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  • Is Hannity Pushing a Jeb Bush Candidacy?

    07/24/2011 11:00:35 PM PDT · by no dems · 41 replies
    July 25, 2011 | no dems
    Is Sean Hannity pushing a Jeb Bush Candidacy for President? Tonight, the entire hour was dedicated to praising Jeb Bush for all of his accomplishments as Governor of Florida? It was a re-run from January 8, 2011. Whassup wit dat?
  • Jeb Bush doesn't 'anticipate' a run (read on..JUST NO!)

    07/23/2011 10:41:38 AM PDT · by RummyChick · 66 replies · 1+ views
    Jeb Bush, who has made clear he isn't running for president this cycle, raised some eyebrows on Sean Hannity's Fox News show Friday night with this comment about a potential campaign: "I don’t anticipate that. You never say never. This is a standard answer that I’ve kind of learned how to give which is — you never say never, but I never rule out being on Dancing with the Stars either … there are a lot of ways you can make a difference." He went on, with respect to whether any of the current field can win, "If you recall,...
  • Jeb Bush: No run in 2012, but I don't rule out 2016 (RINOs want a third Bush) (BARF ALERT)

    06/21/2011 8:26:17 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 61 replies
    BBC ^ | 2011-06-21 | Katty Kay
    It is a truism of political dynasties that there is a chosen heir - the one who should or would or could have been next. It is certainly apt of the Bush family. Jeb Bush is the son who was groomed for the presidency. He was the one most Republicans expected to succeed his father into the Oval Office. And today, looking at their, let's be frank, lacklustre field, many Republicans still wish he would do just that. "It's very flattering to be asked that regularly," Jeb tells me in his office at the Coral Gables Biltmore Hotel. "I don't...
  • *Warning!* Rudy Giuliani leads new national poll *Warning!*

    05/28/2011 8:08:23 AM PDT · by NoGrayZone · 208 replies
    Politico ^ | 5/27/11 | MAGGIE HABERMAN
    Here we go again, Rudy Giuliani edition. A new CNN/Opinion Research Corporation national poll shows the former New York City mayor atop the slow-forming Republican primary field. The survey shows Giuliani getting 16 percent of independents and Republicans, with nominal frontrunner Mitt Romney a point behind at 15 percent. Sarah Palin gets 13 percent.
  • CNN Poll: Giuliani Leads GOP Pack (Soros Alert)

    05/28/2011 8:57:19 AM PDT · by yoe · 22 replies
    News Max ^ | May 27, 2011 | Jim Meyers
    Back in early May, former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani said he “can probably be talked into” running for the Republican presidential nomination in 2012. A new poll has done some “talking.” The CNN/(Opinion Research Corporation) survey released on Friday found Giuliani leading the pack of potential GOP candidates with 16 percent of the vote among Republicans and independents who lean toward the GOP. Mitt Romney is second with 15 percent, followed by Sarah Palin (13 percent), Ron Paul (12 percent), and Herman Cain (10 percent). The other potential candidates had single-digit percentages. “Call it a sign of how...
  • Jeb Bush says Obama can be beat

    05/14/2011 3:16:50 AM PDT · by UniqueViews · 25 replies · 1+ views
    Dallas Mornbing News ^ | May 13, 2011 | Gromer Jeffers Jr.
    Former Florida governor Jeb Bush said Friday that a great champion would emerge from the Republican field of White House contenders to beat President Barack Obama in 2012. Bush acknowledged that the current crop of candidates had not wowed the American public. But he said as the process unfolded, one or two serious contenders would be ready to challenge Obama's re-election bid. "The president has some serious headwinds," Bush said after giving the keynote address at a fund-raising luncheon for the Phoenix House. "Eighty percent of Americans think we're on the wrong track. There's a deep cloud of pessimism that...
  • Mike Huckabee withdrawal helps Sarah Pailin get back in the race for president

