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  • 14 years ago, Bush removed Confederate flag in Florida

    06/23/2015 1:03:27 PM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 16 replies
    abc fox montana ^ | 6-23-2015 | ap
    Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush faced the same decision as South Carolina officials - whether to remove the Confederate flag from statehouse grounds - more than a decade ago. With far less fanfare, Bush as Florida's governor 14 years ago removed the Confederate flag from the Florida state Capitol in Tallahassee. On Feb. 2, 2001, the flag moved to the Museum of Florida History. A Bush spokeswoman said at the time that the governor believed that most Floridians would agree symbols of the past "should not be displayed in a manner that may divide Floridians today." Though Bush's action drew...
  • Jeb Bush Leads the GOP Pack (Not Bush really leads with 78%)

    06/22/2015 7:12:36 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 19 replies
    NBC News ^ | 6/22/15 | CHUCK TODD, MARK MURRAY and ANDREW RAFFERTY
    A brand-new national NBC/WSJ poll finds Jeb Bush leading the crowded Republican presidential field, with 22% of GOP primary voters saying he's their first choice. He's followed by Scott Walker at 17%, Marco Rubio at 14%, and Ben Carson at 11%. While Jeb had a similar five-point lead in our April NBC/WSJ poll, you see his current position has strengthened when you look inside the numbers of this new poll. (It was conducted during the buildup and coverage of Bush's official presidential announcement on June 16.) The latest survey shows him ahead among self-identified conservative GOP primary voters -- when...
  • Conservatives Should Be on Board With Jeb Bush express (hahahahahaha)

    06/19/2015 5:34:05 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 23 replies
    miamiherald.com ^ | 6/17/15 | A.J. DELGADO
    No, no, no! Another Bush?!” Such was my reaction, and that of many other conservatives, last year when rumors of a potential Jeb Bush 2016 candidacy began to surface. Words like “dynasty” and “legacy” were a constant. “What don’t you like about Jeb?” someone would ask, to which we would sputter the following nonsensical retort: “Hm, well — c’mon, a Bush?” Yet several realities began to dawn upon us: (1) in all the kneejerk reflectiveness against the idea of a Bush, we had hardly evaluated the man on his actual record; (2) the idea of “not another Bush” was a...
  • Operation Replace Jeb Bush (Establishment getting nervous??)

    06/19/2015 5:49:40 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 13 replies
    politico.com ^ | 6/19/15 | Alex Isenstadt
    Sensing the window of opportunity is closing, John Kasich is on a last-minute dash across the country to convince party donors and power-brokers that there’s room for one more candidate in the most crowded Republican presidential field in decades. The Ohio governor, who’s expected to formally announce his White House bid next month, is jetting to America’s political money capitals — from Dallas to New York City to Palm Beach — with the goal of securing the financial support he’ll need to wage a 2016 campaign. He’s huddled with Ann Romney at a lavish Utah ski resort and pushed to...
  • Gay rights group ‘cautiously optimistic’ on Jeb Bush’s comments on transgender troops

    06/17/2015 8:47:22 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 14 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 6/17/15 | Ed O'Keefe
    The leader of a leading organization representing gay, lesbian and transgender military service members says he's "cautiously optimistic" about comments made by Jeb Bush regarding transgender people serving in uniform. Campaigning in Iowa on Wednesday, the former Florida governor was asked by a reporter whether he would support allowing transgender people to serve in the military. "I’m sure there’s a role for everybody to play in the armed forces. I think it would depend on the specific role and whether it’s appropriate enough," he said. "The first priority for the military is to create an environment where the morale is...
  • Jeb Bush Pushes Immigration Reform in Iowa: “I Want to Win!”

