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  • Jeb Bush joins the Ford Edsel and New Coke as historic marketing flops

    03/16/2016 7:02:48 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 35 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | 3/16/16 | PAUL FRIEDERICHSEN
    There is an old axiom in marketing: Good advertising makes a bad product fail faster. If you doubt that, may I submit Exhibit A: The 2016 campaign for the Republican nomination for President of Jeb Bush. It now joins the likes of the Ford Edsel and Coca-Cola's "New Coke" as a bona-fide marketing flop of an enormous magnitude. In each case, be it Edsel, New Coke or Jeb!, logic dictated a winner. Research for all three concluded a marketplace that was theirs for the taking. All three were rooted in strong family brand equity and even carried the brand name...

    03/16/2016 3:12:55 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 24 replies
    Powerline ^ | 3/16/16 | PAUL MIRENGOFF
    Yesterday, Donald Trump won his biggest victory yet, a decisive triumph in Florida’s winner-take-all primary. With the win, the tycoon’s hostile takeover of the Republican Party becomes overwhelmingly likely. Where was Jeb Bush during the battle for his home state’s primary? He was pouting. Spinning Bush’s failure to endorse his one-time protege Marco Rubio (whom he once touted for the vice presidency), or another non-Trump candidate, the former governor’s confidante Al Cardenas said: [Bush] put his heart and soul in this race, and the outcome was disappointing to him. You get emotionally drained, and you just want to stay off...
  • Neil Bush: Trump Behaviorally Challenged, Makes ‘Broad Generalizations Like He’s Running for

    03/12/2016 10:57:48 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 58 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 3/12/16 | Jeff Poor
    Neil Bush: Trump Behaviorally Challenged, Makes ‘Broad Generalizations Like He’s Running for 8th Grade Class President’. Friday on CNN’s “Erin Burnett Outfront,” Neil Bush, the brother of former President George W. Bush and former Gov. Jeb Bush (R-FL), sounded off on the night’s events at campaign event for Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump, which was ultimately canceled. Bush, who has endorsed Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) for president, ripped Trump for his “ego” and for what he described as having a “behavior challenge.” He also questioned Trump’s claim to be a unifier.
  • Cruz Finance Team Member Had Multiple Conflicts Of Interest In 1980s Loan Scandal (Neil Bush)

    03/10/2016 9:26:48 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 68 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 3/10/16 | Ron Brynaert
    Republican Texas Sen. Ted Cruz's presidential campaign announced Tuesday that Neil Bush has joined his finance team, even though Bush was involved in a financial scandal that reportedly cost U.S. taxpayers more than a billion dollars, and though he once admitted to sex romps in Asia during his divorce proceedings. Cruz stated in the announcement that he was “thrilled to welcome these new members to our outstanding team,” adding that the new hires were “further testament that conservatives are continuing to unite behind this campaign.” A federal agency ruled in 1991 that Bush, former President George W. Bush’s brother, had...
  • Neil Bush Defends Actions at S&L (1990 Flashback)

    03/09/2016 5:41:15 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 4 replies
    LA Times ^ | 7/10/1990 | T. R. REID and SHARON LaFRANIERE
    An angry, embattled Neil Bush on Monday defended his conduct as a director of a failed Denver savings and loan as well as his acceptance of what he conceded was "an incredibly sweet deal" in the form of a $100,000 loan from a Denver investor that he did not have to repay. President Bush's 35-year-old son, who faces a disciplinary hearing this fall before federal thrift regulators, decided this weekend to launch a one-man public relations campaign in connection with his role as a director of the defunct Silverado Savings & Loan, whose collapse is expected to cost taxpayers about...
  • GOP establishment creeps toward Cruz

    03/09/2016 4:20:04 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 25 replies
    Politico ^ | 3/9/16 | KATIE GLUECK
    'Ted is the only possibility to stop Trump,' says a Bush loyalist. Republican elites are begrudgingly embracing Ted Cruz—and hanging Marco Rubio out to dry. Panicked at Donald Trump’s dominance and dismayed by Rubio’s continued inability to do anything about it, some top Republican power brokers are turning to Cruz, putting aside their policy and personal misgivings to back the candidate they now openly label as their best hope to stop Trump’s GOP takeover. “He seems to be the only guy who’s got some momentum, and is probably the best situated if there is anybody out there to beat Trump,”...
  • Jeb Bush’s brother Neil joins Ted Cruz’s finance team