    05/13/2011 11:08:07 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 85 replies
    Irish Central ^ | May 13, 2011 | Patrick Roberts
    Mike Huckabee's expected departure from the Republican race for president opens the door for Sarah Palin again. Palin has gone quiet after the media sizzle around her died and transferred to Donald Trump. But with Trump fading faster than a losing 'Apprentice' competitor and Huckabee now looking like he will drop out, Palin is suddenly back in this race if she wants. Huckabee, with his strong evangelical roots, was a natural to win Iowa and Palin enjoys a comparable level of support among those voters. Contrast that with Mitt Romney who is held in deep suspicion in the first caucus...
  • Another brand of Bush school reform: Jeb’s

    04/01/2011 4:18:43 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 3 replies
    Washington Post ^ | March 31, 2011 | Nick Anderson
    ...At the core of the Jeb Bush agenda are ideas drawn from his Florida playbook: Give every public school a grade from A to F. Offer students vouchers to help pay for private school. Don’t let them move into fourth grade unless they know how to read. Through two foundations he leads in Florida and his vast political connections, Jeb Bush is advancing such policies in states where Republicans have sought his advice on improving schools. His stature in the party and widening role in state-level legislation make him one of the foremost GOP voices on education. “He is the...
  • In a field of pygmies, Bush looks gigantic (I don't think Dan likes Republicans)

    02/21/2011 3:25:21 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    The St. Petersburg Times ^ | February 22, 2011 | Daniel Ruth, columnist
    There is probably a very good reason why, in the goo-goo eyes of so many in the Greek chorus of Republicans chanting and panting for his return to the hustings, Jeb Bush stands as an electoral colossus of the Club for Growth, the Rambo of the Cato Institute, the beefcake boy of the National Review. Consider the current crop of GOP presidential pretenders positioning themselves for a run against President Barack Obama next year. For nonstarters there's Newt Gingrich, the bumptious gasbag bloviating at the end of the bar; Mike Huckabee, the Gomer Pyle with a pulpit; Mitt Romney, who...
  • Why are people still pushing Jeb to run? Now it's Dana Perino hyperventilating about it!

    02/18/2011 8:15:40 PM PST · by Bigtigermike · 26 replies
    Friday February 18, 2011
    Dana Pierino, a Bushie and Establishment person for sure, once again was promoting Jeb Bush as being a good candidate to run for President tonight on Bill O'Reilly (TED BAXTER), that she heard his brother GW Bush thinks he should run and so does Bush 41 and she made the case that actually Jeb doesn't have "Bush Baggage" and being a Bush right now might not be a such a bad thing. Bill and Dana were lamenting that there were no one out there who were "serious" to run. I knew what they were trying to get at. Bill said...
  • Florida's Nelson Falls Behind in Matchup Against Bush

    02/15/2011 10:49:20 AM PST · by therightliveswithus · 16 replies
    Pundit Press ^ | 2/15/2011 | Thomas Ferdousi
    Florida Senator Bill Nelson appears to be in some trouble should he decide to run for re-election. The second term Democrat is up next year. This comes as a wave of retirements have hit both parties, including Jim Webb of Virginia and John Kyl of Arizona. As of now, it's unclear if Nelson, who will be 70 next year, will run for another term. However, Mason-Dixon has put out a poll that should make the picture a bit clearer. Nelson won over 60% of the vote in 2006, a politically advantageous year for Democrats running against former State Attorney General...
  • When Jeb Bush says he won't run for president in 2012, it makes Republicans want him more

    02/13/2011 12:51:53 PM PST · by kingattax · 60 replies
    St. Petersburg Times ^ | 2/13/2011 | Adam C. Smith
    Please, Jeb. Pretty please? To hear a growing number of conservative activists tell it, the person best equipped to excite Republicans and beat Barack Obama in 2012 is a man who has no intent to run. The Jeb Bush chatter says as much about the seemingly anemic Republican presidential field slowly taking shape for 2012 as it does about the former Florida governor's stature in the GOP.
  • Jeb emails: National Review or not, it's still no. (Jeb Bush closes the door for to run)