    06/18/2015 8:23:25 AM PDT · by C19fan · 14 replies
    National Journal ^ | June 17, 2015 | Tim Alberta
    eb Bush capped his first official campaign swing through Iowa with an impassioned plea for comprehensive immigration reform, saying it will help the United States compete globally—and help Republicans defeat Democrats at the ballot box. It folded neatly into Bush's broader message framed implicitly by his argument for electability—that he, more than any other Republican candidate, has a proven record of passing conservative policy and winning large numbers of swing voters in a purple state.
  • Mike Murphy plots a win for Jeb Bush in the land of Hollywood liberals

    06/17/2015 5:35:07 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 4 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 6/12/15 | Mary Jordan
    When he has needed a quiet place to work, Mike Murphy has pedaled his electric commuter bike onto the Paramount Studios lot, flashed his ID and rode past cavernous stages such as No. 14, where filmmakers shot “Saturday Night Fever,” “The Hunt for Red October” and “Star Trek.” Movie and TV stars paid no heed to the balding guy in horn-rimmed glasses and rumpled East Coast khakis as he made his way toward his office, closed the door and went to work trying to elect Jeb Bush president of the United States. When Bush officially launches his campaign Monday, Murphy...
  • Just call him Jeb! Why John Ellis Bush won’t run on his famous surname but his approachable nickname

    06/17/2015 6:39:49 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 25 replies
    National Post ^ | June 17, 2015 | Robert Costa, The Washington Post
    When Jeb Bush first ran for governor of Florida in 1994, his father had recently been booted out of the White House and the fortysomething son very much wanted to be seen as his own man. So, when it came time to design his bumper stickers, he went with a red background and “Jeb!” in chunky white letters. There was no mention of his famous surname or his party, and the jolting exclamation point was the opposite of his family’s Kennebunkport reserve. Bush ended up losing that race but keeping the brand, reusing the logo in his 1998 political comeback...
  • This Is How Jeb Bush Plans To Reach Out To Latino Voters

    06/17/2015 7:01:28 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 13 replies
    Buzzfeed ^ | 6/16/15 | Adrian Carrasquillo
    “It will be as big or bigger than anybody else in this election, Democrat or Republican,” Hispanic outreach director Jose Mallea told BuzzFeed News. A laser focus on getting Latino voters to meet and get to know Jeb Bush and his family. Jeb Bush was loose before his campaign kickoff event Monday in Miami, joking around backstage and letting loose a dirty word in Spanish, a “colloquial street Miami thing,” said Jose Mallea, Bush’s hire for connecting with Hispanic voters. “I don’t want to repeat it, it was a curse word,” he said in a phone interview. That wasn’t all,...
  • Jeb Bush enters the 2016 GOP fray in Latino-flavored event in South Florida

    06/17/2015 7:35:10 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 11 replies
    Fox News Latino ^ | 6/15/16 | Elizabeth Llorente, Francisco Alvarado
    In a setting that emphasized the Spanish language and Latino culture, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush announced that he is running for president. Bush, the son of one U.S. president and brother of another, launched his 2016 campaign with a rally and speech at Miami Dade College, whose student body is more than 70 percent Latino. Speaking in English, and adding some comments in flawless Spanish, Bush vowed make the most vulnerable in U.S. society – the disabled, minorities and women – a priority if he gets to the White House. He called Florida a fitting place to launch his...
  • Tea party Republicans criticize Jeb Bush ahead of his announcement

    06/15/2015 11:11:31 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 23 replies
    Tampa Bay Times ^ | 6/15/15 | Associated Press
    Tea party Republicans are voicing their displeasure with Jeb Bush in the hours leading up to his 2016 campaign kickoff. Bush would be the third member of his family to sit in the Oval Office, and tea party leader Mark Meckler says both George H.W. Bush and George W. Bush were "big-government" Republicans. The president of Citizens for Self-Governance says they contributed to, quote, "the increase in size, spending and involvement of government in America." He also notes that Jeb Bush's steadfast support for Common Core education standards and immigration reform "is a nonstarter with many conservatives."
  • Jeb Bush Files Paperwork to Run for President

    06/15/2015 10:57:52 AM PDT · by lbryce · 12 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | June 15, 2015 | Byron Tau
    Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush officially kicked off his candidacy by filing paperwork to run for president with the Federal Election Commission, flipping the switch on an expansive campaign operation he has quietly been building for months. The Republican, who becomes the third member of his family to seek the nation’s highest office, also is slated to deliver his first official campaign speech at Miami-Dade College Monday afternoon. The son and brother of two U.S. presidents, Mr. Bush enters a presidential field crowded with young up-and-coming Republican talent and an electorate deeply divided about the future direction of both the...
  • Jeb Bush’s first campaign ad: Compassionate conservatism is back, baby

