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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?
  • 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 ^ | 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 ^ | 12/20/05 | Daniel Pipes
    My Gloom By Daniel Pipes | 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.