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  • TEA Party Endorses Newt Gingrich in Florida Primary

    01/26/2012 2:51:53 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 50 replies
    Sunshine State News ^ | January 26, 2012 | Kenric Ward
    The TEA Party of Florida endorsed Newt Gingrich in the Florida presidential primary, saying the former House speaker has "articulated direct and serious steps designed to reduce spending, cut our deficits, pay down our national debt, and return liberty to our citizens in doing so." Reconstituted from the party whose candidates garnered 310,000 votes in 20 races in 2010, TEA is pursuing a broader outreach strategy this year. Chairman John Long said that in addition to fielding its own slate of candidates, the party plans to endorse like-minded candidates from the major parties in other selected races. "People ask us,...
  • How Republicans can win Hispanics back

    01/26/2012 7:45:48 AM PST · by SueRae · 54 replies · 1+ views
    Washington Post ^ | 1/16/2012 | Jeb Bush
    In the 15 states that are likely to decide who controls the White House and the Senate in 2013, Hispanic voters will represent the margin of victory. For the Republican Party, the stakes could not be greater. Just eight years after the party’s successful effort to woo Hispanic voters in 2004, this community — the fastest-growing group in the United States, according to census data — has drifted away. .Although Democrats hold the edge, Republicans have an opportunity. We also have a record of winning Hispanic voters in certain statewide and national elections. Here are four suggestions on how Republican...
  • On Sarah Palin, Caucus States, and Latino Voters

    01/22/2012 3:06:59 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 65 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | January 22, 2012 | William "Bill" Kristol
    Courtesy of one friend, an old pro, three perhaps overlooked points in the sea of analysis of South Carolina and beyond: “I notice that everyone’s citing all kinds of reasons for S.C.: Romney overconfident, Perry's endorsement, Romney doesn't connect, Barnes’s argument that Romney needs a ‘big idea.’ Lost in all this it seems is one name: Sarah Palin. First time she has expressed herself in the race and her candidate wins by 12. If she really comes out for Newt, look out. “Second thought: Paul has potential to give Romney lots of trouble in caucus states. “Final point: Some argue...
  • State of play in Florida: Challenges and opportunities for Newt

    01/22/2012 2:23:13 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 28 replies
    Human Events ^ | January 22, 2012 | Tony Lee
    Newt Gingrich won the South Carolina primary, 40 percent to 28 percent, over Mitt Romney. He also won every Congressional district and, in doing so, won all of South Carolina’s 25 delegates. Now the battle heads to Florida, which holds its primary on Jan. 31. Here are five things to look for as the race heads to Florida. 1. Momentum versus organization Newt Gingrich will come into Florida with momentum, gained from winning South Carolina’s primary, which every Republican presidential nominee has won since 1980. But Romney has a head start in Florida. He has hundreds of thousands of absentee...
  • Report: Jeb Bush to endorse Romney

    01/21/2012 6:01:25 PM PST · by Hojczyk · 67 replies
    Hot Air ^ | January 21,2012 | ALLAHPUNDIT
    Update: Chris Cillizza of WaPo tweets that “Close Jeb Bush ally tells me that no Romney endorsement is in the works.” Jeb’s camp being coy, or is he getting cold feet about throwing in with Romney after tonight’s drubbing?
  • Jeb Bush to endorse Romney before Florida primary

    01/13/2012 7:03:54 AM PST · by Individual Rights in NJ · 76 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 1/13/2012 | Rick Moran
    he endorsement from Bush, who despite prodding from members of his famous family and prominent Republicans decided to sit out the 2012 contest, is the latest sign that the Republican establishment is coalescing around Romney after months publicly griping about finding another candidate. Read more:
  • Jeb Bush to endorse Romney before Florida primary

    01/13/2012 7:29:05 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 15 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 01/13/2012 | Rick Moran
    This won't guarantee a Mitt victory in Florida. But it sure doesn't hurt his chances.Buzz Feed: Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush plans to endorse former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney before the Jan. 31 Florida primary, a Florida GOP source close to Bush told BuzzFeed Thursday.The endorsement from Bush, who despite prodding from members of his famous family and prominent Republicans decided to sit out the 2012 contest, is the latest sign that the Republican establishment is coalescing around Romney after months publicly griping about finding another candidate.Bush is the brother of President George W. Bush, who has not endorsed...
  • Report: Jeb Bush likely to endorse Romney before Florida primary

