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Influential Republicans working to draft Jeb Bush into 2016 presidential race
The Washington Post ^ | March 29, 2014 | Philip Rucker and Robert Costa

Posted on 03/29/2014 6:17:39 PM PDT by don-o

LAS VEGAS — Many of the Republican Party’s most powerful insiders and financiers have begun a behind-the-scenes campaign to draft former Florida governor Jeb Bush into the 2016 presidential race, courting him and his intimates and starting talks on fundraising strategy.

Concerned that the George Washington Bridge traffic scandal has damaged New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie’s political standing and alarmed by the steady rise of Sen. Rand Paul (Ky.), prominent donors, conservative leaders and longtime operatives say they consider Bush the GOP’s brightest hope to win back the White House.

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The same Jeb Bush who acquiesced to Terri Schiavo's murder. Not just NO!

HELL NO!!

1 posted on 03/29/2014 6:17:39 PM PDT by don-o
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To: don-o

Gag me with a spoon-—and then STAY OUT ‘DA BUSHES!


2 posted on 03/29/2014 6:19:10 PM PDT by House Atreides
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To: don-o

I’m already Bushed.


3 posted on 03/29/2014 6:21:01 PM PDT by stevem
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To: don-o

NO MORE BUSHES!!!
NO MORE CLINTONS!!!
NO MORE KENNEDYS!!!
NO MORE HEREDITARY POLITICIANS!!!

Seriously, if I wanted royalty, I’d have moved to the UK years ago.

And we’ve all suffered enough from these various clans.


4 posted on 03/29/2014 6:21:45 PM PDT by 22202NOVA (I stand with Ukraine...warts and all.)
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To: don-o
Same here

The same Jeb Bush who acquiesced to Terri Schiavo's murder. Not just NO! but Hell NO !

And the same goes for Christie , he's a thug from jersey .

5 posted on 03/29/2014 6:22:14 PM PDT by piroque ("In times of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act")
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To: don-o

NOT JUST NO BUT HELL 'EFFING NO!!!


6 posted on 03/29/2014 6:22:15 PM PDT by usconservative (When The Ballot Box No Longer Counts, The Ammunition Box Does. (What's In Your Ammo Box?))
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To: don-o

These are the same people who put up Bob Dole, McCain, Romney.....


7 posted on 03/29/2014 6:22:24 PM PDT by old curmudgeon
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To: don-o

Just say NO!


8 posted on 03/29/2014 6:22:26 PM PDT by Rockitz (This is NOT rocket science - Follow the money and you'll find the truth.)
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To: don-o
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9 posted on 03/29/2014 6:22:31 PM PDT by Junk Silver
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To: don-o

But...but... He’s a republican! Group hug! Get on board the Love Train...


10 posted on 03/29/2014 6:22:34 PM PDT by TADSLOS (The Event Horizon has come and gone. Buckle up and hang on.)
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To: don-o

And .. the same Jeb Bush who is a proponent of COMMON CORE for our schools.


11 posted on 03/29/2014 6:24:43 PM PDT by CyberAnt (MY AMERICA: "... I'm terrified it's slipping away.")
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To: don-o

Well, then they’ll lose. Period. I WILL NOT vote for him.


12 posted on 03/29/2014 6:24:56 PM PDT by RushIsMyTeddyBear (Great vid by ShorelineMike! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KOZjJk6nbD4&feature=plcp)
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To: don-o

Mind of I borrow your sickness bag ?


13 posted on 03/29/2014 6:25:42 PM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks (Rip it out by the roots.)
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To: don-o

Even his own mother said she wouldn’t vote for him. One of the rare things I agree with her on.


14 posted on 03/29/2014 6:27:11 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: RushIsMyTeddyBear

The GOPe should just save their Confederate Money.


15 posted on 03/29/2014 6:27:35 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: don-o

Juan McCain Redux. No. Way.


16 posted on 03/29/2014 6:28:23 PM PDT by tumblindice (Are all Democrats inveterate, habitual liars?)
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To: don-o

Get used to it, FReepers.