    03/09/2016 4:08:05 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 26 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 3/8/16 | Katie Zezima
    Sen. Ted Cruz's presidential campaign is getting some help from the Bush family. Neil Bush, the brother of former Florida governor Jeb Bush, who dropped out of the presidential race last month, has joined Cruz's finance team. Neil Bush's decision to join Cruz's team makes him the first Bush to join a presidential campaign after Jeb Bush's departure from the race. “We are seeing incredible momentum around our campaign,” Cruz said in a statement.
  • Meet George P., America's next Bush

    02/24/2016 7:33:02 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 65 replies
    Vox ^ | 2/23/16 | Michelle Hackman
    Much of the media is treating the end of Jeb Bush's campaign as a moment to eulogize the Bush family dynasty. Some are trampling on the family grave, while others are being a bit nostalgic. But in most of these pieces, an ember of hope for the legacy is missing. There's a fourth generation already in office in Texas - Jeb's own son, George Prescott. George P. is getting some attention on social media, where pundits have pointed out that maybe it's too soon to call an end to the Bush family involvement in presidential politics.
  • Bush Family Dynasty Might Not Be Over With George P. on the Rise

    02/24/2016 7:29:14 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 28 replies
    Latin Post ^ | 2/24/16 | Paolo David
    Many media outlets proclaimed that the Bush Family dynasty was over when Jeb Bush suspended his presidential campaign. The 63-year-old Bush announced he was dropping out last Feb. 20 after getting disappointing results in South Carolina. -snip- So is the Bush family dynasty really over? Washington Post reporter Dave Weigel has a very interesting take with a Bush family member probably becoming president in 2024. Who is George P. Bush? George Prescott Bush is the son of Jeb Bush named after his grandfather George H.W. Bush and great-grandfather Prescott Bush. He is currently serving as the Commissioner of the Texas...
  • Jeb Bush should have listened to his mother (George P. Bush is new standard bearer for Bush dynasty)

    02/23/2016 5:54:25 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 22 replies
    Dallas Morning News ^ | 2/22/16 | CARL P. LEUBSDORF
    Jeb Bush should have listened to his mother. "We've had enough Bushes," Barbara Bush said nearly three years ago, cautioning against her second son's presidential candidacy by presciently pronouncing the epitaph for his forthcoming bid. -snip- But like most American dynasties, another generation is always on the horizon. While Bush crowds loved seeing matriarch Barbara boost her son despite initial doubts, they delighted in glimpsing the young man already emerging as the next generation's standard bearer: Jeb's son, Texas Land Commissioner George P. Bush.
  • Barbara Bush swayed Jeb to think about Bush family future -- and beat Trump (and protect George P)

    02/22/2016 3:26:22 PM PST · by jimbo123 · 54 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | 2/22/16 | NYDN Confidential
    Momma says knock Trump out! Jeb Bush is out of the race, but he's still intent on tripping up his nemesis Donald Trump - and he has his mother's permission to do it. -snip- "Their teams are meeting right now," we're told. Our insider says that discussion involves Bush pushing his remaining $25-$30 million in super PAC money Rubio's way in exchange for a possible cabinet position. Our insider also says the Bush family wants to make sure that Jeb's run doesn't ruin his 39-year old son George P. Bush's chances of someday becoming the third Bush to hold the...
  • What's Next For The Bush Family? The Political Dynasty Has A New Generation Waiting In The Wings (P)

    02/22/2016 5:10:30 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 24 replies
    Bustle ^ | 2/21/16 | MORGAN BRINLEE
    From frontrunner to failure, the progression of Jeb Bush's presidential bid saw some of the highest of highs and lowest of lows before culminating in the suspension of his campaign Saturday after a disappointing showing in the South Carolina primary. For a family that has dabbled in politics since 1950 and been described by biographer Peter Schweizer as "the most successful political dynasty in American history," the news spurs questions about who, if anyone, will carry on the Bush legacy. Was Jeb's concession of defeat the final chapter of the Bush political dynasty or could we still see a Bush...
  • With Jeb gone, media declares 'Bush dynasty' over - but son George P. Bush could prove them wrong

