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  • Jeb Bush: Trump a ‘distraction in and of himself’

    03/26/2017 6:10:16 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 57 replies
    The Hill ^ | March 26, 2017 | Cyra Master
    Former Florida Gov. and onetime GOP presidential candidate Jeb Bush said Sunday that President Donald Trump is making life a little more difficult for himself. In an interview with Jim DeFede for "Facing South Florida" that aired Sunday, Bush said Trump "should stop saying things that aren't true, that are distractions from the task at hand." "He's a distraction in and of himself," he said. "He's got a lot of work to do, and some of these things — the wiretapping and all of this stuff — is a complete distraction that makes it harder to accomplish the things I...
  • Jeb Bush: "I'm Not In Therapy"

    01/14/2017 8:50:09 AM PST · by usafa92 · 85 replies
    The Week ^ | 1/13/2017 | Becca Stanek
    Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush's experience in the 2016 Republican presidential primary was apparently enough to make him swear off ever running for political office again. While speaking Thursday at Texas A&M University, where he's spending two weeks teaching a course about governors, Bush admitted that he thinks 2016 was his best — and only — shot at making his presidential dreams a reality. "I unraveled everything I was doing to prepare for this — you don't do that lightly," Bush said. "I just think this was my chance." But Bush swears he's doing okay in spite of his loss....
  • Jeb Bush: Scott Pruitt is ready to turn around the EPA

    12/20/2016 1:57:03 PM PST · by PROCON · 52 replies
    CNN ^ | Dec. 20, 2016 | Jeb Bush
    Editor's Note: Jeb Bush is the former governor of Florida and was a candidate for the GOP nomination for president in 2016. The opinions expressed in this commentary are his. (CNN)When Scott Pruitt and I assembled a Restoring Federalism Task Force last year, he headlined the plan: "Putting Washington In Its Place." Those five words sum up exactly what the American people were clamoring for in this election: a dramatic shift of power out of a broken Washington and back into the hands of the people.I cannot think of a person more suited to lead the Environmental Protection Agency than...
  • Jeb Bush Weighs in on the Remaining 2016 Candidates: ‘I Can’t Vote For Either of Them’

    07/12/2016 10:46:14 AM PDT · by C19fan · 83 replies
    Mediaite ^ | July 12, 2016 | J.D. Durkin
    It’s a tough position to be in if you’re the former Florida Governor staring down the barrel of a gun in the 2016 general election. After all, you’re the only member of your family to seek the Presidency with disastrous results and the “chaos candidate” who beat you handedly has basically been your sworn enemy for the last year. So when Jeb Bush was pressed by former GOP strategist Nicolle Wallace about who he would be voting, he doubled down on assertions he has previously alluded to: neither Hillary Clinton nor Donald Trump would earn his vote.
  • Jeb explains the 'tragedy' of Trump's nomination

    07/11/2016 12:29:57 PM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 172 replies
    POLITICO ^ | 07/11/16 | Nick Gass
    People supporting Donald Trump's presidential bid will "feel betrayed" should the presumptive Republican nominee's campaign promises go unsatisfied, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush predicted Monday. Speaking to MSNBC contributor Nicolle Wallace, who served as his press secretary in Tallahassee, Bush called Trump "to his credit ... very smart at exploiting these kind of opportunities." "He's a master at understanding how the media works — more than anybody I've ever seen in politics. Kudos to him, for kind of creating the environment and then manipulating the environment to his effect," Bush said in the interview airing in full Monday night. There...
  • Jeb Bush to Meet With 3 Candidates — but Not Donald Trump — Before Florida Primary

    03/09/2016 11:36:39 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 116 replies
    NY Times ^ | 3/9/16 | Ashley Parker
    Jeb Bush, the former governor of Florida who ended his presidential bid after a string of disappointing finishes, is planning to meet with three of the remaining Republican candidates while they’re in Miami for the Republican debate on Thursday night. Mr. Bush has plans to meet with Senator Ted Cruz of Texas, Gov. John Kasich of Ohio and Senator Marco Rubio of Florida, an aide to Mr. Bush confirmed. The list’s glaring omission, of course, was Donald J. Trump.
  • South Carolina Will Be Swan Song For Jeb Bush

