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Jeb on Bush Family Name: 'It's an Issue'
CNN ^ | February 24th, 2014

Posted on 02/24/2014 2:21:11 PM PST by nickcarraway

Jeb Bush understands that as the son and brother of former presidents, his family name may hurt him as much as help him if he decides to run for the White House in 2016.

And the former two-term Florida governor reiterated that he'll make his decision on whether to launch a campaign for the Republican presidential nomination by the end of this year.

Bush, the featured guest Monday at the Long Island Association's biannual luncheon, a popular stop for former presidents and White House hopefuls, was asked about the recent comments from his mother. Former first lady Barbara Bush told CSPAN that "there's no question in my mind that Jeb is the best-qualified person to run for president, but I hope he won't," adding that "there are other families," who deserve a chance.

(Excerpt) Read more at politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Extended News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 2016gopprimary; bush2016; bushfamily; jebbush
I'd rather vote for someone from Benedict Arnold's family.
1 posted on 02/24/2014 2:21:11 PM PST by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway; Revolting cat!

Must be Hillary’s turn at the office.


2 posted on 02/24/2014 2:22:18 PM PST by a fool in paradise ("Health care is too important to be left to the government.")
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To: nickcarraway

He could do what John Dingell’s daddy did and change his name to fit a catchy slogan.


3 posted on 02/24/2014 2:22:45 PM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: nickcarraway

The Bush family legacy is the problem.


4 posted on 02/24/2014 2:24:15 PM PST by DManA
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To: nickcarraway

Couldn’t have anything to do with your die-hard push for Amnesty could it? Nah.


5 posted on 02/24/2014 2:24:32 PM PST by Ray76 (How modern liberals think: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eaE98w1KZ-c)
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To: nickcarraway
Jeb on Bush Family Name: 'It's an Issue'

Is Las Vegas taking action on Jeb changing his last name to Cruz for the upcoming election?

6 posted on 02/24/2014 2:25:53 PM PST by xzins ( Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! Those who truly support our troops pray for victory!)
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To: nickcarraway

the media made it an “issue”


7 posted on 02/24/2014 2:26:04 PM PST by 12th_Monkey (One man one vote is a big fail, when the "one" man is an idiot.)
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To: All

Drudge Report editor Joe Curl just endorsed Jebbie on his Twitter feed today:

Joseph Curl @josephcurl 8h
The Republican Party hasn’t won a presidential election without a Bush or Nixon on the ticket since 1928. So, please, @JebBush, run in 2016!

https://twitter.com/josephcurl


8 posted on 02/24/2014 2:26:49 PM PST by jimbo123
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To: nickcarraway

Hillary is smarter and a street fighter. It would be an absolute slaughter.


9 posted on 02/24/2014 2:27:14 PM PST by txrefugee
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To: nickcarraway

I am thinking it would be more accurate to say that his family name would hurt him as well as hurt him if he decides to run.

Maybe he could still place nineth in the primaries.

If only nine Republicans run.


10 posted on 02/24/2014 2:28:20 PM PST by MrEdd (Heck? Geewhiz Cripes, thats the place where people who don't believe in Gosh think they aint going.)
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To: nickcarraway
Jeb's an issue. He supports the invasion of the US. It took him and GWB together to let Terri Schiavo die. He's said nothing to indicate that he knows why constitutional conservatives are so fed up.

I'll never vote for him. If the 'pubs are going to choose someone who won't save the US, I'd just as soon the nation go down with hillary in charge.

11 posted on 02/24/2014 2:31:10 PM PST by grania
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To: jimbo123

I can only interpret that as sarcasm. If he’s serious, he’s s sick individual.


12 posted on 02/24/2014 2:32:44 PM PST by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway

Not sarcastic. He’s serious. That’s the problem. Joe Curl is not the sharpest knife in the drawer. He despises Tea Party and Social Conservatives.


13 posted on 02/24/2014 2:35:09 PM PST by jimbo123
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To: nickcarraway

The Kennedy name is/was an issue, too-but some people never learn...