    06/15/2015 9:11:30 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 13 replies
    Hotair ^ | 06/15/2015 | AllahPundit
    Byron York quotes various rival GOP strategists sniffing that this plays more like a general-election ad than one for the primaries.Okay, tell me: What should a Jeb Bush primary ad look like? If he did four minutes of red-meat conservatism here, righties would laugh and shout, “Amnesty! Common Core!” Those votes are unwinnable. His path to the nomination runs through the center-right. He’s going to pitch himself to them the way centrist campaigns always do, as a non-ideological problem-solving pragmatist. This seems made to order. The video is aimed particularly at women voters, underscoring the image Bush wants to...
  • Welcome to the race, Jeb—now drop out.

    06/15/2015 9:27:45 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 15 replies
    Slate ^ | June 15, 2015 | Reihan Salam
    As Jeb Bush formally enters the race for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination, allow me to make a humble request of the former Florida governor: Please drop out.
  • Jeb Bush: I cry, I'm introverted, but I want to be president

    06/15/2015 6:24:31 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 26 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 06/15/15 | oanna Walter and Raf Sanchez
    In a key-note interview, he described his father, the first President George Bush, as the “greatest man alive” and said the mere thought of him might make him cry. "I need to share my heart to show a little bit about my life experience," Mr Bush said in the video.
  • Jeb stresses compassion, 'showing his heart' in campaign rollout

    06/15/2015 6:31:49 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 23 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 6/15/15 | Byron York
    As part of announcing his 2016 presidential candidacy, Jeb Bush released a video entitled "Making a Difference." The video spotlights how Bush's work as governor of Florida from 1999 to 2007 affected four people: a low-income student, a low-skilled worker, a mother whose child is disabled and a woman who was the victim of domestic violence. "My core beliefs start with the premise that the most vulnerable in our society should be in the front of the line, not the back," Bush says in the video. "The barriers right now on people rising up is the great challenge of our...
  • Jeb Bush’s Bizarre Group Therapy Campaign

    06/15/2015 8:16:18 AM PDT · by jimbo123
    Conservative HQ ^ | 6/15/15 | George Rasley
    Today, former Florida governor Jeb Bush formally enters the race for the Republican nomination for President. When Bush began his exploratory effort he was supposed to assemble the strongest roster of aides and donors, spooking would-be rivals for the nomination from the race. His political machine was expected to have $100 million on hand the day he declared as a candidate. Eventually, no one would ask about his family, which has spawned two Presidents, or his support for Common Core education standards or liberal views on illegal immigrants. None of that has happened noted Time Magazine’s Phillip Elliott in his...
  • The most unpopular $100-million candidate in history

    06/15/2015 7:59:44 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 12 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 6/15/15 | Rick Moran
    Jeb Bush is poised to make his candidacy for the GOP presidential nomination official today. He will announce his intentions at Miami Dade College in a speech where, at least once, he is going to assure his listeners that he is a good conservative and can beat Hillary Clinton in the general election. The Bush fundraising steamroller is impressive. By the end of this month, his super-PAC, Right to Rise, will have raised close to $100 million, far and away the most of any declared or undeclared candidate. But he is currently the choice of only about 12% of the...
  • Sean Hannity scores first Jeb Bush interview

    06/11/2015 5:35:41 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 55 replies
    Politico ^ | 6/11/15 | HADAS GOLD
    Fox News host Sean Hannity continues his streak as conservative king maker, as the network announced Thursday that he will have the first interview with Jeb Bush after his presidential campaign announcement next week. The former Florida governor is expected to announce his presidential campaign Monday in Florida. On Tuesday, Hannity will interview Bush. Bush will also appear on "The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon" that same night. Bush campaign spokespeople confirmed that Bush will not hold any interviews Monday and that Hannity will be his first.
  • New Hampshire poll: Bush leads GOP field, Trump moves into top-tier status

    06/09/2015 11:11:02 AM PDT · by C19fan · 18 replies
    Gravis Marketing ^ | June 9, 2015 | Staff
    The son of 41 and brother of 43 opened up a clear lead in a crowded GOP field, according to the June 2-3 Howie Carr Show/Gravis poll of 487 Republican Primary voters. Former Florida governor John E. “Ellis” Bush was the choice of 21 percent of respondents, who said they intended to vote in the Feb. 8 Republican New Hampshire Primary, said Doug Kaplan, the managing partner of Gravis Insights, the Florida-based company that conducted the poll. The poll carries a margin of error of 4 percent. “Jeb Bush has advantages going into the New Hampshire primary,” said Kaplan. “His...
  • Jeb Bush Panicking to Discover Voters Just Aren’t That into Him