    02/08/2011 3:22:39 PM PST · by Bigtigermike · 46 replies
    Polutico ^ | Tuesday February 8, 2011 | Johnathan Martin
    Even as the pressure intensifies on him to consider a 2012 bid, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush indicated that he's not reconsidering his decision to not run for president. "Yes," Bush wrote in an email when asked if the door remained firmly shut on a White House campaign next year. Unhappy with the presidential field as it appears now and increasingly nervous about finding a candidate who can unite the party and beat Pres. Obama, high-profile conservatives have begun going public with their pleas for the Floridian to run.
  • Chorus grows for 2012 Jeb Bush White House run

    02/08/2011 11:02:32 AM PST · by kingattax · 157 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 02/08/2011 | Will Rahn
    While Jeb Bush continues to insist that he will not be a candidate for president in 2012, several National Review writers seem to be encouraging the former Florida Governor to take the plunge. John J. Miller, Kathryn Jean Lopez, and Rich Lowry have all come forward in recent days to sing Jeb’s praises and speculate on another Bush candidacy.
  • DeMint Surveys the Field, Praises Jeb

    02/07/2011 8:35:31 PM PST · by Bigtigermike · 50 replies
    nationalreview ^ | Monday February 07, 2011 | Robert Costa
    Sen. Jim DeMint, the conservative star from South Carolina, is keeping a close eye on the emerging 2012 presidential field. New names, he observes, keep popping up. One of those, of course, is former Florida governor Jeb Bush. Rich, Kathryn, and John have all written about Bush’s appeal in recent days. DeMint, in an interview with National Review Online, calls Bush “one of the best” possible presidential contenders. “Maybe the person we are looking for has not stepped out yet; it could be a Rick Perry or a Jeb Bush.” “[Bush] would be a really good president and a good...
  • DeMint Surveys the Field, Praises Jeb

    02/07/2011 7:07:16 PM PST · by ejdrapes · 159 replies · 1+ views
    National Review Online ^ | February 7, 2011 | Robert Costa
    DeMint Surveys the Field, Praises Jeb February 7, 2011 8:15 P.M. By Robert Costa Sen. Jim DeMint, the conservative star from South Carolina, is keeping a close eye on the emerging 2012 presidential field. New names, he observes, keep popping up. One of those, of course, is former Florida governor Jeb Bush. Rich, Kathryn, and John have all written about Bush’s appeal in recent days. DeMint, in an interview with National Review Online, calls Bush “one of the best” possible presidential contenders. “Maybe the person we are looking for has not stepped out yet; it could be a Rick Perry...
  • FReep this Poll: Should Jeb Bush Run in 2012?

    02/07/2011 1:41:11 PM PST · by therightliveswithus · 42 replies
    Pundit Press ^ | 2/7/2011 | Thomas Ferdousi
    The internet is alight with some buzz surrounding former Florida Governor Jeb Bush. There is now a small group that is pushing for the son and brother of the 41st and 43rd Presidents to consider running next year. This would enter Bush into the Republican primary and could play a large role in shaping that year's race. The speculation has made it to the National Review and HotAir. So we'll ask you here-- what do you think?
  • Bush 2012: Jeb Bush should run now, for at least eight reasons (Huh?!)

    02/06/2011 9:37:34 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 110 replies
    The National Review ^ | February 7, 2011 | Rich Lowry
    John J. Miller has a cover story in the new issue of National Review that’s a compelling portrait of the accomplishments of Jeb Bush. Four years after leaving the Florida governor’s mansion, he remains one of the most impressive Republican politicians in the country, a formidable policy mind with the political chops to drive conservative reforms even out of office. So why isn’t he running for president? Bush told Miller what he’s said to others, too — he won’t run in 2012, but he’ll consider 2016. This is a mistake. Bush should run now for at least eight reasons: 1)...
  • Jeb Bush: What's in a name?

