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Bushes name Mitt Romney as their 2012 favorite
The Hill ^ | 11/23/2010 | Emily Goodin

Posted on 11/23/2010 10:18:28 AM PST by Qbert

Former President George H.W. Bush and former first lady Barbara Bush named Mitt Romney as their favorite Republican for the 2012 presidential nomination.

"If you asked me, who was the nominee be, I couldn't tell you. We like Mitt Romney. We know him well and like him very much," Bush said in an interview with CNN's Larry King.

The former president then joked about his support, saying: "Don't want to kill him off."

"He's a reasonable guy. A conservative fellow, which is good. But, no, I think he'd be a good president, a very good president," Bush said of the former Massachusetts governor.

The former first lady echoed Bush's words when she was asked her favorite.

"I'll go with George. Mitt Romney. I like a lot of them. But I like people who feel that you can respect other people's ideas. I like that a lot," Barbara Bush said.

The Bushes were asked if their son, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, was thinking about a presidential run.

"I don't think he is. In fact, I know he's not. But, would he be a good president? Absolutely. Don't just take that from a father prejudice view. I mean, he's a good man. He performed as governor. He's well spoken. He is not an extremist. He's not a wild guy that attributes bad motives to those that disagree with him, and he's good. And people that know him and hear him say the same thing. So, I think the bottom line is he just doesn't want to try, doesn't want to do it," the former president said.

The interview aired Monday night on "Larry King Live." It got attention over the weekend when CNN previewed it, airing a clip that featured Barbara Bush saying she hoped former Gov. Sarah Palin stayed in Alaska.

"I sat next to her once, thought she was beautiful," the former first lady said. "And I think she's very happy in Alaska, and I hope she'll stay there."


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To: Qbert

Figures they would pick the most liberal Governor in history, the guy who instituted “gay” “marriage,” socialized medicine, complete with $50 co-pay taxpayer-funded abortions, banned guns, and completely homosexualized government schools and state government in Massachusetts.


51 posted on 11/23/2010 10:35:26 AM PST by EternalVigilance (Those who would give up Essential Liberty to purchase a little Temporary Safety, deserve neither.)
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To: chickadee

“Maybe George HW and Barb are secretly really for Palin. Everything out of their mouths over this past week has helped her.”

I think it’s unintentional. The same ironic way that Obozo through his ineptitude has done more to further Conservatism than the Bushes and their groupies ever would.


52 posted on 11/23/2010 10:37:29 AM PST by Qbert
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To: Qbert

Well then, the Cocktail Party wing of the party has decreed who’s up next, and winner is: Mittens Myth Romney.

Color me surprised. /s


53 posted on 11/23/2010 10:38:26 AM PST by AFreeBird
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To: Lakeshark
Maybe W and Babs just sunk Romney by mistake.....

Just as 1980 was all about Reagan vs. "Stop Reagan", so it is this time with Palin and "whomever".

The elites do seem to be thrashing around to find their "Stop Palin", though. Probably why the "Huck deception" backup plan is all over the media lately. They're skeered they ain't got nobody. :)

54 posted on 11/23/2010 10:39:08 AM PST by Al B.
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To: samtheman

Exactly, who is really going to base their choice on what these two say? In two years the Tea Party will be even stronger and deeper entrenched than they were this year, lets see how things pan out.


55 posted on 11/23/2010 10:39:08 AM PST by Abathar (Proudly posting without reading the article carefully since 2004)
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To: Qbert

The problem is the first primary states are more moderate (RINO) areas (IA, NH, MI, NV). He could have a huge lead right off the bat. I will have to hold my nose (Like McCain in 2008) and vote for him over Obama if he wins the primary and I am sure that is what he is hoping for.


56 posted on 11/23/2010 10:39:19 AM PST by MeSpikeLibs (Wake me when the Obama nightmare is over.)
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To: Qbert

Ask yourself: why does the MSM want Romney to run?


57 posted on 11/23/2010 10:40:15 AM PST by hsrazorback1 (Seek truth.)
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To: Texas Fossil

If the RINO’s and Pubbie Blue Bloods force that down our throat, there will be a 3rd party in 2012 that will blow the doors off both Dems and Pubbies.

********************

I slightly disagree. Should that scenario occur in 2012, the Democrats would win with a modest plurality, the GOP would place third and would then begin an irreversible decline into oblivion.


