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Hints of Rivalry Surface as Rubio and Bush Weigh 2016 Presidential Bids
The Hill ^ | 01/27/13 01:30 PM ET | By Alexander Bolton

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 don’t think so. Marco Rubio’s political godfather is Jeb Bush. I don’t 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 McCain’s 2000 and 2008 presidential campaigns, doubts Bush and Rubio will square off against each other in four years.

“I don’t know if there’s 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 don’t sense a rivalry. If Jeb Bush runs, Marco can’t run,” he added.

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TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: District of Columbia; US: Florida
KEYWORDS: 2016election; election2016; florida; jebbush; marcorubio; stayoutdabushes; stayoutdarubios
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1 posted on 01/27/2013 3:24:07 PM PST by drewh
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To: drewh

Someone please tell me we will have better choices than Rubio-Bush-Christie-etc


2 posted on 01/27/2013 3:25:27 PM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: drewh

What? No barf alert on this RINO GOPe-fest?


3 posted on 01/27/2013 3:26:35 PM PST by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, 5:13; John 3:17-18, 6:69, 11:25, 14:6, 20:31; Rom10:8-11; 1 Tim 2:5; Titus 3:4-5)
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To: drewh

No Bush.

Not now.

Not EVAH!


4 posted on 01/27/2013 3:26:45 PM PST by Da Coyote
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To: drewh

No more Bushes...ever.


5 posted on 01/27/2013 3:27:50 PM PST by txrefugee
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To: GeronL

Looks like the media is setting the table...again. Personally; I don’t think we’ll be here for 2016.


6 posted on 01/27/2013 3:27:55 PM PST by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: who knows what evil?

I also have serious doubts there will be an election in 2016


7 posted on 01/27/2013 3:29:10 PM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: drewh

But where’s the groundswell for Jon Huntsman? LOL


8 posted on 01/27/2013 3:29:19 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (I'll raise $2million for Sarah Palin's presidential run. What'll you do?)
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To: drewh

Not if you put a gun to my head!!!


9 posted on 01/27/2013 3:30:58 PM PST by dalereed
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10 posted on 01/27/2013 3:31:43 PM PST by onyx (FREE REPUBLIC IS HERE TO STAY! DONATE MONTHLY! IF YOU WANT ON SARAH PALIN''S PING LIST, LET ME KNOW)
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To: GeronL

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.


11 posted on 01/27/2013 3:33:50 PM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: who knows what evil?
Personally; I don’t think we’ll be here for 2016.

Do you think we will still have a country by then? Eventually, I don't think we will.

12 posted on 01/27/2013 3:33:56 PM PST by Mark17 (California, where English is a foreign language)
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To: drewh

At the rate we are going there might not even be an election in 2016..


13 posted on 01/27/2013 3:34:37 PM PST by cardinal4 (Constitution? What Constitution?)
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To: drewh

I like Rubio on many issues. Regarding the Bush clan, I’m bushed.


14 posted on 01/27/2013 3:34:47 PM PST by stevem
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To: drewh

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.


15 posted on 01/27/2013 3:35:45 PM PST by madison10
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To: cripplecreek

lol. Beiber.... panties... *choke*


16 posted on 01/27/2013 3:36:10 PM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: drewh

We should all get used to saying “Madame President” because if this is the best the Republicans can do, Hillary is a certainty.


17 posted on 01/27/2013 3:36:10 PM PST by spodefly (This is my tag line. There are many like it, but this one is mine.)
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To: GeronL

Why should 2016 be any different than the last many nominees of the gop?
Dole?
McLame?
Romney?
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.


18 posted on 01/27/2013 3:37:59 PM PST by Joe Boucher ((FUBO))
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To: drewh

Two Bushes in the WH were plenty.


19 posted on 01/27/2013 3:38:11 PM PST by 353FMG ( I refuse to specify whether I am serious or sarcastic -- I respect FReepers too much.)
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To: drewh

Rubio is begging Bush for the VP slot .... no more Bushs ever again...


20 posted on 01/27/2013 3:38:19 PM PST by Fred (http://thebubblefilm.com/)
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To: spodefly

Yep.


21 posted on 01/27/2013 3:38:33 PM PST by dfwgator
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To: GeronL

Palin.

Accept no substitutes.