    01/12/2012 10:11:50 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 41 replies
    Hot Air ^ | January 12, 2012 | Allahpundit
    Surprising. The odds of this happening, given the Bush family’s antipathy to Gingrich and Perry, couldn’t have been much higher than 98 or 99 percent. Second look at political dynasties backing establishment candidates? Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush plans to endorse former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney before the Jan. 31 Florida primary, a Florida GOP source close to Bush told BuzzFeed Thursday. The endorsement from Bush, who despite prodding from members of his famous family and prominent Republicans decided to sit out the 2012 contest, is the latest sign that the Republican establishment is coalescing around Romney after months publicly...
  • Laura Bush wanted Jeb to run in 2012

    01/12/2012 12:18:25 PM PST · by rightwingintelligentsia · 72 replies · 1+ views
    Tampa Bay Times ^ | January 12, 2012
    Former first lady Laura Bush wishes there were one more candidate in the Republican presidential primary: Jeb Bush. Speaking to a sold-out Sarasota audience on Wednesday, Bush said she had hoped that her brother-in-law and former Florida governor would have jumped into the race this year.
  • Capitalism and the Right to Rise

    12/21/2011 5:53:37 PM PST · by Sick of Lefties · 3 replies
    Noman Says ^ | 12/19/11 | Noman
    Jeb Bush has penned a minifesto concerning economic opportunity that is worth giving a good think. He argues that while freedom entails the risk of failure, statism ensures the certainty of stagnation. In his opinion, the opportunity to succeed, even with the attendant downside of possible failure, is preferable to the certitude of gradual but inevitable demise. Noman adds that earthly hope lies in freedom and the growth--personal, moral and economic--that derives from its exercise. Hope cannot lie in a certitude destined to elude temporal, contingent beings in a world marked by limitation, or in false promises that no society...
  • Palin, Jeb Bush, mulling presidential options? (Jeb being approach by key people)

    12/20/2011 4:16:13 PM PST · by Bigtigermike · 57 replies
    American Thinker ^ | Tuesday December 20, 2011 | Rick Moran
    Could a candidate with excellent name recognition and the ability to raise millions almost immediately still have a shot if they entered the race today? Sarah Palin thinks so. And Jeb Bush is going to be visited by some very powerful party insiders and asked - again - to reconsider his decision not to run for president. In an interview with Fox Business News, Palin refused to shut the door while saying that it wasn't too late to jump in: Any chance we can see you making a play, even after Iowa or New Hampshire?" Bolling asked. "There's still plenty...
  • GOP unhappiness with field fuels buzz for Jeb Bush

    12/20/2011 7:45:28 AM PST · by SonofReagan · 69 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 12/20/2011 | Byron York
    There's no doubt some Republicans remain unhappy with the GOP presidential field. They wish other candidates -- Mitch Daniels, Chris Christie, Paul Ryan, Jeb Bush -- had entered a long time ago. But the Iowa caucuses are in two weeks. Is there any chance, at this late date, that something could change? All the alternative candidates have repeatedly said they won't run. But there is new speculation focusing on Bush after the former Florida governor turned heads Monday morning when he wrote, in the Wall Street Journal, a campaign-like economic manifesto headlined "Capitalism and the Right to Rise."
  • Jeb Bush pens campaign-like economic manifesto

    12/19/2011 11:15:20 AM PST · by Qbert · 55 replies · 1+ views
    Washington Examiner ^ | 12/19/2011 | Byron York
    With a little more than two weeks to go before Republicans begin voting in presidential caucuses and primaries, the GOP faces the possibility of a muddled result in Iowa; a primary race that may take months of bitter campaigning to resolve; and a large number of Republican voters who remain unhappy with the current presidential field.  Some of those voters are still hoping another candidate might enter the race. That is why a new article from former Florida governor Jeb Bush is likely to attract attention from voters and political analysts alike.  In the Wall Street Journal, Bush has written...
  • Rumor - Jeb Bush to enter 2012 race?