    02/20/2016 3:12:13 PM PST · by jimbo123 · 31 replies
    Fox Business ^ | 2/20/16 | Charlie Gasparino
    The Jeb Bush presidential campaign people deny it in a high-energy way so unlike their famously even-tempered boss: Tonight's South Carolina primary is not a litmus test for the former Florida governor's so-far fizzling presidential campaign. If he does lousy here, expect him to trudge on, through Nevada and next into Super Tuesday on March 1.
  • Jeb Bush refuses to say whether he is considering dropping out

    02/20/2016 11:49:44 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 32 replies
    LA Times ^ | 2/20/16 | SEEMA MEHTA
    As rumors swirl that Jeb Bush's presidential campaign is collapsing, he refused to say whether he would remain in the race if he placed poorly in Saturday's primary in South Carolina. "I'm going to work as hard as I can till 7 p.m. I'm not going to feed the speculation of people who have no clue about my campaign," Bush told reporters after greeting voters at a polling place at an elementary school in this tony island hamlet. Bush, accompanied by his son Jeb Jr., Sen. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina and other supporters, skittered around this state that political...
  • Jeb adviser dances around exit question

    02/19/2016 10:22:05 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 3 replies
    Politico ^ | 2/19/16 | NICK GASS
    A top Jeb Bush adviser on Friday morning repeatedly dodged the question of whether the former Florida governor will stay in the presidential race if he disappoints in South Carolina, instead saying the campaign is laser focused on Saturday's primary. At the outset of the interview on "New Day," host Chris Cuomo asked Michael Steel, Bush's adviser for policy and communications, whether his candidate is finished if he does not finish in second or third place in Saturday's South Carolina primary. The on-screen chyron: "IS SOUTH CAROLINA THE END OF THE ROAD FOR JEB BUSH?" "Look, we're excited about South...
  • Will South Carolina Be Jeb Bush's Last Stand?

    02/19/2016 10:15:02 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 21 replies
    NBC News ^ | 2/19/16 | JORDAN FRASIER
    A senior advisor to Jeb Bush seemed non-committal Friday when asked definitively if the former Florida governor's presidential campaign will move forward after Saturday's South Carolina primary. "I can say we're looking forward to a good result here in South Carolina and we'll move on from there," Michael Steele eventually said on CNN after first dodging the question. Bush is publicly scheduled to attend two events in Nevada ahead of that state's caucus: a town hall Sunday evening in Las Vegas and another Monday evening in Reno and the campaign insists they will move on regardless of the outcome Saturday....
  • 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 is having a bad week. And, boy, it shows. [Video]

    02/19/2016 9:58:54 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 15 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 2/19/16 | Peter W. Stevenson
    Jeb Bush has had a tough week on the campaign trail. And even he seems to admit it. The former Florida governor, who it was once predicted would be one of the strongest candidates in the 2016 GOP field, has been going at it with Donald Trump for months. But this week, his campaign took on a different tone, when a clearly frustrated Bush let his anger show at campaign events in South Carolina, sometimes even becoming testy with his own supporters. "I should stop campaigning, maybe, huh?" he said at a Wednesday rally. "Let's just - it's all done."...
  • Bush machine running on fumes

    02/19/2016 5:16:01 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 21 replies
    Politico ^ | 2/19/16 | ELI STOKOLS
    Some of Jeb Bush's most steadfast allies think Saturday might be the end. Donors, who poured millions into his campaign and super PAC, have stopped giving – one refusing a direct request to raise $1 million this week. Bush himself is hitting the phones, pleading for patience with his most influential supporters. And even some of his confidants are suddenly dejected after a dispiriting week capped off by South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley rejecting Bush in favor of Marco Rubio. "What a kick in the balls," said one of Bush's closest supporters and one of the more than a dozen...
  • 'Act of Love': Jeb Bush Speaks Spanish to Anderson Cooper During CNN Town Hall

    02/19/2016 5:09:26 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 26 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 2/18/16 | ADELLE NAZARIAN
    CNN's Anderson Cooper asked Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush about his ability to speak Spanish, and Bush responded by asking Cooper in Spanish if he wanted to conduct the rest of the interview in his second tongue. The exchange happened during CNN's town hall meeting Thursday night. -snip- The phrase, "Si quieres hacer esta entrevista en Espanol, los hemos," translates to "If you want to conduct this interview in Spanish, we can."
  • Jeb Bush Campaign Broke; To Stop Paying Staff On Saturday