    06/09/2015 9:30:36 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 90 replies
    Reason ^ | 6/9/15 | Matt Welch
    In my July-issue Editor's Note column released earlier today, I expressed some skepticism about National Review writer Charles C.W. Cooke's conservatarian project, partly on grounds that libertarians should be wary of a political party that keeps on coughing up government-growing Republicans with the last name "Bush." So it's only fair to point out that, according to the shrewd political Washington Examiner political columnist Byron York, Jeb Bush is floundering to the point of shaking up his campaign staff. The remedying began Monday with word that Bush has shaken up his campaign before the campaign has even been formally announced. The...
  • Jeb Bush Makes Big Move, Names Top Conservative Campaign Manager

    06/08/2015 1:19:48 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 44 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 6/8/15 | Matthew Boyle
    Danny Diaz of FP1 Strategies, a Republican political consulting firm, will be former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush’s campaign manager if Bush, as expected, announces he’s running for president. It’s a big move by Bush’s team, and a clear sign he’s making efforts to win back conservative voters and make inroads party-wide rather than just winning the establishment side of the primaries. Diaz has a long-standing positive reputation with tons of top conservatives, and has been plugged in with not just establishment Republicans but conservatives Washington-wide for years. “Danny Diaz, a 39-year-old Washington, D.C., native who has worked for the past...
  • Jeb Bush: The GOP Candidate Democrats Want

    06/07/2015 4:45:55 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 17 replies
    Breitbart ^ | June 7, 2015 | Dan Riehl
    You wouldn’t know that the fawning New York Magazine piece on Jeb Bush was written by someone who “agrees with exactly nothing the governor says,” if they didn’t tell you. Clearly, Jeb is the choice of liberal Democrats. Perhaps they inherently sense that Hillary Clinton would make short work of him in a general election. Jennifer Senior writes for New York Magazine: Anyone who’s familiar with Jeb, though, doesn’t seem nearly as fixated on this episode as members of the national press corps. They know that freestyling is his natural political mode. As governor, Jeb genuinely enjoyed mixing it up...
  • What Jeb Bush Just Said About Immigration May Sink His Ship Before It Sets Sail

    06/01/2015 8:27:11 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 83 replies
    Western Journalism ^ | 6/1/15 | B. Christopher Agee
    During his final broadcast as host of CBS’ Face the Nation, Bob Schieffer pressed likely Republican presidential contender Jeb Bush on his willingness to embrace positions to the left of many candidates already vying for the party’s nomination. Bush defended his views, suggesting the primary process would be more effective if all candidates expressed their true intentions instead of pandering to the GOP’s conservative base. “I think people are so disaffected and … so cynical about politicians and politics,” he said, “they don’t want to hear someone say, well ‘I’m for this’ and immediately shift back to another position for...
  • Jeb Bush Faces Challenge in Winning Over Brother’s Team

    06/01/2015 10:10:53 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 6 replies
    NY Times ^ | 6/1/15 | Peter Baker
    When George W. Bush first ran for president, he liked to say he had inherited half of his father’s friends and all of his enemies. For Jeb Bush, now preparing his own bid for the White House, that may ring familiar. His brother’s enemies have made themselves known in recent weeks as Jeb Bush has struggled to formulate his own take on the decisions made during the last Bush presidency. But perhaps just as important for the fledgling candidate has been the challenge in winning over his brother’s friends. While George W. Bush himself and many in his circle, especially...
  • Jeb Bush: GOP Must ‘Reach Out’ to Latinos With ‘Hopeful Message’

    05/31/2015 3:20:15 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 47 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 5/31/15 | Dan Riehl
    Saying he believes Republicans can win the White House in 2016 “with a hopeful, optimistic message,” former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush came out in defense of the PATRIOT Act, currently under debate in Congress, according to Knox News: -snip- Bush also seemed to prod the GOP, if not conservatives, for presumably not being inclusive enough — saying the GOP can win only “if they reach out to everybody in our country, not just those that have already decided that they are conservatives and Republicans.”
  • Newsflash: It’s Going To Be Hillary vs. Jeb

