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  • Why Jeb’s Not Catching Fire — And Probably Never Will

    08/23/2015 6:52:35 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 84 replies
    Center For Individual Freedom ^ | August 20, 2015 | Troy Senik
    The good news for Jeb Bush is that he’s the perfect candidate for the Republican presidential nomination. The bad news is that he’s the perfect candidate in the year 2000. That’s the counterfactual scenario that most Bush-watchers have spun over the years. Had Jeb won the 1994 race in which he first pursued Florida’s governorship, the theory goes, it would have been him rather than his older brother who became the GOP’s standard-bearer in 2000. Instead, Jeb narrowly lost the ’94 race to Democrat Lawton Chiles, George W. won his contest in Texas in the same year and the younger...
  • Online Exchange Shows Jeb Bush as the GOP’s 2016 Favorite

    08/23/2015 9:58:04 AM PDT · by MitchMadison · 40 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | August 21, 2015
    Donald Trump leads just about every public-opinion survey of the Republican presidential field, with one notable exception: PredictIt, the online marketplace for investors looking to buy and sell shares in an expected outcome. Among those prognosticators willing to put actual money behind their predictions, Mr. Trump trades at a lower price than former Florida Sen. Marco Rubio and former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush. As of Thursday night, it cost 24 cents to buy shares of the prospect that Mr. Trump will be the next GOP nominee and 41 cents to buy shares that it would be Mr. Bush. In other...
  • Jeb Bush calls for greater enforcement against ‘anchor babies’

    08/19/2015 7:33:57 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 45 replies
    Politico ^ | 8/19/15 | ELIZA COLLINS
    Jeb Bush doesn’t want birthright citizenship to go away, but he is calling for stronger enforcement for people who abuse it. “If there’s abuse, if people are bringing — pregnant women are coming in to have babies simply because they can do it, then there ought to be greater enforcement,” Bush said on Bill Bennett’s conservative radio show, “Morning in America” Wednesday. “That’s [the] legitimate side of this. Better enforcement so that you don’t have these, you know, ‘anchor babies’, as they’re described, coming into the country.”
  • The Futility of a Third Bush

    08/11/2015 5:44:56 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 14 replies
    Politico ^ | 8/10/15 | BRENT BOZELL
    The first two barely won the presidency—why should the GOP gamble with another? If Republicans nominate a third Bush to face a second Clinton, they will suffer their third consecutive loss in the battle for the White House. Each of those losses will have been rooted in one undeniable fact: a milquetoast, Washington establishment-backed nominee is unelectable. Grassroots conservatives, rank-and-file Republicans and Tea Party supporters have figured this out. Since the Washington establishment blessed Jeb Bush with the title of front-runner last December, he has steadily lost support. I know this base. I have worked with them for over three...
  • Third Party Is Better Than RINO Jeb Bush

    08/09/2015 7:25:59 AM PDT · by conservativejoy · 83 replies
    http://www.rightwingnews.com ^ | 8/8/2015 | Jeff Crouere
    From the very beginning of the first GOP presidential debate, Donald Trump was in the spotlight and under fire from Fox News commentators. The first question asked for a show of hands of all candidates who would not pledge to support the Republican presidential nominee. Only Donald Trump raised his hand, which led to the first of many confrontations during the debate. He was challenged by moderator Brett Baier and lambasted by Senator Rand Paul for “buying and selling politicians.” While Trump declared that he wants to “run as the Republican nominee,” he is wise to keep his options open....
  • Jeb Bush booed at RedState Gathering

    08/09/2015 9:50:31 AM PDT · by xzins · 81 replies
    FireAndreaMitchell ^ | August 8, 2015 | admin
    Erick Erickson who puts on this yearly Red State Gathering in the middle of summer ‘dis-invited’ Donald Trump over his blood comments about Megyn Kelly. So what did the Red State gathering feature today instead of Trump? How about Jeb Bush, who got booed when he tried to push amnesty on the crowd. Katie PavlichVerified account ‏@KatiePavlich Jeb gets heavily booed multiple times at #RSG15 for comments on illegal immigration In fact, it was bad for Jeb Bush at the Red State Gathering that host Erick Erickson had to really try and push El Jebo on the crowd. Kyle Wingfield...
  • Bush wants legal status for illegal immigrants

    07/28/2015 10:22:34 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 42 replies
    The Hill ^ | 7/28/15 | Ben Kamisar
    Republican presidential hopeful Jeb Bush wants the 11 million immigrants in America illegally to have a pathway to legal status, he told Telemundo Monday in a Spanish-language interview. “For The 11 million people [undocumented immigrants in America], they must come out of the shadows, receive a work visa, start paying taxes and also pay a small fine, learn English, don't receive government benefits, but they come out of the shadows and they receive legal status after some time,” he said in the interview. Excerpts of the interview aired Monday, while the rest will show on Sunday.
  • Jeb Bush: I won't tear up Iran deal on Day One