58 posted on 11/23/2010 10:40:19 AM PST by Psalm 144
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To: jimbo123

Karl Rove has to have the largest head in the world, except for Macy’s parade marchers and Minor League Baseball mascots.


59 posted on 11/23/2010 10:41:20 AM PST by bwc2221
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To: EternalVigilance

What a choice we might have in ‘12: an “unrepentant abortionist/statist lying political whore” or 0bama.


60 posted on 11/23/2010 10:41:20 AM PST by Lou Budvis (Refudiate 0bama '12)
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To: GraceG
It takes a Big Government NWO RINO to know a Big Government NWO RINO.
Bingo.
61 posted on 11/23/2010 10:41:31 AM PST by samtheman
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To: samtheman

“Why? Because people are going to care what GHW thinks?”

No, because I really don’t see a real leader (at this point)acceptable to most Republicans that can also win the General, time will tell.


62 posted on 11/23/2010 10:41:57 AM PST by Sparky1776
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To: TribalPrincess2U

“He’s a reasonable guy” meaning he’s part of the ruling class or another RINO.


63 posted on 11/23/2010 10:43:00 AM PST by mandaladon
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To: Qbert

Bush should go away, he was gaining respect then he went and ruined it all.


64 posted on 11/23/2010 10:44:11 AM PST by Scythian
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To: Mr. Mojo

“”would [Jeb] be a good president? Absolutely. ....He is not an extremist.”
—With “extremist” defined as a constitutional conservative.”

Yep that one really stings...parroting the term used ad nauseam by the most radical liberals in decades to attack Conservatives. Shameful.


65 posted on 11/23/2010 10:44:16 AM PST by Qbert
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To: Abathar
In two years the Tea Party will be even stronger and deeper entrenched than they were this year, lets see how things pan out.
I know I'm going to be more active in the next 2 years than in the last 2 (I had things to attend to that held me back and are cleared up now).
66 posted on 11/23/2010 10:44:16 AM PST by samtheman
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To: Qbert

I guess the country club blue blood RINOS have to stick together after all.


67 posted on 11/23/2010 10:44:39 AM PST by Jean2
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To: TribalPrincess2U

“He’s a reasonable guy” meaning he’s part of the ruling class or another RINO.


68 posted on 11/23/2010 10:44:45 AM PST by mandaladon
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To: Qbert
Mitt Romney has consistently used liberal class-warfare rhetoric against the flat tax. Get a load of this full page ad he ran in the Boston Globe in 1996 against Steve Forbes during the NH Primary that year.
69 posted on 11/23/2010 10:44:54 AM PST by ReagansRaiders (Sarah Palin - Bob McDonnell 2012)
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To: samtheman

I’ll second that............


70 posted on 11/23/2010 10:46:34 AM PST by Osage Orange (MOLON LABE)
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To: bgill
Come on, he's more conservative than the Bush's adopted son Willie.

Actually Willie is more honest about what he is. Romney says he's whatever he needs to be to get elected.

71 posted on 11/23/2010 10:48:19 AM PST by DJ MacWoW (If Bam is the answer, the question was stupid.)
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To: Lou Budvis

As of now, we’ll have as many choices as we make for ourselves.


72 posted on 11/23/2010 10:48:37 AM PST by EternalVigilance (Those who would give up Essential Liberty to purchase a little Temporary Safety, deserve neither.)
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To: jessduntno

:-D


73 posted on 11/23/2010 10:50:30 AM PST by DJ MacWoW (If Bam is the answer, the question was stupid.)
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To: hsrazorback1
Because they know he is "target rich"...................

And don't for a second think that his religion will NOT be a factor.

They will skewer this guy like a Christmas Turkey.

74 posted on 11/23/2010 10:50:57 AM PST by Osage Orange (MOLON LABE)
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To: Qbert

Typical Republican elites - next good ole boy in line gets the nomination.


75 posted on 11/23/2010 10:51:11 AM PST by oldbill
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To: Qbert

No, Grandpa. No.

We cannot have gone through the last two years
of misery; gathered, shouted, posted and shared
Tea Party values, sweep the election, and then
roll over and accept Mittens.

The last 2 years would be for naught. Will
the PTB really show their contempt and dismiss
what America has told them repeatedly?

I am afraid if they force Romney on us we may
end up with Old Blue Lips for another 4, which,
really, may suit people like George and Barbara
just fine.


76 posted on 11/23/2010 10:51:56 AM PST by CaptainPhilFan
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To: Qbert

If Jeb’s not running he’s perfect Bush family candidate. Another strong reason NOT to support him...just in case anyone needed another.