    05/31/2015 4:25:19 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 92 replies
    Politico Magazine ^ | May 31, 2015 | Bill Scher
    Can we all stop pretending that there’s any real suspense in this presidential race?As the children’s book says: Voters, it’s time to “Go the [expletive] to sleep.” You can turn off Fox, MSNBC, and CNN; you can close Twitter; you can sign off your crazy uncle’s Facebook feed. I am going to tell you, right now, what the political landscape of the future looks like so you don’t waste your time over the next year listening to a parade of pundits or watching those ridiculous primary debates. The 2016 election is going to come down to Hillary vs. Jeb, of...
  • Jeb Bush fights lonely battle defending Common Core

    05/31/2015 8:24:06 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 13 replies
    CNN ^ | 5/31/15 | Ashley Killough
    As opposition to Common Core began to swell in Tennessee, Jeb Bush showed up to an education forum in March of last year, advocating for state officials to keep the higher standards in place. Now, a little more than a year later, Bush returned to Nashville Saturday night to address the state's GOP dinner, but his push for the state to hold onto Common Core didn't succeed. Earlier this month, Republican Gov. Bill Haslam signed a bill to review the controversial standards and rebrand them with a Tennessee-specific focus. The bill was widely viewed as a compromise between Common Core...
  • Jeb Bush’s Wife Columba Launched An Instagram And Twitter Account

    05/16/2015 2:10:08 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 24 replies
    Buzzfeed ^ | 5/15/15 | Adrian Carrasquillo
    She will be tweeting and ‘gramming in English and Spanish, a source familiar with Columba Bush’s plans told BuzzFeed News. Family photos are coming. Jeb Bush’s campaign hasn’t been announced yet, but one of the routine parts of an expected candidacy is here: social media accounts from the spouse. “Privileged to meet @ICADV leaders while in IA with Jeb this weekend. Join me in supporting Domestic Violence prevention,” she tweeted after meeting with the Iowa Coalition Against Domestic Violence. A source familiar with Columba Bush’s plans told BuzzFeed News she’s really excited to interact with people, and should Bush decide...
  • Your brother created Isis, US student tells Jeb Bush

    05/14/2015 8:28:16 PM PDT · by WilliamIII · 83 replies
    Times of India ^ | May 15, 2015 | Heather Saul
    Jeb Bush was left grasping for a response when a student challenged him during a meeting by declaring: "Your brother created Isis". Mr Bush, the former governor of Florida and sibling of George W. Bush, was wrapping up a town-hall style discussion when Ivy Ziedrich, a 19-year-old student at the University of Nevada, commanded his attention by asking him to take a student question. Her question revolved around a claim he made earlier in the meeting that America's retreat from the Middle East under the Obama administration was in part responsible for the rapid rise of the Isis terror group....
  • Jeb Bush May Skip Iowa In 2016, Sources Say (Not Just Straw Poll)

    05/14/2015 6:52:50 AM PDT · by C19fan · 22 replies
    BuzzFeed ^ | May 13, 2015 | McKay Coppins
    Jeb Bush’s decision to forego this summer’s Iowa Straw Poll has roiled many conservatives in the state, but that snub might only be the beginning: According to three sources with knowledge of Bush’s campaign strategy, the likely Republican presidential candidate does not plan to seriously contest the first-in-the-nation caucuses — and may ultimately skip the state altogether. Tim Miller, a spokesman for Bush, strongly denied that the candidate planned to write off Iowa, and suggested those who say otherwise are merely speculating. “There is nobody with any shred of authority or proximity to Gov. Bush suggesting that, should he decide...
  • Early Polls Tough to Swallow for Bush

    05/14/2015 7:39:10 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 14 replies
    US News and World Report ^ | 5/14/15 | David Catanese
    Warning signs abound, and the former Florida governor with the famous name hasn't even announced his Oval Office intentions. Like many candidates before him, Jeb Bush has rendered early polling in the 2016 presidential race pointless. "The polls are totally irrelevant," he told Fox News' Megyn Kelly this week. "Everyone needs to take a chill pill on the polls until it gets closer." But regardless of their ultimate predictive value, a reading of voters' early preferences and impressions still provides a snapshot of the bumpy road the son of one former president and the brother of another faces to the...
  • Poll: Carson ties Bush for No. 1 among the GOP [FOX News Poll]

