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  • Bush: 'I'm worried that I will be the last Republican president'

    07/19/2016 1:20:32 PM PDT · by Timpanagos1 · 218 replies
    CNN ^ | 6/19/16 | Erin Bradner
    Cleveland (CNN)Former President George W. Bush fretted to a group of former aides and advisers in April that he was worried he could be the "last Republican president." The 43rd president's remark, at a gathering in Dallas of his administration's staffers, reflected a dim view of the party's prospects at a time when the primary contest was realistically down to Donald Trump and Texas Sen. Ted Cruz.
  • Jeb Bush trashes Trump on eve of GOP convention

    07/15/2016 6:50:33 PM PDT · by usafa92 · 269 replies
    CNN ^ | 7/15/2016 | Theodore Schleifer
    <p>Washington (CNN)Jeb Bush is carrying his crusade against Donald Trump to the doorstep of the Republican convention, saying that he is not the future of the Republican Party even as it prepares to nominate him.</p> <p>Bush, once seen as the front-runner for the Republican presidential nomination, remains one of the most prominent anti-Trump holdouts in the GOP. In an op-ed for The Washington Post published Friday, Bush acknowledged that Trump had capitalized on legitimate frustrations with American politics.</p>
  • Jeb Bush joins the Ford Edsel and New Coke as historic marketing flops

    03/16/2016 7:02:48 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 35 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | 3/16/16 | PAUL FRIEDERICHSEN
    There is an old axiom in marketing: Good advertising makes a bad product fail faster. If you doubt that, may I submit Exhibit A: The 2016 campaign for the Republican nomination for President of Jeb Bush. It now joins the likes of the Ford Edsel and Coca-Cola's "New Coke" as a bona-fide marketing flop of an enormous magnitude. In each case, be it Edsel, New Coke or Jeb!, logic dictated a winner. Research for all three concluded a marketplace that was theirs for the taking. All three were rooted in strong family brand equity and even carried the brand name...
  • JEB BUSH POUTS AS DONALD TRUMP ROLLS

    03/16/2016 3:12:55 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 24 replies
    Powerline ^ | 3/16/16 | PAUL MIRENGOFF
    Yesterday, Donald Trump won his biggest victory yet, a decisive triumph in Floridas winner-take-all primary. With the win, the tycoons hostile takeover of the Republican Party becomes overwhelmingly likely. Where was Jeb Bush during the battle for his home states primary? He was pouting. Spinning Bushs failure to endorse his one-time protege Marco Rubio (whom he once touted for the vice presidency), or another non-Trump candidate, the former governors confidante Al Cardenas said: [Bush] put his heart and soul in this race, and the outcome was disappointing to him. You get emotionally drained, and you just want to stay off...
  • Jeb Bush should have listened to his mother (George P. Bush is new standard bearer for Bush dynasty)

    02/23/2016 5:54:25 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 22 replies
    Dallas Morning News ^ | 2/22/16 | CARL P. LEUBSDORF
    Jeb Bush should have listened to his mother. "We've had enough Bushes," Barbara Bush said nearly three years ago, cautioning against her second son's presidential candidacy by presciently pronouncing the epitaph for his forthcoming bid. -snip- But like most American dynasties, another generation is always on the horizon. While Bush crowds loved seeing matriarch Barbara boost her son despite initial doubts, they delighted in glimpsing the young man already emerging as the next generation's standard bearer: Jeb's son, Texas Land Commissioner George P. Bush.
  • Barbara Bush swayed Jeb to think about Bush family future -- and beat Trump (and protect George P)

    02/22/2016 3:26:22 PM PST · by jimbo123 · 54 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | 2/22/16 | NYDN Confidential
    Momma says knock Trump out! Jeb Bush is out of the race, but he's still intent on tripping up his nemesis Donald Trump - and he has his mother's permission to do it. -snip- "Their teams are meeting right now," we're told. Our insider says that discussion involves Bush pushing his remaining $25-$30 million in super PAC money Rubio's way in exchange for a possible cabinet position. Our insider also says the Bush family wants to make sure that Jeb's run doesn't ruin his 39-year old son George P. Bush's chances of someday becoming the third Bush to hold the...
  • Why Did Jeb Bush Lose? There Are Many Theories