    07/18/2015 7:33:15 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 69 replies
    CNN ^ | 7/17/15 | Ashley Killough
    Jeb Bush on Friday gave sharp criticism of the nuclear deal with Iran, but said he wouldn't immediately kill the agreement on his first day in office if he becomes the next president. The former Florida governor told an audience at a campaign event in Carson City, Nevada, that he'd take a more pragmatic approach by consulting with his Cabinet and allies before scratching the nuclear agreement altogether. "One thing I won't do is just say as a candidate: 'I'm just going to tear up the agreement on the first day.' That sounds great, but maybe you ought to check...
  • Jeb Bush Exactly As Unpopular Among Latinos As Mitt Romney, According To Univision

    07/17/2015 5:48:30 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 21 replies
    Latin Times ^ | 7/16/15 | Cedar Attanasio
    From all appearances, Jeb Bush has the best chance among Republican primary contenders to win the Latino vote in 2016. He supports legal status for undocumented immigrants. He speaks fluid if not fluent Spanish. He's married to a Mexican woman with whom he's raised three bicultural and bilingual Latino children. In Florida, a heavily Latino state, Bush won two terms as governor. He's clearly rejected the anti-immigrant comments of Donald Trump . He's done more than any other candidate to appeal to Latinos, which is why he might be surprised to read the latest Univision poll saying that he won't...
  • Jeb Bush draws 240 in first Sioux City campaign stop

    07/13/2015 4:21:01 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 143 replies
    Sioux City Journal ^ | 7/13/15 | BRET HAYWORTH
    Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush drew 240 people in his first Sioux City campaign stop, where he vowed to deliver "competency and conservative principles" to lead the U.S. to a new era of growth. "I want to win... I will run with heart, I will run with conviction," Bush said.
  • Jeb Bush to Keynote Hispanic Convention

    07/13/2015 4:34:18 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 26 replies
    RCP ^ | 7/13/15 | Andrew Desiderio
    Jeb Bush will deliver a keynote address at the U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce’s annual convention later this year, the group said Monday. The announcement came as Democratic candidates spoke at the annual gathering of the National Council of La Raza in Kansas City and as the GOP tries to find its footing with Latino voters after a 2012 election defeat and controversial comments by one of its most vocal 2016 hopefuls. The convention, taking place in Houston in September, is the country’s largest assembly of Hispanic business and community leaders. Organizers expect more than 7,000 attendees.
  • George and Jeb Bush host Kennedy-style fundraising party with cocktails and lobster

    07/13/2015 11:41:20 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 33 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 7/13/15 | Daily Mail
    George and Jeb Bush host Kennedy-style fundraising party with cocktails and lobster rolls for 300 guests at family estate. Jeb Bush and his father, former US President George H. W. Bush, wooed wealthy supporters and donors to his White House campaign with an extravagant fundraiser at their family home in Maine. Among the 300 guests invited for the luxurious retreat at Kennebunkport were billionaire New York Jets owner Woody Johnson, former Florida governor Bob Martinez and top Wall Street financier Marvin Schwartz. The visitors were treated to cocktails as they were greeted by the former President and First Lady Barbara...
  • Jeb Bush Aims to Recruit, Groom, Young Republican Donors

    07/13/2015 2:15:55 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 25 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 7/13/15 | BETH REINHARD
    Presidential candidate Jeb Bush is launching a young donor program aimed at padding his already flush campaign account and grooming the next generation of big Republican contributors. The program, called Mission Next, will be spearheaded by his sons, 39-year-old George P. Bush, who last year was elected to statewide office in Texas, and 31-year-old Jeb Bush Jr., who recently took over the consulting business he and his father led in Miami. Both sons have already headlined several fundraisers for their father. -snip- The young donors program will also be named after space missions, according to donors familiar with the plans....
  • Jeb and George H.W. Bush host fund-raiser party at family estate

    07/12/2015 6:37:54 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 10 replies
    NY Post ^ | 7/11/15 | Emily Smith
    Presidential hopeful Jeb Bush, along with his father, ex-president George H.W. Bush, threw a party for top fund-raisers, including billionaire New York Jets owner Woody Johnson, at the Bush family compound in Maine. In a Kennedy-esque move, Jeb hosted the retreat at his father and mother Barbara Bush’s estate on Walker’s Point in Kennebunkport, which was bought in the 19th century by Jeb’s great-great-grandfather.
  • Jeb Bush Says He Takes Trump's Comments on Immigration Personally