77 posted on 11/23/2010 10:52:05 AM PST by pgkdan (Protect and Defend America! End the practice of islam on our shores before it's too late!)
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To: DJ MacWoW

Of course they don’t know what a conservative is — they are elitist oligarchs.


78 posted on 11/23/2010 10:52:46 AM PST by skookum55 ("We can give up on America or we can give up on this president ...." D. D'Souza)
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To: DJ MacWoW

Of course they don’t know what a conservative is — they are elitist oligarchs.


79 posted on 11/23/2010 10:52:57 AM PST by skookum55 ("We can give up on America or we can give up on this president ...." D. D'Souza)
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To: Psalm 144

You mean wolf in sheeps clothing. ;-)


80 posted on 11/23/2010 10:53:45 AM PST by DJ MacWoW (If Bam is the answer, the question was stupid.)
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To: oldbill
Typical Republican elites - next good ole boy in line gets the nomination.

I think we've had about enough of that...


81 posted on 11/23/2010 10:53:48 AM PST by andy58-in-nh (America does not need to be organized: it needs to be liberated.)
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To: samtheman

We need to recognize, a vote in the primaries for anyone other than Sarah is a defacto vote for Romney.

The establishment always splits the conservative vote among several conservatives, leaving the way open for their candidate to gain the plurality.

Just as it did in 2008 with McCain.

We need to come together early behind a single conservative, and I really believe Sarah is our answer this time around...

but if votes that could go to her are split off to Huckabee or Barbour or Pence or who ever else, we will once again be left with the RINO establishment Republican.

Everyone always blames the party for shackling us with these RINO’s, but really, it’s kind of our own fault for not coming together behind one conservative who can win.

Does that make sense?


82 posted on 11/23/2010 10:53:57 AM PST by t-dude
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To: Qbert

Their support for Crist certainly helped too, didn’t it?


83 posted on 11/23/2010 10:54:09 AM PST by pgkdan (Protect and Defend America! End the practice of islam on our shores before it's too late!)
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To: Qbert

"Mom says it's to be: Dad. You. Me.
Then Mitt 'cause he is RINO, then Hillary,
then Jeb, then Chelsea. Oink. Oink. Oink.
"

84 posted on 11/23/2010 10:55:16 AM PST by Diogenesis ('Freedom is the light of all sentient beings.' - Optimus Prime)
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To: MeSpikeLibs

“The problem is the first primary states are more moderate (RINO) areas (IA, NH, MI, NV). He could have a huge lead right off the bat...”

Good point. (I guess ask the question, “What would Reagan do?”)


85 posted on 11/23/2010 10:55:55 AM PST by Qbert
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To: Lou Budvis

Running Mitt would guarentee THAT


86 posted on 11/23/2010 10:57:47 AM PST by SMARTY (Conforming to non-conformity is conforming just the same.)
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To: Qbert

The Bushes consider anyone who advocates reducing the size and scope of gov’t, enforcing our immigration laws, and who doesn’t gush about Islam being “the religion of peace” an extremist.


87 posted on 11/23/2010 10:58:56 AM PST by Mr. Mojo
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To: t-dude

“Everyone always blames the party for shackling us with these RINO’s, but really, it’s kind of our own fault for not coming together behind one conservative who can win.

Does that make sense?”

-Duly noted.


88 posted on 11/23/2010 11:00:06 AM PST by Qbert
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To: mandaladon

I agree. We don’t need no stinkin’ reasonable people.
It’s time for ‘NO MERCY”.

FYI
Rumors coming out of DC continue about an ambush vote on the Dream Act Amnesty which may take place Monday or Tuesday of next week! Some ‘Republican’ sources are trying to sing you to sleep claiming they believe the chances of passage are low. Don’t you dare fall for that! We must fight this Amnesty push with all we can muster!

If the Democrats stick together in the House, they only need ONE VOTE in the Senate to pass a cloture vote with 60 US Senators! They just need one more person in DC to agree to betray America and millions of illegal aliens will be granted amnesty using the current laws. Illegal aliens will be on the path to legally voting in US elections, as opposed to illegally voting as they do now.
More at:

http://www.alipac.us/


89 posted on 11/23/2010 11:01:41 AM PST by TribalPrincess2U (demonicRATS= Obama's Mosque, taxes, painful death. Is this what you want?)
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To: Qbert

Now everyone should understand why Rove has been attacking Sarah Palin.