    02/22/2016 11:00:26 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 58 replies
    NPR ^ | 2/22/16 | Sam Sanders
    After disappointing finishes in presidential nominating contests in Iowa, New Hampshire and South Carolina, Jeb Bush suspended his campaign for president Saturday night. It was the end of a run that had seemed doomed for months: countless gaffes, merciless attacks from the likes of Donald Trump, seemingly limitless spending from a superPAC he couldn't control with horrible returns from those investments and perhaps above all, a candidate who seemed uncomfortable on the trail at best, and at worst, frustrated and unhappy. Already, the post-mortems are almost writing themselves.
  • What's Next For The Bush Family? The Political Dynasty Has A New Generation Waiting In The Wings (P)

    02/22/2016 5:10:30 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 24 replies
    Bustle ^ | 2/21/16 | MORGAN BRINLEE
    From frontrunner to failure, the progression of Jeb Bush's presidential bid saw some of the highest of highs and lowest of lows before culminating in the suspension of his campaign Saturday after a disappointing showing in the South Carolina primary. For a family that has dabbled in politics since 1950 and been described by biographer Peter Schweizer as "the most successful political dynasty in American history," the news spurs questions about who, if anyone, will carry on the Bush legacy. Was Jeb's concession of defeat the final chapter of the Bush political dynasty or could we still see a Bush...
  • With Jeb gone, media declares 'Bush dynasty' over - but son George P. Bush could prove them wrong

    02/21/2016 8:43:45 PM PST · by jimbo123 · 42 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 2/21/16 | Jennifer Harper
    After Jeb Bush suspended his bid for president Saturday, there was much gleeful chatter that the "Bush dynasty" was finally over. Kaput. Goodbye. In the 24 hours that followed, NBC’s "Meet the Press" host Chuck Todd advised his audience, "the Bush dynasty comes to an official end." Vanity Fair published a lengthy "Requiem for the Bush dynasty," while The Atlantic ran "An elegy for the Jeb Bush Campaign." The Guardian put it this way: "Ding, dong, the dynasty is dead: So long to Jeb Bush and the family" while the New Republic declared, "And so the Bush dynasty comes to...
  • Bush campaign ridicules story that it's out of cash

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

    02/15/2016 8:56:10 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 19 replies
    Post and Courier ^ | 2/15/16 | Cynthia Roldan
    Just two days after having his family name smeared by the Republican presidential frontrunner during the Greenville debate, Jeb Bush is cashing in his biggest insurance policy by dusting off his brother, former President George W. Bush for a Lowcountry rally Monday night. It will be the first time George W. Bush hits the campaign trail since he left the presidency. The rally, at the North Charleston Coliseum and Performing Arts Center at 6 p.m., is expected to draw hundreds, if not thousands, as the Bush name is held in esteem by many Palmetto State Republicans. Not invited to the...
  • Bush family values: 43 comes to Jeb's rescue

    02/15/2016 8:44:10 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 45 replies
    CNN ^ | 2/15/16 | MJ Lee and Ashley Killough
    Jeb Bush, who has struggled with the political baggage attached to his famous last name, has finally come to a place where his family is not a liability: South Carolina. This state has been good to the Bushes, handing key primary victories to both George H.W. Bush and George W. Bush in their White House bids. As Jeb Bush looks to continue his family's winning streak on Saturday in the first southern primary, his campaign is becoming an all-hands-on-deck family affair. George W. Bush will stump for his younger brother for the first time Monday night, attending a rally in...
  • Laura Bush will be with Jeb Bush for a rally Monday night in South Carolina

    02/13/2016 1:04:31 PM PST · by jimbo123 · 73 replies
    NBC DFW Twitter ^ | 2/13/16 | Julie Fine
    From the Bush Campaign: President George W. And Laura Bush will be with @JebBush for a rally Monday night in South Carolina @NBCDFW
  • Bewildered by 2016 race, George W. Bush returns to the trail to boost Jeb

