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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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To: jeffc
Obama spent his whole first term blaming all the problems of the world on George W. Bush while the Republican Party said nothing in rebuttal. Romney thought he would win because Obama has done such a bad job with the economy, but Bill Clinton's speech at the Democratic convention may have made the difference, spinning the line that the economy wasn't Obama's fault but Bush's. That might not have worked if the Republicans had not stayed mum for 4 years about what really caused the collapse of 2008.

I don't think anyone named "Bush" can be elected to any national office in the next few decades, and maybe not ever...unless they are obviously not related to the two Bush Presidents.

51 posted on 01/27/2013 6:37:06 PM PST by Verginius Rufus
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To: 353FMG
Sorry Jeb. Your old man queered the deal and your bro stuck a fork in it. You're done.
53 posted on 01/27/2013 6:43:39 PM PST by hinckley buzzard
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To: Georgia Girl 2
"Rand Paul is not Ron Paul."

No he's not Georgia Girl, and he IS a natural born citizen, along with Linda Martinez, Sarah Palin, and most of the others whom we think of as conservative. Never forget it was the Democrats, Obama and McCaskill, who tried but failed to pass Senate Bill 2678 in February of 2008, the ‘‘Children of Military 5 Families Natural Born Citizen Act’’, to be able to claim that McCain was a natural born citizen. Nothing about the law has changed since SB 2678 failed. A Supreme Court decision or Constitutional Amendment would be the only way to effect a change, assuming we still pretend to obey the Constitution. Running McCain was a deliberate challenge to our Constitution, and prevented any Republican congressperson from asking about eligibility.

For those low-inforamation voters who still buy the “because it was never defined in the Constitution” line, take a look at the Constitution some time. The Constitution doesn't contain definitions, by design. Language changes over time. To make the Constitution an eternal document, since it is presumed to be a statement of rights granted by god, by nature's law, it must be interpreted in the language and terms as understood by its framers, as explained by Mark Levin in Liberty and Tyranny, p 37, in a letter by Madison.

Yes, Levin won't talk about it. He knows he hasn't the resources to fight charges from a criminal justice department, the same justice department that charged Scooter Libby after having a confession of talks with reporters about Valerie Plame by Richard Armitage in hand, and charged Nathan Deal when Deal had the temerity to ask for some verification of Obama’s eligibility in writing; they dug through old IRS returns and came up with ethics charges, forcing Deal to resign from Congress - he is now Georgia's Governor.

The GOP is crooked enough to take the criticism guaranteed them for throwing a ‘presumed’ election (presumed because they say nothing about the rampant voting fraud which virtually guarantees the numbers, as Stalin said, “To those who count the votes) and get paid by lobbyists who bid for their performances. Rand Paul sounds good to me. His questioning of Hillary and Kerry told us more honestly where he stands than the propaganda from our state-run media.

54 posted on 01/27/2013 7:20:24 PM PST by Spaulding
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To: spodefly

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

Hillary would be almost 70 by the time she took office in 2017, and her health isn’t getting any better.

You may indeed be saying “Madame President” — but to Michelle instead!

55 posted on 01/27/2013 7:28:57 PM PST by Road Glide
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To: drewh

Neither one of these illegal-lovers belong anywhere near and elected office.

56 posted on 01/27/2013 7:36:18 PM PST by Michael Barnes (Obamaa+ Downgrade)
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To: dalereed

Let’s peer into the future... it’s Bush vs Biden. What do you think people will say? Exactly what they did about Romney. “You have to vote for him! Look at the alternative.”

We are fooling ourselves if we think we actually have a choice. It will be decided for us again.

57 posted on 01/27/2013 8:39:34 PM PST by Pining_4_TX (All those who were appointed to eternal life believed. Acts 13:48)
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To: Pining_4_TX

I’ll write in mickey Mouse before I would vote for Bush or Rubio or any of the other liberal garbage in the US House or Senate.

58 posted on 01/27/2013 8:59:43 PM PST by dalereed
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To: dalereed

I understand your sentiment, but you know what is going to happen. It will be deja vu all over again, as Yogi Berra said. The primary system is rigged to make sure the Republican establishment gets to decide which squishy RINO is up next.

59 posted on 01/27/2013 9:04:44 PM PST by Pining_4_TX (All those who were appointed to eternal life believed. Acts 13:48)
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To: Pining_4_TX

I’ll be 80 by then and don’t give a damn!!

60 posted on 01/27/2013 9:13:59 PM PST by dalereed
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To: Jim Noble
I briefly (30 seconds) met her this summer.

I was about five feet from her as she dished out bbq. All I said was, "2016, Sarah"

She looked at me right in the eye and and I knew, she knew.

61 posted on 01/28/2013 1:09:07 PM PST by riri (Plannedopolis-look it up. It's how the elites plan for US to live.)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Thanks drewh. Then there’s this guy, who will be hard to defeat, unless Pubbies nominate that guy with the super water filter system that changes the electron spin angle. ;’)

Democratic presidential candidate already running campaign ads for 2016
Red Alert Politics | 2-1-2013 | Laura Byrne
Posted on 02/01/2013 10:45:24 AM PST by smoothsailing

[snip] Lee L. Mercer, Jr. of Texas has reportedly started running a TV commercial spreading his campaign promise to create “a new computerized government that will run the office of the President of the United States with a computer.” According to the ad, “Lee L. Mercer, Jr. of Houston, Texas is announcing his campaign for President of the United States in 2016 as a Democrat to save America with Intelligence Management Education.” The commercial also spells out Mercer’s political platform. ”He is campaigning a Special Election Government Platform New Neutral Developed Intelligence Second U. S. Government that was patented in 2000 by the U.S. Department of Justice and Defense research and development testing.” This patent is reportedly a computer government Mercer invented that he hopes will become the “new computerized government that will run the office of the President of the United States with a computer.” Mercer’s ad also claims Congress also granted Mercer the title of “Conservator President of the United States with power of attorney.” [/snip]

62 posted on 02/03/2013 10:40:49 AM PST by SunkenCiv (Romney would have been worse, if you're a dumb ass.)
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