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Bush/Palin 2016 called 'the GOP's only chance'
American Thinker via Blog on Washington Times ^ | June 28, 2013 | By Michael Sheppard

Posted on 06/28/2013 6:20:50 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

Earlier this year, Jeb Bush told ABC that both his father George H.W. Bush, and brother George W. recommended he run for president in 2016. Mama Barbara Bush is not keen on the idea, declaring in April that “the nation’s probably had enough Bushes.”

But in the constantly shifting equations of potential Republican hopefuls for future president and vice president, the former Florida governor’s name has been tied with another former governor: Sarah Palin.

The pair have now been framed as a “the GOP’s only chance” in the race by American Thinker contributor Michael Sheppard.

“Would Jeb Bush have as good a chance, or better, than any other prospective GOP candidate? Most certainly he might. As a popular governor of Florida, married to a Hispanic, and who garnered a good proportion of the Hispanic vote, Bush would be in a strong position to carry the state,” he says, reasoning that Mr. Bush, as a southern governor, could also hold sway in Virginia and appeal to Iowa evangelicals and centrist voters in New Hampshire.

Should Hillary Clinton emerge as the Democratic candidate, it could also improve Mr. Bush’s “electability”. Then there is the Palin factor, Mr. Sheppard says. She brings ardent fans with her, of course.

“A Jeb Bush/president - Sarah Palin/vice-president ticket covers all the Electoral College, Evangelical, pro-life, centrist-conservative, experienced governorships, male/female bases,” he notes.....

(Excerpt) Read more at washingtontimes.com ...


TOPICS: Politics/Elections; US: Alaska; US: Florida
KEYWORDS: 2016; amnesty; anotherbush; bush; gop; gope; hillary; immigration; jebbush; lessonnotlearned; nomenklatura; palin; stayoutdabushes; stupidparty; suicidalparty; suicide; whatajoke
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I can't drink that much without passing out or dying of alcohol poisoning.
1 posted on 06/28/2013 6:20:50 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I support exactly half this ticket.

:D


2 posted on 06/28/2013 6:22:25 PM PDT by Cringing Negativism Network
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The Stupid Party is quickly becoming the Suicidal Party.


3 posted on 06/28/2013 6:22:53 PM PDT by fwdude ( You cannot compromise with that which you must defeat.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Forget the GOP — how about saving America?


4 posted on 06/28/2013 6:24:01 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Palin/notBush 2016


5 posted on 06/28/2013 6:24:03 PM PDT by dynachrome (Vertrou in God en die Mauser)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

It maybe the GOP’s only chance but that says that the GOP is way past its use-by date already. Why elect people who are loyal members of a subsection of the Democrat Party?


6 posted on 06/28/2013 6:24:26 PM PDT by arthurus (Read Hazlitt's Economiws In One Lesson ONLINE http://steshaw.org/econohttp://www.fee.org/library/det)
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To: fwdude

please....No Palin....I’ve got a pink baseball cap from her vp run....I love the woman...but she is not going to be elected.....sure, she’s been borked...but it is what it is...


7 posted on 06/28/2013 6:25:01 PM PDT by cherry
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

They haven’t covered the African American and gay bases. No way that works.


8 posted on 06/28/2013 6:25:06 PM PDT by saganite (What happens to taglines? Is there a termination date?)
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To: arthurus

Didn’t Governor Palin say today that if amnesty passed the House she’s no longer a Republican?


9 posted on 06/28/2013 6:25:57 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (I'll raise $2million for Sarah Palin's next run. What'll you do?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Where is the Porcelin Comode God, I feel the need to pray!!


10 posted on 06/28/2013 6:26:18 PM PDT by Forrestfire (("To educate a man in mind and not in morals is to educate a menace to society." Theodore Roosevelt))
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To: arthurus

Frankly what the GOP needs to do is two things:

First off, elect Palin.

Second off, we need to stop sending American jobs elsewhere. We need Americans, in America, making things.

That is not what is currently happening. Every day, more American jobs go to other places.

Bring them back.

And elect Palin.


11 posted on 06/28/2013 6:26:54 PM PDT by Cringing Negativism Network
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

And why not? The Republicans aren’t Republicans anymore. They are just Democrats now.


12 posted on 06/28/2013 6:27:51 PM PDT by ClearCase_guy
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To: fwdude

2016 means nothing but Dictator change. Exe Branch, Congress and Senate are nothing more than a Bananna Republic government that has ruined this Country. King George would be proud!
Bad thing there is no new world to sail to!


13 posted on 06/28/2013 6:27:52 PM PDT by Conserev1 ("Still Clinging to my Bible and my Weapon")
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To: 2ndDivisionVet; a fool in paradise

Bush + Michael Palin would make a great comedy team!


14 posted on 06/28/2013 6:27:54 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

for crying out loud, so now they lay their platform for ole Jeb and now they get ready to push another Bush on us.


