTY!!!


68 posted on 11/27/2012 9:29:43 AM PST by kenmcg (scapegoat)
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To: bestintxas

Setting all of the other arguments aside, whether they are true or not - this makes no sense...a candidate named Bush cannot and will not win pretty much by default...it would not matter if otherwise he was organizationally, personally, etc. the best candidate ever otherwise.


69 posted on 11/27/2012 9:32:20 AM PST by Republican Wildcat
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To: newzjunkey

As evidenced by the last election...we don’t live a world that logical.


70 posted on 11/27/2012 9:33:31 AM PST by Republican Wildcat
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To: SoFloFreeper

Oh, it’s so unfair.

Bo freaking ho.


71 posted on 11/27/2012 9:34:49 AM PST by DManA
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To: Russ
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.

I guess so. But what if another moderate runs? There must be establishment types who think the Bush name is still poison. Jeb would split the vote, and enable a conservative to win the nomination, if conservatives could settle on one candidate.

The problem, though, is that anyone who has any kind of record in politics -- especially a voting record in Congress -- is liable to be seen as a moderate or RINO or sell-out, so you get purist fringe candidates splitting the conservative vote.

72 posted on 11/27/2012 9:35:58 AM PST by x
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To: svcw

I believe you mean George P.


73 posted on 11/27/2012 9:36:31 AM PST by Republican Wildcat
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To: x

Everyone who believes in conservative principles and defends them is branded a “purist”. As if that’s a bad thing.


74 posted on 11/27/2012 9:39:34 AM PST by DManA
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To: NathanR

It is also as false as false can be.


75 posted on 11/27/2012 9:39:55 AM PST by Republican Wildcat
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To: DManA
Everyone who believes in conservative principles and defends them is branded a “purist”. As if that’s a bad thing.

It's not a bad thing. It just doesn't in itself qualify somebody to be president.

76 posted on 11/27/2012 9:43:14 AM PST by x
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To: DManA

Keyes, Dornan, Forbes, Cain, Hunter, Tancredo: good people maybe, but they weren’t presidential material when they ran.


77 posted on 11/27/2012 9:45:27 AM PST by x
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To: qwicwted

” Start today building a future.”

Need to build it somewhere else. The republican party is a party for the party leadership. Their constituency is themselves. The party no longer has principles and unlike the democrats they are at war with their once core asset... conservatives.

Why anyone would support a party that hates them is beyond me. Building a future on a foundation of sand is a plan for failure.. Need to find some rock.. ant the GOP dont rock....


78 posted on 11/27/2012 9:56:34 AM PST by Breto (The Establishment party is killing our country)
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To: qwicwted

” Start today building a future.”

Need to build it somewhere else. The republican party is a party for the party leadership. Their constituency is themselves. The party no longer has principles and unlike the democrats they are at war with their once core asset... conservatives.

Why anyone would support a party that hates them is beyond me. Building a future on a foundation of sand is a plan for failure.. Need to find some rock.. and the GOP dont rock....


79 posted on 11/27/2012 9:57:03 AM PST by Breto (The Establishment party is killing our country)
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To: svcw

“his mom taught the kids her native language”

You don’t know that.

From my experience, that is a dream by folks like you. But then, you have never lived it. You are just yammering.


80 posted on 11/27/2012 10:11:00 AM PST by Gatn(CraigIsaMangoTreeLawyer)
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