Skip to comments.Jeb Bush for Veep?
Posted on 06/18/2014 2:18:30 PM PDT by jimbo123
Speculation among Republican strategists is that Bush wont run for president in 2016, but might be willing to be a strong conservatives running mate.
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 nominee is a proven conservative, said a prominent Republican consultant.
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All Bushes for has-beens. We need Conservatives. No more GOPe & RINOs.
No. No. No.
He should be dead to every single pro lifer. Never forget Terri Schiavo.
No More Bushes!
The sooner we stick to ‘NO!” with the exclamation point, the sooner we can get conservatives into power.
“’Jeb would be perfectly acceptable to the base if the nominee is a proven conservative,’...”
According to whom?
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...
That’s the worst part of Reagans legacy. He took on a Bush and it wound up undoing everything he did. I swear by all that’s holy, I will not vote for another Bush.
Why would a strong conservative want a VP who is Democrat in Republican clothing?
Just read the number of posts that said ‘NO’ in this thread:
Interesting trial balloon. Note that the week after the weasel’s loss, the crony capitalists are talking another Bush for VP. I guess they’ve gotten the message that they aren’t likely to get the top slot, so they’re triangulating.
Exactly. A trial balloon. The GOP-e just don’t get it.
Sure to sink any conservative candidate's campaign lower than whale guano (and that's pretty low!!)
I think the “conservative” they’re suggesting is Mitt Romney, the severely severe conservative. Romney-Bush 2016. Barf!