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Jeb Bush for Veep?
National Journal ^ | 06/17/2014 | Tom DeFrank

Posted on 06/17/2014 2:44:44 PM PDT by SeekAndFind

Even before Eric Cantor’s seismic loss to a political novice backed by the tea party last week, many Republican elders had concluded that Jeb Bush, who really wants to become the third President Bush, won’t run in 2016.

The emerging consensus explains why some of these party mandarins have launched a new political boomlet touting the ex-Florida governor: Jeb for Veep.

At first the notion seems a little weird. While a reliable ideological conservative, Bush is a dreaded mainstream Republican. Worse yet for many on the Right, he’s a fervent booster of comprehensive immigration reform. That provokes apoplexy among many tea-party faithful and other GOP conservatives.

With Cantor’s defeat blamed in part on his apparent willingness to entertain a middle ground on immigration, Bush as second banana on a ticket headed by a more conservative Republican would seem to be a nonstarter.

Not so fast, some GOP heavy-hitters maintain.

“Jeb would be perfectly acceptable to the base if the Presidential nominee is a proven conservative,” said a prominent Republican consultant. “If it’s [New Jersey Gov. Chris] Christie or some moderate, Jeb would be a no go. On the other hand, if a right-wing nominee wanted to make a bow towards the middle and add some Hispanic vote appeal, Jeb would be a good choice.”

Legendary political operative Stu Spencer was even more emphatic about Jeb’s value to a party anxious to attract independents and swing Democrats in 2016.

“Jeb could be a safe choice for anybody,” said Spencer, who worked for three Republican presidents. “He has name ID, a Spanish background, [is] a former governor, and he’s conservative.”

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TOPICS: Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: jebbush; veep; vp
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1 posted on 06/17/2014 2:44:44 PM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

How about no??


2 posted on 06/17/2014 2:46:24 PM PDT by ConservativeMan55 (In America, we don't do pin pricks. But sometimes we elect them.)
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To: SeekAndFind

No. Not for VEEP, Senate, Congress, Dog Catcher ... nothing.


3 posted on 06/17/2014 2:47:18 PM PDT by RIghtwardHo
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To: SeekAndFind

I quit reading where it said he was a “reliable conservative”.


4 posted on 06/17/2014 2:47:24 PM PDT by Slump Tester (What if I'm pregnant Teddy? Errr-ahh -Calm down Mary Jo, we'll cross that bridge when we come to it)
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To: SeekAndFind

“STAY OUT DA BUSHES !”


5 posted on 06/17/2014 2:48:22 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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To: SeekAndFind

No


6 posted on 06/17/2014 2:48:50 PM PDT by TigersEye ("No man left behind" means something different to 0bama.)
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To: SeekAndFind

No.

No.

No.


7 posted on 06/17/2014 2:49:50 PM PDT by CatherineofAragon ((Support Christian white males---the architects of the jewel known as Western Civilization).)
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To: SeekAndFind

HELL NO!


8 posted on 06/17/2014 2:50:25 PM PDT by prisoner6 (Stop the Stupid!)
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To: SeekAndFind

No Bush EVAR —not for any public office.

They’re not Conservatives at all, not our people.

They loathe us —to them we’re disgusting.


9 posted on 06/17/2014 2:50:38 PM PDT by gaijin
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To: SeekAndFind

Terri Schiavo says, “No.”


10 posted on 06/17/2014 2:51:06 PM PDT by don-o (He will not share His glory and He will NOT be mocked! Blessed be the name of the Lord forever!)
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To: SeekAndFind
No way president Ted Cruz would want Jebster as a VP.
11 posted on 06/17/2014 2:51:45 PM PDT by The Cajun (tea party!!!, Sarah Palin, Mark Levin, Ted Cruz, Mike Lee, Louie Gohmert......Nuff said.)
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To: ConservativeMan55
How about no??

How about HELL NO!!!

12 posted on 06/17/2014 2:51:55 PM PDT by ExSES (the "bottom-line")
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To: SeekAndFind

In a word...NO!


13 posted on 06/17/2014 2:53:33 PM PDT by alice_in_bubbaland (When injustice becomes law, resistance becomes mandatory ... Thomas Jefferson)
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To: SeekAndFind

I see mine is an unpopular opinion but I think the guy is right. If you offer me a Palin/Bush or Cruz/Bush ticket I’ll happily pull the lever.


