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Jeb Bush Quietly Lays Campaign Groundwork Through Foundation (sigh!)
Buzzfeed ^ | Wednesday March 6, 2013

Posted on 03/06/2013 7:04:55 AM PST by Bigtigermike

“The chatter is he's up to something,” says one Florida operative.

If Jeb Bush decides to convert his media tour into a presidential bid in a couple years, he won't have to look far for a campaign staff: The well-funded education foundation he runs out his office in a Miami hotel is stacked with former political operatives, a large communications team, and a rapidly growing staff whose work stretches into 40 states.

It is common practice for undeclared presidential candidates to build a campaign infrastructure under the guise of a political action committee, but Bush appears to be laying the groundwork for a potential campaign through his foundation, multiple Florida political strategists told BuzzFeed.

"The chatter is he's up to something," said Florida Democratic operative Christian Ulvert. "He has a robust staff and has positioned himself on policy issues. You can safely say his eyes are focused on some form of higher office."

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To: Ingtar

“Is he running as a Democrat?”

No, because he’s counting on getting the religious right to run off the cliff again with him when he mentions he might be anti abortion. Saving all the unborn babies in the world (which he can’t and won’t do as a president) will do nothing to save the lives of our existing children.


51 posted on 03/06/2013 8:45:37 AM PST by AuntB (Illegal immigration is simply more "share the wealth" socialism and a CRIME not a race!)
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To: AuntB

He will have a difficult time portraying himself as pro-life with Terry Schiavo hanging around his neck.


52 posted on 03/06/2013 9:01:13 AM PST by Ingtar (Everyone complains about the weather, but only Liberals try to legislate it.)
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To: tennmountainman

That is solid stupid talk


53 posted on 03/06/2013 9:26:08 AM PST by Maryhere ("HE comes to rule the earth")
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To: Road Glide
I’d rather see the Republican party die. If it does, there will be no choice except to replace it with something else — the proverbial “third party” that many around here say can never work.

I'm with you on that. But I can just hear it now, Mark Levin in 2016: "I'd vote for an ORANGE JUICE CAN before I would vote for Hillary Clinton" and blah blah blah, so Mark, Sean, Rush, Palin all at the top of their lungs implore conservative voters everywhere to get out and vote for Jeb Bush. Republican establishment and Carl Rove know they can count on that, and as long as they can count on that happening then they don't need to change anything.

54 posted on 03/06/2013 9:44:28 AM PST by Reddon
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To: Bigtigermike

New world order is so boring.

Here’s an interesting new world order trivia question, to break up the boredom:

Where is Karl Marx buried ?


55 posted on 03/06/2013 10:31:20 AM PST by PieterCasparzen (We have to fix things ourselves)
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To: Bigtigermike
Well, well. Looks like Mr. Rove is hard at work and hopes to be able to share the ol’ “tingle up the leg moment.” Karl never met a Progressive named Bush he didn't like.
56 posted on 03/06/2013 11:06:34 AM PST by cashless (Obama told us he would side with Muslims if the political winds shifted in an ugly direction. Ready?)
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To: Bigtigermike

If all the people saying “never” right now keep their word and let the GOP know it, starting now, there is a chance, albet small, we could have another GOP nom.

In reality, most “I’ll nevers’ will vote for Jeb like clockwork because they already proved it with Mitt.

Wish that wasn’t the case and hopefully learned a lesson. But if we keep caving in, we damn well better just shut up because we do it to ourselves.


57 posted on 03/06/2013 11:15:28 AM PST by Norm Lenhart
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To: Bigtigermike

No how, never. Done with the Bushes.


58 posted on 03/06/2013 11:16:29 AM PST by Chickensoup (200 million unarmed people killed in the 20th century by Leftist Totalitarian Fascists)
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To: PieterCasparzen

Highgate Cemetery.


59 posted on 03/06/2013 11:17:02 AM PST by Norm Lenhart
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To: OKRA2012
Vote Bush-The Third Time is the Charm

Reminds me of the Monty Python scene when the Soviet firing squad led by John Cleese misses its target while trying to execute Mr. Pither (Michael Palin). The guards threw him back in the cell and Cleese said:

"Next time, definitely!"

60 posted on 03/06/2013 11:26:37 AM PST by Colonel_Flagg ("Don't be afraid to see what you see." -- Ronald Reagan)
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To: Norm Lenhart
If all the people saying “never” right now keep their word and let the GOP know it, starting now, there is a chance, albet small, we could have another GOP nom.
Respectfully, I disagree.

