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  • George Bush: 'When Jeb beats Hillary …'

    11/13/2014 7:41:34 AM PST · by C19fan · 35 replies
    Politico ^ | November 13, 2014 | Lucy McCalmont
    They’ve come a long way since 1992, but former President George W. Bush says his friendship with his predecessor Bill Clinton will remain intact “when Jeb beats Hillary.” “Look, I’ll still like him [Bill Clinton], if Jeb—when Jeb beats Hillary,” a smiling Bush told Fox News’ Sean Hannity in a clip of an interview that aired Thursday on the network.
  • George W. Bush: I think Jeb wants it!

    10/02/2014 8:50:49 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 63 replies
    Politico ^ | 10/2/14 | KENDALL BREITMAN
    Former President George W. Bush says he thinks his brother Jeb wants to be in the White House and added that he is pushing his younger sibling to run for president in 2016. “I think he wants to be president,’” George Bush said on Fox News on Thursday. “I think [Jeb would] be a great president. He understands what it’s like to be president.”
  • New polls show Hagan widening lead

    09/15/2014 6:18:59 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 70 replies
    wral.com ^ | 9/15/14
    Two polls released Monday show Democratic U.S. Sen. Kay Hagan opening up a lead over Republican challenger Thom Tillis. Raleigh polling firm American Insights, which has Republican ties, had Hagan with a 9 percentage point lead among likely voters, while Elon University Poll gives Hagan a 4-point lead. The polls are the latest in a string showing Hagan gaining ground in the campaign. Of likely voters surveyed by American Insights, 43 percent said they would back Hagan, 34 percent said they backed Tillis, the current state House speaker, and 5 percent backed Libertarian Sean Haugh. "The race has unmistakably shifted...
  • Poll: Clinton Leads Jeb Bush By Double Digits In Iowa

    06/24/2014 10:27:53 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 41 replies
    Talk Radio News Service ^ | 6/23/14 | Justin Duckham
    Bush trails by 13 points. Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton holds a wide lead over former Florida Governor Jeb Bush in Iowa, according to a hypothetical 2016 Presidential poll conducted by Quinnipiac University. Clinton holds 49 percent while Bush trails with 36 percent. Clinton leads all potential 2016 contenders, but holds the greatest margin over Bush. She leads 47-41 percent over Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wisc.), 46-40 percent over Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.)
  • Obama’s blunders bolster Jeb Bush’s 2016 chances

    06/11/2014 7:55:15 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 64 replies
    Marketwatch ^ | 6/11/14 | Darrell Delamaide
    Every political misstep by President Barack Obama and every dodge by former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton over Benghazi brings us closer to a Jeb Bush candidacy in 2016 and an unprecedented third president from the same family. With the 2014 midterm elections all but over except for counting the votes — yes, Republicans will win a majority in the Senate — there is a slow but steady momentum building for Jeb Bush to re-expand the Republican tent toward the center.
  • Jeb Bush's inner circle: Sally Bradshaw, Mike Murphy

    05/15/2014 6:19:00 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 14 replies
    Politico ^ | 5/13/14 | MAGGIE HABERMAN
    For a two-term governor of a political hotbed who’s openly mulling over a presidential bid, Jeb Bush is unusually reliant on his own counsel. But to the extent Bush has a kitchen cabinet, two figures have seats at the head of the table: Sally Bradshaw, Bush’s no-nonsense, ex-chief of staff, and Mike Murphy, the Republican consultant and “Meet the Press” mainstay who’s taken up residence in Hollywood. -snip- Jeb Bush has always been part of Murphy’s Holy Trinity of clients; the others are Mitt Romney, whose 2002 gubernatorial run Murphy advised, and Sen. John McCain.
  • An animated Jeb Bush impresses New York audience

    05/14/2014 7:22:25 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 49 replies
    Tampa Bay Times ^ | 5/13/14 | Alex Leary
    Jeb Bush gave an impassioned speech before New York's top political donors, casting immigration reform as a way to grow the economy, warning of a declining American Dream and pressing back on Common Core critics. "We cannot go back and dumb down our standards," Bush said at a Manhattan Institute dinner at Cipriani, across from Grand Central Station.
  • Romney on minimum wage: 'we ought to raise it' (Mitt makes pilgrimage to MSNBC...)

