Skip to comments.Jeb Bush a formidable foe for emerging GOP field
Posted on 03/21/2014 5:06:43 AM PDT by COBOL2Java
Jeb Bush is casting a shadow over the entire field of potential Republican presidential candidates, as the former Florida governor continues to ponder a run in 2016 and keep his political options open.
On one hand, the Bush name, a network of donors and his relatively conservative record as governor make Mr. Bush a force to be reckoned with.
But the Bush name also could work against him. Even his mother waffled on whether the country is ready for another member of her family to run for the White House.
(Excerpt) Read more at washingtontimes.com ...
Damn, they turned on the Jeb machine yesterday and it’s rattling like an unbalanced washing machine.
What a predictable formulaic bunch of pabulum .
“casting a shadow over the entire field”
Ah, the old Inevitability card. Will that work again and again?
Not interested in another RINO.
No mas/no more.
Lo siento, GOP.
My gosh, such a big indicator that the GOP does not have one single, frickin’ CLUE about what’s on conservatives’ minds. Just putting their frickin’ heads down like a bull and charging.
“Jeb Bush a formidable foe for emerging GOP field”
Oh for “F’s” sake...NO!
So the deal is, the lefties have thoroughly destroyed Krispy Kreme and Former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell before they even got of the gate (ooopppsss, the left forgot to keep their powder dry on those two) so now they have to float Jeb Bush, hell, why not Charlie Crist while they are at nominating the rights candidates for us...for the love of God, NO more Bush!
Jeb Bush is casting a shadow ......
Not over the ‘field’, but over the prospects of a Republican win. It will be a Romney Redux on steroids ... GOPe installs him as their foregone conclusion of a candidate against the will of their base, those who held their noses and loyally voted ‘party’ last time stay home, and any other voter support goes down the drain because the last name “Bush” causes violent, adverse reactions in many people and they won’t be voting for him either.
The wash times has become a propaganda website for K street and DC Gop elite .
First, certified Dem party push poll con man Larry Sabato spits out a Comrade Hillary cooked up poll showing us who she wants to run against her and now this BS.
So the media is trying to sell us Jeb Bush? I’m not buying.
And from what I have heard, he is a huge proponent of Common Core curriculum. Not getting my vote.
KEEP OUT DA BUSHES!!!!
Hey, if we played our cards right, Jeb could give us another John McCain!
Only Ted Cruz knows for sure.
Jeb Bush is as inevitable as Hillary 2008. There is no point in trying to elect a conservative.
I don’t understand why non-conservative republicans would even want another Bush.
In who’s world? Because in reality, Rand Paul is the formidable foe for emerging GOP field.
As is the GOPe...not buying any of it. At the risk of offending the Romneybots on FR, I may be sitting out 2016. I'm done with holding my nose for the likes of Bush-1992, Dole-1996, McCain-2008 (I voted for Sarah), and Romney-2012.
I've earned the right to abstain.
Jeb playing the part of Romney
Cruz playing the part of Bachmann
Christie playing the part of Huntsman
Paul playing the part of his father
And Perry playing himself
And of course the GOPe pick Jeb, will probably be the nominee since he is literally (like Romney) the ONLY one who can't win.
I WILL NOT COMPLY.
“The GOPe has spoken!”
Anyone out there still think we will see a Republican president in my lifetime?
And if Jeb is the nominee....my presidential vote will be a write in
Not if the Republican Party has anything to say/do about it.
This is totally Unexpected! What will the GOPe think of next?
Certainly not my candidate but Romney was just left of a RINO. Job Bush will not get my vote but certainly one tick better than Romney.
Been through Bush Clinton Bush, got the t shirts
there’s always Megan McCain for VP
I agree. Unfortunately, Paul is going to run square into the powerful, well-oiled and funded GOP-e machine that, unlike the Democrats, is designed to anoint middle-of-the-road establishment players based on when it's their turn. Now it's Jeb's turn. It'll never be Rand Paul's turn.
I don’t think the GOPe realizes that they lost the “hold your nose and vote” folks in the last election.
A nation of 317 million people, and all we can come up with is another Bush???!!!
They keep floating this trial balloon but it just keeps going flat and hitting the ground.
Time to send an email to the author of this propaganda article.
And therein likes the same scenario that has been played out, the last 8 years.
What it comes down to, isn’t who the GOP-E thinks should be up....it’s who WE think should be up. And ultimately, it’s up to US to change the way the system works.
It’s happening in other local elections...the “Tea Party” pick is winning over the GOP-E pick, because people are going out and voting for who they want, not holding their nose for who is less evil.
So, IMO, we have to stop the thinking that the GOP-E pulls all the strings...because WE SURROUND THEM and no they don’t. WE DO!!! We just have to get off our butts and stand together.
The author of the article is firstname.lastname@example.org . Be sure to let him know how you feel about Jeb and the Bushes.
The tone deafness of the GOPe continues to astound. This guy has no chance in hell in a general. He’ll run to the basement like his brother did once the media onslaught starts.
NO MORE BUSHES!
Bush vs. Clinton, and the low info voter will give us Clinton (not that I’m a fan of Bush by any means). Ugh.
The GOPe and their pathetic mouthpieces are hoping to stick the Republicans with another “moderate” after losing in ‘08 and ‘12. Talk about clueless! They are unfit to govern.
Let’s go for broke, nominate Limpy Linda Graham, let him (or her) embarrass the whole country as he (or she) has South Carolina. Give a whole new meaning to going down to defeat.
Stay out da bushes!
And Sarah Palin? And Ben Carson? And Mike Lee? And Mike Pence?
This really proves how completely out of touch the establishment GOP is.
Well many here have predicted the GOP will find a way to lose the next Presidential election. This seems to be one that guarantees that outcome. Unbelievable.
No worries, his primary candidacy will go down in flames, no matter how much “oligarchistic” money they throw at him... Rand Paul and Ted Cruz will take the populist vote!
Hey GOPer’s, there are no GOPe populists out here to hand you anything, only dupes, and even thy have wizened since the last two GOPe candidates crashed and burned.
STAY Out-Da Bushes!!!
I agree. I'm not saying it can't be done, only that it will be a challenge. FWIW, Rand Paul is the candidate I'm most interested in at this point. I see him as the only non-establishment GOP candidate with a possible chance of going all the way.
You may very well see another president from the wreckage of the Republican party but you will never see another Ronald Reagan or Dwight Eisenhower. The current GOP puts forth candidates who would have been soundly rejected as radicals too far left for the Democrats a few decades back.
> Jeb Bush is casting a shadow ......
When it comes to shadow casting, nobody has anything on Chris Christie!