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Why Hillary v. Jeb Would Be Great for America
Daily Beast ^ | 4/13/14 | Mark McKinnon

Posted on 04/13/2014 7:34:12 AM PDT by jimbo123

They’re both qualified, respectful of each other (shocker!), and represent the vast majority of middle America. So what’s not to like about another Clinton/Bush race for 2016?

When you mention the prospect of Clinton vs. Bush 2016 a funny thing happens.

First, there is the reflexive response: "Oh no, not again. We don't need more dynastic politics in this country."

But upon further reflection, you realize Jeb Bush vs. Hillary Clinton would be a great race and actually good for the country.

Let's review.

QUALIFICATIONS—THEY’VE BOTH GOT THEM.

(Excerpt) Read more at thedailybeast.com ...


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KEYWORDS: bush2016; deport; deportjebbush; hillary2016; jeb4mexico; jebbush; mexico
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1 posted on 04/13/2014 7:34:12 AM PDT by jimbo123
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To: jimbo123

I guess a headline with “Hillary & Jeb” is self-explanatory, hence no need for a BARF ALERT!


2 posted on 04/13/2014 7:35:26 AM PDT by ilovesarah2012
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To: jimbo123

It would be great for liberals.


3 posted on 04/13/2014 7:36:16 AM PDT by SeaHawkFan
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To: jimbo123

They’re both qualified? Because they’re both related to past presidents? That’s about all I see as quals for either of them. Running jeb would mean a shoe in for ANY demokkkrat they run.


4 posted on 04/13/2014 7:37:10 AM PDT by rktman (Ethnicity: Redneck. Race: Daytona 500)
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To: jimbo123
Premise #1 -- America benefits when Liberals are in charge.
Premise #2 -- Hillary v. Jeb would be great for America

Don't accept their premises.

5 posted on 04/13/2014 7:37:24 AM PDT by ClearCase_guy
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To: rktman

I forgot. Jeb does speak spanglish so that’s a +.


6 posted on 04/13/2014 7:37:49 AM PDT by rktman (Ethnicity: Redneck. Race: Daytona 500)
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To: jimbo123

Jeb and Christie should run in the democRat primary


7 posted on 04/13/2014 7:37:58 AM PDT by FatherofFive (Islam is evil and must be eradicated)
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To: jimbo123

QUALIFICATIONS-THEY’VE BOTH GOT THEM.
False premise,the writer must be some hack pushing for Cankles.


8 posted on 04/13/2014 7:39:05 AM PDT by Farmer Dean (stop worrying about what they want to do to you,start thinking about what you want to do to them)
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To: jimbo123

From Mark McKinnon, one of McCain’s handlers. Funny how the same old crowd of GOPe prognosticators keep telling us who is right for America.


9 posted on 04/13/2014 7:39:05 AM PDT by TADSLOS (The Event Horizon has come and gone. Buckle up and hang on.)
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To: jimbo123
Isn't The Daily Beast a tentacle of TIME magazine?

If so, does anybody really think the people behind TIME magazine give a flying fig about what's good for America?

Good for Hitler, yes, but for America? Bah.

10 posted on 04/13/2014 7:39:09 AM PDT by Texas Eagle (If it wasn't for double-standards, Liberals would have no standards at all -- Texas Eagle)
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To: jimbo123
Jeb will get great reviews in the press because he's the best choice for a Hillary win.
Even if Jeb should win, it's not a total loss for the left.

11 posted on 04/13/2014 7:40:41 AM PDT by BitWielder1 (Corporate Profits are better than Government Waste)
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To: jimbo123

Someone has seen a poll showing Jeb Bush as beatable by Clinton.


12 posted on 04/13/2014 7:41:20 AM PDT by sportutegrl
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To: jimbo123

If ANY Republican is STUPID enough to Hire Mark McKinnon, a DEMOCRAT, they will LOSE BIG!! Same goes for Nicole Wallace and Steve Schmidt!!

Mark McKinnon was W’s COMMUNICATIONS GUY!! How did THAT work out?


13 posted on 04/13/2014 7:42:22 AM PDT by Ann Archy (Abortion.....the Human Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: SeaHawkFan

Jeb Bush, like McCain, looks beatable to the left. They’ll praise him until he clinches the nomination, then they’ll turn on the 24/7 hate machine and destroy him. What’s sad is that it works.


