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Could George P. Bush unseat Rick Perry in 2014?
Death and Taxes ^ | November 27, 2012 | Brian Adams

Posted on 12/01/2012 6:34:11 PM PST by MinorityRepublican

It hasn’t been a month since Texas lawyer George P. Bush filed to run for state public office, but there’s 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 wouldn’t?

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 Obama’s among Texans. Worse yet, the very same poll showed that 56 percent of registered voters thought Perry shouldn’t 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 governor’s 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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1 posted on 12/01/2012 6:34:15 PM PST by MinorityRepublican
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To: MinorityRepublican

Stay out of da Bushes!!


2 posted on 12/01/2012 6:36:41 PM PST by Perdogg (Rep. Tom McClintock (R-CA4) for President 2016)
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To: Perdogg

Great, some one else, who has done nothing but be born, feels entitled.


3 posted on 12/01/2012 6:40:02 PM PST by Kakaze (I want The Republic back !)
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To: Perdogg

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.


4 posted on 12/01/2012 6:40:56 PM PST by napscoordinator (GOP Candidate 2020 - "Bloomberg 2020 - We vote for whatever crap the GOP puts in front of us.")
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To: Perdogg

I sure hope there are others in the primary.

Perry vs Bush

ugh


5 posted on 12/01/2012 6:42:46 PM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: MinorityRepublican
I'll have to see how the primary candidates actually show up. If there isn't a reasonable conservative on the GOP side, I'll vote for Kinky again. He's got the fact that dogs like him on his side. Not to mention, not a chance is hades of winning.

It's a little early for 2014 politics.

/johnny

6 posted on 12/01/2012 6:44:00 PM PST by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: MinorityRepublican

Another Bush in TX? This Texan says “No Thanks”!


7 posted on 12/01/2012 6:45:20 PM PST by Jane Long (Philippians 2:11)
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To: napscoordinator

This 7th generation Texan likes Governor Goodhair.

Have you ever even been in our state?


8 posted on 12/01/2012 6:45:55 PM PST by basil (Second Amendment Sisters.org)
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To: GeronL
It would be really nice to be surpised with a conservative.

/johnny

9 posted on 12/01/2012 6:45:55 PM PST by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: MinorityRepublican

Perry should have endorsed Cruz.


10 posted on 12/01/2012 6:46:21 PM PST by ansel12 (The only Senate seat GOP pick up was the Palin endorsed Deb Fischer's successful run in Nebraska)
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To: MinorityRepublican

Perhaps I should run? I’ll be back in Texas in April.


11 posted on 12/01/2012 6:46:38 PM PST by rfreedom4u (I have a copy of the Constitution! And I'm not afraid to use it!)
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To: napscoordinator
Texas has been a very well run state, hasn't it? Wouldn't other states be thrilled to be as successful as TX? TX has been an economic power house.

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.

12 posted on 12/01/2012 6:46:43 PM PST by Conservativegreatgrandma
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To: napscoordinator
George P might even be more so than Mr. Illegal Tuition guy.

Like his dad, George P. is in favor of amnesty.

You really think he might be "more conservative"?

13 posted on 12/01/2012 6:48:42 PM PST by okie01 (THE MAINSTREAM MEDIA; Ignorance on parade.)
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To: Conservativegreatgrandma; basil
Texas is well run because the Governor is very weak. He can't even pardon criminals without permission.

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.

/johnny

14 posted on 12/01/2012 6:50:22 PM PST by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: JRandomFreeper

Elect him to find out whats in him?


15 posted on 12/01/2012 6:51:06 PM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: JRandomFreeper

Is TX trending Dim because of Mexicans?


16 posted on 12/01/2012 6:53:30 PM PST by Conservativegreatgrandma
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To: basil
This 7th generation Texan

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...

/johnny

17 posted on 12/01/2012 6:53:55 PM PST by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: GeronL
We elected Cruz. So far, so good.

/johnny

18 posted on 12/01/2012 6:56:19 PM PST by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: JRandomFreeper

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?


19 posted on 12/01/2012 6:56:19 PM PST by Conservativegreatgrandma
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To: MinorityRepublican

No more Bushes. Enough. Finito


20 posted on 12/01/2012 6:57:07 PM PST by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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To: Conservativegreatgrandma
I'm a simple cook, not a pollster. Personally, the legal immigrants I know are very anti-illegal, very conservative, and I don't know how they vote.

/johnny

21 posted on 12/01/2012 6:58:06 PM PST by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: Conservativegreatgrandma
Perry doesn't have nearly as much power as Dewhurst.

And Dewhurst has done everything to stop conservatives, even if some stuff gets by. He's taking retribution on those that supported Cruz over him for Senate.