The GOP supports ObamaCARE, RomneyCARE, open borders,
IRS harassment FOR YEARS, and they indulge treason
and lawlessness WITHOUT END.

Why?

They, the PERMANENT ruling class, are EXEMPT.
And they profit by it.


17 posted on 03/29/2014 6:28:30 PM PDT by Diogenesis
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To: don-o

Rove is spending money to make money! He loses Jeb and he loses BIG!


18 posted on 03/29/2014 6:29:51 PM PDT by WellyP (question!)
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To: don-o

clintons....bushes.....one big happy family


19 posted on 03/29/2014 6:34:09 PM PDT by kingattax (America needs more real Americans.)
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To: don-o

never

Terri Schiavo


20 posted on 03/29/2014 6:36:02 PM PDT by yldstrk ( My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: TADSLOS

they are in a conspiracy with Shrillary to draft someone for her to beat


21 posted on 03/29/2014 6:36:52 PM PDT by yldstrk ( My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: don-o

Vomit.


22 posted on 03/29/2014 6:39:37 PM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.)
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To: nickcarraway

you need to read Babs most current comments about how “another Bush in the White House wouldn’t be so bad”.

all the other nonsense she was saying was theater.


23 posted on 03/29/2014 6:40:40 PM PDT by kingattax (America needs more real Americans.)
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To: don-o

No Jeb. I won’t be a supporter or voter. No more RINOs.


24 posted on 03/29/2014 6:45:25 PM PDT by aMorePerfectUnion
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To: TADSLOS

Maybe if he ran as a ‘Rat?


25 posted on 03/29/2014 6:47:13 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: don-o

If Jeb Bush gets the nomination, he will have to find a way to win without the conservative vote—something no Republican has been able to do since there has been a conservative vote.


26 posted on 03/29/2014 6:52:52 PM PDT by Fiji Hill
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To: don-o

Millions of Republicans plan to leave party... just saying.

I’m joining the Bacon Party.


27 posted on 03/29/2014 6:53:48 PM PDT by Valpal1 (If the police can t solve a problem with violence, they ll find a way to fix it with brute force)
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The same Jeb Bush who acquiesced to Terri Schiavo's murder. Not just NO!

HELL NO!!

If Jeb Bush gets the nomination, I'll be writing in her name in November, 2016.

28 posted on 03/29/2014 6:54:23 PM PDT by Fiji Hill
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To: don-o

He’s worse than Romney. And he’ll lose bigger than Romney lost.

But that’s the whole point of Romney, wasn’t it? To give Obama the White House.

And the whole point of Jebb will be to hand it over to Hillary.


29 posted on 03/29/2014 6:54:25 PM PDT by samtheman (Obama. Mugabe. Chavez. (Obamugavez))
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To: don-o

There’s not a chance in hell another Bush would be elected. If the GOPe is actually serious about this, there can be no doubt in my mind they are willing to destroy this country rather than give one iota to the TEA Party.


30 posted on 03/29/2014 6:58:27 PM PDT by workerbee (The President of the United States is DOMESTIC ENEMY #1!)
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To: old curmudgeon

Exactly.


31 posted on 03/29/2014 7:00:42 PM PDT by SueRae (It isn't over. In God We Trust.)
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" conservative leaders and longtime operatives say they consider Bush the GOP’s brightest hope to win back the White House."

That's the biggest bunch of crap that I've heard concerning this upcoming 2016 election. No conservatives are looking to Bush.

32 posted on 03/29/2014 7:06:48 PM PDT by matthew fuller (No, I don't miss GWB- I miss Dick Cheney and Don Rumsfeld.)
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To: don-o

NO!! How many times do we have to tell you NO!!


33 posted on 03/29/2014 7:11:15 PM PDT by jch10 (Election Day, 2014. May be the most important day since Bunker Hill.)
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To: don-o

Oh please!


34 posted on 03/29/2014 7:12:14 PM PDT by ronnie raygun (Im missing a jumbo jet with 235 passengers has anyone seen it?)
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To: don-o

A Bush versus CKlingon race in 2016? What happens if they declare an election and nobody shows up to vote?