    02/21/2016 8:43:45 PM PST · by jimbo123 · 42 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 2/21/16 | Jennifer Harper
    After Jeb Bush suspended his bid for president Saturday, there was much gleeful chatter that the "Bush dynasty" was finally over. Kaput. Goodbye. In the 24 hours that followed, NBC’s "Meet the Press" host Chuck Todd advised his audience, "the Bush dynasty comes to an official end." Vanity Fair published a lengthy "Requiem for the Bush dynasty," while The Atlantic ran "An elegy for the Jeb Bush Campaign." The Guardian put it this way: "Ding, dong, the dynasty is dead: So long to Jeb Bush and the family" while the New Republic declared, "And so the Bush dynasty comes to...
  • It's a Sad Day in Bushville: Jeb's Family and Friends Rally Around Him After He Pulls Out of GOP

    02/21/2016 3:53:53 PM PST · by jimbo123 · 61 replies
    People Magazine ^ | 2/21/16 | KATHY EHRICH DOWD
    It's a Sad Day in Bushville: Jeb's Family and Friends Rally Around Him After He Pulls Out of GOP Race. Shortly after Jeb Bush announced his departure from the presidential race Saturday evening, brother George W. Bush issued a statement congratulating his younger sibling on his efforts – and for remaining above the fray in an unprecedented election cycle. "Tonight I talked to my brother and congratulated him on his campaign for the Presidency," the 43rd president said in a statement obtained by PEOPLE. "I told Jeb how proud I am of him and his staff for running a campaign...
  • Owners of popular fishing spot accuse George P. Bush of hypocrisy (on Eminent domain)

    02/21/2016 8:09:07 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 28 replies
    San Antonio Express News ^ | 2/15/16 | Samantha Kettering
    The owners of the popular Galveston County fishing spot known as Rollover Pass in Galveston County are accusing Texas Land Commissioner George P. Bush of hypocrisy for seeking to take their land while casting himself as a champion of private property rights. The Gilchrist Community Association, which is the caretaker of the property owned by the Gulf Coast Rod, Reel and Gun Club, says it has "declared war" on the General Land Office over the contested Rollover Pass. Association president Ted Vega said Bush's actions contradict his December push in support of residents fighting the federal Bureau of Land Management...
  • In SC, a last push from Jeb Bush and his mom

    02/19/2016 10:06:48 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 17 replies
    Dallas Morning News ^ | 2/19/16 | Todd J. Gillman
    The Bushes don't go down without a fight. With the family name and political fortunes on the line, former first lady Barbara Bush joined son Jeb on the stump today, doing her bit to keep his presidential bid viable. It's a long shot, even if he survives South Carolina's primary on Saturday. Speaking briefly, she called Jeb "one of my four favorite sons" -- two others, Neil and Marvin, were on hand. Jeb later protested that she had whispered moments earlier that really, he was the favorite. The fourth brother, former president George W. Bush, stumped with Jeb on Monday...
  • Jeb Bush, Going for Broke in South Carolina, Embraces Legacy

    02/17/2016 11:35:24 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 27 replies
    NY Times ^ | 2/17/16 | ASHLEY PARKER and ALEXANDER BURNS
    In his early days as a presidential candidate, Jeb Bush appeared to campaign in a defensive stance: Sensitive about his political patrimony, he insisted he was his "own man" and struggled to address the conduct of the Iraq war under his brother, President George W. Bush. Saddled with a record of supporting lenient immigration policy, Mr. Bush practiced the politics of reassurance, putting his plans for border security front and center and declaring prominently in a summer debate that he would never support "amnesty" for undocumented immigrants. But in the final days of the South Carolina primary campaign, Mr. Bush...
  • Jeb Bush reveals mom Barbara Bush to campaign with him again