14 posted on 06/17/2014 2:54:01 PM PDT by gorush (History repeats itself because human nature is static)
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To: SeekAndFind
No. No. No. No. No. No. No. NO!

If you do not yet understand my answer......NO!!!

15 posted on 06/17/2014 2:57:30 PM PDT by OldMissileer
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To: SeekAndFind

I would heartily nominate Jeb to be in charge of the Street Dept in Mogadishu. I would throw in the first $5 for the campaign.


16 posted on 06/17/2014 2:58:29 PM PDT by lurk
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To: SeekAndFind

By the time 2016 rolls around it will have been 44 years since the Republicans won the White House without a Bush on the ticket and 88 years since the Republicans won the White House without a Bush or Nixon on the ticket.


17 posted on 06/17/2014 2:59:30 PM PDT by Oliviaforever
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To: SeekAndFind
“Jeb could be a safe choice for anybody,” said Spencer, who worked for three Republican presidents. “He has name ID, a Spanish background, [is] a former governor, and he’s conservative.”

Jeb Bush is as Spanish as this guy.

18 posted on 06/17/2014 2:59:30 PM PDT by x
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To: SeekAndFind
No Bush! No Clinton!
19 posted on 06/17/2014 2:59:51 PM PDT by Falcon4.0
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To: SeekAndFind

No G-D Dammit, NO No No....

The only bad thing about Reagan was that he ended up having to pair up with Mr. Thousand Points of Light NWO HW Bush the Weakling Wimp epitome of the Rockefeller Republican Checked Pants moron GOPe jackwad establishment...


20 posted on 06/17/2014 3:00:05 PM PDT by GraceG
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To: SeekAndFind

No


21 posted on 06/17/2014 3:00:28 PM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: SeekAndFind

no. please conservatives, learn the lessons of history.


22 posted on 06/17/2014 3:00:35 PM PDT by dadfly
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To: Oliviaforever

Astounding stat.
We’re definitely swimming upstream against a demographic wave.


23 posted on 06/17/2014 3:01:33 PM PDT by nascarnation (Toxic Baraq Syndrome: hopefully infecting a Dem candidate near you)
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To: Slump Tester

To the GOPe, the term conservative simply means he is willing to cut business taxes, and regulations. Aside from that, they defer to the Democrats.


24 posted on 06/17/2014 3:01:35 PM PDT by Yogafist
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To: ConservativeMan55

Could he be worse than Biden?


25 posted on 06/17/2014 3:05:48 PM PDT by gigster (Cogito, Ergo, Ronaldus Magnus Conservatus)
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To: ConservativeMan55

How about Hillary’s veep?


26 posted on 06/17/2014 3:07:49 PM PDT by Corey Ohlis (Visualize Swirled Peas)
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To: SeekAndFind

Great! They’ve reached the “bargaining” phase of acceptance. Just past anger and eventually acceptance.


27 posted on 06/17/2014 3:08:25 PM PDT by glorgau
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To: nascarnation

In other words, there is no one alive who voted for a winning GOP Ticket that did not have a Nixon or Bush listed on that ticket.


28 posted on 06/17/2014 3:10:21 PM PDT by Oliviaforever
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To: SeekAndFind

That has to be a joke.


29 posted on 06/17/2014 3:16:16 PM PDT by mulligan (I)
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To: gorush

If you make your running mate more moderate, your enemies have more incentive to try to take you down


30 posted on 06/17/2014 3:21:17 PM PDT by aynrandfreak (Being a Democrat means never having to say you're sorry)
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To: SeekAndFind
I like and admire the Bush family.

That does not mean that I agree with them on everything, especially THE DEFINING ISSUE FOR traditional GOPers, which is position on amnesty for illegal aliens.

To put it politely, it will be wholly self-defeating for any GOP primary candidate to support, in any version, amnesty for illegal aliens (or "pathway" or "dream" or any other lying euphemism for amnesty for illegal aliens.)

Accordingly, I do not support Jeb for any elected office,

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31 posted on 06/17/2014 3:24:18 PM PDT by Seaplaner (Never give in. Never give in. Never...except to convictions of honour and good sense. W. Churchill)
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To: aynrandfreak

And here I thought I was trying to mollify them the way they do to me all the time.


