Skip to comments.Bush-Cheney 2012?
Posted on 05/19/2009 2:55:58 PM PDT by Lou Budvis
Over the weekend, President Obama named Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman, a telegenic Republican moderate, as his pick for ambassador to China, removing one possible 2012 challenger from the fray. Gov. Mark Sanford of South Carolina, a straight-shooting right-winger I find it impossible to dislike, is loved by conservative activists, but not always by his fellow South Carolinians. Gov. Sarah Palin of Alaska has, for a variety of reasons, not all of them entirely fair, become a national punchline. My guess is that Republican primary voters wont bite, just as Iowa Democrats turned against Howard Dean at the last possible moment. Gov. Tim Pawlenty of Minnesota is lacking in star wattage. Because Gov. Bobby Jindal of Louisiana is not insane, he's keeping his powder dry until 2016, and the same might even be true of former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney. As for Mike Huckabee, who has become a scourge of bailout capitalism, his failure to make headway outside of his evangelical base suggests that he's fundamentally a niche candidate.
The missing candidate, then, is Jeb Bush, a successful two-term governor of a big swing state with sterling conservative credentials, a record of appealing to Latino voters, and the raw brainpower and rhetorical skill to match Barack Obama.
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>>The missing candidate, then, is Jeb Bush, a successful two-term governor of a big swing state with sterling conservative credentials, a record of appealing to Latino voters, and the raw brainpower and rhetorical skill<<
We need a new face thats the opposite of 0. A war hero perhaps :-)
“I thought you were talking Liz Cheney. She kiscks liberal ass...”
She seems to be doing a good job of that lately. What do you make of this:
[snip]LIZ CHENEY, ROMNEY SENIOR FOREIGN POLICY ADVISER: Well, its great to be here. Thanks, John. I think that clearly, Gov. Romney, when you look across the whole range of issues and challenges our next president is going to have to face, is the one best suited to face those challenges. He has got a very clear record on issues like cutting taxes. Sen. McCain also voted against the Bush tax cuts in 2001 and 2003, for example, in addition to the list you mentioned before.....As I looked at the candidates, it became clear to me, absolutely that Gov. Romney was the man who would best lead this country. Jan. 29, 2008
There you go!!!
“No more Bushes!”
Good grief, ‘conservatives’ are acting like wives who get beaten, forget in a week and crawl back for more.
I always liked Jeb better than W and I think it’s unfortunate that he’ll probably never get his chance, but W has made the name too radioactive.
A Palin / (Liz or Dick) Cheney ticket, however, would cause such hysteria I almost want to see it happen.
“Sterling coservative credentials”? I wonder what Salam has in his hookah!
THAT would be killer. I love ‘em both.
Continuing effort to steer the party away from Palin, whom the left fears most of all.
They fear her b/c she doesn’t fear them, i.e. blasting ND’s invite to 0bama.
Please, for the love of God, no more Bushes!
This column was so dumb, I couldn’t let it go.
There are conservatives who don’t get it. Reihan is one of them.
I love both of them but don’t give them much a chance. Glen Beck had Bolton on today and he was great as always.
Exactly. The question will be, how many of the non-thinking, able-to-be-influenced mush-heads on our side will allow the vermin in the MSM to convince them Palin can’t win? Hell, if they would have run her out there a couple months earlier this past election, that stiff McCain would have beaten the commie.
Yeah obambi is such an improvement.
You can bet your last dollar that I will not vote for such a ticket.
I don’t get it...except the stubborn Pubs are always ready to give it to the “next guy in line” and that is Romney, unfortunately...why she would go in with him, I don’t get, though...he sure ain’t her old man’s type of man...
I can't think of anything the MSM hates worse except for President Bush who went after the terrorists.