14 posted on 04/13/2014 7:42:41 AM PDT by Spok ("What're you going to believe-me or your own eyes?" -Marx (Groucho))
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To: ilovesarah2012
Voting for America's presidents has become an offshoot of the Army-Navy football game.....apparently that is how the MSM and uninformed citizens see it....and will try to ram it down American throats......
15 posted on 04/13/2014 7:42:42 AM PDT by yoe (OBL changed the rules without Congressional input making Obamacare Null&Void...EO's arent law.)
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To: jimbo123
Why Hillary v. Jeb Would Be Great for America

Hillary vs. Ted Cruz would be better.

16 posted on 04/13/2014 7:43:30 AM PDT by DoodleDawg
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To: yoe

So a nice polite Bush will once again be a punching bag for the left..while praising their standard bearer. That’s a real formula for winning. Show them how nice we can be..it sure worked before.


17 posted on 04/13/2014 7:43:53 AM PDT by Oldexpat
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To: jimbo123

Daily Beast is Newsweek, the Left is trying to select Jeb Bush for the GOP as this goes with some other articles in the same vein.


18 posted on 04/13/2014 7:44:04 AM PDT by BeadCounter (Without the C, there is no need for the Coexist bumpersticker.)
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To: jimbo123

Palin v Hillary would be a good contest.

Just saying.


19 posted on 04/13/2014 7:44:18 AM PDT by Cringing Negativism Network (http://www.census.gov/foreign-trade/balance/c5700.html#2013)
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To: jimbo123

If bloodlines are the qualifier, how about a great-nephew of Ronald Reagan vs. a great-grandson of Harry Truman?


20 posted on 04/13/2014 7:47:12 AM PDT by TruthShallSetYouFree (lib-pocrisy: requiring photo ID at a march protesting photo IDs for voters.)
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To: jimbo123
'cause Jeb would be even better at suppressing the libertarian conservative, Second Amendment and Evangelical Christian vote than Romney was?


21 posted on 04/13/2014 7:47:29 AM PDT by Sooth2222 ("Suppose you were an idiot. And suppose you were a member of congress. But I repeat myself." M.Twain)
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To: jimbo123
"Why Hillary v. Jeb Would Be Great for America"

Only in the case of a Death Cage match, maybe - certainly not in an election.

22 posted on 04/13/2014 7:48:12 AM PDT by Psalm 73 ("Gentlemen, you can't fight in here - this is the War Room".)
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To: jimbo123
If either Clinton or Bush were elected, they would seed the federal government with people who actually know what they are doing.I don't want either one of them spread their seed throught our government.
23 posted on 04/13/2014 7:48:33 AM PDT by Texas Eagle (If it wasn't for double-standards, Liberals would have no standards at all -- Texas Eagle)
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To: jimbo123

This is satire.

Isn’t it?


24 posted on 04/13/2014 7:49:05 AM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: jimbo123
Why Hillary v. Jeb Would Be Great for America the Democrat party..

Fixed it...

25 posted on 04/13/2014 7:49:19 AM PDT by Popman ("Resistance to Tyrants is Obedience to God" - Thomas Jefferson)
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To: DoodleDawg
"Hillary vs. Ted Cruz would be better."

Biden vs. a-candidate-to-be-named-later would be even more fun. I still think that Hillary's health problems are more serious than those around her are letting on. Or even believe themselves. See above photo.

26 posted on 04/13/2014 7:50:42 AM PDT by Sooth2222 ("Suppose you were an idiot. And suppose you were a member of congress. But I repeat myself." M.Twain)
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To: jimbo123
Who is this person?

Qualifications:

  1. Dynamic public speaker
  2. Combat veteran
  3. Author of bestselling book
  4. Charismatic
  5. Ideologically driven
  6. Ambitious
  7. Puts country above all else
  8. Strong on National defense

27 posted on 04/13/2014 7:51:24 AM PDT by central_va (I won't be reconstructed and I do not give a damn.)
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To: ilovesarah2012

The MSM picking the Rock Stars for Presidency. We don’t need another reality show election. We need “strong” butt kicking leadership, not crony politics as usual. We need new faces, with new ideas, people who will motivate the country and let us get back to business again. I had a discussion with my 92 yr old aunt this week, she remembers what it was like during the depression, and she said this is worse. I kinda disagree, even though I remember eating a lot of eggs and potatoes back then. What I see is more politicians becoming rich through insider investments and under the table deals, and at the same time telling the voters that they are helping them. Hillary will take us to nowhere, maybe she can get Bush to run on the ticket with her. Far fetched?? Not at this point of our history. Hillary’s only interest is becoming the 1st Woman, the only thing she was successful in doing is having the Press at her six.