    05/14/2015 8:47:50 AM PDT · by GIdget2004 · 32 replies
    The Hill ^ | 05/14/2015 | Jonathan Easley
    Ben Carson has surged into the top tier of GOP presidential candidates in a Fox News poll released Thursday, tying former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush for the No. 1 slot. The poll shows Carson and Bush in the lead with 13 percent support each. That’s a 7 percentage-point jump for Carson, who was tied for sixth place in the same poll in April. Carson’s jump comes on the heels of his presidential announcement two weeks ago in Detroit. His campaign immediately sought to fundraise off the poll, boasting of the more than 100,000 donations it has collected in recent weeks....
  • Jeb Bush Says He Would Not Repeal Obama Immigration Order Right Away

    05/11/2015 2:16:23 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 41 replies
    NY Times ^ | 5/11/15 | Gerry Mullany
    Jeb Bush said in an interview that he would not immediately move to repeal President Obama’s executive order on immigration — suggesting he would instead wait for a new law to be passed addressing the matter. In an interview with Megyn Kelly that is to be shown Monday night on Fox News, Mr. Bush said that rather than overturning the order, he believed in “passing meaningful reform of immigration and make it part of it.” The president’s executive order seeks to shield millions of undocumented immigrants from deportation. Most presidential candidates in the Republican field either oppose Mr. Obama’s order...
  • Jeb Bush's $100M May: Inside the most ambitious presidential super PAC yet.

    05/08/2015 7:40:36 AM PDT · by C19fan · 15 replies
    Politico ^ | May 8, 2015 | Alex Isenstadt
    Jeb Bush is putting in motion an ambitious plan to develop a super PAC that would be unprecedented in its size and scope — a blueprint growing in scale and intensity as he nears the formal launch of his presidential campaign. The group, called Right to Rise, is said to be on track for raising an historic $100 million by the end of May, and its budget is expected to dwarf that of Bush’s official campaign many times over. In interviews, more than half a dozen sources familiar with the Right to Rise plans described a juggernaut that was rapidly...
  • Jeb Bush misfires with evangelicals over gay marriage supporters in inner circle

    05/06/2015 11:46:00 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 29 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 5/5/15 | Ralph Z. Hallow
    Former Florida governor fails to identify any ‘genuine’ conservatives on campaign team. Jeb Bush’s latest effort to court evangelical voters boomeranged when a Christian radio network boss challenged him for hiring two political aides who support same-sex marriage, and the former Florida governor conceded that he couldn’t identify any “genuine” conservatives in his inner circle. The details of Mr. Bush’s private phone call in mid-April with Rich Bott, whose religious radio network of 100 stations stretches from California to Tennessee within potential reach of 51 million listeners, were confirmed to The Washington Times by Mr. Bott and top aides to...
  • Columba Bush, Wife of Jeb Bush, Takes on Greater Role in Campaign

    05/01/2015 1:51:00 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 18 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 5/1/15 | Rebecca Ballhaus
    Columba Bush, the famously private wife of former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, appears to be taking on an increasingly prominent role in her husband’s nascent presidential campaign. Later this month, Mrs. Bush will headline a fundraiser for her husband’s leadership PAC, Right to Rise, in Miami. This week, she attended a retreat for Mr. Bush’s donors at an oceanfront luxury hotel in Miami Beach, where she gave a heartfelt speech about her husband, according to those present. Her name has also been popping up with increasing frequency in fundraising emails — last week she asked supporters to “join with my...
  • Jeb Bush is shaping his still unannounced campaign around the Latino vote

    05/01/2015 7:31:13 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 25 replies
    Fox News Latino ^ | May 1, 2015
    Javier Palomarez, president of the U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, recently said he believes any new U.S. president will only be elected to office if he or she openly courts Latino voters. He was speaking to Sen. Ted Cruz, who is of Cuba descent, during a question-and-answer session in Washington, D.C. on Wednesday. But it’s something that former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush seems to have taken to heart. Bush, who has yet to announce he will seek the Republican presidential nomination, has been actively courting the Hispanic community. It doesn’t seem to matter to the former Florida governor that Hispanic...
  • Not ready to crown Jeb Bush