    02/17/2016 5:27:42 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 30 replies
    CBS News ^ | 2/16/16 | JACQUELINE ALEMANY
    Jeb Bush became the leaker-in-chief of his own campaign on Tuesday, accidentally revealing during a press conference that his mother Barbara Bush would be coming out on to the campaign trail with him yet again -- this time in South Carolina. "Yeah, my mom's coming," Bush told reporters on Tuesday. "Well, she was in New Hampshire. This is a little easier trip for her, this kind of weather, she'll be back." "That's not announced yet?" Bush later sheepishly asked, turning to his spokeswoman Kristy Campbell. "I blew it. Always here to help," he added. Campbell confirmed that Barbara Bush will...
  • Round Two: Barbara Bush to hit the trail for Jeb in South Carolina

    02/16/2016 11:21:05 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 53 replies
    CNN ^ | 2/16/16 | Ashley Killough and Jamie Gangel,
    Barbara Bush, the former first lady and mother of Jeb Bush, was so popular in New Hampshire that her son's campaign is bringing her back on the trail. The former Florida governor accidentally announced his mother's return in a press gaggle Tuesday following an employee town hall at FN Manufacturing here. "That's not announced yet?" Bush said after spilling the beans and turning to his spokeswoman Kristy Campbell. "It will be announced," Campbell said. "Thursday, she's coming in Thursday night and she's staying until the primary." "I blew it," Bush joked. "Always here to help."
  • Can George W. Bush Save Jeb?

    02/16/2016 5:00:04 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 68 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | 2/16/16 | DAVID A. GRAHAM
    Time and again this election, Jeb Bush has been outshone by more charismatic candidates. On Monday, there was a slight variation on the story. Once again, Jeb was outdone by a much more talented politician, but this time, it was a backer and not a rival: Jeb's big brother George W. Bush. It was the former president's first appearance on the campaign trail this cycle, and it came just a few days before the South Carolina Republican primary, which is shaping up to be a make-or-break moment for Jeb. President Bush, along with his wife Laura and Senator Lindsey Graham,...
  • LIVE: Coming Up Jeb Bush Rally Featuring President George W. Bush

    02/15/2016 2:54:37 PM PST · by jimbo123 · 206 replies
    Youtube ^ | 2/15/16 | Fox 10 Phoenix
    LIVE: Coming Up Jeb Bush Rally Featuring President George W. Bush
  • Jeb Bush Adds a Weapon (His Brother) Despite Worries It Could Misfire

    02/15/2016 9:12:02 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 41 replies
    NY Times ^ | 2/14/16 | ASHLEY PARKER
    The brother who was never expected to become president - but did - will be trotted out Monday as a lifeline to the brother who was always expected to become president, but now may not. Former President George W. Bush will take the stage Monday evening alongside Jeb Bush for a highly anticipated rally in North Charleston, S.C., part of the Bush team's effort to use the primary next Saturday in South Carolina - a state long favorable to the Bush family - to help reinvigorate Mr. Bush's stalled presidential bid. -snip- Recently, a young woman in New Hampshire outlined...
  • Bush family values: 43 comes to Jeb's rescue

    02/15/2016 8:44:10 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 45 replies
    CNN ^ | 2/15/16 | MJ Lee and Ashley Killough
    Jeb Bush, who has struggled with the political baggage attached to his famous last name, has finally come to a place where his family is not a liability: South Carolina. This state has been good to the Bushes, handing key primary victories to both George H.W. Bush and George W. Bush in their White House bids. As Jeb Bush looks to continue his family's winning streak on Saturday in the first southern primary, his campaign is becoming an all-hands-on-deck family affair. George W. Bush will stump for his younger brother for the first time Monday night, attending a rally in...
  • Jeb Bush on George W. Bush: 'My brother will help a lot'

    02/14/2016 6:38:20 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 45 replies
    WPTZ ^ | 2/14/16 | Z. Byron Wolf
    Jeb Bush said campaigning with his brother, former President George W. Bush, tomorrow could help save his presidential campaign. -snip- "The point is, is he a popular Republican? You bet he is," Bush said of his brother. "And he will make the point ... that he knows what it takes to be president of the United States, to be commander-in-chief, to keep the country safe and that he believes that I have those skills based on my record and based on how he knows me, and that will be validator in South Carolina where values matter and where national defense...
  • Laura Bush will be with Jeb Bush for a rally Monday night in South Carolina

