Skip to comments.Hints of Rivalry Surface as Rubio and Bush Weigh 2016 Presidential Bids
Posted on 01/27/2013 3:24:02 PM PST by drewh
Rubio staked his marker in the education-reform debate last week when he delivered a speech at the Chamber of Commerce calling for policy changes to improve the skills of the American workforce.
Education is not a high-profile topic in Washington, but some Republicans see it, along with immigration reform, as crucial to winning a key part of the electorate: women voters.
We need a champion in both areas. We lost the last election at the PTA meeting and the Hispanic chamber of commerce. Jeb Bush wins elections at the PTA meeting and Hispanic chamber, said Don Gaetz, president of the Florida Senate and a Bush acolyte.
Gaetz said Rubio would not challenge Bush in the presidential primary.
I dont think so. Marco Rubios political godfather is Jeb Bush. I dont see any way they run against each other for any office, he said.
Bush endorsed Rubio in the 2010 Florida Senate race after his opponent, Charlie Crist, dropped out of the GOP to run as an independent.
Bush presented Rubio with a samurai sword after Rubio became speaker of the Florida House in 2006, a gesture interpreted as passing on the mantle of conservative leadership in the state capitol.
John Weaver, a Republican strategist who worked for McCains 2000 and 2008 presidential campaigns, doubts Bush and Rubio will square off against each other in four years.
I dont know if theres rivalry there yet. You have someone who would be the frontrunner in Bush and you have someone who is very ambitious and in his shadow and wanting to position himself for a run if he could, he said. That could cause some friction among staff.
I dont sense a rivalry. If Jeb Bush runs, Marco cant run, he added.
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Someone please tell me we will have better choices than Rubio-Bush-Christie-etc
No more Bushes...ever.
Looks like the media is setting the table...again. Personally; I don’t think we’ll be here for 2016.
I also have serious doubts there will be an election in 2016
But where’s the groundswell for Jon Huntsman? LOL
Not if you put a gun to my head!!!
I’m just sick of the republican hero worshiping that goes on. Its always about somebody making headlines rather than actions they take.
When the next political Justin Beiber shows up, he’ll get showered with GOP panties.
Do you think we will still have a country by then? Eventually, I don't think we will.
At the rate we are going there might not even be an election in 2016..
I like Rubio on many issues. Regarding the Bush clan, I’m bushed.
Bush who? It’s awful when we have to fight this “war” on two fronts and one of the fronts is supposed to be our side.
Also bad enough that we just inaugurated a commie and they want make it worse by talking about chicken-hearted, non-winning, Republicans.
lol. Beiber.... panties... *choke*
We should all get used to saying “Madame President” because if this is the best the Republicans can do, Hillary is a certainty.
Why should 2016 be any different than the last many nominees of the gop?
Hell even Both Bush’s were RINOs with nary a conservative bone in their bodies.
Why not go with another DAMN Bush?
Or Rubio the amnesty guy?
It will be one of these two or some other equally dreadful lib lite puke.
Two Bushes in the WH were plenty.
Rubio is begging Bush for the VP slot .... no more Bushs ever again...