    04/19/2015 8:34:56 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 38 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | 4/18/15 | Joe Battenfeld
    Jeb Bush says he doesn’t want a “coronation,” and New Hampshire voters are making sure he gets his wish. Facing an audience of skeptical activists at a pivotal GOP gathering, the former Florida governor tried to assure voters he’s a real conservative in a somewhat rocky return to the campaign trail here. “My record’s a conservative record,” Bush said in response to a question at a nationally watched gathering of GOP activists attended by nearly all of the party’s presidential hopefuls. “It’s not a Republican-in-name-only record. ... It’s an ‘I’m not kidding’ conservative one.” Bush had just finished his stump...
  • Matthews Jabs Jeb for 'Stooping' to 'That Evangelical Crowd'

    04/15/2015 5:17:49 PM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 36 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    This was ugly. On his MSNBC show this evening, Chris Matthews criticized Jeb Bush, who will be speaking at Liberty University, for "stooping" to "that evangelical crowd" Let's play some political madlibs and imagine that instead of "stooping to that evangelical crowd," Matthews had criticized a candidate who spoke at an Islamic center for "stooping to that Muslim crowd." Cue the cries of religious bigotry! View the video here.
  • Poll: More Republicans Oppose Jeb Bush than Support Him

    04/15/2015 12:05:57 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 15 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 2015-04-15 | Alex Swoyer
    A new poll suggests more Republicans don’t want to see Jeb Bush as the Republican presidential nominee than those that do.According to a Suffolk University/USA Today poll, Bush was the GOP contender that received the most disapproval, followed by former Sen. Rick Santorum and Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal who both had zero favorability shown in the poll.
  • Jeb Bush’s Deep Ties to Hispanics Show Even in Voter Form

    04/06/2015 4:58:58 AM PDT · by don-o · 49 replies
    NY Times ^ | April 6, 2015 | Alan Rappeport
    Mr. Bush, a former Florida governor and likely presidential candidate, was born in Texas and hails from one of America’s most prominent political dynasties. But on at least one occasion, it appears he got carried away with his appeal to Spanish-speaking voters and claimed he actually was Hispanic. In a 2009 voter-registration application, obtained from the Miami-Dade County Elections Department, Mr. Bush marked Hispanic in the field labeled “race/ethnicity.” A Bush spokeswoman could offer no explanation for the characterization.
  • New Hampshire Conservatives Plot to Unite Against Jeb Bush (“603 Alliance”)

    04/01/2015 8:03:09 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 30 replies
    Breitbart's Big Government ^ | April 1, 2015 | Sarah Rumpf
    A group of conservatives and libertarians in New Hampshire have come up with a plan they hope will block former Gov. Jeb Bush (R-FL) from becoming the Republican party’s nominee for President. The idea is to hold their own presidential caucus in October and select a candidate behind whom they would all unite. The group is called the “603 Alliance,” named after the only area code in New Hampshire. According to a report by Politico, the plan was instigated by “years of simmering discontent within the state Republican party,” as conservative, libertarian, and Tea Party activists have grown increasingly frustrated...
  • Jeb Bush flip-flop on Indiana law shows what a difference two days make

    04/02/2015 8:26:59 PM PDT · by Lady4Liberty · 29 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 4/2/2015 | Tom McCarthy
    Anti-discrimination activists and gay rights groups welcomed a lightning evolution by Jeb Bush, this week on a controversial law passed in Indiana last week that opponents said would have made it easier for businesses to discriminate against LGBT employees and customers. On Monday, Bush praised the law as signed by Indiana’s governor, Mike Pence. On Wednesday, the former Florida governor and likely 2016 presidential candidate drew back sharply in his approbation, conceding only that the law would “be in the right place” by the end of the week, after an anticipated fix by the Indiana legislature. Bush’s original remarks were...
  • Washington Post/ABC Poll: Bush now tops GOP field; Clinton runs ahead of all Republicans