    02/13/2016 1:04:31 PM PST · by jimbo123 · 73 replies
    NBC DFW Twitter ^ | 2/13/16 | Julie Fine
    From the Bush Campaign: President George W. And Laura Bush will be with @JebBush for a rally Monday night in South Carolina @NBCDFW
  • Bewildered by 2016 race, George W. Bush returns to the trail to boost Jeb

    02/13/2016 5:20:07 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 80 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 2/13/16 | Philip Rucker and Ed O'Keefe
    The 2016 campaign has bewildered and captivated George W. Bush. At home in Dallas, the 43rd president rises before dawn and reads political news online. He fires off emails to his old advisers to check on the latest campaign-trail ­gossip. He tunes into the debates, even though they stretch past his bedtime. In private and among friends, Bush and his wife, Laura, express amazement at an election season that has been hijacked by Donald Trump. At a get-together last month, Clay Johnson, a lifelong friend, recalled that he and Bush said to each other, "Can you believe what's going on?"...
  • Charleston Rally with President George W. Bush and Governor Jeb Bush (Ticket Link)

    02/12/2016 8:27:40 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 24 replies
    Event Brite ^ | 2/12/16 | Jeb 2016, Inc.
    Charleston Rally with President George W. Bush and Governor Jeb Bush Jeb 2016, Inc. Monday, February 15, 2016 at 6:00 PM (EST) Charleston, SC Upon registering, the event location will be sent to you closer to Monday
  • Donald Trump ready to take on George W. Bush

    02/12/2016 6:32:55 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 75 replies
    Republican Donald Trump is previewing the attacks he plans to unleash against George W. Bush when the former president hits the campaign trail for his brother next week. Trump tells a crowd of thousands at a rally in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, that he has read reports about the former president's plans to campaign with former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush. Trump says Jeb Bush "tried the mother, that didn't work out so good. Now he's bringing in his brother." Trump repeated his own opposition to the war in Iraq and pointed to George W. Bush "getting us in that quicksand." He...
  • Jeb Bush Gains Some Steam After New Hampshire

    02/10/2016 5:39:19 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 49 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 2/10/16 | BETH REINHARD
    Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush's virtual tie for third place in the New Hampshire primary Tuesday is the moment he has been waiting for to revive a struggling campaign. Campaign advisers said he needed to exceed expectations and beat his home-state rival, Sen. Marco Rubio, and after months of slumping poll numbers, he did. Mr. Rubio was in fifth place, roughly a point behind Mr. Bush and Texas Sen. Ted Cruz. Mr. Bush now heads to South Carolina with some wind at his back, a political organization on the ground and some potentially powerful surrogates on hand. "This campaign is...
  • George W. Bush stars in new radio ad for Jeb Bush

    02/10/2016 5:23:12 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 15 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 2/10/16 | Ed O'Keefe
    The worst-kept secret among those tracking Jeb Bush's presidential campaign is that former president George W. Bush is about to take on a much more prominent role. Few details of what the 43rd president will do exactly are yet known, but he is expected to campaign with his younger brother at some point in the coming days across South Carolina, where the Bush name remains revered and popular among GOP voters. Palmetto State voters getting in the car on Wednesday may hear a new radio ad bought and paid for by Jeb Bush's presidential campaign. Aides wouldn't immediately say where...
  • Jeb Bush: "I'm a patient person"

    02/10/2016 5:18:10 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 28 replies
    CBS News ^ | 2/10/16 | REENA FLORES
    After finishing in fourth place during Tuesday's New Hampshire Republican primary, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush is looking towards a longer-term strategy for the GOP nomination. "I think the field will whittle down eventually," Bush said in an interview with "CBS This Morning" early Wednesday. "I'm a patient person. I wish it all happened overnight, that's kind of the obsession of the pundits want that to happen but it'll happen. And when it does, I'm the one candidate that has taken on Donald Trump that does not believe he's a conservative." Of Trump, who won the first-in-the-nation primary by a...
  • Jeb Bush, Family Dynasty Face Moment of Truth in N.H.

