Skip to comments.UVA's 'Crystal Ball': Jeb Bush Top GOP 2016 Presidential Contender
Posted on 03/20/2014 10:52:13 PM PDT by This Just In
Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush has not made any formal moves to indicate he will run for the GOP presidential nomination in 2016, but he is already rated as the top contender by one university, even though he does not lead in any preliminary presidential polls.
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From the article:
“We now consider Bush the leader of the field if he decides to run,” the University of Virginia Center for Politics’s “Crystal Ball” concluded after updating its 2016 ratings.”
And I’m sure UV is not a liberal university. /s
I wonder how much the Bush family paid Larry Sabato to push this crap.
I think I am hallucinating. I am not really typing right now. This is just a bad dream.
If Jeb Bush becomes the nominee we can officially declare America a 3rd world country. Two families ruling a country or having the opportunity to rule it for 7/8 elections rarely happens in 3rd world countries. Get ready to say president Hillary, Chelsea or Jenna in the near future. Only a thoroughly corrupt political process can we even imagine it. Even if one of the Bush’s is uber conservative it doesn’t change the conclusion.
I think I’ll take what you’re hallucinating on.
Let me be the first to say we don't need anymore Bushes in office.
(Barbara's actual sentiment.)
CNN/ORC International survey
Rand Paul . . . . . 16 Paul Ryan . . . . . 15 Rick Perry . . . . 11 Mike Huckabee . . . 10 Jeb Bush . . . . . 9 Chris Christie . . 8 Ted Cruz . . . . . 8 Marco Rubio . . . . 5 Rick Santorum . . . 3 other/no opinion . 15http://politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com/2014/03/16/cnn-poll-rand-paul-goes-where-his-father-never-went/
Bush isn’t going to draw the conservative vote. I doubt he’ll attract the undecided either.
Theyre projecting, although I do believe Jeb is considering a presidential bid. Click here:
Not the point. How many lemmings would it take to vote in Jeb as a nominee? In a fractured primary process, a small number. What does it say about a political process that the genius is seen by voters to reside exclusively in 2 families? If Jeb signed on to every conservative position espoused in this board we are still lemmings for buying into family rule.
You can expect that the establishment will huddle together and decide who is to run alone against half a dozen Tea Party candidates. And judging by 2012, the RINO candidate is going to get at least 25% of the ‘moderate’ Republican vote in each of the primary states. We need to amass enough votes behind one candidate to beat that comfortably.
Not necessarily true. It would depend on the other candidates. With GWB, the field didn’t have much to offer. It was not a question of family rule but of candidates.
However, in this case Jeb’s family is not a benefit but rather than obstacle we will not be able to overcome.
BTW, gotta love the “International” survey.
i won’t be showing to the polls that day but i really am starting to believe the noise we hear about him is being orchestrated.
More than projecting, selling.
Well the whole point of projecting in this case is to sell.
So they predict the GOP loses again
Yes we do! It’s the only way to defeat any Rino. We need someone with the cojones that will cut government, cut out departments, wipe out Obamacare and tackle the media when he does. The only candidate who fits this bill is Cruz.
Click through to the article and you’ll see that this comes from Larry J. Sabato of the Center for Politics at the University of Virginia. Who is Larry J. Sabato?
He wants a Constitutional Convention (his words) to, among other things:
Appoint all former presidents and vice presidents to the new office of “National Senator”
Lengthen the terms of representatives from two years to three years, and set Senate terms to coincide with all presidential elections, so the entire House and Senate would be elected at the same time as the President. (say good by to diffused power)
“Universal national service”
See his book “A More Perfect Constitution”
A warning, he envisions this under Article V.
The Center for Politics, which he founded, conducts a National Youth Leadership Initiative where students engage in a mock Constitutional Convention. http://www.amoreperfectconstitution.com/youth_leadership_initiative.htm
This Snake is Slick.
Great info., Ray76.
Thank you. Will visit links when the sun comes up.
I went looking for any connections with Bush. I didn’t find any, but boy I did find some other stuff.
He’s well connected and has the prestige of the U of Virginia behind him, that’s why I say he’s slick.
I’ve been aware of Sabato for a while. A very conservative friend at work thinks highly of him. I’m not so sure, although I acknowledge he has a better than 50-50 track record in predicting election outcomes in the past. But another Bush? No thanks!
I don't think either Party wants anymore Clinton's or Bush's.
I won't vote for him-period.
"We have RomneyCARE, more Saudi bowing,
and more totally open borders FOR YOU !!!"
If he is, I’m moving to Russia.
The University of Virginia Center for Politics apparently does not get away from the campus very much. This is a surprising finding, given that they probably have access to the Internet.
It won't fly in the real world. One has too much "attractiveness" while the other doesn't have enough hair!!!
good luck with that.
I will not support another bush
Just tired of their compassionate conservative bull crap.
The Bush’s are NOT conservatives, never were never will be.
If he is the parties candidate then I will write in
cruz, Paul, or freaken bugs bunny.
NO......Please no more Bushes, Clintons or Kennedys.
Lets try something fresh this time.
I won’t even vote if that dipshit is the GOP nominee.
Re. Bush v. Hillary
In her words, “what difference does it make?”.
UVA the weakest number 1 seed.
Makes me want to swear.
Larry Sabato, a noted leftist kool-aid drinker, lobbying hard for the GOP to immolate its’ 2016 chances on a sword named “Jeb”.
If Jeb Bush is the republican nominee, I will vote third party, write in Ted Cruz or my own name, or not vote.
Imho, she’s behind it all. More than anything else, I believe that she wants a dynasty.