The blocking positions are the strong places in Texas government.

I'll do all I can to get rid of Dewhurst and Straus from Texas politics and retire them to their ranches.

Texas would be a much more conservative place without them.

/johnny

22 posted on 12/01/2012 7:03:34 PM PST by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: MinorityRepublican

The retards on (in)Sanity Island will have another god to worship


23 posted on 12/01/2012 7:07:10 PM PST by PatHimself
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To: JRandomFreeper

Yes, it is a weak position.. Lt Governor I think has more power as he/she is involved in setting legislative agenda, I think..


24 posted on 12/01/2012 7:09:52 PM PST by scbison
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To: MinorityRepublican
Does George P Bush have any other qualifications besides having Bush for a last name to be Governor ?
25 posted on 12/01/2012 7:09:52 PM PST by JZoback
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To: MinorityRepublican

NO! No more bushes!!!
I’d like to see Poe or Abbott run.


26 posted on 12/01/2012 7:12:08 PM PST by rhinohunter
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To: Conservativegreatgrandma

I like Perry. I think the GOPe wants him out - Texas is doing too good and some from other states expressed interest in moving there.

All the negativity he will have to put up with will not be fun because the MSM will not be on his side.


27 posted on 12/01/2012 7:13:48 PM PST by presently no screen name
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To: Marcella
Ping. I'd like to see your input on this thread.

/johnny

28 posted on 12/01/2012 7:14:26 PM PST by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: MinorityRepublican

And just what has “P” done in his life to qualify him to be governor, or to hold any other office for that matter?


29 posted on 12/01/2012 7:14:45 PM PST by Will88
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To: JRandomFreeper
I'll do all I can to get rid of Dewhurst and Straus from Texas politics and retire them to their ranches.
Texas would be a much more conservative place without them.

Amen.

30 posted on 12/01/2012 7:15:57 PM PST by Jane Long (Philippians 2:11)
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To: MinorityRepublican

STOP IT ALREADY!!! No more Bush! None of them!!


31 posted on 12/01/2012 7:20:39 PM PST by Colorado Doug (Now I know how the Indians felt to be sold out for a few beads and trinkets)
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To: presently no screen name
You don't understand Texas politics. The only thing a Governor really has is the bully pulpit. He can't start legislation, he can't control the agenda, he can't do much at all.

Texas isn't doing well with Governor Goodhair. Texas is doing well because of hard-@$$ grass roots, despite what Dewhurst (GOP-E) and Straus (GOP-E) can do to thwart that.

/johnny

32 posted on 12/01/2012 7:24:16 PM PST by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: MinorityRepublican

perry either will not run or be beaten the next time.

he has overstayed his time at the helm


33 posted on 12/01/2012 7:25:34 PM PST by bestintxas (Anyone who votes for Obama after these 4 miserable years needs to take a mandatory citizenship test.)
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To: JRandomFreeper
Perry doesn't have nearly as much power as Dewhurst.

People generally have a hard time understanding that there are no real powerful statewide political offices in Texas. Following reconstruction, the framers of the new constitution recognized that since no politician could be trusted to consistently do good they must all be constrained from doing harm. Power was dispersed in such a manner that no one person could do much by themselves. So far, it has worked out quite well.

34 posted on 12/01/2012 7:25:42 PM PST by etcb
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To: MinorityRepublican

George P. is a pro-abortion RINO whose only claim to fame is that he looks Hispanic but has a WASP name.


35 posted on 12/01/2012 7:29:46 PM PST by madprof98
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To: etcb
If I had to say what I considered the most powerful, I'd have to say Lt. Governor, Speaker, railroad commissioner, and land comissioner.

Individual House members can be somewhat powerful, but as we've seen in the last election, Dewhurst and Straus can level paybacks.

/johnny

36 posted on 12/01/2012 7:31:34 PM PST by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: MinorityRepublican

I say no, no no. Never. No.

He ought to run in Florida, if at all. But not Texas. No, never.


37 posted on 12/01/2012 7:32:23 PM PST by John Valentine (Deep in the Heart of Texas)
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To: JRandomFreeper
OK, I'm confused. So if you don't like anyone in power, why is TX such a well run state?

Is it getting more difficult for Republicans to win elections or is it pretty much still a given? I have no idea the margin by which Cruz won.

38 posted on 12/01/2012 7:33:16 PM PST by Conservativegreatgrandma
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To: MinorityRepublican

Just to be clear: George P. Bush is not a Natural Born Citizen.


39 posted on 12/01/2012 7:33:59 PM PST by Arthur McGowan (If you're FOR sticking scissors in a baby girl's neck and sucking out her brains, you are PRO-WOMAN!)
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To: ansel12
Perry should have endorsed Cruz.