    02/08/2016 10:57:03 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 11 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 2/8/16 | GERALD F. SEIB
    Eight months ago, Jeb Bush announced his candidacy for president, expressing his appreciation for the American immigrant experience by delivering a passage in Spanish and declaring that "my message will be an optimistic one because I am certain that we can make the decades just ahead the greatest time ever to be alive in this world." That candidacy, blessed by built-in advantages while cursed by high expectations and antiestablishment anger, faces in New Hampshire on Tuesday an existential moment, not just for the candidate but for the Republican Party's Bush dynasty. Will Jeb Bush do well enough to recharge his...
  • Trump: Bush family used eminent domain to build a baseball park

    02/07/2016 9:24:25 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 91 replies
    The Hill ^ | 2/7/16 | Bradford Richardson
    Following attacks from primary rival Jeb Bush about his past use of eminent domain, Republican presidential hopeful Donald Trump on Sunday accused the Bush family of using the practice to build a baseball stadium in Texas. "Eminent domain is a very important thing," Trump said on ABC's "This Week." "Jeb Bush doesn't understand what it means, and if you look into the Bush family - I found this five minutes ago - they used eminent domain for the stadium in Texas, where they own, I guess, a piece of the Texas Rangers." When host George Stephanopoulos said that was Jeb's...
  • Donald Trump Fires Back At Jeb Bush On His Family's Own History With Eminent Domain (TX Rangers)

    02/07/2016 9:17:30 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 46 replies
    IBT ^ | 2/7/16 | ANDREW PEREZ
    Real estate mogul Donald Trump Sunday fired back at Republican presidential rival Jeb Bush on the subject of eminent domain, pointing out the Bush family once benefited financially from the government's power to seize private property for public development without owners' consent. -snip- "Eminent domain is a very important thing," Trump said. "Jeb Bush doesn't understand what it means. And if you look into the Bush family - I found this out 5 minutes ago. They used eminent domain for the stadium in Texas where they owned, I guess, a piece of the Texas Rangers." Before he was elected governor...
  • Jeb says people uncomfortable with another Bush 'need to get therapy'

    02/06/2016 3:40:16 PM PST · by jimbo123 · 71 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 2/6/16 | PHILIP KLEIN
    Jeb Bush said on Saturday that people who have a problem voting for him because of his last name "need to get therapy." The former Florida governor has struggled to gain traction in the Republican presidential race in part because many voters are leery of electing three presidents from the same family. "The Bush thing, people are just going to have to get over it, alright?" a defiant Bush said at a townhall gathering at the McKelvie Intermediate School gym here ahead of tonight's GOP debate. -snip- "I got no problems with this, and people that do, they either need...
  • George and Barbara Not Enough to Save Jeb's Campaign

    02/06/2016 9:34:31 AM PST · by Kaslin · 41 replies ^ | February 6, 2016 | Jeff Crouere
    The results from Iowa were certainly interesting. On the Democratic side, Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders are virtually tied, giving both campaigns some momentum going into New Hampshire. Whereas, the laughable, struggling Martin O'Malley finally decided to end his ridiculous campaign after getting less than 1% of the vote in Iowa. Also, on the Republican side, ending campaigns were Kentucky Senator Rand Paul, former Pennsylvania Senator Rick Santorum and former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee, who hoped to recapture the magic of 2008 and pull off a miracle upset in Iowa. It did not happen for Huckabee, Santorum or Paul and...
  • Barbara Bush Brings Her Flair to Jeb's New Hampshire Campaign

    02/06/2016 7:03:56 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 48 replies
    ABC News ^ | 2/5/16 | CANDACE SMITH
    As Barbara Bush hits the trail for her son, Jeb, the former First Lady is campaigning for the first time in almost a decade. With her visit comes a new jolt of life into her son's campaign...and all the exuberance that comes with the opinionated matriarch of the family. This morning, she joined her son in Derry, NH at MaryAnn's Diner, where she did all the things a First Lady should. -snip- At his town hall he joked, "Wow, mom, my crowd sizes normally aren't this large. I wonder why/"

