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
What? No barf alert on this RINO GOPe-fest?
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...
Accept no substitutes.
Stay Out Da Bushes.
“We should all get used to saying Madame President”
Sarah will be inaugurated, either by election or when Marine Expeditionary forces retake the capital.
Palin/Cruz for me would be pretty much a dream ticket.
Rubio or the Krispy Kreme boys? Hell of a choice.
No...I don’t. It’s crumbling pretty fast...
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
Bring back the whigs, liberty Party, free soil and the know Nothing's.
Anything but the friggin GOP.
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.
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.
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 !!
enough shrubs.... prune the tree....
We have. She lives in Wasilla.
I hope that there is someone out there!
Jeb as the 2016 nominee has been preordained since at least 2008, IMO.
Don’t even try it, Jeb. You’ll be destroyed.
Agreed, I am done with the Bushes, McCains, Doles and and other assorted -anointed losers. They have done enough damage.
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.
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.
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.
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
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
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.
“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.
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.
Isn’t Rand Paul saddled with some libertopian views? and his crazy dad too could be a hindrance.
Rand Paul is not Ron Paul.
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!