Skip to comments.Jeb Bush for Veep?
Posted on 06/17/2014 2:44:44 PM PDT by SeekAndFind
Even before Eric Cantors 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, wont 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, hes a fervent booster of comprehensive immigration reform. That provokes apoplexy among many tea-party faithful and other GOP conservatives.
With Cantors 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 its [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 Jebs 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 hes conservative.
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How about no??
No. Not for VEEP, Senate, Congress, Dog Catcher ... nothing.
I quit reading where it said he was a “reliable conservative”.
“STAY OUT DA BUSHES !”
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.
Terri Schiavo says, “No.”
How about HELL NO!!!
In a word...NO!
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.
If you do not yet understand my answer......NO!!!
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.
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.
Jeb Bush is as Spanish as this guy.
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...