    07/04/2015 9:09:26 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 86 replies
    NBCNews ^ | July 04, 2015
    Jeb Bush Says He Takes Trump's Comments on Immigration Personally Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush says he is personally offended by rival Donald Trump's recent remarks about Mexico and immigrants and calls the remarks far outside the mainstream of Republican thought. "I don't think he represents the Republican Party, and his views are way out of the mainstream of what Republicans think," Bush told reporters after marching in Fourth of July parades in Amherst and Merrimack, New Hampshire. "No one suggests that we shouldn't control our borders — everybody has a belief that we should control our borders," he said....
  • 14 years ago, Bush removed Confederate flag in Florida

    06/23/2015 1:03:27 PM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 16 replies
    abc fox montana ^ | 6-23-2015 | ap
    Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush faced the same decision as South Carolina officials - whether to remove the Confederate flag from statehouse grounds - more than a decade ago. With far less fanfare, Bush as Florida's governor 14 years ago removed the Confederate flag from the Florida state Capitol in Tallahassee. On Feb. 2, 2001, the flag moved to the Museum of Florida History. A Bush spokeswoman said at the time that the governor believed that most Floridians would agree symbols of the past "should not be displayed in a manner that may divide Floridians today." Though Bush's action drew...
  • Jeb Bush Leads the GOP Pack (Not Bush really leads with 78%)

    06/22/2015 7:12:36 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 19 replies
    NBC News ^ | 6/22/15 | CHUCK TODD, MARK MURRAY and ANDREW RAFFERTY
    A brand-new national NBC/WSJ poll finds Jeb Bush leading the crowded Republican presidential field, with 22% of GOP primary voters saying he's their first choice. He's followed by Scott Walker at 17%, Marco Rubio at 14%, and Ben Carson at 11%. While Jeb had a similar five-point lead in our April NBC/WSJ poll, you see his current position has strengthened when you look inside the numbers of this new poll. (It was conducted during the buildup and coverage of Bush's official presidential announcement on June 16.) The latest survey shows him ahead among self-identified conservative GOP primary voters -- when...
  • Conservatives Should Be on Board With Jeb Bush express (hahahahahaha)

    06/19/2015 5:34:05 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 23 replies
    miamiherald.com ^ | 6/17/15 | A.J. DELGADO
    No, no, no! Another Bush?!” Such was my reaction, and that of many other conservatives, last year when rumors of a potential Jeb Bush 2016 candidacy began to surface. Words like “dynasty” and “legacy” were a constant. “What don’t you like about Jeb?” someone would ask, to which we would sputter the following nonsensical retort: “Hm, well — c’mon, a Bush?” Yet several realities began to dawn upon us: (1) in all the kneejerk reflectiveness against the idea of a Bush, we had hardly evaluated the man on his actual record; (2) the idea of “not another Bush” was a...
  • Operation Replace Jeb Bush (Establishment getting nervous??)

    06/19/2015 5:49:40 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 13 replies
    politico.com ^ | 6/19/15 | Alex Isenstadt
    Sensing the window of opportunity is closing, John Kasich is on a last-minute dash across the country to convince party donors and power-brokers that there’s room for one more candidate in the most crowded Republican presidential field in decades. The Ohio governor, who’s expected to formally announce his White House bid next month, is jetting to America’s political money capitals — from Dallas to New York City to Palm Beach — with the goal of securing the financial support he’ll need to wage a 2016 campaign. He’s huddled with Ann Romney at a lavish Utah ski resort and pushed to...
  • Gay rights group ‘cautiously optimistic’ on Jeb Bush’s comments on transgender troops

    06/17/2015 8:47:22 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 14 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 6/17/15 | Ed O'Keefe
    The leader of a leading organization representing gay, lesbian and transgender military service members says he's "cautiously optimistic" about comments made by Jeb Bush regarding transgender people serving in uniform. Campaigning in Iowa on Wednesday, the former Florida governor was asked by a reporter whether he would support allowing transgender people to serve in the military. "I’m sure there’s a role for everybody to play in the armed forces. I think it would depend on the specific role and whether it’s appropriate enough," he said. "The first priority for the military is to create an environment where the morale is...
  • Jeb Bush Pushes Immigration Reform in Iowa: “I Want to Win!”