I have come to believe if the words “political” and “dynasty” apply to a candidate, they should never be elected-it is like being inbred...


14 posted on 02/24/2014 2:38:40 PM PST by Texan5 (" You've got to saddle up your boys, you've got to draw a hard line"...)
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To: nickcarraway

He should change his last name to Rove.


16 posted on 02/24/2014 2:39:39 PM PST by Linda Frances (Woe to those who call evil good and good evil, who put darkness for light and light for darkness.)
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To: F15Eagle
Texas poll preferences just out today:

http://www.texastribune.org/2014/02/24/uttt-poll-abbott-holds-11-point-lead-over-davis/
17 posted on 02/24/2014 2:43:01 PM PST by jimbo123
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To: nickcarraway
I apologize if this is crude but back in the 60s/70s the term Bush was sometimes used in reference to one with female plumbing. The term Rag was also used and it was a derogatory term used descriptively. Maybe Jebby should change his last name to RAG if he wants to feel equal to the hildahag. “Vote for Jeb Rag”! imagine the political slogans one could spin from that.
18 posted on 02/24/2014 2:45:25 PM PST by drypowder
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To: nickcarraway

We know who Jeb is. This Bush in Texas running for dog catcher? Who is he? I think we can find a Cruz relative that is going to be a problem. The sins of the father.....blah blah blah.


19 posted on 02/24/2014 2:50:24 PM PST by Starstruck (If my reply offends, you probably don't understand sarcasm or criticism...or do.)
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To: nickcarraway

Go away Bushes. All of you.


20 posted on 02/24/2014 3:03:59 PM PST by Dagnabitt (Amnesty is Treason. Its agents are Traitors.)
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To: nickcarraway

It is for me.

I would vote for Hitler or Satan
before I would vote for someone
whose name is Bush or Cheney.


21 posted on 02/24/2014 3:19:20 PM PST by RockyTx
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22 posted on 02/24/2014 3:19:55 PM PST by DJ MacWoW (The Fed Gov is not one ring to rule them all)
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To: nickcarraway

The Bush name wasn’t an issue until he came out for amnesty.

I can remember thinking at one time he’d make a fine president and wishing that he had run rather than GW. Since then, though, there has been some water under the bridge. Terri Schiavo is one; his attacks on Governor Brewer of Arizona is another; his various remarks about conservatives and his support for amnesty proving that none of this was a fluke.


23 posted on 02/24/2014 3:25:19 PM PST by marron
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To: DJ MacWoW

That picture was taken before President Bush started his strange fettish for crazy socks.


24 posted on 02/24/2014 3:26:06 PM PST by stars & stripes forever (Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord.)
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To: stars & stripes forever

It’s from 10/29/13.


25 posted on 02/24/2014 3:28:35 PM PST by DJ MacWoW (The Fed Gov is not one ring to rule them all)
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To: nickcarraway

Jeb,
You did a credible job as my Governor and I voted for ya.
Voted for your brother twice too, and your old man.
Neither you, your brother nor your dad are conservatives so I am disappointed I EVER supported any of you.
Please just go the hell away.


26 posted on 02/24/2014 3:44:53 PM PST by Joe Boucher ((FUBO) obammy lied and lied and lied)
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To: nickcarraway

I believe Jeb is for common core edu. Quite a departure from Charter School. This guy is a joke.


27 posted on 02/24/2014 4:01:25 PM PST by lavaroise (A well regulated gun being necessary to the state, the rights of the militia shall not be infringed)
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To: nickcarraway
Dear Jeb,

Save your Confederate Money....

28 posted on 02/24/2014 4:04:47 PM PST by Paladin2
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To: Joe Boucher

Jeb acuses oponents of common core to basically be special interest political pimps of children. This would be hillarious if it were not so arrogant, eggregious and scumbagged of a statement you would find in Chicago.