    02/05/2011 6:33:24 AM PST · by Kaslin · 84 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 5, 2011 | Kathryn Lopez
    When Rep. Mike Pence of Indiana decided to announce recently that he isn't going to run for the Republican nomination for president -- and instead is likely to run for governor of his state -- you would have thought, from the reaction in some quarters, that he had committed the ultimate act of betrayal. At least one senior longtime Republican political aide thought that Pence had somehow let down his principles and his country by not taking a chance on the presidential race. Folks on the Pence for president bandwagon were in a deep funk. "Seriously, who else do we...
  • 2012 U.S. SENATE RACE: GOP hopefuls lining up to battle Nelson

    01/30/2011 7:35:26 PM PST · by Mamba717 · 34 replies
    St. Petersburg Times ^ | 1/30/11 | Adam C. Smith
    2012 U.S. SENATE RACE: GOP hopefuls lining up to battle Nelson Republicans are bracing for a tough 2012 U.S. Senate primary pitting such political heavyweights as a former U.S. senator, a sitting Florida Senate president and the congressman son of a Republican icon. But to hear a growing number of Republican activists tell it, the candidate to watch is a fellow few Floridians have heard of. “Absolutely -- it’s Adam Hasner,” said Nancy McGowan, a prominent conservative activist and fundraiser from Jacksonville. “A primary for the most part is determined by the grass roots who look for the leadership they...
  • My Gloom-By Daniel Pipes

    12/20/2005 10:35:53 AM PST · by elizabethr · 33 replies · 1,135+ views
    www.frontpagemag.com ^ | 12/20/05 | Daniel Pipes
    My Gloom By Daniel Pipes FrontPageMagazine.com | December 20, 2005 Unlike most Americans, 9/11 made me feel more secure. Finally, the country was focused on issues that had long worried me. “The FBI is engaged in the largest operation in its history,” I wrote in late 2001, “armed marshals will again be flying on US aircraft, and the immigration service has placed foreign students under increased scrutiny. I feel safer when Islamist organizations are exposed, illicit money channels closed down, and immigration regulations reviewed. The amassing of American forces near Iraq and Afghanistan cheers me. The newfound alarm is healthy,...
  • BEWARE The GOP is trying to slip us the Jebbie!

    01/18/2011 10:16:39 AM PST · by Ummah Gummah · 25 replies
    Need to Know January 18, 2011 Ahead of the curve! Lib writer praises Jeb Bush Posted by Staff Ezra Klein writes: I think Jon Chait gets Jeb Bush very wrong here. When Bush says that "second-generation Hispanics marry non-Hispanics at a higher rate than second-generation Irish or Italians" and that "second-generation Hispanics' English language capability rates are higher than previous immigrant groups," he's directly answering a critique that has a lot of power among anti-immigration groups: that there's something different about this wave of immigrants as compared with previous waves of immigrants.
  • Conservative Movement Must Commit to a Long-Term Outreach Strategy

    01/14/2011 8:11:09 PM PST · by sinanju · 45 replies
    La Prensa San Diego ^ | January 14, 2011 | Jeb Bush
    "..The good news is that in the Hispanic community, there is real opportunity. But conservatives have to commit to serious and sustained engagement. Hispanics are one of the fastest growing ethnic groups in the country and will continue to play an important role in future elections and the future of our country. This past election was a sign that the Hispanic community is willing to listen to a center-right message. The question now is whether the center-right movement is willing to listen to and engage the Hispanic community. Fortunately, the values that drive the center-right movement are shared by Americans...
  • Jeb: GOP 'Incredibly Stupid' If It Ignores Hispanics

    01/14/2011 12:49:13 PM PST · by pissant · 113 replies
    National Journal ^ | 1/14/11 | Beth Reinhard
    MIAMI, Fla. - Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush (R) warned Friday that it would be "incredibly stupid' for the Republican Party to overlook Hispanic voters, who make up the fastest growing part of the electorate. Exit polls show Hispanic voters favored Democrats by a 2-to-1 margin in the 2010 election. "If you believe in the conservative philosophy as I do, it would be incredibly stupid over the long haul to ignore the burgeoning Hispanic vote," he told the crowd of about 300 people. "They will be the swing voters as they are today in the swing states. If you want...
  • Jeb Bush: GOP needs to reach out to Latinos now