28 posted on 04/13/2014 7:51:39 AM PDT by Bringbackthedraft (2016 an election or a coronation of a Queen?)
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To: BeadCounter
We should always ask the Left to select the GOP candidate for the GOP. These are the people that brought us Obobo for a eight year down hill run for our country. What could go wrong?
29 posted on 04/13/2014 7:52:23 AM PDT by lostboy61 (Lock and Load and stand your ground!)
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To: jimbo123

What Leftist wouldn’t be thrilled with a race between a Communist and a Progressive?


30 posted on 04/13/2014 7:52:26 AM PDT by central_va (I won't be reconstructed and I do not give a damn.)
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To: BeadCounter
Daily Beast is Newsweek, the Left is trying to select Jeb Bush for the GOP as this goes with some other articles in the same vein. Precisely. Hillary has mountains of dirt on her, and Jeb will play nice and won't bring it up. He'll be too busy backpedaling on how immigrants are more fertile and break our laws because it is "an act of love". Whenever leftist websites start telling you how great a certain person would be for the GOP, you know it stinks to high heaven.
31 posted on 04/13/2014 7:54:46 AM PDT by TheGipperWasRight
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To: jimbo123

Of course. A win by either would be fine with the left.

For the elections they can’t actually steal, they primary us and get in as many rinos as possible.


32 posted on 04/13/2014 7:55:03 AM PDT by Let's Roll (Save the world's best healthcare - REPEAL, DEFUND Obamacare!)
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To: central_va

Who is that person?? My guess, that guy with the funny mustache, the Star of the History Channel, what’s his name?


33 posted on 04/13/2014 7:55:06 AM PDT by Bringbackthedraft (2016 an election or a coronation of a Queen?)
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To: jimbo123
". . . good for America"?

Not a single word about whether either would be good for the cause of liberty, either in America or the world!

When "the People" explore their qualifications for the American presidency at this critical juncture in America's history, we might consult an excerpted portion of the 1801 Inaugural Address of Thomas Jefferson for guidance on the seriousness of the undertaking:

(Excerpt) "Let us, then, with courage and confidence pursue our own Federal and Republican principles, our attachment to union and representative government. Kindly separated by nature and a wide ocean from the exterminating havoc of one quarter of the globe; too high-minded to endure the degradations of the others; possessing a chosen country, with room enough for our descendants to the thousandth and thousandth generation; entertaining a due sense of our equal right to the use of our own faculties, to the acquisitions of our own industry, to honor and confidence from our fellow-citizens, resulting not from birth, but from our actions and their sense of them; enlightened by a benign religion, professed, indeed, and practiced in various forms, yet all of them inculcating honesty, truth, temperance, gratitude, and the love of man; acknowledging and adoring an overruling Providence, which by all its dispensations proves that it delights in the happiness of man here and his greater happiness hereafter—with all these blessings, what more is necessary to make us a happy and a prosperous people? Still one thing more, fellow-citizens—a wise and frugal Government, which shall restrain men from injuring one another, shall leave them otherwise free to regulate their own pursuits of industry and improvement, and shall not take from the mouth of labor the bread it has earned. This is the sum of good government, and this is necessary to close the circle of our felicities.
"About to enter, fellow-citizens, on the exercise of duties which comprehend everything dear and valuable to you,
it is proper you should understand what I deem the essential principles of our Government, and consequently those which ought to shape its Administration. I will compress them within the narrowest compass they will bear, stating the general principle, but not all its limitations. Equal and exact justice to all men, of whatever state or persuasion, religious or political; peace, commerce, and honest friendship with all nations, entangling alliances with none; the support of the State governments in all their rights, as the most competent administrations for our domestic concerns and the surest bulwarks against antirepublican tendencies; the preservation of the General Government in its whole constitutional vigor, as the sheet anchor of our peace at home and safety abroad; a jealous care of the right of election by the people—a mild and safe corrective of abuses which are lopped by the sword of revolution where peaceable remedies are unprovided; absolute acquiescence in the decisions of the majority, the vital principle of republics, from which is no appeal but to force, the vital principle and immediate parent of despotism; a well disciplined militia, our best reliance in peace and for the first moments of war, till regulars may relieve them; the supremacy of the civil over the military authority; economy in the public expense, that labor may be lightly burthened; the honest payment of our debts and sacred preservation of the public faith; encouragement of agriculture, and of commerce as its handmaid; the diffusion of information and arraignment of all abuses at the bar of the public reason; freedom of religion; freedom of the press, and freedom of person under the protection of the habeas corpus, and trial by juries impartially selected. These principles form the bright constellation which has gone before us and guided our steps through an age of revolution and reformation. The wisdom of our sages and blood of our heroes have been devoted to their attainment. They should be the creed of our political faith, the text of civic instruction, the touchstone by which to try the services of those we trust; and should we wander from them in moments of error or of alarm, let us hasten to retrace our steps and to regain the road which alone leads to peace, liberty, and safety."