    05/09/2014 9:35:59 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 50 replies
    CNN ^ | 5/9/14 | Paul Steinhauser
    In a break with many in the Republican Party, Mitt Romney says he backs a move to raise the minimum wage. "I, for instance, as you know, part company with many of the conservatives in my party on the issue of the minimum wage, the 2012 GOP presidential nominee said Friday morning. "I think we ought to raise it, because frankly, our party is all about more jobs and better pay, and I think communicating that is important to us," Romney added in an interview on MSNBC's "Morning Joe."
  • Megyn Kelly Reporting: Thom Tillis WINNING

    05/06/2014 6:04:43 PM PDT · by ConservativeMan55 · 224 replies
    Foxnews ^ | Megyn Kelly
    Megyn Kelly is reporting that so far Thom Tillis is doing VERY well. Bye bye Kay Hagan...
  • GOPer: We Must 'Divide And Conquer' People On Public Assistance (Thom Tillis)

    05/06/2014 1:48:53 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 20 replies
    TPM ^ | 5/6/14 | DANIEL STRAUSS
    North Carolina House Speaker Thom Tillis (R-NC), the frontrunner in the North Carolina GOP Senate primary, told a crowd two and half years ago that we must "divide and conquer" people on government assistance. Tillis proposed pitting those who are legitimately in need against those who made bad choices. Tillis made the comments in October 2011 in Asheville, North Carolina. They were reported by local press at the time and are being circulated now by the campaign of Sen. Kay Hagan (D-NC) whom Tillis is vying to unseat. They were highlighted on MSNBC"s Hardball Monday. "What we have to do...
  • The Numbers Don’t Lie: Jeb Can’t Win

    05/05/2014 7:28:48 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 155 replies
    Yahoo News via Daily Beast ^ | 05/05/2014 | By Michael Tomasky
    As we know, the search for an “establishment” candidate has been on in the GOP for a while now, a savior who can rescue the party from Rand Paul or Ted Cruz. That man, of course, is Jeb Bush. Last week on Hardball, Kathleen Parker said he is definitely running. She’s a conservative columnist but not a wacko, has establishment GOP credentials and Florida ties to boot. And she spoke with the air of someone who had had this nugget leaked to her specifically so that she would go out on national TV and blurt it out. So take the...
  • Tim Pawlenty cites John McCain, Mitt Romney in predicting Jeb Bush can win GOP nomination

    05/05/2014 1:00:00 PM PDT · by PaulCruz2016 · 108 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 04-30-2014 | David Sherfinski
    Former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty said Wednesday he believes former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush can win the Republican presidential nomination in 2016, dismissing the notion that conservatives wouldn’t elect an “establishment” candidate by pointing to the party’s standard bearer the past two presidential cycles. “See John McCain; see Mitt Romney,” Mr. Pawlenty, who ended his 2012 presidential campaign in the summer of 2011, said on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe.” “In McCain’s case, a very compelling personal story and a gritty performance; in Mitt Romney’s case, obviously a man of great talent but also someone with a tremendous amount of campaign resources...
  • Jeb Bush’s Steep Challenge for 2016 – WSJ/NBC News Poll

    05/01/2014 6:00:56 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 27 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | May 1, 2014 | NEIL KING JR.
    Former governor of the largest swing state. Scion of a famous political family. Darling of the Republican donor class. Should he decide to enter the 2016 presidential fray, Jeb Bush will bring a pedigree few Republicans can match. But does he excite? Does mention of his name stir the souls of Republican voters? Is there a rank-and-file clamor for him to jump in? Our new Wall Street Journal/NBC News poll casts some light on these questions, and isn’t great news for the many Republican elites pining for another Bush presidential campaign.
  • Another Bush Seeks The White House; America’s Response Should Send A Clear Message

    04/23/2014 5:39:13 PM PDT · by lbryce · 36 replies
    Western Journalism ^ | April 23, 2014 | B Christopher Agee
    Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush reportedly confirmed mounting suspicions that he wants to be the third member of his immediate family to occupy the White House. In a recent appearance at a New York fundraiser, Politico reports that he told attendees he is “thinking about running for president.” Apparently, a number of the approximately 200 individuals gathered for the event were receptive to the announcement, leading Bush to ask them to “call and tell [his] mom” about the decision. The politician, however, is a much tougher sell for members of his party overall – especially among those who call themselves...
  • Jeb Bush is purposely poking the Republican base in the eye. Why?

