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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: 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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