    01/13/2011 8:47:59 PM PST · by moonshinner_09 · 65 replies
    Houston Chronicle ^ | Jan. 13, 2011 | LAURA WIDES-MUNOZ AP Hispanic Affairs Writer
    MIAMI — Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush told a Republican gathering Thursday evening that the time is now to connect better with Latino voters, not two months before the general election. Bush is co-chairing a conference Friday of the new Hispanic Action Network, part of the GOP's latest efforts to forge ties with the growing number of Latino voters. The conference will focus on trade, immigration, media outreach and education. "Typically what happens in politics is you're working hard and you say, 'Oh gosh, we better start working at campaigning in the Hispanic community,' and it's like Sept. 15," he...
  • Florida Republicans Want Jeb Bush to Challenge Nelson

    12/28/2010 7:40:28 AM PST · by US Navy Vet · 43 replies · 3+ views
    Roll Call ^ | Dec. 27, 2010 | By Christina Bellantoni
    Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush is the strong favorite among Republican voters to challenge Sen. Bill Nelson (D) in 2012, a new Public Policy Polling survey shows. Tom Jensen, director of the Democratic-leaning polling firm, said the findings — 72 percent of GOP voters chose Bush as their preferred candidate — differ from other state surveys in which voters have “no clue” whom they want to challenge the Democratic incumbent.
  • Jeb Bush in ’12: Third time may be charm

    12/08/2010 12:18:56 PM PST · by pgyanke · 306 replies
    MarketWatch ^ | 12/8/2010 | Darrell Delamaide
    Jeb Bush in ’12: Third time may be charmCommentary: Never say never again By Darrell Delamaide WASHINGTON (MarketWatch) — Stranger things have happened. The notion that yet another Bush could run for the presidency only four short years after George W. Bush took his cowboy’s ride — and abysmal approval ratings — into the sunset may seem to be a stretch. But have you noticed? Jeb Bush, W.’s younger brother and a former two-term governor of Florida, is back. He’s giving interviews, making speeches, spearheading a Republican effort to woo Latino voters and clearly keeping his options open. “Never say...
  • In visit to Denver, Jeb Bush says he doesn't agree with Arizona's immigration law

    12/07/2010 7:29:58 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 106 replies · 1+ views
    Denver Post ^ | 12/07/2010 | Kirk Mitchell
    <p>Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush said if his children walked the streets of Phoenix they might look awfully suspicious to police. His wife, Columba, is from Mexico.</p> <p>Harvard professor Robert Putnam told the same crowd of city officials from across the country at the Denver Convention Center on Saturday that his grandchildren might likewise draw suspicions. His daughter married a Latino man, he said.</p>
  • Jeb Bush Won't Rule Out Run For White House

    11/17/2010 6:08:55 PM PST · by MinorityRepublican · 116 replies
    WESH.COM ^ | November 16, 2010
    ORLANDO, Fla. -- Former Gov. Jeb Bush isn't ruling out a run for the White House in 2012. Bush said he would never say never about a run for the presidency. "I answer the questions forthrightly about 2012. I'm going to be involved. I have an education reform foundation, trying to improve the plight of our education systems around the country and I'm helping candidates that I believe in," Bush said. "I'm Switzerland as it relates to national Republican politics, which gives me a chance to have my voice heard quietly the way I like it." While Bush said he...
  • (Video) Jeb Bush On Sarah Palin Presidency: Would Support Without Hesitation

    10/24/2010 2:55:54 PM PDT · by MaxCUA · 6 replies
    Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush says Sarah Palin will get his vote for president in 2012 if she's the Republican nominee. Appearing on John King's CNN show, Bush had no hesitation in responding to a question posed by an online follower, the Los Angeles Times reports. Here's what one of our Facebook fans, Kyle Hunter, asked me to ask," said King. "Would he endorse Palin for president if he does not run himself?" Bush quickly replied: "A, I'm not running and if Sarah Palin's the nominee and if she's running against Barack Obama, you betcha."
  • Jeb Bush: I'd Vote for Palin over Obama