90 posted on 11/23/2010 11:01:48 AM PST by B Knotts (Just another Tenther)
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To: Qbert

Why do the Bush’s think it is up to them?


91 posted on 11/23/2010 11:02:24 AM PST by KansasGirl
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To: Qbert
I live in Michigan and Sarah Palin can play very well here by appealing to Reagan Democrats and the children of Reagan Democrats.

There's a reason she started the “Going Rogue” book tour in Grand Rapids “... the huntin’ and the fishin’ and the hockey moms.”

92 posted on 11/23/2010 11:02:35 AM PST by bwc2221
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To: Qbert

WHOOO WHOOOO This ought to be entertainig to watch!!


93 posted on 11/23/2010 11:06:08 AM PST by Moleman
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To: Qbert

“They’re a bit tetched in the head” They are dreaming, they should just take all their riches and go sit on a beach some where. I could never support any choice they make any more. They are very out of touch with the American middle class - again.


94 posted on 11/23/2010 11:06:08 AM PST by Pilated
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To: t-dude
We need to recognize, a vote in the primaries for anyone other than Sarah is a defacto vote for Romney.
Yes, that makes absolute sense. It's unfortunate that we can't close all those open primaries (why the F* not??? oh well, never mind) and Romney is going to get a lot of democommie votes in those. The ONLY thing we can do to combat Romney's democommie strength is to unite behind ONE conservative candidate.

Even if I wasn't already a Palin supporter, I hope that I would have the wisdom to see that Palin is that ONE we should unite behind. Even if I liked Pence or one of the other ones better, I HOPE I would have the wisdom to do what you suggest:

Unite, unite, unite. Only Palin can unite us.

The alternative is:

A Romney nomination and an Obama 2nd term.

That's what the media wants.

That's obviously what the Bush's want.

That's obviously what Karlcommie Rove wants.

That's probably what all the hypocrites (eg, Krauthammer) in the "conservative media" want.

And we've got to fight them all.

We've got to beat them all.

Sarah Palin is our only hope.

95 posted on 11/23/2010 11:06:37 AM PST by samtheman
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To: hsrazorback1
The MSM backs sharia and the Islamic invaders.

Like Mitt Romney who knows how to make $$$$$$$$$
---even from the 911 victory mosque.



"Bain Capital, has cut checks totaling $90,000 to Romney's operation. "


"(The GroundZero Mosque) cleared its final hurdle ….
developers plan to build the $100 million center which will include a mosque.
Since its incipient stages in July 2009, when a Muslim-run real-estate development
company purchased the damaged, vacant building and land where the new center
will be built, the project has sparked controversy and debate.
.... the tattered building that was bought by the Muslim real estate company had
been owned by a subsidiary of Bain Capital, a company Romney founded in 1984.

So it's OK if his company can profit off the sale of the land ."


"Bain Capital, has cut checks totaling $90,000 to Romney's operation. "


Ground Zero mosque developers apply for federal grant
The developers behind the proposed Ground Zero mosque have applied
for about $5 million in federal grant money set aside for redeveloping
downtown Manhattan after the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks....
run by the Lower Manhattan Redevelopment Corp.
LMDC Board of Directors
•John C. Whitehead, Founding Chairman"


John C. Whitehead AKA John Cunningham Whitehead
Romney for President "



96 posted on 11/23/2010 11:07:27 AM PST by Diogenesis ('Freedom is the light of all sentient beings.' - Optimus Prime)
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To: Lakeshark; Virginia Ridgerunner; Brices Crossroads; Clyde5445; Al B.

LOL. Thanks very much 41 and Barbara!

Romney a conservative? What about romneycare?

ROTFLOLOLOLOL.


97 posted on 11/23/2010 11:07:59 AM PST by onyx (If you truly support Sarah Palin and want on her busy ping list, let me know!)
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To: Qbert; Jim Robinson

I guess they didn’t check with JimRob...


98 posted on 11/23/2010 11:08:07 AM PST by Pharmboy (What always made the state a hell has been that man tried to make it heaven-Hoelderlin)
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To: Qbert

They must want 8 years of Obama.


99 posted on 11/23/2010 11:09:39 AM PST by Pollster1 (Natural born citizen of the USA, with the birth certificate to prove it)
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To: Mr. Mojo

I don’t think an endorsement by George H.W.Bush is a positive for Romney.LOL.


100 posted on 11/23/2010 11:10:02 AM PST by Roklok
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