15 posted on 06/28/2013 6:28:08 PM PDT by manc (Marriage =1 man + 1 woman,when they say marriage equality then they should support polygamy)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

A Ted Cruz/Rand Paul ticket would cause heads to explode across the political spectrum.

As much as Palin has many good characteristics, the GOPe and the media have irreparably Dan Quayled her.


16 posted on 06/28/2013 6:28:14 PM PDT by peyton randolph (Tagline copyright in violation of Directive 10-289)
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To: cherry

I agree about Palin. Love her, but she cannot be president.

I’ll even tick off a lot of Freepers here and say that women are not inherently qualified for the position of President of the U.S. (Even though we have one now.)


17 posted on 06/28/2013 6:28:15 PM PDT by fwdude ( You cannot compromise with that which you must defeat.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

“Didn’t Governor Palin say today that if amnesty passed the House she’s no longer a Republican?”

I would be honored to walk out that door hand in hand with her.


18 posted on 06/28/2013 6:28:34 PM PDT by CrazyIvan (I'm so conservative I won't even wear progresive bifocals.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

No one wants Bush ... except the DNC.


19 posted on 06/28/2013 6:29:06 PM PDT by Diogenesis
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Were you having a nightmare. Palin yes, Bush or any other Rino, NO!


20 posted on 06/28/2013 6:29:42 PM PDT by Conspiracy Guy (To stay calm during these tumultuous times, I take Damitol. Ask your Doctor if it's right for you.)
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To: peyton randolph

Wrong.

Palin is number 3 in the last poll I saw.

Chris Cristie is number one. Don’t remember the second. And Palin is number three.

It’s a somewhat old poll, but there you go.


21 posted on 06/28/2013 6:30:38 PM PDT by Cringing Negativism Network
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Shove Jeb up your backside!!!


22 posted on 06/28/2013 6:30:46 PM PDT by dalereed
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Palin would not touch Jeb Bush as a running mate.
Maybe custodian of her dogs potty paper.
23 posted on 06/28/2013 6:31:56 PM PDT by MaxMax (If you're not pissed off, you're not paying attention)
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To: saganite

Obama gets homosexuals and black racist with a few white guilt self hating fools are all he;s go.

As for Bush , no thank you, Bush and the establishment should have been talking social issues and homosexuals and their agenda but instead the fools like them tell us to shut up and stay quiet as they’re cowards or they agree with the homosexual agenda\\\and they’re not gay they’re homosexuals, turd pokers, feces sex queers or what evr but they are not gay as they took that word to try and put a positive word on a perverted disgusting communist agenda and yes back in 63 the communists were pushing homosexuality in America to ruin us\\\

Just like to say to all those so called republicans who said don’t mention social issues, yea that really went well hey\\frigging idiots


24 posted on 06/28/2013 6:32:06 PM PDT by manc (Marriage =1 man + 1 woman,when they say marriage equality then they should support polygamy)
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To: cherry; onyx; Bigtigermike; Josh Painter; KC_Lion; Bratch

I don’t seem to recall hundreds or thousands of articles, mentions, postings, references and asides about Judge Bork five years after he was voted down. If she’s been “Borked” why is the only political figure who gets more press than Governor Palin the chief executive of the world’s only hyperpower? If you can explain that to me, I’ll agree with you.


25 posted on 06/28/2013 6:32:15 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (I'll raise $2million for Sarah Palin's next run. What'll you do?)
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To: dalereed

I didn’t write this weird article, man.


26 posted on 06/28/2013 6:33:04 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (I'll raise $2million for Sarah Palin's next run. What'll you do?)
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To: Cringing Negativism Network

and talk about social issues instead of being quiet while the left gets their agenda passed

Sarah and Cruz and yes we will have to fight the estbalishment


27 posted on 06/28/2013 6:33:08 PM PDT by manc (Marriage =1 man + 1 woman,when they say marriage equality then they should support polygamy)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Here ya go, FReepers, the RNC’s choice for us. Rinse Prebus has already pre-selected Jeb and, to the best of my knowledge, Sarah isn’t onboard.

So, if Jeb is supposed to be at the top of the ticket in ‘16, how many or you are willing to wait until ‘20 or even 2024 to get a conservative back in the WH? Or even on the ticket, for that matter?


28 posted on 06/28/2013 6:33:21 PM PDT by DustyMoment (Congress - another name for the American politburo!!)
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To: Conserev1
Bad thing there is no new world to sail to!

I know what you mean, but ultimately, there is.

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29 posted on 06/28/2013 6:33:51 PM PDT by fwdude ( You cannot compromise with that which you must defeat.)
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To: peyton randolph

Screw that for pro illegal , pro homo Paul

Sarah and Cruz


30 posted on 06/28/2013 6:33:56 PM PDT by manc (Marriage =1 man + 1 woman,when they say marriage equality then they should support polygamy)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

"It just...might...work! It'll shut the idiot conservatives up and keep 'em in the party!"