    10/24/2010 2:06:55 PM PDT · by kingattax · 60 replies
    Newsmax ^ | 24 Oct 2010
    Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush says Sarah Palin will get his vote for president in 2012 if she's the Republican nominee. Appearing on John King's CNN show, Bush had no hesitation in responding to a question posed by an online follower, the Los Angeles Times reports.
  • Crowd Cheers As Sarah Palin Evokes George W. Bush’s Record At Campaign Rally

    10/23/2010 2:40:34 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    Mediaite ^ | October 23, 2010 | Francis Martel
    Sarah Palin is a trendsetter, and she’s going to make this George W. Bush character popular on the campaign trail no matter what challenges stand before her. Yes, Palin invoked he-who-shall-not-be-named at a campaign event earlier today to get Republicans and independents fired up about foreign policy, fiscal responsibility, and “good ol’ Reaganism.” Too soon? Palin was in Florida with RNC Chairman Michael Steele to energize voters and supporters to get out the vote and get involved in the few days leading up to the midterm elections in early November. She began first and foremost by plugging her new program,...
  • Would Jeb Bush vote for Sarah Palin vs Obama? 'You betcha!'

    10/22/2010 5:02:54 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    The Los Angeles Times' Top of the Ticket ^ | October 22, 2010 | Andrew Malcolm
    It's Friday. Let's get right to it: Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush was on CNN today with John King. They talked about numerous things: That Republican ex-Gov. Bush would like to hear some more substance in today's campaign debates. And he thinks Republicans in 2012 need a positive agenda that is "big and bold and aspiritional." Then, King asked Bush a question off of Facebook: "Would he endorse Palin for president if he does not run himself." Bush's quick reply: "Well, A, I'm not running. And if Sarah Palin is the nominee and she's running against Barack Obama, you betcha."
  • "You Betcha" Jeb Bush Responds When Asked if He Would Endorse Palin if She's the Nominee (Video)

    10/22/2010 2:57:04 PM PDT · by Talkradio03 · 24 replies
    HAP ^ | 10/21/10 | hap
    Jeb: "I'm not running and if Sarah Palin is the nominee [in 2012] and she is running against Barack Obama, you betcha"... A clip from tonight's John King USA on CNN (Video)
  • Jeb Bush backers aren’t worried about George W. Bush fatigue (HUGE BARF ALERT)

    10/16/2010 6:57:44 AM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 61 replies · 1+ views
    The Hill, Washington, DC ^ | 2010-10-14 | Alexander Bolton
    Supporters of Jeb Bush say Bush fatigue will not be a significant problem if the former Florida governor decides to make a presidential run. Many Republicans think Bush would be a frontrunner for the Oval Office if not for his brother’s lingering unpopularity. Jeb Bush said in July that he is not running in 2012, but supporters are looking down the road to 2016.
  • Meg Whitman and the GOP's emerging austerity caucus

    10/02/2010 9:43:07 AM PDT · by calcowgirl · 133 replies
    Seattle Times ^ | October 1, 2010 | David Brooks
    (snip) Whitman is representative of an emerging Republican type — what you might call the austerity caucus. Flamboyant performers like Sarah Palin get all the attention, but the governing soul of the party is to be found in statehouses where a loose confederation of uber-wonks have become militant budget balancers. Just as welfare reformers of the 1990s presaged compassionate conservatism, so the austerity brigades presage the national party's next chapter. Mitch Daniels, the governor of Indiana who I think is most likely to win the GOP presidential nomination in 2012, is the spiritual leader. Gov. Chris Christie of New Jersey...
  • Morning Joe for President: The Fantasy Continues [Chris Buckley & Mark McKinnon are so there!]