    12/15/2011 10:35:55 AM PST · by SonofReagan · 94 replies
    msDnc | 12/15/2011 | self
    Just heard a snippit about 15 minutes ago, they were discussing certain internet posts by some minor public offcials saying Jeb Bush may enter the race.
  • Why Not Santorum?

    11/11/2011 5:08:27 PM PST · by Engraved-on-His-hands · 79 replies
    National Review Online ^ | November 9, 2011 | Quin Hillyer
    Mike Pence, Mitch Daniels, Paul Ryan, Bobby Jindal, Marco Rubio, Chris Christie, Jeb Bush — conservatives all year long have been wishing, yearning, even begging people who aren’t in the presidential race to enter the fray and save them from what seems like a frighteningly uninspiring field of candidates. Yet could it be that the sharpest, most accomplished, most campaign-savvy, and most full-spectrum conservative in a quarter-century of presidential contests has been in the contest all along, working harder than anybody, making at least as much intellectual sense as anybody, never blowing a debate, and never failing to stand on...
  • Prominent Florida Republicans helping Cain

    10/29/2011 10:22:39 PM PDT · by South40 · 48 replies · 1+ views
    MiamiHereld ^ | 10/25/2011 | ADAM C. SMITH
    Several of Florida’s most prominent Republican political pros have jumped on board Herman Cain’s presidential campaign as he tries to ramp up the operation to catch up with his surging popularity. “Mitt Romney might have the establishment, but Cain has the hearts of the people that vote. We’ll see what happens on Jan. 31,” Kathleen Shanahan, a Tampa businesswoman and former Jeb Bush chief of staff, said Tuesday referring to Florida’s fourth-in-the-nation primary contest. “I think Mr. Cain is going to support an effort to win Florida, and he will win Florida. He’s raising the money now that he needs,...
  • EXCLUSIVE: Jeb Bush denounces birtherism (Captain Obvious to the rescue)

    10/26/2011 9:32:37 AM PDT · by Qbert · 43 replies
    Washington Post (Right Turn) ^ | 10/25/2011 | Jennifer Rubin
    Former Florida Republican governor Jeb Bush has said he won’t endorse anyone in the presidential primary. [Snip]... In a rare intervention into electoral politics since his departure from the Florida governorship, he decided that Texas Gov. Rick Perry’s venture into birtherism has gone on long enough. In an exclusive statement to Right Turn, he e-mailed me: “Republican candidates should categorically reject the notion that President Obama was not born in the United States. It is a complete distraction from the failed economic policies of the President.” And that was it. [Snip] At this point, few responsible Republican office-holders dare defend...
  • Jeb Bush warns 2012ers on hitting Obama.(Mega Barf)

    08/23/2011 8:48:13 PM PDT · by Lazlo in PA · 116 replies
    Politico ^ | 08-23-11 | DAN HIRSCHHORN
    Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush warned the Republican presidential hopefuls against ideological intransigence and knee-jerk opposition to President Barack Obama on Tuesday, saying they risk turning off middle-of-the-road voters. Asked by Fox News host Neil Cavuto if some Republicans go too far in their criticism of Obama, Bush said flatly, “I do. I think when you start ascribing bad motives to the guy, that’s wrong. It turns off people who want solutions.
  • Here's who wants Paul Ryan to run for president

    08/17/2011 8:23:28 PM PDT · by DRey · 105 replies
    Business Insider ^ | August 17, 2011 | Zeke Miller
    Republican fiscal conservatives are coalescing around a candidate for president — and he currently isn't in the race. Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, Speaker of the House John Boehner, House Republican Study Committee Chairman Jim Jordan have all encouraged House Budget Committee Chairman Rep. Paul Ryan to run against Obama, The Weekly Standard reports. The policy wonk, known for "the Ryan plan" to eliminate the federal debt through dramatic spending cuts and reforms, has to date shown little interest in running. But the conservative magazine says his wife is "on board" if he decides to enter...
  • 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?