It's become patently obvious that the GOP-e would rather lose with one of their guys than win with a conservative. They don't want any more Reagans.

And quite frankly, all the money in the Republican party seems to love Jeb. I don't see any way he doesn't win the nomination. He's just too powerful.

61 posted on 03/06/2013 11:43:27 AM PST by Bratch
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To: Bratch

You are totally correct. I was just trying to have a glimmer of hope. In total honesty the GOP has proved unworthy of respect or support and they cannot crash and burn fast enough for me.


62 posted on 03/06/2013 11:49:53 AM PST by Norm Lenhart
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To: Maryhere

Call it what you want. If Jeb Clampett Bush is the nominee, I’ll vote Hillary. We have already past the point of no return in this country. So, it really doesn’t matter. But I will NOT under any circumstance vote for another Bush. I held my nose and voted for Romney. I won’t vote RINO again. Period.


63 posted on 03/06/2013 12:07:47 PM PST by tennmountainman
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To: Maryhere

Call it what you want. If Jeb Clampett Bush is the nominee, I’ll vote Hillary. We have already past the point of no return in this country. So, it really doesn’t matter. But I will NOT under any circumstance vote for another Bush. I held my nose and voted for Romney. I won’t vote RINO again. Period.


64 posted on 03/06/2013 12:08:02 PM PST by tennmountainman
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To: Bigtigermike

If Bush goes for the nomination and gets it, I’ll throw my hands in the air and quit.


65 posted on 03/06/2013 12:58:26 PM PST by stevem
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To: Drew68

I agree. Hopefully someone comes forward soon. If it’s up to me the skeletons in my closet will be a problem.


66 posted on 03/06/2013 1:11:59 PM PST by cableguymn (The founding fathers would be shooting by now..)
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To: cableguymn

-— If we don’t all get behind a single conservative candidate it’ll be 2012 all over again in the primaries. ——

That’s the key.

We always lose because the monied interests line up early.

We need a couple of billionaires to pick one of ours early.

Are you out there? We need you!


67 posted on 03/06/2013 1:36:03 PM PST by St_Thomas_Aquinas
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To: Thorliveshere

yep they are, we’ll have a decent conservative who will look ti win the primary but then be attacked , only for us to be pushed for another RINO loser and then have the elitist GOP estbalishment north east, DC fools to be surprised they lost yet again.

This is why some of our primaries are open or let Dems change their party just before our primary.

Primaries should be for republicans, not libertarians to run on, not for non party, Dems and libertarians to vote in.
Republicans should vote and decide for the republican nominee, I know that;s a biazarre thought in DC and the north east establishment


68 posted on 03/06/2013 3:04:29 PM PST by manc (Marriage =1 man + 1 woman,when they say marriage equality then they should support polygamy)
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To: Cubs Fan

remember watching FOX and friends last week and the pundits were surprised that Christie was not invited to CPAC


69 posted on 03/06/2013 3:18:55 PM PST by manc (Marriage =1 man + 1 woman,when they say marriage equality then they should support polygamy)
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To: Bigtigermike

We may hope he is not laying groundwork for a presidential run, but merely hawking a book. Which I shall not read, since spineless cowards, moral relativists and elitist ass’les are often liars too...
I would do all in my power to dissuade people from voting for Jeb Bush, or supporting any ticket he’s on.
He is not to be trusted to capture a stray dog on a back street in Camden New Jersey.


70 posted on 03/06/2013 3:35:36 PM PST by HomeAtLast ( You're either with the Tea Party, or you're with the EBT Party.)
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To: Reddon

Sarah Palin did not endorse Romney until the day before the election and it was a weak endorsement at that. Hardly an “at the top of her lungs imploring conservative voters everywhere”


71 posted on 03/06/2013 4:11:04 PM PST by jpsb
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To: Bigtigermike; sickoflibs; stephenjohnbanker; SunkenCiv; GeronL; BillyBoy; AuH2ORepublican; ...

When he flip flopped on path to citizenship for illegals this was the obvious conclusion to draw.

Well it would be better than 300+ pounds of NJ RINO but still, yikes.


72 posted on 03/06/2013 4:31:11 PM PST by Impy (All in favor of Harry Reid meeting Mr. Mayhem?)
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To: don-o
That's 1.