22 posted on 01/27/2013 3:38:44 PM PST by Jim Noble (When strong, avoid them. Attack their weaknesses. Emerge to their surprise.)
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To: 353FMG
The only time I've ever agreed with Je$$e

Stay Out Da Bushes.

23 posted on 01/27/2013 3:39:52 PM PST by dfwgator
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To: spodefly

“We should all get used to saying “Madame President””

Sarah will be inaugurated, either by election or when Marine Expeditionary forces retake the capital.


24 posted on 01/27/2013 3:42:01 PM PST by Jim Noble (When strong, avoid them. Attack their weaknesses. Emerge to their surprise.)
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To: Jim Noble

Palin/Cruz for me would be pretty much a dream ticket.


25 posted on 01/27/2013 3:45:15 PM PST by gop4lyf (Are we no longer in that awkward time? Or is it still too early?)
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To: F15Eagle

Rubio or the Krispy Kreme boys? Hell of a choice.


26 posted on 01/27/2013 3:45:51 PM PST by NKP_Vet
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To: Mark17

No...I don’t. It’s crumbling pretty fast...


27 posted on 01/27/2013 3:46:14 PM PST by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: drewh

Lets have another RINO so they can lose another election. Maybe this time they can be even more like rats than they were in 2008 and 2012. please no more Bushes


28 posted on 01/27/2013 3:47:17 PM PST by ronnie raygun ( Lexington / Concord, America's first gun grab attempt)
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To: drewh
Why would the GOP party still be around in 2016 if they support or vote for amnesty? This idea that Bush or Rubio or someone similar would actually matter.

Bring back the whigs, liberty Party, free soil and the know Nothing's.

Anything but the friggin GOP.

29 posted on 01/27/2013 3:47:23 PM PST by Theoria
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To: drewh

You know, if I was a Democrat operative, or one of their sock puppets in the press, I would plant article after article from imaginary “insiders” pushing different Republican candidates for 2016, just to get Republicans fighting among themselves. I think it is absolutely disgusting when Republicans look toward the 2016 election instead of fighting right here and now. I believe that the failure of most Republicans to fight in 2009 and 2010 is one of the biggest factors leading to the loss in 2012.


30 posted on 01/27/2013 3:47:51 PM PST by PlateOfShrimp
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To: drewh

For over two years now, ever since the GOP-E did everything it could to kneecap the tea-party movement and pour cold water on every tiny bit of grassroots energy that emanated from it, the whole political/DC/media/election/legislative scene has been one long, depressing, unending hell.

This looks like it will just be continuing.


31 posted on 01/27/2013 3:49:08 PM PST by greene66
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To: Jim Noble
Palin. Accept no substitutes.

You beat me to it. Gov. Palin is the perfect choice. She's already been vetted and vetted again. The MSM has shot their wad as far as she is concerned. There's nothing new. A debate between Mrs. Palin and Mrs. Clinton? Bring it !!

32 posted on 01/27/2013 3:54:58 PM PST by Dartman
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To: GeronL

enough shrubs.... prune the tree....


33 posted on 01/27/2013 4:05:20 PM PST by ptsal (E)
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To: GeronL
Someone please tell me we will have better choices than Rubio-Bush-Christie-etc

We have. She lives in Wasilla.

34 posted on 01/27/2013 4:09:44 PM PST by Don Corleone ("Oil the gun..eat the cannoli. Take it to the Mattress.")
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To: GeronL

I hope that there is someone out there!


35 posted on 01/27/2013 4:10:52 PM PST by Chickensoup (200 million unarmed people killed in the 20th century by Leftist Totalitarian Fascists)
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To: drewh

Jeb as the 2016 nominee has been preordained since at least 2008, IMO.


36 posted on 01/27/2013 4:11:02 PM PST by Bratch
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To: drewh

Don’t even try it, Jeb. You’ll be destroyed.


37 posted on 01/27/2013 4:12:44 PM PST by Viennacon
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To: Dartman
Gov. Palin is the perfect choice. She's already been vetted and vetted again. The MSM has shot their wad as far as she is concerned. There's nothing new. A debate between Mrs. Palin and Mrs. Clinton? Bring it !!

Agreed, I am done with the Bushes, McCains, Doles and and other assorted -anointed losers. They have done enough damage.