Now, the question is: which 2016 potential candidate possesses both the intellectual and underlying philosophical qualifications to lead us to "retrace our steps and to regain the road which alone leads to peace, liberty, and safety"?

Names, anyone? Caution: must provide curriculum vitae, as is required for most employers!

34 posted on 04/13/2014 7:57:14 AM PDT by loveliberty2
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To: Bringbackthedraft
Who is that person?? My guess, that guy with the funny mustache, the Star of the History Channel, what’s his name?

Yeah, old whatzhisname....

35 posted on 04/13/2014 7:58:37 AM PDT by central_va (I won't be reconstructed and I do not give a damn.)
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To: jimbo123

Qualified to keep running the country into debt.


36 posted on 04/13/2014 8:00:34 AM PDT by Opinionated Blowhard ("When the people find they can vote themselves money, that will herald the end of the republic.")
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To: ilovesarah2012

Stopped reading after the first 3 words.


37 posted on 04/13/2014 8:00:38 AM PDT by anoldafvet (If you think the government is capable of taking care of you, just look at the indian tribes)
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To: jimbo123

McKinnon forgot the most important reason. Big government “no label” types like himself will get to pick and choose the gigs no matter who wins. Its a win win. This is the guy who worked for McCain campaign but had to resign in the general as he didn’t want to criticize Obama.


38 posted on 04/13/2014 8:01:14 AM PDT by nhwingut (This tagline is for lease)
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To: anoldafvet
Stopped reading after the first 3 words.

You made it that far?

39 posted on 04/13/2014 8:01:15 AM PDT by central_va (I won't be reconstructed and I do not give a damn.)
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To: jimbo123

Agree with the picture.


40 posted on 04/13/2014 8:02:40 AM PDT by sauropod (Fat Bottomed Girl: "What difference, at this point, does it make?")
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To: DoodleDawg
Hillary vs. Ted Cruz would be better.

Hillary versus a Doberman would be better still.

41 posted on 04/13/2014 8:04:44 AM PDT by Mr Ramsbotham (Laws against sodomy are honored in the breech.)
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To: jimbo123

>>QUALIFICATIONS—THEY’VE BOTH GOT THEM.<<

Stopped reading right there. Anything after that has to be BS.


42 posted on 04/13/2014 8:04:51 AM PDT by NTHockey (Rules of engagement #1: Take no prisoners. And to the NSA trolls, FU)
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To: jimbo123

The Daily Beast loves Jeb Bush.


43 posted on 04/13/2014 8:06:13 AM PDT by skeeter
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Hill and Jeb?
What crap.


44 posted on 04/13/2014 8:09:02 AM PDT by Joe Boucher ((FUBO) obammy lied and lied and lied)
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To: jimbo123
Here's everything folks need to know about the Rat/GOP-E hack Mark McKinnon:

McCain Adviser Won’t Fight Obama

Mark McKinnon, true to vow, exits McCain team rather than fight Obama

Mark McKinnon’s Hopes for Obama’s Second Term

45 posted on 04/13/2014 8:10:49 AM PDT by Timber Rattler (Just say NO! to RINOS and the GOP-E)
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To: jimbo123

Hay McKinnon, I guess my knocking you on your ass 3 times wasn’t enough to knock some sense into that head of yours was it?

That’s me, mister kind hearted, I knew I shouldn’t have stopped.


46 posted on 04/13/2014 8:12:16 AM PDT by IMR 4350
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To: jimbo123

Bush/Clinton 2016

The Nepotism Party


47 posted on 04/13/2014 8:14:42 AM PDT by P-Marlowe (There can be no Victory without a fight and no battle without wounds)
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To: jimbo123

Anyone who actually believes that Slick Willie’s wife is qualified to be president and would make a “great” one should really consider giving up or at least cutting back on the recreational drugs.


48 posted on 04/13/2014 8:15:04 AM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Obama's smidgens are coming home to roost.)
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To: central_va

Who is this person?


Allen West?


49 posted on 04/13/2014 8:15:25 AM 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: rktman
They’re both qualified?

Please tell me how either is qualified to be president of the US.

Have you not learned enough about the impact of incompetence and blaming others after watching Obama make believe for the last 5 years?

50 posted on 04/13/2014 8:23:23 AM PDT by Rapscallion (Obama is the corruption of America - economic, criminal, judicial, political, sexual, and more)
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