    02/05/2016 1:17:57 PM PST · by jimbo123 · 13 replies
    The Week ^ | 2/5/16 | Jeva Lange
    Jeb Bush defends himself against Barbara Bush: 'I've gotten better at interrupting, Mom, come on'. Former first lady Barbara Bush made a classic mom move on Friday's CBS: This Morning, scolding her son Jeb Bush for being too much of a pushover in the Republican debates. "He's almost too polite. I don't advise him, but if I gave him advice I would say, 'Why don't you interrupt like other people do?'" Barbara said. "I've gotten better at interrupting, Mom, come on," Jeb replied, sounding not so different from a mortified teenager. -snip- Watch Jeb and Barbara Bush's interview below, starting...
  • Jeb Bush: Barbara Bush Now 'Biggest Supporter'

    02/04/2016 2:23:37 PM PST · by jimbo123 · 44 replies
    Jeb Bush said his mother, former First Lady Barbara Bush, has become his biggest supporter after her now-famous 2013 proclamation on TODAY that the country has "had enough Bushes." "I marked her down as neutral at that point," Jeb Bush joked to NBC News' Kelly O'Donnell on Thursday. "Since that time she's been my biggest supporter." Barbara Bush will join her son at a town hall event in Derry, New Hampshire, Thursday evening. It's the first time the two will appear together on the campaign trail.
  • George W. Bush cuts television ad backing his brother

    02/04/2016 12:30:38 PM PST · by jimbo123 · 20 replies
    Politico ^ | 2/4/16 | ALEX ISENSTADT
    Just days before the New Hampshire primary, former President George W. Bush has cut a TV ad for the super PAC supporting his brother, marking the former president's most public political activity in the campaign to date. -snip- Spokespersons for Right to Rise and George W. Bush didn't immediately respond to a request for comment.
  • Barbara Bush hitting trail for Jeb in New Hampshire next week

    01/30/2016 4:48:25 PM PST · by jimbo123 · 28 replies
    CNN ^ | 1/29/16 | Eric Bradner,
    Former first lady and family matriarch Barbara Bush plans to hit the campaign trail in New Hampshire for her son Jeb, sources close to his presidential campaign told CNN. The 90-year-old wife of President George H.W. Bush and mother of President George W. Bush and Jeb Bush has agreed to visit the Granite State late next week. The details of her schedule are still being finalized. The decision to bring Barbara Bush onto the campaign trail shows Jeb Bush - a candidate whose campaign logo features only his first name - is increasingly relying on his family's popularity and deep...
  • Trailing in Iowa, Jeb Bush seems liberated as a candidate

    01/30/2016 10:28:41 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 13 replies
    Miami Herald ^ | 1/30/16 | PATRICIA MAZZEI
    Maybe it was the cold meds for his nagging cough. Or the year of rocky practice on the presidential campaign trail. Or the low expectations of where he'll finish in Monday's Iowa caucuses. Whatever the reason, in the final days leading to the first Republican vote, Jeb Bush at long last seemed liberated. He was the candidate who might have been, sans Donald Trump. The governor Floridians knew. A man comfortable with being a Bush. During Thursday night's Trump-less debate in Des Moines, Bush embraced his family's political dynasty, and did so almost with gusto. "Look," Bush said in response...
  • The Last Days of the Bush Dynasty?

    01/30/2016 6:38:14 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 47 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | 1/30/16 | MOLLY BALL
    The family loyalists watch the decline of Jeb Bush's presidential ambitions with a mix of sadness and resignation. New Hampshire-It is never a good sign for a candidate when your supporters start feeling sorry for you, but that is what has happened to Jeb Bush. "Poor Jeb," said Tony Manix, a 54-year-old Air National Guard member in jeans and a puffy down jacket, who had come to see Bush speak-not for the first time-at a private school here, on a chilly, wind-whipped seacoast night. "I just don't understand why his numbers aren't up," Manix added plaintively. "If you listen to...
  • Barbara Bush to campaign for Jeb Bush in New Hampshire

    01/30/2016 6:28:12 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 23 replies
    CBS News ^ | 1/29/16 | ALAN HE
    Former First Lady Barbara Bush will hit the campaign trail next week in New Hampshire for her son, Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush, after the Iowa caucuses. "Jeb hopes to have his mom, First Lady Barbara Bush, out on the trail soon. No date is currently set," a campaign aide told CBS News on Friday. The candidate revealed the news on Thursday during a retail stop at Palmer's Deli and Market in Des Moines. Shaking hands and posing for pictures with the lunchtime crowd, Bush eventually worked his way to an older woman sitting by herself. Immediately after greeting her,...
  • Bush donor loyalty runs deep