    02/13/2016 5:20:07 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 80 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 2/13/16 | Philip Rucker and Ed O'Keefe
    The 2016 campaign has bewildered and captivated George W. Bush. At home in Dallas, the 43rd president rises before dawn and reads political news online. He fires off emails to his old advisers to check on the latest campaign-trail ­gossip. He tunes into the debates, even though they stretch past his bedtime. In private and among friends, Bush and his wife, Laura, express amazement at an election season that has been hijacked by Donald Trump. At a get-together last month, Clay Johnson, a lifelong friend, recalled that he and Bush said to each other, "Can you believe what's going on?"...
  • Bush: I will not blame Obama 'for a single thing’

    02/08/2016 1:12:54 PM PST · by detective · 155 replies
    MSN News ^ | Feb 8, 2016 | Mark Hensch
    Jeb Bush vowed Monday that he will not scapegoat President Obama for any challenges he faces should he be elected president. "My pledge to you - when I'm president I will not blame Barack Obama for a single thing," he told listeners at the Nashua Country Club in Nashua, N.H. "The day that I'm sworn into office, I'm on watch - whatever it is.
  • Trump: Bush family used eminent domain to build a baseball park

    02/07/2016 9:24:25 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 91 replies
    The Hill ^ | 2/7/16 | Bradford Richardson
    Following attacks from primary rival Jeb Bush about his past use of eminent domain, Republican presidential hopeful Donald Trump on Sunday accused the Bush family of using the practice to build a baseball stadium in Texas. "Eminent domain is a very important thing," Trump said on ABC's "This Week." "Jeb Bush doesn't understand what it means, and if you look into the Bush family - I found this five minutes ago - they used eminent domain for the stadium in Texas, where they own, I guess, a piece of the Texas Rangers." When host George Stephanopoulos said that was Jeb's...
  • George and Barbara Not Enough to Save Jeb's Campaign

    02/06/2016 9:34:31 AM PST · by Kaslin · 41 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 6, 2016 | Jeff Crouere
    The results from Iowa were certainly interesting. On the Democratic side, Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders are virtually tied, giving both campaigns some momentum going into New Hampshire. Whereas, the laughable, struggling Martin O'Malley finally decided to end his ridiculous campaign after getting less than 1% of the vote in Iowa. Also, on the Republican side, ending campaigns were Kentucky Senator Rand Paul, former Pennsylvania Senator Rick Santorum and former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee, who hoped to recapture the magic of 2008 and pull off a miracle upset in Iowa. It did not happen for Huckabee, Santorum or Paul and...
  • Barbara Bush Says Jeb Is 'Too Polite'

    02/05/2016 8:28:03 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 26 replies
    Time Magazine ^ | 2/5/16 | Katie Reilly
    Barbara Bush, who has been speaking out for her son as he campaigns for President in New Hampshire ahead of Tuesday's primary, said she thinks Jeb Bush is "too polite." "He's almost too polite," she said during an interview with CBS on Thursday. "I don't advise him, but if I gave him advice: I would say, 'Why don't you interrupt like the other people do?'" Barbara Bush, who also described her son as dependable and "relatively funny," clarified that she thinks he should interrupt more during the Republican debates, which have often been dominated by Donald Trump. "I've gotten better...
  • Jeb Bush: Barbara Bush Now 'Biggest Supporter'

    02/04/2016 2:23:37 PM PST · by jimbo123 · 44 replies
    NBC News ^ | 2/4/16 | KELLY O'DONNELL and ANDREW RAFFERTY
    Jeb Bush said his mother, former First Lady Barbara Bush, has become his biggest supporter after her now-famous 2013 proclamation on TODAY that the country has "had enough Bushes." "I marked her down as neutral at that point," Jeb Bush joked to NBC News' Kelly O'Donnell on Thursday. "Since that time she's been my biggest supporter." Barbara Bush will join her son at a town hall event in Derry, New Hampshire, Thursday evening. It's the first time the two will appear together on the campaign trail.
  • George W. Bush cuts television ad backing his brother

    02/04/2016 12:30:38 PM PST · by jimbo123 · 20 replies
    Politico ^ | 2/4/16 | ALEX ISENSTADT
    Just days before the New Hampshire primary, former President George W. Bush has cut a TV ad for the super PAC supporting his brother, marking the former president's most public political activity in the campaign to date. -snip- Spokespersons for Right to Rise and George W. Bush didn't immediately respond to a request for comment.
  • George P. Bush tells supporters Jeb campaign is 'built for the long term' (P to ditch work again)

    02/04/2016 11:17:27 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 19 replies
    Dallas Morning News ^ | 2/4/16 | Brittney Martin
    Following a poor showing in Iowa, George P. Bush, Texas Land Commissioner and son of Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush, told supporters in Michigan on Wednesday that his dad's campaign is 'built for the long term.' Bush came in sixth in Iowa Monday night with 2.8 percent of the vote. His son called the caucus results there an "aberration." -snip- The commissioner indicated that he will attend the GOP debate in New Hampshire Saturday, and has plans to travel to South Carolina, Nevada and Michigan.
  • Barbara Bush hitting trail for Jeb in New Hampshire next week

    01/30/2016 4:48:25 PM PST · by jimbo123 · 28 replies
    CNN ^ | 1/29/16 | Eric Bradner,
    Former first lady and family matriarch Barbara Bush plans to hit the campaign trail in New Hampshire for her son Jeb, sources close to his presidential campaign told CNN. The 90-year-old wife of President George H.W. Bush and mother of President George W. Bush and Jeb Bush has agreed to visit the Granite State late next week. The details of her schedule are still being finalized. The decision to bring Barbara Bush onto the campaign trail shows Jeb Bush - a candidate whose campaign logo features only his first name - is increasingly relying on his family's popularity and deep...
  • Bush name isn't magic in Texas this time around

    01/30/2016 4:43:35 PM PST · by jimbo123 · 13 replies
    Ft Worth Star Telegram ^ | 1/30/16 | DAVE MONTGOMERY
    When it unfolded five months ago, Jeb Bush's presidential operation in Texas displayed the hallmarks of a political behemoth, boasting money, prestigious endorsements and, most notably, ties to a famous political dynasty. Yet, just as he has nationwide, the Midland-born son and brother of two presidents from Texas has struggled to gain traction in his native state, watching from back in the pack as Ted Cruz and Donald Trump jockey for the lead among Texas Republicans. In a straw poll of Tarrant County Republicans last weekend, the former Florida governor finished sixth with 3.10 percent. Cruz placed first with nearly...
  • Jeb Bush hugs an Iowan

    01/30/2016 4:35:12 PM PST · by jimbo123 · 23 replies
    Dallas Morning News ^ | 1/30/16 | Todd J. Gillman
    A Jeb Bush town hall is somewhat more sedate than a Trump or Cruz event. Voters are attentive and respectful. They're not especially angry. They didn't come for insults and bluster. "Governor Bush... you are the most reasonable, responsible, respectful and resilient candidate in either party... I hope common sense will prevail," Harrison Cass Jr., 67, a retired school superintendent from Waterloo, told him during a Q&A. "Are you caucusing for me? Lemme give you a hug." And Bush walked over and hugged him. -snip- He defended his view that the Republican Party needs to be more tactful and welcoming...
  • Bush Family Rallies for Jeb

    01/25/2016 8:54:55 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 17 replies
    ABC News ^ | 1/25/16 | CANDACE SMITH
    As voting finally nears, the dynastic power of the Bush family is being unleashed. This week, the country saw once more the face of First Lady Barbara Bush, replete with her pearls, snow-white curls ... and eye black (applied football style)after unintentionally embroiling herself in a feud with Donald Trump. She made a thinly veiled reference to him in a campaign video and Trump promptly made fun of her coming to defense of her son. The Bush campaign fired back. Mrs. Bush is still highly popular among early state voters, with voters often asking how she and former president George...
  • Trump Jabs Jeb Bush on 'Mommy' Ad

    01/23/2016 1:57:27 PM PST · by jimbo123 · 27 replies
    NBC News ^ | 1/23/16 | KERRY SANDERS
    It's the tweet that tweaked even some of Trumps biggest supporters. After Jeb Bush posted a video featuring his mother endorsing his campaign, Donald Trump took direct aim at former first lady Barbara Bush. Donald J. Trump @realDonaldTrump Just watched Jeb's ad where he desperately needed mommy to help him. Jeb --- mom can't help you with ISIS, the Chinese or with Putin. 7:02 PM - 22 Jan 2016
  • Barbara Bush to Appear in Ad for Jeb in New Hampshire

    01/22/2016 5:57:18 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 15 replies
    NBC News ^ | 1/22/16 | JORDAN FRASIER
    Jeb Bush got ahead of his own campaign during a town hall Thursday night when he announced his mother, former First Lady Barbara Bush, has filmed a television ad that will begin airing soon in New Hampshire. "I didn't know the campaign was doing it," Bush said during the town hall. "She's going to be on the air coming up here at some point, tomorrow I think - paid advertising by the campaign."
  • Barbara Bush stars in new video, pens letter for Jeb Bush: 'I think he’ll be a great president'

    01/22/2016 5:54:22 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 18 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 1/22/16 | Ed O'Keefe
    "The Enforcer" has emerged. Former first lady Barbara Bush, known in her family as "the enforcer," stars in a new video message for her son Jeb Bush's presidential campaign, becoming the first member of either of the family's presidential couples to so publicly speak out on his behalf. "Jeb has been a very good father. A wonderful son. A hard worker; his heart is big," she says in the video. "When push comes to shove people are going to realize Jeb has real solutions, rather than talking about how popular they are, how great they are. He's doing it because...
  • Son of GOP Presidential Candidate, Jeb Bush, campaigns for his dad in Aiken (George P Bush in SC)

    01/10/2016 5:33:26 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 24 replies
    WAGT ^ | 1/9/16 | Barclay Bishop
    The son of Republican Candidate, Jeb Bush, made a stop in Aiken. George P. Bush spent part of his Saturday afternoon talking with voters at the Green Boundary Club. He says whenever he gets a chance he's out campaigning for his dad - focusing on the key points that he says make his dad the most qualified candidate to represent the Republican Party. "Reinvigorate our national defense and to have a true robust form policy abroad and this is something that South Carolinians care tremendously about
  • Jeb Bush: "Despondent, Depressed & Angry At The World."

    12/29/2015 4:04:44 PM PST · by bkopto · 139 replies
    DC Whispers ^ | December 18, 2015 | by DCWhispers
    He was supposed to win the GOP nomination easily and just six months ago, it appeared he would do just that. He had tens of millions of donor dollars at the ready, the approval of the GOP Establishment, and a successful stint as governor of one of the most important swing states in the country. Nothing went as planned. SNIP A D.C. Whispers source painted the Bush campaign with the following colors: "He just doesn't have it and he's not a good enough politician to fake it. He's also suffering from eight years of Barack Obama faking it and voters...
  • Texas Land Office bans, then unbans concealed weapons at agency (George P. Bush gun grabber)

    12/26/2015 6:35:39 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 27 replies
    Austin American Statesman ^ | 12/14/15 | Ken Herman
    There was a time when Texans proudly elected statewide officials with a certain flair that helped cement the rest of the nation's fondest impressions or worst fears about our fine state. For example, we once had a state land commissioner who carried a pistol in his boot. But that was another time, dating way, way back to last December. Now Jerry Patterson is out and George P. Bush is in as land commissioner. And last Friday, Bush's staff announced a new policy in which General Land Office employees would no longer be allowed to carry concealed weapons on the job....
  • Jeb Bush Denies He's Low-Energy: "I Work 16-Hour Days"

    12/21/2015 12:38:01 PM PST · by jimbo123 · 41 replies
    BuzzFeed ^ | 12/21/15 | Andrew Kaczynski
    "If you want someone who can fix the damn things that exist in this country, I am your guy, and I don't think thats low-energy." Jeb Bush says he doesn't care about Donald Trump calling him "low-energy," and cited a 16-hour work day as evidence of his energy levels. "I don't care about, I don't care about that," the former Florida governor and Republican presidential candidate said on the show Wall Street Week over the weekend. "I work 16-hour days. My wife doesn't care about that, she could think of a lot worse thing to say..."
  • Local DRT chapter: George P. Bush overreaches in role as land commissioner (P's Alamo library grab)

    11/27/2015 7:16:10 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 19 replies
    Midland Reporter-Telegram ^ | 11/17/15 | Midland Reporter-Telegram
    The Daughters of the Republic of Texas -- which had a 106-year custodianship of the Alamo -- is preparing for an early 2016 court date to block Texas Land Commissioner George P. Bush's efforts to claim ownership of the DRT's private library collection. The collection -- which includes books, maps and other artifacts from the state's earliest days -- has been assembled and managed by the DRT since the 1950s. The General Land Office's actions have been considered by some as the government taking private property, according to a press release from the DRT. The custodianship of the Alamo was...
  • Jeb Bush returns to Florida to recharge campaign

    10/30/2015 6:26:55 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 50 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Oct. 30, 2015 7:02 PM EDT | Sergio Bustos
    GOP presidential candidate Jeb Bush has returned to Florida to recharge his struggling campaign. He spoke and took selfies with supporters at an outdoor rally Friday night before attending a high school football game in southwest Florida. ...
  • Jeb Bush's Campaign Blueprint ("A 112-page internal document ...)

    10/29/2015 4:06:15 PM PDT · by maggief · 57 replies
    US News ^ | October 29, 2015 | David Catanese
    A 112-page internal document provided to U.S. News includes more dirt on Marco Rubio, Iowa vote goals and a January advertising plan. Even before Jeb Bush's uninspiring debate performance Wednesday night, his sputtering presidential campaign was working to prevent defections. Bush's top lieutenants convened with donors in sopping wet Houston on Monday to calm their fears and retrench for the unforgiving haul ahead. After the confab, Bush's team distributed a 45-page PowerPoint presentation to select reporters, summarizing an optimistic view of the race, touting the Republican candidate's cash and organization, and assuring supporters that early polls are rarely indicative of...
  • Should Jeb Bush Step Aside For The Political Future Of George P Bush?

    10/30/2015 6:20:10 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 40 replies
    Crowley Political Report ^ | 10/29/15 | Crowley Political Report
    Last April, Crowley Political Report asked the question - should Jeb Bush step aside for Marco Rubio? Now, with Bush's bid for the Republican presidential nomination in deep trouble, Bush the father may well start wondering if a humiliating defeat could harm the political future of his son, Texas Land Commissioner George P. Bush. George P is the next chapter of the Bush family political legacy that started with his great-grandfather, the late U.S. Senator Prescott Bush. He is only two years younger than his father when Jeb first ran for Florida governor in 1994 - and lost. There seems...
  • Bush: My Campaign's Not "Terminal"

    10/29/2015 1:10:14 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 52 replies
    Politico ^ | October 29, 2015 | Nick Gass
    Jeb Bush laughed off the notion that his campaign is "terminal" on Thursday, a day after the former Florida governor struggled to get airtime on stage at the third Republican primary debate and walked into his Florida rival's trap.
  • Jeb Bush says he’s got staying power: ‘We’ve got the most money, the greatest organization.’

    10/29/2015 12:55:21 PM PDT · by maggief · 48 replies
    Washington Post ^ | October 29, 2015 | Anne Gearan
    PORTSMOUTH, N.H. – His campaign in difficult straits after disappointing showings on the stump and the debate stage, former Florida governor Jeb Bush insisted Thursday that he has the skills and the staying power to withstand a downturn. “It’s not on life support,” he said of the once-formidable campaign operation he has been forced to trim back as a cost-saving measure. “We have the most money, we have the greatest organization,” Bush told reporters following a brief campaign stop here. “We’re doing fine.”
  • Jeb Swings at Rubio, Misses, and Finds Himself on the Ropes

    10/29/2015 4:18:39 AM PDT · by Servant of the Cross · 23 replies
    National Review ^ | 10/29/2015 | Tim Alberta
    Swing and a miss. It was the story of the night, the story of the debate, and it might soon be the story of Jeb Bush's campaign. His timing was logical and yet inopportune; CNBC's Carl Quintanilla had been quizzing Rubio about his mounting number of missed Senate votes, which prompted a Florida newspaper to call for his resignation. Rubio responded forcefully by decrying the newspaper's "double standard" of endorsing Democratic candidates who had similarly missed votes. The audience rallied behind Rubio, roaring with approval - and just then, Bush decided to jump in. "Marco, when you signed up for...
  • Bushes struggle to pull Jeb's campaign off ropes

    10/27/2015 4:08:23 PM PDT · by lqcincinnatus · 23 replies
    AFP ^ | 10/27/2015 | Michael Mathes
    Washington (AFP) - Jeb Bush appeared destined to waltz to the 2016 Republican nomination, but his presidential bid has been upended to the point that even his cherished family pedigree might not be enough to salvage his flagging campaign. Charles Foster, a prominent immigration lawyer who raises money for Bush, said the meeting was mischaracterized by some as an emergency session where the clan swooped in to reverse the slide. "It's a long race and Jeb's campaign is set up to go the distance," he told AFP.
  • Jeb Bushs Self-Published E-Book of Emails Drops Friday (Currently #190,165 Paid in Kindle Store)

    10/26/2015 1:14:18 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 25 replies
    Adweek ^ | 10/26/15 | Dianna Dilworth
    Former Florida governor Jeb Bush will release an e-book containing the emails from his time in office this week. Bush is using Amazons CreateSpace Independent Publishing platform to publish the work. In the book, Bush includes email conversations between himself, his aides and his constituents alongside reflections on the messages. Here is more from the Amazon listing: This book tells the story of Jeb Bushs governorship through his email exchanges with his staff, members of the media and the Floridians he served from 1999-2007.
  • Despite the law, statewide office holders dole out jobs to those with political ties (George P Bush)

    10/20/2015 4:04:33 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 4 replies
    Houston Chronicle ^ | 10/18/15 | Brian M. Rosenthal
    At first glance, Hector Valle would seem like an odd fit for the state agency that oversees all public land in Texas. When the 37-year-old applied to join the Texas General Land Office last October, saying he wanted to be the agency's "special counsel" - a job that did not exist - his only work experience was as a Dallas anti-gang prosecutor. Valle had a special qualification, however: He had gone to law school with George P. Bush, the front-runner in what was then an upcoming election for land commissioner. Two weeks later, Bush won. Six days after that, Valle...
  • George P. Bush, Texas land commissioner and Jeb's son, hired most of staff in legally suspect way

    10/20/2015 5:26:34 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 23 replies
    The Week ^ | 10/20/15 | Peter Weber
    Last week, Texas Land Commissioner George P. Bush responded to criticism from his predecessor that he had replaced nonpartisan bureaucrats at the General Land Office with loyalists by explaining that many of the employees that he inherited in January were making too much money. "We're going to try our best to make it more objective, more fair, based about not your relationships, but based upon what you bring to the table," he said of his office, which oversees 13 million acres of Texas public lands, including leasing mineral rights to oil and gas companies. On Monday, the Houston Chronicle reported...
  • So Dubya Turned Out to be an Idiot After All- I Guess The Libs Were Right

    10/20/2015 3:17:07 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 80 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 20 October 2015 | Reaganite Republican
    Sorry I ever defended him and his corrupt clan... Apparently the Bushes are in the same boat as the Clintons now, where they're SO deeply indebted to various donors they're not able to retire-even if they wanted to- then ride quietly off into the sunset just because thevoters want nothing to do with them... These two boundlessly-greedy political dynasties will never go away unless shoved off the cliff- as this country is presently fixin to do. Perhaps Dubya was hoping a Jeb! administration could salvage his own legacy, just like GWB himself aspired to finish his father's unfinished chores...
  • Bush fundraising off of Trumps 9/11 comments

