Skip to comments.Could George P. Bush unseat Rick Perry in 2014?
Posted on 12/01/2012 6:34:11 PM PST by MinorityRepublican
It hasnt been a month since Texas lawyer George P. Bush filed to run for state public office, but theres already speculation that, come 2014, the Dubya kinfolk might run against Rick Perry for governor. And he might have a fair shot.
Then again, who wouldnt?
Perry, gaffe champ, embarrassed his deep red state during the 2011-12 Republican presidential primaries. At one point this year, his job approval rating in the Lone Star State dropped to an all-time low at 40 percent three percent lower at the time than President Obamas among Texans. Worse yet, the very same poll showed that 56 percent of registered voters thought Perry shouldnt even bother running in the 2014 gubernatorial race. But he is running, and, since Perry has made his way safely out of the limelight, the governors approval ratings have bumped back up to the mid-50s. For now.
There are already plenty of Texas Republicans gunning for the gubernatorial seat in 2014, and that should be frightening enough for an incumbent who has already been shamed on the national stage (not to mention was nicknamed Crotch in his Texas congress days). But, hey, why not throw the nephew of President George P. Bush in the mix? Former Florida governor Jeb Bush wrote in a fundraising letter earlier this month that he hope[s] you will write a personal check for his boy who is considering [running] for Land Commissioner. But, sources say, George P. has told at least one Texas state senator that he has his eyes on the prize: governor of Texas.
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Stay out of da Bushes!!
Great, some one else, who has done nothing but be born, feels entitled.
To replace Perry as Governor is probably not a bad idea. Stay out of da bushes refers to President at least that is my understanding. I don’t think Perry has been been very conservative. George P might even be more so than Mr. Illegal Tuition guy.
I sure hope there are others in the primary.
Perry vs Bush
It's a little early for 2014 politics.
Another Bush in TX? This Texan says “No Thanks”!
This 7th generation Texan likes Governor Goodhair.
Have you ever even been in our state?
Perry should have endorsed Cruz.
Perhaps I should run? I’ll be back in Texas in April.
I like Perry's desire to create a system where it's possible to get a four year college degree without going into heavy debt.
Like his dad, George P. is in favor of amnesty.
You really think he might be "more conservative"?
Also because we don't let the legislators linger. Get in and get out. There will be another session in a couple of years.
Texas will be better run if we can get rid of Dewhurst and Straus.
Elect him to find out whats in him?
Is TX trending Dim because of Mexicans?
You only say that because your family never had to go on the lam, and have a clear record back. ;)
I can say 4 generations for sure... before that? There are stories, but trouble seems to dog our heels. Records get lost. Courthouses burn down...
So why is TX well run if you want to get rid of Perry, Dewhurst and Straus? Is it because you get the legislature out of Austin?
No more Bushes. Enough. Finito