32 posted on 06/17/2014 3:25:05 PM PDT by gorush (History repeats itself because human nature is static)
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To: SeekAndFind
Oh hell no. If it somehow happened 4 years later it would then be his turn.

Screw that crap in every way shape and form.

33 posted on 06/17/2014 3:25:08 PM PDT by Manic_Episode (GOP = The Whig Party)
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To: SeekAndFind

Not only no, but 1,000 times no. If he’s even part of another soft-RINO package, my ballot will be a write-in.


34 posted on 06/17/2014 3:25:47 PM PDT by MamaDearest
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To: SeekAndFind
NO.
35 posted on 06/17/2014 3:37:12 PM PDT by Ray76 (True change requires true change - A Second Party ...or else it's more of the same...)
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To: SeekAndFind

I don’t even want to see him in a Cabinet position for fear of his compromise w libs!

Maybe an Ambassador postion somewhere?


36 posted on 06/17/2014 3:40:08 PM PDT by G Larry (Which of Obama's policies do you think I'd support if he were white?)
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To: SeekAndFind
No to Jeb Bush for many reasons, among them: his refusal to save Terri Schiavo; his adoration of illegal aliens that can be viewed as a fetish and/or treason; and many voters have had enough of the Bushes.
37 posted on 06/17/2014 3:41:06 PM PDT by Dante3
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To: SeekAndFind

Not even member of roadkill cleanup team.


38 posted on 06/17/2014 3:45:45 PM PDT by cashless (Obama told us he would side with Muslims if the political winds shifted in an ugly direction. Ready?)
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To: Slump Tester

I quit reading where it said he was a “reliable conservative”.

**
Same here. What an idiot.

Does not really matter, though, as the USA will have ceased to exist by 2016, anyway, thanks to Obamugabe’s tsunami of illegal aliens.


39 posted on 06/17/2014 3:58:42 PM PDT by Bigg Red (31 May 2014: Obamugabe officially declares the USA a vanquished subject of the Global Caliphate.)
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To: Bigg Red
What an idiot.

No, just old. That's why the writer calls them "party elders."

Stu Spencer's been in politics since at least 1961, maybe longer. A lot has changed since his day.

40 posted on 06/17/2014 4:12:50 PM PDT by x
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To: SeekAndFind

The last time we let a Bush be Veep, a friend of the Bush family tried to assassinate the president. If President Cruz wants to be safe he needs Col. West as a running mate.


41 posted on 06/17/2014 4:18:38 PM PDT by Sirius Lee (All that is required for evil to advance is for government to do "something")
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To: SeekAndFind
NO !
42 posted on 06/17/2014 4:39:13 PM PDT by tomkat
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To: x
Good edit, 'specially the pencil thin mustache              LOL
43 posted on 06/17/2014 4:40:23 PM PDT by tomkat
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To: GraceG
Excellent mini-rant              d;^)
44 posted on 06/17/2014 4:41:19 PM PDT by tomkat
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To: SeekAndFind

Jeb Bush would be perfect as a Walmart greeter.

And that’s it.

Apologies to Walmart greeters everywhere.


45 posted on 06/17/2014 4:48:40 PM PDT by Peter W. Kessler
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To: SeekAndFind

how about seep?

or deep?

or dweep?

or no more peep?


46 posted on 06/17/2014 4:50:27 PM PDT by hadaclueonce (Because Brawndo's got electrolytes. Because Ethanol has Big Corn Lobby)
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To: SeekAndFind

This whole Clinton part duex and Bush part tres is really starting to bother me.

There’s 300 million people in this country FIND SOMEBODY ELSE.


47 posted on 06/17/2014 4:57:19 PM PDT by jocon307 (These people are (some Polish word) crazy)
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To: SeekAndFind
Jeb Bush for Veep?

I thought it had been emphatically stated and already accepted.. "NO MORE BUSH"

48 posted on 06/17/2014 5:56:42 PM PDT by VideoDoctor
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To: SeekAndFind

“While a reliable ideological conservative,”?
Really?
Jeb Bush, a conservative?
Horse crap.


49 posted on 06/18/2014 4:44:32 AM PDT by Joe Boucher ((FUBO) obammy lied and lied and lied)
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To: SeekAndFind
I hope that all the people who donate money to this man are made public, so we can identify the true enemies of the American people.
50 posted on 06/18/2014 5:42:41 AM PDT by 2001convSVT (Going Galt as fast as I can.)
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