31 posted on 06/28/2013 6:34:11 PM PDT by COBOL2Java (I'm a Christian, pro-life, pro-gun, Reaganite. The GOP hates me. Why should I vote for them?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet; All

No Bush...none whatsoever

Cannot support any Amnesty Liberal


32 posted on 06/28/2013 6:35:38 PM PDT by SeminoleCounty (Don't Blame Me For La Raza Rubio....I Voted For Alex Snitker)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Yeah, like Sarah would tie her fortunes to another RINO anchor before going for a swim.


33 posted on 06/28/2013 6:35:50 PM PDT by Tijeras_Slim
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Put Jeb Bush on the ticket and insure with 100% certainty a GOP defeat.


34 posted on 06/28/2013 6:37:09 PM PDT by Bryan24 (When in doubt, move to the right..........)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

You posted the garbage!


35 posted on 06/28/2013 6:37:21 PM PDT by dalereed
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

NOT IN THIS LIFETIME!


36 posted on 06/28/2013 6:37:32 PM PDT by MestaMachine (My caps work. You gotta earn them.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

No more Bushes. Seriously. No more Bushes.


37 posted on 06/28/2013 6:37:41 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Who could have known that one day professional wrestling would be less fake than professional news?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Let’s look on the bright side....It couldn’t be any worse than McCain/Palin...


38 posted on 06/28/2013 6:38:14 PM PDT by clintonh8r ("Europe was created by history. America was created by a philosophy." Baroness Thatcher)
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To: dalereed

Hey cut the poster some slack.

It’s a relatively positive Palin piece, besides.


39 posted on 06/28/2013 6:38:37 PM PDT by Cringing Negativism Network
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

It would be just like 2008, one true Conservative and one huge RINO, totally unacceptable to Conservatives. Why next try 2012 again where BOTH candidates are unelectable?


40 posted on 06/28/2013 6:38:52 PM PDT by Mastador1 (I'll take a bad dog over a good politician any day!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I won’t vote for Bush even with Palin on the ticket. I’m not sure I will bother voting at all if they pass amnesty.

I’m not holding my nose one more time and the only republican (little r) I will vote for is Cruz. I’ll leave the rest blank or vote 3rd party.

Chirp, chirp kma GOP. I’m going to sit home in middle earth.


41 posted on 06/28/2013 6:39:04 PM PDT by Irenic (The pencil sharpener and Elmer's glue is put away-- we've lost the red wheel barrow)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
I don't think Sarah will want to be associated with someone who gives Hillary the Medal of Liberty for lifetime achievement.

The Republicans, if Bohner brings up the amnesty bill, will have committed suicide and relegated the USA to become California from coast-to-coast. The east coast liberal Republicans have finally won by destroying themselves and have decided to become democrats. The liberty, once hard-won, has been frittered away by the feckless Republican leadership. We enter the dark ages of a chosen servitude to tyrants. If freedom is to be regained, it will be the same way our founders won it. The glorious liberty gifted to us by the blood of the men who came before us, has been counted as nothing by those who run Washington D.C.

42 posted on 06/28/2013 6:39:29 PM PDT by Texas Songwriter (')
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Well if you were a Libertarian you could just do drugs.


43 posted on 06/28/2013 6:39:57 PM PDT by Mastador1 (I'll take a bad dog over a good politician any day!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Mama Bush is right!


44 posted on 06/28/2013 6:40:32 PM PDT by Taxman (So that the beautiful pressure does not diminish!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Cruz/Gowdy 2016


45 posted on 06/28/2013 6:41:43 PM PDT by Republican Extremist
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

How about neurosurgeon Ben Carson — the one who told Obama the unvarnished truth at the National Prayer Breakfast?

He made a lot of sense and is not afraid to say what needs to be said.


46 posted on 06/28/2013 6:42:41 PM PDT by Innovative ("Winning isn't everything, it's the only thing." -- Vince Lombardi)
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To: dynachrome

Cruz/Palin 2016

Yes, we’ve had enough Bushes to last forever.


47 posted on 06/28/2013 6:43:36 PM PDT by madison10
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To: cherry

Palin is not going to run. She has rejoined FOX news just like the last time. We can hope she puts a chink in the Jeb Bush run if we are lucky.

If a person is going to run in 2016, they have to already be putting together the financing and apparatus as Reagan did, otherwise they are not going to have a prayer.

I do not see Sarah doing that.

She seems to be doing what she likes. Commenting and firing up folks.


48 posted on 06/28/2013 6:43:44 PM PDT by dforest (I have now entered the Twilight Zone.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

NO


49 posted on 06/28/2013 6:44:17 PM PDT by ConservativeInPA (Molon Labe - Shall not be questioned)
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To: dforest

I put a Palin run at better than 50%.

It’s a very long way, until the election now.


50 posted on 06/28/2013 6:45:16 PM PDT by Cringing Negativism Network
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