    04/02/2015 7:28:52 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 68 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 04/02/2015 | By Dan Balz and Scott Clement
    Former Florida governor Jeb Bush now leads the field of Republican candidates for the party’s 2016 presidential nomination, but former secretary of state Hillary Rodham Clinton enjoys a decided advantage over Bush and other potential GOP rivals in hypothetical general election matchups, according to a new Washington Post-ABC News poll. At this early stage in the 2016 competition, the prospective candidates suffer from image weaknesses, but the Republicans have a more acute problem. Most Republicans are not well known, but at this point, not a single one of six Republicans included in the survey has a favorability rating that is...
  • New Group Backing Jeb Bush Not Required to Disclose Donors

    04/02/2015 4:47:55 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 13 replies
    wsj.com ^ | 4/1/15 | Rebecca Ballhaus
    A former staffer to Jeb Bush established a group earlier this year that can raise money without disclosing its donors, a revelation that has drawn criticism from campaign-finance watchdogs who say the group will allow the likely 2016 candidate to benefit from contributions his campaign might prefer not to disclose. The nonprofit corporation—called Right to Rise Policy Solutions, sharing the same “Right to Rise” name as two other political-action committees raising money for Mr. Bush’s potential campaign—is the latest addition to a group of politically linked organizations not required to disclose their donors. Other potential 2016 candidates, including Louisiana Gov....
  • Meet the 2016 Republican Nominee for President…Jeb Bush

    04/01/2015 11:46:00 AM PDT · by Maceman · 26 replies
    Townhall ^ | Mar 27, 2015 | George Mano
    It doesn’t matter what the Republican base wants or whom the well-known pundits like. The fact is, the so-called “independent” voters of New Hampshire are likely to pick the next Republican nominee for US President. Since 1968 there have been only two times—1996 and 2000—when the New Hampshire Republican primary winner did not eventually become the party’s nominee for President. By contrast, the Iowa Caucuses’ winner has gone on to the nomination only six times in the last ten election cycles and Iowa did not choose the winning nominee the last two elections. Somehow, winning the New Hampshire primary thrusts...
  • God and Jeb: Inside his spiritual journey and his stealth campaign to woo Christian conservatives.

    03/27/2015 8:10:30 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    National Journal ^ | March 27, 2015 | Tim Alberta and Tiffany Stanley
    On a sunny Saturday morning in early March, Bob Vander Plaats walked into the West Des Moines Marriott with a chip on his shoulder. Iowa's evangelical shot-caller had come to meet with Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, who was in town for the Iowa Ag Summit, a cattle call that drew the majority of Republican presidential hopefuls. Over the course of the weekend, Vander Plaats had sit-downs scheduled with just about all of them. But not Jeb Bush. A twice-failed gubernatorial candidate who helped boost Mike Huckabee to victory in the 2008 caucuses, Vander Plaats has grown accustomed to presidential aspirants...
  • Viguerie to New York Times: Conservatives Aim to Unite Behind an Alternative to Jeb Bush

    03/27/2015 5:19:27 AM PDT · by xzins · 28 replies
    Conservative HQ ^ | 3/26/2015 | Richard A Viguerie
    Fearing that Republicans will ultimately nominate an establishment presidential candidate like Jeb Bush, leaders of the nation’s Christian right have mounted an ambitious effort to coalesce their support behind a single social-conservative contender months before the first primary votes are cast. In secret straw polls and exclusive meetings from Iowa to California, the leaders are weighing the relative appeal and liabilities of potential standard-bearers like Senator Ted Cruz of Texas, Gov. Bobby Jindal of Louisiana and former Govs. Rick Perry of Texas and Mike Huckabee of Arkansas. “There’s a shared desire to come behind a candidate,” said Tony Perkins, the...
  • Jeb Bush Adviser Slams Netanyahu, Israel at Left-Wing J Street Gala

    03/24/2015 8:13:41 AM PDT · by Rockitz · 46 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 24 March 2015 | Joel B. Pollak
    Former Secretary of State James A. Baker III, a foreign policy adviser to former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, criticized Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Monday evening at the Washington gala dinner for J Street, a Soros-funded left-wing group that is devoted to disrupting the close U.S.-Israel alliance. Baker said that Netanyahu had been too forceful in his opposition to a nuclear deal with Iran, and that he had shown insufficient commitment to peace with the Palestinians. “If the only agreement is one under which Iran agrees to cease all enrichment, then there will likely be no agreement,” Baker said....