    01/27/2016 5:41:15 PM PST · by jimbo123 · 12 replies
    The Hill ^ | 1/27/16 | Jonathan Swan
    Jeb Bush raised $250,000 at a Tuesday breakfast in Houston, highlighting deep donor loyalty to his presidential campaign. Bush's mother, Barbara Bush, and brother Neil headlined the fundraiser at the home of John Havens, a part-owner of the Houston Astros baseball franchise. About 70 donors attended the fundraiser and Neil Bush gave a short and emotional speech introducing his brother, a source who attended told The Hill. "Jeb spoke, and he didn't need to say much," said a donor who attended the event. "Everyone there is loyal to the family, loyal to Jeb. This is where the true loyalty shows....
  • Jeb Bush bets $20 that Trump shows up to the Fox debate

    01/27/2016 3:31:26 PM PST · by jimbo123 · 50 replies
    Politico ^ | 1/27/16 | ELI STOKOLS
    Jeb Bush ridiculed Donald Trump for planning to skip Thursday's GOP debate here, although he's betting Trump still winds up on the stage. Literally. "I've got a $20 bet he shows up," Bush said during a town hall with employees of Nationwide insurance at the company's headquarters here Wednesday afternoon. Asked by reporters after the event why he thinks Trump might go back on his promise to skip the seventh Republican debate, Bush said, "Because it's in his interest."
  • Bush Family Rallies for Jeb

    01/25/2016 8:54:55 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 17 replies
    ABC News ^ | 1/25/16 | CANDACE SMITH
    As voting finally nears, the dynastic power of the Bush family is being unleashed. This week, the country saw once more the face of First Lady Barbara Bush, replete with her pearls, snow-white curls ... and eye black (applied football style)after unintentionally embroiling herself in a feud with Donald Trump. She made a thinly veiled reference to him in a campaign video and Trump promptly made fun of her coming to defense of her son. The Bush campaign fired back. Mrs. Bush is still highly popular among early state voters, with voters often asking how she and former president George...
  • Trump Jabs Jeb Bush on 'Mommy' Ad

    01/23/2016 1:57:27 PM PST · by jimbo123 · 27 replies
    NBC News ^ | 1/23/16 | KERRY SANDERS
    It's the tweet that tweaked even some of Trumps biggest supporters. After Jeb Bush posted a video featuring his mother endorsing his campaign, Donald Trump took direct aim at former first lady Barbara Bush. Donald J. Trump @realDonaldTrump Just watched Jeb's ad where he desperately needed mommy to help him. Jeb --- mom can't help you with ISIS, the Chinese or with Putin. 7:02 PM - 22 Jan 2016
  • Barbara Bush makes a pitch for her 'wonderful son' while taking a shot at Trump

    01/23/2016 6:24:41 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 54 replies
    Politico ^ | 1/23/16 | Nick Gass
    Barbara Bush praised her son's record in a new video released by Jeb Bush's campaign on Friday, titled simply "A Message From Barbara Bush." “Jeb has been a very good father, a wonderful son, a hard worker. His heart is big," the former first lady said in the 30-second spot running on digital platforms, in coordination with a handwritten letter asking people to support her son's run. The digital spot features images of Bush with members of his family and shaking hands and talking to people on the campaign trail. She also took an implicit dig at Donald Trump in...
  • Barbara Bush Jabs Trump in New Jeb! Ad

    01/23/2016 5:42:33 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 34 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 1/22/16 | MICHELLE MOONS
    Former First Lady Barbara Bush takes what sounds like a jab at 2016 Presidential candidate Donald Trump in a new ad supporting Jeb - the son she once wished wouldn't run. In the new ad Mrs. Bush says, "When push comes to shove people are going to realize, Jeb has real solutions rather than talking about how popular they are or how great they are. He's doing it because he sees a huge need and it's not being filled by anybody." This is a strange comment given her prior statements and the very large Republican bench of candidates vying for...