29 posted on 02/24/2014 4:06:41 PM PST by lavaroise (A well regulated gun being necessary to the state, the rights of the militia shall not be infringed)
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To: Joe Boucher

Opponents of Jeb want to pimp and he is the savior he says http://michellemalkin.com/2013/09/20/jeb-bushs-latest-common-core-snit-fit/


30 posted on 02/24/2014 4:07:43 PM PST by lavaroise (A well regulated gun being necessary to the state, the rights of the militia shall not be infringed)
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To: nickcarraway

Okay, Jeb, so you want to blame your last name instead of your progressive pro-illegal politics?


31 posted on 02/24/2014 4:14:08 PM PST by Bigg Red (O LORD, our Lord, how majestic is your name in all the earth! Ps 8)
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To: grania

I’ll never vote for him. If the ‘pubs are going to choose someone who won’t save the US, I’d just as soon the nation go down with hillary in charge.

***
Ditto.


32 posted on 02/24/2014 4:15:29 PM PST by Bigg Red (O LORD, our Lord, how majestic is your name in all the earth! Ps 8)
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To: Joe Boucher

I think you overrate his job as governor. Didn’t he make Charlie Crist his handpicked successor?


33 posted on 02/24/2014 4:23:59 PM PST by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway

Jeb, sorry but I decided to pull up the Bushes. Cruz - Palin 2016.


34 posted on 02/24/2014 4:41:45 PM PST by ExCTCitizen (2014: The Year of DEAD RINOS)
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To: ExCTCitizen

Are you for George P. for land commissioner? Apparently, he will get 70 percent on March 4.


35 posted on 02/24/2014 4:55:23 PM PST by Theodore R. (Alas: TX Republicans to endorse Cornball and George P! Stay tuned March 4)
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To: lavaroise

Jeb should just go ahead and change to a democrat. Be open about it.


36 posted on 02/24/2014 5:02:37 PM PST by dandiegirl
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To: Theodore R.

I voted for George P’s opponent. I don’t know anyone that was voting for him except maybe his friends.


37 posted on 02/24/2014 5:03:44 PM PST by dandiegirl
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38 posted on 02/24/2014 5:09:48 PM PST by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: Theodore R.

If I lived in Texas I’d vote for the other land commissioner person. No more Bushes, Clinton or Kennedys.


39 posted on 02/24/2014 5:14:09 PM PST by ExCTCitizen (2014: The Year of DEAD RINOS)
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To: jimbo123
Drudge Report editor Joe Curl (AKA Joe Hurl)... "The Republican Party hasn’t won a presidential election without a Bush or Nixon on the ticket since 1928."

LOL!

Gee, let's have another major statist to drag us into oblivion!

Nixon gave us Carter!

Nixon lost to JFK after being VP under two pretty successful Eisenhower terms. Nixon won presidency only after a disastrous Johnson term which caused him to bow out, giving a gift to Nixon running against a new Rat. Then Nixon resigned in disgrace - putting Ford into the CiC position. Note: Goldwater won the GOP primary in '64 - why didn't Nixon try to clinch the win?

GHWB gave us the Clinton clan!

Same for GHWB - 2 terms as VP under the most successful admin in 100 years. GHWB had a problem being reelected.

GWB gave us ObaMao!

GWB was elected by about 500 votes in FL. He didn't shine in his reelection. He had one of the lowest ratings leaving office (not totally deserved, but he was every bit the statist I thought he would be).

So now the greatest nation on earth needs another squishy statist...? BARF

40 posted on 02/24/2014 5:29:51 PM PST by uncommonsense (Liberals see what they believe; Conservatives believe what they see.)
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To: jimbo123

Except for Bush, Rubio, Christie, and Santorum, that looks about right...


41 posted on 02/24/2014 5:32:46 PM PST by uncommonsense (Liberals see what they believe; Conservatives believe what they see.)
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To: dandiegirl

Indeed.. another self hating GOPe

They want to get the right wing vote riding the Bush name but hate it at the same time as leftists.

Maybe Jeb thinks he also is not black enough.

This guy is a weak link.


42 posted on 02/26/2014 10:18:23 AM PST by lavaroise (A well regulated gun being necessary to the state, the rights of the militia shall not be infringed)
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