    08/24/2010 7:21:06 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies · 1+ views
    The Atlantic ^ | August 24, 2010 | Marc Ambinder, Politics Editor
    Joe Scarborough, former congressman from Florida and co-host of MSNBC's agenda-setting wake-up show Morning Joe, has protested, kindly and loudly (he is kind and loud), when speculation arises about his presidential ambitions. He points out that MSNBC is not the platform a conservative would use to build street credentials among his base. He insists he enjoys his current job, turning down entreaties from Republicans to run for Senate by noting that he has more influence as a broadcaster than as a member of the saucer cooler. Nonetheless, a studio apartment industry has arisen of conservatives who think that Scarborough might...
  • Marco Rubio on Jeb Bush Run for President: “I Wish He Would” – Video

    07/28/2010 12:50:31 PM PDT · by Federalist Patriot · 24 replies
    Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | July 28, 2010 | Brian
    Here is video of Florida GOP Senate Candidate Marco Rubio being asked about his view on Jeb Bush running for President. “I wish he would,” Rubio said. When told the news that Jeb Bush said yesterday he is “not running for President,” Rubio said he respected the decision, but “of course we all secretly hope he will reconsider.” Rubio said Bush would have his support if he were to decide to run.
  • Jeb Bush Says No to 2012 Run

    07/28/2010 6:15:21 AM PDT · by curth · 77 replies · 6+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | July 27, 2010 | By Peter Wallsten
    Many Republicans are still searching for that ideal 2012 presidential candidate – someone who can fire up both the fiscal and social conservative wings of the GOP while luring swing voters. And, in recent months, the chatter has often turned to former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush. Bush apparently sought to quiet the murmurs today, telling a Kentucky TV reporter that he isn’t running. Bush has said that since leaving office in January 2007 that he would focus on making money and advocating for education reforms, which were a centerpiece of his tenure as governor. Even as polls show that he...
  • Jeb Bush Tells Reporters in Louisville, “I’m Not Running for President” – Video

    07/27/2010 2:56:16 PM PDT · by Federalist Patriot · 24 replies
    Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | July 27, 2010 | Brian
    Here is video of former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush telling reporters in Louisville that he is not running for President. A reporter asked him when he would be announcing his run, and Bush responded with, “I’m not running for President.” Bush also said GOP U.S. Senate candidate in Kentucky – Rand Paul – is a “good man,” and that he supports his bid for the Senate.
  • Jeb Bush Shows America Rand Paul's True Colors

    07/26/2010 7:46:28 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 61 replies · 10+ views
    The Hillbilly Report ^ | Sunday, July 18, 2010 | RDemocrat
    Remember when Rand Paul was running in the primary?? He painted himself as an "outsider" who did not believe in "big government" and taxpayer bailouts. Since that time he has proven himself to be quite a hypocrite and a far cry from the fiscally responsible candidate he convinced his supporters he was. From crawling into bed with Mitch McConnell to raise funds, to wanting businesses to discriminate the real Rand Paul started to stand up. Now after he and McConnell enjoyed their after love-making cigarette, Rand Paul is crawling into bed with another unsavory character. Yes, now Rand Paul is...
  • Matthews: Jeb Bush In 2012? Palin Would “Drastically” Have To Change Her Image

    07/18/2010 1:19:56 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 87 replies · 4+ views
    Mediaite ^ | July 18, 2010 | Glynnis MacNicol
    Here’s a new entry into the GOP 2012 presidential field (and by new I mean so old he’s new again): Jeb Bush. On his show this morning Chris Matthews pondering “who might beat Barack Obama in 2012?” This of course is the question plaguing the Republican Party. For all the attention and hoopla surrounding Sarah Palin no one is really convinced that even if she could snag the Republican nomination she has any shot at beating President Obama in the general. Matthews points out that what Jeb — the Bush brother the family had originally intended for the White House...
  • Bush v. Palin 2012?