35 posted on 03/29/2014 7:20:24 PM PDT by faithhopecharity ((Brilliant, Profound Tag Line Goes Here, just as soon as I can think of one..))
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To: kingattax

Ugh. Well, anyone who doesn’t like Obama, shouldn’t vote for another Bush. George W. Bush was John the Baptist, to Obama’s messiah.


36 posted on 03/29/2014 7:22:47 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: don-o
Sometimes I feel like I'm having this recurring nightmare where every day there's a new presidential election, and the Republican nominee is Gerald Ford.

And he loses badly ...

Every. Single. Time.

37 posted on 03/29/2014 7:22:55 PM PDT by Alberta's Child ("I've never seen such a conclave of minstrels in my life.")
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To: Rockitz

Just say NO!-=0=-Until after CWII......


38 posted on 03/29/2014 7:30:01 PM PDT by S.O.S121.500 (Had Enough Yet ? ........................ Enforce the Bill of Rights ......... It's the LAW !!!)
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To: Diogenesis

well put


39 posted on 03/29/2014 7:35:44 PM PDT by Cen-Tejas (it's the debt bomb stupid!)
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To: don-o

No to Jebbie.

Maybe we’ll get lucky and he and Christie will split the Establishemnt, country-club RINO vote.


40 posted on 03/29/2014 7:40:54 PM PDT by TBP (Obama lies, Granny dies.)
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“He’s the most desired candidate out there,” said another bundler, Brian Ballard, who sat on the national finance committees for Romney in 2012 and John McCain in 2008. “Everybody that I know is excited about it.”

That's right...He's just as desired as McCain and Romney...

Morons...

41 posted on 03/29/2014 7:42:51 PM PDT by Iscool (Ya mess with me, you mess with the WHOLE trailer park...)
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To: don-o

NO! We need to unite in the primary behind the most conservative candidate that stands a chance of winning to keep this from happening!


42 posted on 03/29/2014 7:43:44 PM PDT by stilloftyhenight (...staying home isn't an option.)
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The same Jeb Bush who acquiesced to Terri Schiavo's murder. Not just NO!

Pure baloney.

Nonetheless...this makes no sense...regardless of his individual qualifications, it is way, way too soon for someone else named "Bush" to try to make a run for this. Rightly or wrongly, the previous Bush left office with high negatives. This makes no practical sense whatsoever - not a fresh face on the scene at all to appeal to the electorate at large. Even the establishment surely has better options than Christie or Bush to present.

This is ridiculous.

43 posted on 03/29/2014 7:44:23 PM PDT by Republican Wildcat
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Yeah, that’s absurd...she was excited by McCain and Romney previously?


44 posted on 03/29/2014 7:45:27 PM PDT by Republican Wildcat
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Because they believe we haven’t lost enough elections?


45 posted on 03/29/2014 7:46:13 PM PDT by lrdg
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To: don-o

Terri Shiavo. Go away Jeb.


46 posted on 03/29/2014 7:48:54 PM PDT by VRWC For Truth (Roberts has perverted the Constitution)
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To: kingattax

Exactly. There’s a reason the Bush family suddenly came out of hiding and have been on the tv. It’s all window dressing. The Rovians want him and are h*ll bent on shoving him down our throats.


47 posted on 03/29/2014 7:49:32 PM PDT by stilloftyhenight (...staying home isn't an option.)
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To: don-o

once Romney got the nomination, many here supported him and blamed those who did not for obama’s win.
I will not support Bush, Christy, et al and make that mistake again. the chips will have to fall where they may.


48 posted on 03/29/2014 7:50:16 PM PDT by dontreadthis
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They had to nominate Romney. He's so darned electable. After all, he was the only one who could defeat Obama!

Of course, I'm being sarcastic.

49 posted on 03/29/2014 7:52:04 PM PDT by Rides_A_Red_Horse (Why do you need a fire extinguisher when you can call the fire department?)
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To: don-o

Just no. No more.


50 posted on 03/29/2014 7:54:53 PM PDT by FlyingEagle
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