    04/08/2014 12:37:57 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 65 replies
    The Washington Post's The Fix ^ | April 7, 2014 | Chris Cillizza
    Jeb Bush's "act of love" comments about immigration over the weekend drew massive headlines with some conservatives criticizing him for his latest apostasy on the issue. But, it's the lead-up to Bush using the phrase "act of love" that's actually the really important part of what he said. Here it is with our bolding added: "There are means by which we can control our border better than we have. And there should be penalties for breaking the law. But the way I look at this -- and I'm going to say this, and it'll be on tape and so be...
  • Suzy Welch: Jeb Bush For President Backers 'Must Want To Lose'

    04/08/2014 12:05:37 PM PDT · by kingattax · 50 replies
    Breitbart Big Government ^ | 8 Apr 2014 | TONY LEE
    Suzy Welch, the power business journalist and former editor-in-chief of the Harvard Business Review, thinks former Florida Governor Jeb Bush would be a loser if nominated for president. The wife of former General Electric CEO Jack Welch is hardly a tea partier who feels more at ease among staunch conservatives than on the ideas circuit. In fact, with her Harvard and Andover pedigree, the author of the best-selling 10-10-10 book may be most comfortable in the elite worlds of academia, finance, and culture that make up the Acela Corridor. This is the same world that is clamoring for Jeb Bush...
  • Republicans are realizing that Jeb Bush is their only option in 2016

    04/08/2014 11:02:53 AM PDT · by TangledUpInBlue · 108 replies
    The Week ^ | Damon Linker
    It's not hard to understand why. Even without a replay of the Bachmann-Cain-Gingrich-Perry-Paul GOP primary freak show of 2012, the party is heading into its confrontation with Hillary Clinton at a serious general election disadvantage. Some of the weakness has demographic roots that no single candidate can change in a single race. But the rest is a product of the party's rightward lurch over the past six years — and a restive base that demands absolute ideological purity on the part of candidates. The result, as in 2012, is likely to be a primary contest devoted to winning the Real...
  • Jeb Bush Outlines Campaign Strategy, Should He Choose to Run

    04/06/2014 2:08:34 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 52 replies
    NY Times ^ | 4/6/14 | PETER BAKER
    With eyes increasingly on him, Jeb Bush signaled on Sunday the kind of campaign he would mount if he ran for president: one arguing against ideological purity tests while challenging party orthodoxy on issues like immigration and education. Even as he sharply criticized President Obama for his handling of foreign affairs and health care, Mr. Bush made clear that he would run against the style of politics that has characterized recent Republican nominating contests. He said he would decide by the end of the year, in part on whether he thought that with a “hopeful” message, he could avoid “the...
  • Romney jokes at the expense of Brian Williams

    07/26/2012 5:19:06 PM PDT · by Nachum · 17 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 7/26/12 | Charlie Spiering
    In a rare, unscripted moment, Mitt Romney joked with Brian Williams after the famed NBC anchor asked the Republican presidential candidate would pick a “incredibly boring white guy” for Vice President, as reported by Politico. “You told me you were not available,” Romney said with a chuckle. “Touche, governor,” Williams responded.
  • And the Survey Says: Obama’s a Loser

    07/27/2012 3:36:03 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 24 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 27, 2012 | John Ransom
    A whole raft of economic survey information released recently shows a leaky economy is threatening to help sink Obama’s reelection chances this fall. On Thursday, pollster Rasmussen published results of their daily consumer confidence numbers showing the index at its lowest point at any time since the start of 2012.“The Rasmussen Consumer Index,” writes Rasmussen, “which measures consumer confidence on a daily basis, fell another point on Thursday to the lowest level of 2012. At 78.5, confidence is down three points from a week ago, down three points from a month ago and down 11 points from three months ago....
  • Mark Levin slams Romney for savaging Newt yet pulling back against Obama with Rev. Wright

    05/17/2012 4:28:17 PM PDT · by Bigtigermike · 148 replies
    Right Scoop ^ | Thursday May 17, 2012
    Levin is livid over the fact that Romney repudiated anything to do with bringing up Rev. Wright in this campaign even though in the primaries he went full throttle against Newt Gingrich, even with false attack ads: