Skip to comments.David Brooks: Jeb Bush candidacy still a possibility
Posted on 12/17/2011 9:09:56 AM PST by 2ndDivisionVet
Since it has been an unusual presidential election cycle with various front-runners throughout the horse race for the 2012 Republican nomination, Washington Post columnist E.J. Dionne and New York Times columnist David Brooks say there is the possibility that anything can happen.
On Fridays broadcast of NPRs All Things Considered, in their regular weekly appearance, the two laid out scenarios that in any other election cycle would have been thought of as nearly impossible.
First, Dionne elaborated on a recent column about why he thinks former U.S. Ambassador to China and former Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman should not be ruled out as a winner in next years New Hampshire Republican primary.
I said in the piece I was up in New Hampshire in Peterborough I said its a bank shot, a long shot scenario, Dionne said. New Hampshire allows independents to cross over and vote in the Republican primary if they want to. Huntsman is well-liked among non-Republicans who see him as a reasonable guy. Hes actually much more conservative than all the liberals who like him realize, and thats his second possibility, which is if Romney and Gingrich somehow destroy each other, or really go at each other it creates an opening for another candidate. Is this a long shot as I said in the column? I wouldnt bet $10,000 on it, but I think its at least a possibility.
Brooks was skeptical of Dionnes hypothesis, saying that Huntsman was awkward and lacked crisp messaging, a theme, and a narrative. However, he had his own long-shot prediction the entry of former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush into the race.
Im not holding out hope, but I do think its a remote possibility, Brooks said of a Bush candidacy. I do think the Republican Party is not going to nominate Newt Gingrich. If he emerges from the primaries, the early primaries as the front-runner, someones going to step in.
No more Bushes. EVER. Put it in the Constitution.
Jeb Bush candidacy still a possibility
no it ain’t
Two Bushes in the White House are enough!
“David Brooks: Jeb Bush candidacy still a possibility”
No. It really is not.
Brother Jesse wuz right !
I would probably not vote at all if the GOP choice was another G*d-damned Boosh.
How idiotic is David Brooks? Very. And very out of touch.
Jeb is probably the best of the Bushes - but thanks to his Dad and his brother, we will never have another Bush anywhere close to the White House.
That Brooks can’t understand that demonstrates his intellectual isolation from reality.
They’ll just change their name to Shrub.
I don’t get it...wouldn’t he have to register on the ballot in the states to be on the primary. I read articles like Newt can’t even get on all the ballots, but they expect Jeb to be able to.
The more everyone spins against Newt the more I want him to win...just to stick it to everyone else.
“No more Bushes. EVER. Put it in the Constitution.”
Post of the month! Bravo!
Amen to that one.
He's pandering to those people that don't lean towards common sense, let alone conservatism.
The Bushes ought to all get together and start a hedge fund.
Ditto. And I'm going to have problems voting if it's Romney.
Jeb, do you remember Terri’s murder? I do.
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