2. The Jeb Bush who backed Charlie Crist for years?

I will not waste my time enumerating the other 9,999 reasons I would not vote for him, again, for any public office.

73 posted on 03/06/2013 4:58:18 PM PST by sarasmom (The obvious takes longer to discover for the obtuse.)
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To: Bigtigermike

We need to start NOW to build a groundswell for a true conservative candidate to battle the RINOs that are gearing up now.

The million dollar question is... of course... WHO?

Been disappointed by a lot of folks lately :-(


74 posted on 03/06/2013 5:16:18 PM PST by VictoryGal (Never give up, never surrender! REMEMBER NEDA)
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75 posted on 03/06/2013 5:20:54 PM PST by SunkenCiv (Romney would have been worse, if you're a dumb ass.)
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To: Bigtigermike
NO SALE, R.I.N.O.s.

"Oops"
 

76 posted on 03/06/2013 5:21:48 PM PST by TArcher ("TO SECURE THESE RIGHTS, governments are instituted among men" does that still work?)
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To: Impy; AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; ...

Thanks Impy. The best approach IMHO would be to have a few of the more flagrant RINOs (Jeb Bush is not in that category) switch parties *now*, and start soaking up those fundraising bucks for the POTUS primary season for the next three years, for a FRINO (former RINO) vs Pubbie 2016 general campaign.


77 posted on 03/06/2013 5:24:03 PM PST by SunkenCiv (Romney would have been worse, if you're a dumb ass.)
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To: cdcdawg

Has Hugh Hewitt written a book about Jeb yet?


78 posted on 03/06/2013 6:00:32 PM PST by Tailback
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To: Bigtigermike

The Republicans will never elect a President again because of sheer stupidity. I doubt the country will survive Obammy but if it did, they will keep guaranteeing Dems get elected.


79 posted on 03/06/2013 6:02:36 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: Bigtigermike

If the R’s nominate Jeb Bush I will be voting 3rd party. Period. No ands, buts, ifs, or ors.


80 posted on 03/06/2013 6:11:02 PM PST by butterdezillion
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To: don-o

Exactly.


81 posted on 03/06/2013 6:15:43 PM PST by butterdezillion
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To: Reddon

That’s why we need to make serious moves toward a third party - in plenty of time for them to know we’re not gonna take this doo-doo from them any more.


82 posted on 03/06/2013 6:21:18 PM PST by butterdezillion
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To: Bigtigermike

No Jeb!!! No FNG way.

Ill stay home.


83 posted on 03/06/2013 6:26:21 PM PST by GlockThe Vote (The Obama Adminstration: 2nd wave ofo attacks on America after 9/11)
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To: PieterCasparzen

Was Karl Marx buried in England or Scotland? I think half the folks in his family committed suicide and just about nobody attended the funeral for that useful idiot.


84 posted on 03/06/2013 6:59:29 PM PST by SisterK (Bill Whittle for president)
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To: Bigtigermike
STAY OUT DA BUSHES!!
85 posted on 03/06/2013 7:08:17 PM PST by Redcloak (Winter is coming.)
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To: jpsb

You are so right, very sorry, actually of the 4 it was only Mark Levin who admonished “at the top of their lungs”. My point was, they all caved in to Carl Rove’s RINO just like I did and just like Carl Rove knew we would and just like they probably are going to do in 2016. Except I’m not going to cave again, especially if it’s Jeb Bush, and I hope I’m wrong about Levin Hannity Rush and Palin. I would like to see them instead lead a 3rd party rebellion agains the Republican party. Our first recruit could be Ted Cruz, and then we’re on our way. Can’t be any worse than what happened last two elections.


86 posted on 03/06/2013 7:23:34 PM PST by Reddon
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To: butterdezillion

Yep! I’m ready right now!


87 posted on 03/06/2013 7:26:45 PM PST by Reddon
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To: Reddon

I think Rand Paul will run and I think Jeb Bush will run too. I am certain Sarah Palin will be all in for Rand Paul. While Jeb Bush (probably the best of all the Bushs) will have the advantage Paul has a few things going for him too. Not the least will be inheriting his father network of supporters. That plus strong Tea Party support (Sarah Palin) will present Jeb with a real challenge.


88 posted on 03/06/2013 7:31:13 PM PST by jpsb
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To: SisterK; Norm Lenhart

Norm Lenhart had it right, Highgate Cemetary in London. He lived the last 33 years of his life in London.