    02/18/2016 5:23:03 PM PST · by jimbo123 · 93 replies
    Red State ^ | 2/18/16 | streiff
    Erick Erickson is reporting at The Resurgent that the Bush campaign is broke. This is pretty remarkable. Sources close to the Bush campaign are beginning to leak about a call last night. I'm told the Bush team is out of money. Pay for campaign staff will end on Saturday. The campaign is all but over. Additionally, after having hundreds of millions of dollars on hand, the Bush Super PAC has less than $15 million from what I am being told. The Bush campaign is denying the rumor but it is coming from too many places take the denials seriously.
  • Jeb's tailspin: 'I'm told Bush team out of money'

    02/18/2016 2:31:00 PM PST · by jimbo123 · 64 replies
    WND ^ | 2/18/16 | DOUGLAS ERNST
    Campaign denies reports as evidence of implosion mounts. Jeb Bush's campaign insists that it is not imploding before primary voters' eyes despite mounting evidence to the contrary. The former Florida governor now finds himself in a situation where his own supporters say he isn't firing on all cylinders, his polls are sagging, Republican insiders claim he is running out of cash, and key endorsements are going to Florida Sen. Marco Rubio. "Sources close to the Bush campaign are beginning to leak about a call last night. I'm told the Bush team is out of money. Pay for campaign staff will...
  • Is This Finally It for Jeb Bush?

    02/18/2016 10:41:56 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 42 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | 2/18/16 | DAVID A. GRAHAM
    The Republican lashed out on Wednesday, after Governor Nikki Haley's endorsement went to Marco Rubio. This is not the first time that the pundits have declared a Jeb Bush campaign deathwatch, but the vital signs are getting weaker and weaker, and South Carolina may provide the final blow. The latest bad news came on Wednesday, when popular Governor Nikki Haley endorsed Senator Marco Rubio. Her backing gives Rubio another boost in his quest to consolidate the backing of the Republican establishment against Donald Trump and Ted Cruz, and it makes it even harder for Bush to do that. Bush had...
  • Bush campaign ridicules story that it's out of cash

    02/18/2016 10:26:06 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 8 replies
    The Hill ^ | 2/18/16 | Jonathan Swan
    Jeb Bush's campaign officials and a top fundraiser are pushing back aggressively against a story by conservative talk show host Erick Erickson in which he claims that the Bush campaign will stop paying staff on Saturday due to lack of funds. Citing "sources close to the Bush campaign," Erickson wrote that there was a phone call on Wednesday night in which the news leaked out that the Bush campaign was out of cash. After Erickson's story reverberated through the political world on Thursday morning, Bush campaign spokesman Tim Miller tweeted: -snip- Al Cardenas, a longtime Bush insider and senior fundraiser,...
  • Jeb: 'I Should Stop Campaigning Maybe'

    02/18/2016 9:51:40 AM PST · by Rockitz · 59 replies
    www.WeeklyStandard.com ^ | 17 February 2016 | Daniel Halper
    On Wednesday, MSNBC showed a clip of Jeb Bush at a campaign event. The former Republican frontrunner appeared frustrated. "It's all decided, I mean we don't have to go vote I guess, it's all finished. I should stop campaigning maybe, huh? Let's just—it's all done! That's not how democracy works, right?"
  • Why Republicans Need Jeb Bush to Put Himself Out of His Misery

    02/18/2016 7:53:51 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 8 replies
    New York Magazine ^ | 2/18/16 | Eric Levitz
    All of the color has bled from the face of Jeb! 2016. The campaign is bedridden, confused, moaning in agony. At this point, the best thing for Jeb Bush and everyone around him would be to let his candidacy die with dignity. In Nevada, Jeb Bush has become the candidate of the one percent - literally, he has one percent of the vote there. In Quinnipiac's most recent national poll he's at 4 percent, which puts him in a tie for last place with Ben Carson, who barely has a campaign and spent much of a nationally televised town hall...