38 posted on 01/27/2013 4:31:50 PM PST by Buddy Sorrell ( John Boehner is our Pierre Laval. We need a Charles DeGaulle.)
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To: drewh

Hillary will clean the clock of either Rubio (wet behind the ears) or Bush 3 (wet behind the ears). And frankly, if the GOPe tries this crap again, I’m going to vote for Hillary.


39 posted on 01/27/2013 4:40:52 PM PST by aMorePerfectUnion (Gone rogue, gone Galt, gone international, gone independent. Gone.)
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To: GeronL

Have no problem with Rubio; like him a lot; as a matter of fact. NO Bush; Please! Absolutley, NO Christe, either. No ‘Repub’-e ‘insiders’, (include Bush here)et al. This Party needs a ‘shaking out’; big time.
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40 posted on 01/27/2013 4:49:29 PM PST by cricket (Too many Libs-at-large. They just need a home; somewhere else. . .far away.)
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To: who knows what evil?; All

Am thinking; I will be here; just not at all convinced there will be a 2016 Election - unless Repubs ‘get smart’ and no holding breath on that one; unless a ‘death wish’ intervenes.


41 posted on 01/27/2013 4:52:50 PM PST by cricket (Too many Libs-at-large. They just need a home; somewhere else. . .far away.)
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To: Fred

Jeb would have to move then. The P and VP can’t both be from the same state. I’m sure they’d find a way, though/ Back in 2000 Cheney set up a residence in WY so he could run with W


42 posted on 01/27/2013 5:09:15 PM PST by jeltz25
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To: gop4lyf

I’d be fine with that although Ted was born in Canada so I don’t know if that would be constitutional. Especially after all the furor over Obama for the GOP to nominate someone indisputably born in a foreign country probably wouldn’t go over too well.

I’d go with Palin and NM Gov Susana Martinez. You get the same opening to hispanics, arguably moreso since Martinez is Mexican and Cruz is Cuban and apparently the majority Mexican hispanics don’t necessarily identify with Cubans. No eligibility issues. You’d have executive experience that Cruz lacks.

Cruz to me would be a great choice for the SC, though


43 posted on 01/27/2013 5:14:20 PM PST by jeltz25
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To: drewh
Jeb Bush has no chance whatsoever of getting enough Repub support to run for Prez. Same goes for Christie. Hell, even I would work against either of those two getting the nomination.

If the Repub "powers that be" don't see that, they're dumber than even I thought they were.

OTOH, this could all just be a push by the "media" to get a lame, weak, loser Repub as the candidate for Hitlery to pulverize in 2016.

44 posted on 01/27/2013 5:24:18 PM PST by jeffc (The U.S. media are our enemy)
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To: GeronL

“Someone please tell me we will have better choices than Rubio-Bush-Christie-etc”

We do. Rand Paul with either Scott Walker or Ken Cuccinelli as VP.


45 posted on 01/27/2013 5:28:03 PM PST by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: drewh
Jeb Bush should realize that,with or without justification,the Bush “brand” has been destroyed beyond repair by the Rat Party's informational jihad against them...particularly W.Even if Jeb has what it takes to be the finest President in 100 years he wouldn't stand a snowball's chance in hell as the nominee...regardless of who the Rat nominee is.
46 posted on 01/27/2013 5:31:32 PM PST by Gay State Conservative ("Progressives" toss the word "racist" around like chimps toss their feces)
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To: jeffc
Rubio could be good if he can get his conservative credentials together after he has gathered enough "minority" support, which is what I suspect he is doing in these early stages. He needs to get enough support at the grass roots level to run for national office and then turn more conservative after taking office.

If he can get enough Hispanics to realize that conservative policies will actually help them, he could turn the tide against them voting Dem so much.

47 posted on 01/27/2013 5:39:34 PM PST by jeffc (The U.S. media are our enemy)
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To: Georgia Girl 2

Isn’t Rand Paul saddled with some libertopian views? and his crazy dad too could be a hindrance.


48 posted on 01/27/2013 5:39:51 PM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: GeronL

Rand Paul is not Ron Paul.


49 posted on 01/27/2013 5:42:03 PM PST by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: drewh

With Republican still talking “Bush”, it tells me there’s no changes coming! Glad I went to “No Party” status 20 years ago! But, they still keep calling wanting money! The just don’t get it!


50 posted on 01/27/2013 6:09:25 PM PST by lu shissler (an take his naiv)
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