    10/18/2015 12:41:26 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 59 replies
    The Hill ^ | 10/18/15 | Bradford Richardson
    Jeb Bush is trying to capitalize off of Donald Trumps attacks on his brother, former President George W. Bush, asking supports to donate to fight back against Donald Trump. If you believe as I do that my brother kept this country safe and strong after those horrific attacks, then I need you to donate $5 and fight back against Donald Trump, Bushs campaign said in an email to supporters with a subject line reading, Help defend my brother.
  • George P. says Jebs on track. Yes, really (Also, George P. skipped work AGAIN last week)

    10/11/2015 9:19:52 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 21 replies
    Fort Worth Star Telegram ^ | 10/10/15 | BUD KENNEDY
    By World Series time in 1999, George W. Bush was polling at 60 percent in his first race for the Republican presidential nomination. Today, Jeb Bush is closer to 6. Since the Rangers, the Houston Astros and the Chicago Cubs are all in the baseball playoffs the same year, we know anything is possible. But nobody would say Bush is in good shape except somebody on the same team. I think this is the position [where] hes always wanted to be, son George P. Bush said last week. He said it with a straight face. -snip- George P. Bush...
  • George P. Bush to campaign for dad Thursday and Friday (Ditches work again!)

    10/08/2015 4:09:14 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 16 replies
    Houston Chronicle ^ | 10/6/15 | Brian M. Rosenthal
    Texas Land Commissioner George P. Bush is scheduled to headline fundraisers for father Jeb Bush's presidential campaign on Thursday and Friday in Washington, D.C., according to the campaign. The younger Bush is advertised as the main attraction for a reception Thursday evening and a luncheon Friday, according to public invitations. The reception is part of "Mission: Next," the young donor outreach program that the first-year land commissioner is co-chairing. A George P. Bush spokeswoman did not respond to a question about whether he had any official state business in the nation's capital.
  • Bush donors embrace new mantra: He's built to last (Cruz to beat Jeb in 3Q fundraising)

    10/02/2015 1:14:31 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 17 replies
    AP ^ | 10/2/15 | JULIE BYKOWICZ and THOMAS BEAUMONT
    Jeb Bush's challenge in the first half of the year was daunting yet simple. To be considered a fundraising success, the Republican presidential candidate had to hit the magic number of $100 million, an ambitious goal set by some in his campaign. And he did. As another fundraising period ends, what now constitutes success for Bush isn't as clear cut. No longer the front-runner in preference polls, Bush won't repeat as the champion at raising money in the GOP's 2016 field, topped in the past three months by retired surgeon Ben Carson and perhaps by Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, too....
  • Jeb Bush Calls In Dad, Brother To Help Struggling Campaign

    09/29/2015 11:29:42 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 43 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 9/29/15 | Mike Flynn
    On the campaign trail, former Florida Governor Jeb Bush frequently tries to allay concerns about the dynastic aspects of his candidacy. Im my own man, Jeb said during a speech earlier this year, and my views are shaped by my own thinking and experiences. As a fundraising quarter ends, however, Jeb is relying heavily on his father and brother to boost contributions to his struggling campaign. Former President George W. Bush hosted two fundraisers for Jeb last week. He is scheduled to host three more over the next few weeks. In October, George W. and former President George H. W....
  • State criticized for claiming ownership of Alamo artifacts (P. Bush's jihad on Texas history)

    09/28/2015 12:27:32 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 13 replies
    AP Lubbock Online ^ | 9/26/15 | David Warren
    Leading academics, archivists and others are criticizing efforts by Texas officials to claim ownership of part of a historical collection at the Alamo thats considered one of the states most important treasures. In a letter sent Friday to General Land Office Commissioner George P. Bush, the group argues that the private library maintained by the nonprofit Daughters of the Republic of Texas is one of the finest research facilities in the state. The letter notes the library houses about 38,000 items, from books, maps and flags to paintings, manuscripts and other artifacts. The letter contends that the General Land Offices...