Yes, he should have. But Cruz won anyway. I won't hold this lapse against Perry, and despite the reservations of some on this board, Perry is my kind of 10th Amendment conservative.

Perry will my vote any time he asks for it.

40 posted on 12/01/2012 7:36:13 PM PST by John Valentine (Deep in the Heart of Texas)
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To: Conservativegreatgrandma
So if you don't like anyone in power, why is TX such a well run state?

Texas is a well run state mainly to the extent that government stays the heck out of it, and power is widely dispersed and limited.

It's almost impossible to get anything done in Texas government unless EVERYONE really wants it to happen.

It doesn't take many to block a good thing (like Constitutional Carry) that lots of folks want.

/johnny

41 posted on 12/01/2012 7:37:13 PM PST by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: presently no screen name

From the sounds of it, there are Freepers who are not on his side, either but I don’t understand why. I view him favorably and even supported him at the caucus. I know there are those who cannot forget his gaffes at the debates but I cared more about his record. Hey, what do I know, I never choose the right one at the caucus.


42 posted on 12/01/2012 7:37:28 PM PST by Conservativegreatgrandma
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To: JRandomFreeper

So you don’t like Perry, you don’t like Dewhurst, and you don’t like Straus.

You don’t like much of anyone in Government in Texas do you?

I’ll tell you this, you lose Perry, you are going to get Dewhurst, Straus or Bush. Is that what you are angling for?


43 posted on 12/01/2012 7:40:27 PM PST by John Valentine (Deep in the Heart of Texas)
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To: MinorityRepublican

Isn’t La Raza Rick liberal enough ?


44 posted on 12/01/2012 7:42:00 PM PST by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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To: JRandomFreeper
'll do all I can to get rid of Dewhurst and Straus from Texas politics and retire them to their ranches.

Now there you go, Johnny - speaking words that are music to my ears.

45 posted on 12/01/2012 7:44:09 PM PST by John Valentine (Deep in the Heart of Texas)
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To: John Valentine
I'm leaning toward Patterson to replace Dewhurst. Dewhurst stepped on his crank this last election, and lots of folks know that.

We don't know who is going to throw their hat into the ring, so the only ones we know about are Bush(maybe) and Perry.

Ping me when someone declares.

I don't cotton to the idea that the office has to go to some pre-declared list of 'who is next'. That's way too GOP-E for me.

I'll vote for Kinky if there isn't a real conservative for the almost useless position of governor.

I'm much more concerned about Lt. Governor and Speaker.

/johnny

46 posted on 12/01/2012 7:46:23 PM PST by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: Kakaze

You might want to learn a bit about the man before being so snarky.

His resume is impressive, his education first-rate, his politics conservative. And he served Special Ops in Afghanistan.

We need young men like him.


47 posted on 12/01/2012 7:47:32 PM PST by Jedidah
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To: JRandomFreeper

You are right, I don’t know TX politics but I do know politicians in general. Scum of the earth. They want Perry out and that includes their boy barry. The GOPe will oblige barry. You think grass roots will stop them? Their bully pulpit is the MSM which Perry doesn’t have.

Let’s see if Romney will endorse Perry. NOT! I wonder if Michelle Bachmann found that ‘lady in the audience who told her... (s**t)’. And that’s from his ‘presumed peers’! And the GOPe Bushes have their continual axe to grind, especially momma. For them, it not about TX but power, even though you say Perry has none.

It’s your state, not mine so all the best to TX. Perhaps they are living in the last of their best days.


48 posted on 12/01/2012 7:54:35 PM PST by presently no screen name
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To: MinorityRepublican
I am getting as sick of the Bushes as I am with the Kennedys.
49 posted on 12/01/2012 7:56:23 PM PST by Tupelo (Hunkered down & loading up)
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To: MinorityRepublican; JRandomFreeper

The Bush boy will run for Land Commissioner and win.

Todd Staples, Ag Commissioner, will run for governor and win. I know Todd Staples and he has a political campaign group second to none and I mean that. He hasn’t lost a race and never will.

He will make a fine Governor. Even if I didn’t like him, he would still win. I helped him with my county when he was running for our state senator and I saw how he wins an election. I don’t think anyone will have a better run campaign. Add to that, he speaks well, is nice looking, has a lovely wife and family. He is a true Texan with a backbone and won’t back down on the issues.

I think this is the time for him to make his move. It’s possible he could run for Lt. Governor, but that would be a waste of time. I haven’t spoken to him so I know nothing. I just know if he runs, the others might as well hang it up now. That is how sure of his strength I am.

Besides, he looks great on a horse so it’s a done deal.


50 posted on 12/01/2012 7:56:27 PM PST by Marcella (Prepping can save your life today.)
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