Marx came to mind because of the “Bush” thread.

Jeb’s great-great-grandfather, along with many other business and Wall Street leaders of that time, was on the board of directors of American International Corporation, located at 120 Broadway.

The address at that time was sort of a financial management nexus of the Russian Revolution; AIC investment and operations in the fledgling Soviet nation were significant.

The Federal Reserve of New York also had its office there, as did the first Soviet ambassador, Banker’s Club (top floor), Guaranty Securities, E F Harriman and General Electric.


89 posted on 03/06/2013 8:02:31 PM PST by PieterCasparzen (We have to fix things ourselves)
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To: Bigtigermike

Another Bush vs Clinton?


90 posted on 03/06/2013 8:26:37 PM PST by sickoflibs (Losing to Dems and Obama is not a principle! Its just losing.)
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To: sickoflibs
Another Bush vs Clinton?

Hobson's Choice, Part Deux.

91 posted on 03/06/2013 8:27:50 PM PST by dfwgator
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To: sickoflibs

No, not Bush vs. Clinton.

It will be Bush vs. Obama.

That First Witch (Michelle) will run.

And of course because the powers that be know how to steal elections, and know we the people will do nothing about it, the Wookie will “win”.

We are looking at having the Muslim, communist, Obamas in office for 16 years.

The only thing that will stop it from happening is God.


92 posted on 03/06/2013 8:33:53 PM PST by Aurorales (I will not be ridiculed into silence!)
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To: dfwgator; Bigtigermike; ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas; Gilbo_3; NFHale; Impy; AuntB; ...
I cant wait till these Bush worship threads re-appear here, those old 'dose' threads and those pretty pictures of George and Laura were priceless..

Keep in mind I didn't write this. This is from an e-mail I received, and I thought it showed a side to the former President that most people don't know. Enjoy
A Tribute To George & Laura Bush's Love NotoriouslyConservative.com ^ | 01 30 09 | Unknown

This comment on the thread is a classic. #26 and it just gets better after that.

93 posted on 03/06/2013 8:47:36 PM PST by sickoflibs (Losing to Dems and Obama is not a principle! Its just losing.)
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To: sickoflibs

Ohiowfan!!!

Memories, like the corners of my mind.............


94 posted on 03/06/2013 9:02:47 PM PST by Impy (All in favor of Harry Reid meeting Mr. Mayhem?)
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To: DManA; dirtboy; Impy; dfwgator; Bigtigermike
The last Bush worship dose thread, sigh...such warm memories...

A Month in the life of George W. Bush (News and many Photos) September 2005 georgewbush-whitehouse.archives.gov/news ^ | September 5, 2010

Must see warning: #1(scroll to bottom), I had a comment or two deleted from one of these because they forgot to post the big red warning.

95 posted on 03/06/2013 9:15:15 PM PST by sickoflibs (Losing to Dems and Obama is not a principle! Its just losing.)
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To: Impy
RE “Ohiowfan!!!Memories, like the corners of my mind.............”

Yep,. early 2009 she jams(or scams) her way back in.
I am sure she thought that the day Obama took office that we all would long for GWB and even join tribute on the GWB picture worship threads, so she had to get back in to be part of the gang.

But we didn't, we recognized his real legacy before many others here did. We gave them quite a headache.

96 posted on 03/06/2013 9:21:24 PM PST by sickoflibs (Losing to Dems and Obama is not a principle! Its just losing.)
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To: Impy

She wont come here anymore, the BDSers have taken over.

I bet she reads her pings though, it might me fun to put some bait out HA-HA.


97 posted on 03/06/2013 9:30:00 PM PST by sickoflibs (Losing to Dems and Obama is not a principle! Its just losing.)
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To: Bigtigermike

How well would Jeb Bush do in a face off with Chris Christie?


98 posted on 03/06/2013 10:02:14 PM PST by gleeaikin
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To: Bigtigermike
No.

Find a new hobby, Jeb.
99 posted on 03/06/2013 10:29:10 PM PST by Nepeta
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To: concerned about politics

The last time, all the conservatives cancelled each other out. Plenty of conservative candidates, we just couldn’t agree on one and Romney crawled out from under the pile to claim the nomination.

The RINO’s bolt is spent. No way am I voting for another one.


100 posted on 03/06/2013 10:39:07 PM PST by BradyLS (DO NOT FEED THE BEARS!)
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