    07/09/2010 5:10:03 PM PDT · by Brices Crossroads · 262 replies · 1+ views
    Washington Examiner ^ | 07/08/2010 | John Ellis
    Sarah Palin cranked up her 2012 presidential campaign another notch today, with the release of a campaign video aimed directly at women. The basic math is simple. If she gets half of the female primary voters and caucus attenders to support her, then she standing starts at roughly 25% of the total vote. Throw in a third of the male vote and she's at roughly 40%. Forty percent wins the Iowa caucuses, handily. Which then sets up New Hampshire as the place where the not-Sarah candidate emerges. In all likelihood, that will be former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney, who finished...
  • A better welcome for our nation’s immigrants

    07/03/2010 5:55:11 PM PDT · by indianyogi · 45 replies
    A better welcome for our nation's immigrants say Jebb Bush and Robert Putnam in their Washington Post article.
  • Jeb Bush in 2012?

    06/29/2010 8:27:25 AM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 115 replies
    CBS News ^ | June 23, 2010
    In the 2008 presidential election, then-candidate Barack Obama seemed almost to be running against George W. Bush, his Republican predecessor. In 2012, it's not out of the question that he'll run against a Bush for real. In a New York Times piece out today, Jeb Bush -- the former Florida governor, brother of George W. Bush and son of George H.W. Bush -- complained that President Obama and his administration have been using his predecessor as an excuse. "It's kind of like a kid coming to school saying, 'The dog ate my homework,'" Bush said of the current administration's criticism...
  • Huckabee: "I'm the 2012 Frontrunner" (Fantasy Island alert)

    06/27/2010 10:40:21 AM PDT · by Brices Crossroads · 60 replies
    Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee continued to insist on Sunday that he won’t make a decision on another presidential run until after this fall's midterm elections. “I haven’t closed the door. I think that would be foolish on my part, especially when poll after poll shows that there is strong sentiment out there. I end up leading a lot of the polls. I’m the Republican that clearly, at this point, does better against Obama than any other Republican,” said Huckabee, a Fox News contributor, on "Fox News Sunday."
  • Jeb Bush, 2016? (Not this again!)

    06/23/2010 10:13:09 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 38 replies · 3+ views
    The Washington Examiner ^ | June 24, 2010 | E.D. Kain
    Rob Long – riffing off this piece in the New York Times – wonders why Jeb Bush couldn’t be a viable presidential candidate in 2012: I know, I know: the usual stuff. But the "usual stuff" is what small-time thinkers (and political pundits) cling to when they feel like they're expected to predict the unpredictable. The great thing about American politics is how unpredictable it is. Whenever I hear people saying "Here's what's gonna happen...." or "There's no way the voters will accept...." I know two things for sure: it's not gonna happen that way, and the voters will get...
  • For Jeb Bush, Life at Ease Out of Office (for Now), Defending Family Name

    06/22/2010 9:16:49 PM PDT · by STARWISE · 49 replies
    NY Times ^ | 6-22-10 | Matt Bai
    CORAL GABLES, Fla. — For months now, Jeb Bush has been listening as President Obama blasts his older brother’s administration for the battered economy, budget deficits and even the lax oversight of oil wells. “It’s kind of like a kid coming to school saying, ‘The dog ate my homework,’ ” Mr. Bush, this state’s former governor, said over lunch last week at the Biltmore Hotel. “It’s childish. This is what children do until they mature. They don’t accept responsibility.” *snip* “But he really seems like he’s getting caught up in what people are writing about him.” “I mean, good God,...
  • Jeb Bush 's Brotherly Love? (My Title)

    06/22/2010 4:08:51 PM PDT · by tirednvirginia · 55 replies · 2+ views
    SOURCES: Jeb Bush hits back at the Obama's criticism of his brother and mulls his own political future... Developing...
  • Graham urges GOP to address issues important to young people, Hispanics (AMNESTY ALERT)

    06/14/2010 1:02:13 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 27 replies · 422+ views
    The Greenville News, Greenville, SC | 2010-06-15 | Clark Brooks
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