Skip to comments.The surname that need not be mentioned
Posted on 01/25/2013 12:43:37 PM PST by Responsibility2nd
See. I don't even have to use the last name and many of you know who this is, though his tio, W, has him beat on name abbreviation.
Many calculate that P is a future governor, attorney general, land commissioner or, apparently, holder of whatever statewide office presents itself first in Texas.
And someday? You didn't hear it here first President P.
But, of course, were it not for the surname-that-need-not-be-mentioned, he'd have to work much harder to be mentioned.
No, that's not quite right. Mexican roots also burnish his star stature. He represents the perfect mixture of dynasty and just-regular-folks (who also happen to be a growing portion of the electorate).
P is thrown into some pretty fast company on this question of whether Republicans can cut themselves bigger portions of this pie.
Marco Rubio, Florida's wunderkind U.S. senator, and our newly elected Sen. Ted Cruz are also mentioned more often, actually, since each has already won high office.
But, in the Southwest anyway, P has some things going for him.
His roots on his mother's side are in Guanajuato, Mexico. That's where Columba Bush was born and where she met her future husband, exchange student Jeb.
And P, though he reportedly supported tea party darling Cruz, has, near as I can tell, avoided that label.
He should keep it that way. If the Republican Party needs anything, it's something new.
I called to see if George P., in fact, represents this new way. That was last week; no return call.
But let's suppose that P, though conservative, is more H W than T.C. Cruz. Let's say also that he is more than a soothing tone Rubio and has an open mind on the role of government in investing in opportunity.
Such a change would represent a paradigm shift for the Texas GOP, might actually be the real deal in canceling Democratic advantage with Latinos.
As political scientist Cal Jillson of Southern Methodist University explains, P likely doesn't have to contort rightward to win votes in a Texas primary. And in the general, he stands a good chance of denying a Democratic candidate the Latino votes crucial to winning statewide.
We would then, of course, see phenomenal pressure on the Castro brothers to run statewide.
Coming down the pike for George P. is the Latino litmus test. Cruz is familiar with this. No Latino candidate should have to be.
Regional ethnic identity is a fact of life but gauging whether someone is really, truly all Latino is an exercise in exclusion and alludes to a purity that doesn't and cannot exist.
Nonetheless, George P. already passes on one well-known level.
He has raised nearly $1.5 million through family and the family network.
This is soooo Mexican.
If you're in this group, you've probably lost count how many times you've helped a family member clean, paint, cook, build, move or pay a bill. Our old cars don't become trade-ins. They go to brothers, sisters and kids.
This is not exclusively Mexican, but the culture of the family tamal assembly line could take a patent out on it.
The Bush lineage, for W anyway, didn't shut down his regular-guy image. So George P. already has a head start on Latinos envisioning him on that tamal line.
If he cultivates this and embraces policies that appeal or at least don't alienate therein lies a winning strategy in an increasingly Latino Texas.
(And I'm also in before the "NO MORE BUSHES - NO WAY" remarks.)
Crap. I thought they somehow brought back George Patton.
The surname Bush has been so attacked by the media that I doubt anyone named Bush could win a national election. Even if they aren’t related to GWB.
But, George P. Bush is related to GWB. He is his Nephew-brother Jeb’s son.
Like it or not, he’ll be a Texas Guv...sooner than people think.
He’s a pro-amnesty RINO in the tradition. Reince Preibus and Karl Rove would love him. But he would just be yet another loser.
No más arbustos.
“But, George P. Bush is related to GWB. He is his Nephew-brother Jebs son.”
I know. What I meant to say, and did so poorly, was that even best case, if he weren’t of the GWB line, he’d have trouble being elected nationally.
Being of the GWB family tree, with that surname, it’s a kiss of death to national aspirations.
No, no no, no no, no no no, forget about it. Maybe young George P. is a nice fellow with some useful skills. Well, get a real job, George. Political dynasties are Wrong for the United States, and I don’t care if it’s John Adams and John Quincy Adams (not exactly a star, was he?).
We can’t make this kind of nepotism illegal, but we as the public ought to take a stand.
Perhaps if he changed his name to Shrub!
Sure he will be a Texas Governor, but this “Latino” schtick is not going to work in the majority of places around the nation. Why?
For the same reason that Italian politicians, relying on ethnic appeal, can’t seem to get national traction.
When one is President, you’re President of everyone. Right now most American citizens equate “Hispanic” with drug cartels and illegal aliens; in other words, criminal activity. The Italinas have faced that conundrum since the early 1900’s.
I personally found this article’s tone insulting.
No More Bushes!!
No more Bushes nationally, no way. Play with him down in Texas if you want.
Stay out da’ bushes!
You’ll get rashes in them bushes
No more Bushes nationally, no way. Play with him down in Texas if you want
I ‘d take gw or any bush if I got rid of obummer
Okay. I would trade Obama for a ham sandwich, but that’s neither here nor there.
If he can’t win a national election, the RINO establishment will make sure he becomes the Republican candidate.
Stay out da Bushes !
Is George English for Jesus?