    06/18/2015 8:23:25 AM PDT · by C19fan · 14 replies
    National Journal ^ | June 17, 2015 | Tim Alberta
    eb Bush capped his first official campaign swing through Iowa with an impassioned plea for comprehensive immigration reform, saying it will help the United States compete globally—and help Republicans defeat Democrats at the ballot box. It folded neatly into Bush's broader message framed implicitly by his argument for electability—that he, more than any other Republican candidate, has a proven record of passing conservative policy and winning large numbers of swing voters in a purple state.
  • Mike Murphy plots a win for Jeb Bush in the land of Hollywood liberals

    06/17/2015 5:35:07 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 4 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 6/12/15 | Mary Jordan
    When he has needed a quiet place to work, Mike Murphy has pedaled his electric commuter bike onto the Paramount Studios lot, flashed his ID and rode past cavernous stages such as No. 14, where filmmakers shot “Saturday Night Fever,” “The Hunt for Red October” and “Star Trek.” Movie and TV stars paid no heed to the balding guy in horn-rimmed glasses and rumpled East Coast khakis as he made his way toward his office, closed the door and went to work trying to elect Jeb Bush president of the United States. When Bush officially launches his campaign Monday, Murphy...
  • Just call him Jeb! Why John Ellis Bush won’t run on his famous surname but his approachable nickname

    06/17/2015 6:39:49 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 25 replies
    National Post ^ | June 17, 2015 | Robert Costa, The Washington Post
    When Jeb Bush first ran for governor of Florida in 1994, his father had recently been booted out of the White House and the fortysomething son very much wanted to be seen as his own man. So, when it came time to design his bumper stickers, he went with a red background and “Jeb!” in chunky white letters. There was no mention of his famous surname or his party, and the jolting exclamation point was the opposite of his family’s Kennebunkport reserve. Bush ended up losing that race but keeping the brand, reusing the logo in his 1998 political comeback...
  • This Is How Jeb Bush Plans To Reach Out To Latino Voters

    06/17/2015 7:01:28 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 13 replies
    Buzzfeed ^ | 6/16/15 | Adrian Carrasquillo
    “It will be as big or bigger than anybody else in this election, Democrat or Republican,” Hispanic outreach director Jose Mallea told BuzzFeed News. A laser focus on getting Latino voters to meet and get to know Jeb Bush and his family. Jeb Bush was loose before his campaign kickoff event Monday in Miami, joking around backstage and letting loose a dirty word in Spanish, a “colloquial street Miami thing,” said Jose Mallea, Bush’s hire for connecting with Hispanic voters. “I don’t want to repeat it, it was a curse word,” he said in a phone interview. That wasn’t all,...
  • Jeb Bush enters the 2016 GOP fray in Latino-flavored event in South Florida

    06/17/2015 7:35:10 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 11 replies
    Fox News Latino ^ | 6/15/16 | Elizabeth Llorente, Francisco Alvarado
    In a setting that emphasized the Spanish language and Latino culture, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush announced that he is running for president. Bush, the son of one U.S. president and brother of another, launched his 2016 campaign with a rally and speech at Miami Dade College, whose student body is more than 70 percent Latino. Speaking in English, and adding some comments in flawless Spanish, Bush vowed make the most vulnerable in U.S. society – the disabled, minorities and women – a priority if he gets to the White House. He called Florida a fitting place to launch his...
  • Tea party Republicans criticize Jeb Bush ahead of his announcement

    06/15/2015 11:11:31 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 23 replies
    Tampa Bay Times ^ | 6/15/15 | Associated Press
    Tea party Republicans are voicing their displeasure with Jeb Bush in the hours leading up to his 2016 campaign kickoff. Bush would be the third member of his family to sit in the Oval Office, and tea party leader Mark Meckler says both George H.W. Bush and George W. Bush were "big-government" Republicans. The president of Citizens for Self-Governance says they contributed to, quote, "the increase in size, spending and involvement of government in America." He also notes that Jeb Bush's steadfast support for Common Core education standards and immigration reform "is a nonstarter with many conservatives."
  • Jeb Bush Files Paperwork to Run for President

    06/15/2015 10:57:52 AM PDT · by lbryce · 12 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | June 15, 2015 | Byron Tau
    Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush officially kicked off his candidacy by filing paperwork to run for president with the Federal Election Commission, flipping the switch on an expansive campaign operation he has quietly been building for months. The Republican, who becomes the third member of his family to seek the nation’s highest office, also is slated to deliver his first official campaign speech at Miami-Dade College Monday afternoon. The son and brother of two U.S. presidents, Mr. Bush enters a presidential field crowded with young up-and-coming Republican talent and an electorate deeply divided about the future direction of both the...
  • Jeb Bush’s first campaign ad: Compassionate conservatism is back, baby

    06/15/2015 9:11:30 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 13 replies
    Hotair ^ | 06/15/2015 | AllahPundit
    Byron York quotes various rival GOP strategists sniffing that this plays more like a general-election ad than one for the primaries.Okay, tell me: What should a Jeb Bush primary ad look like? If he did four minutes of red-meat conservatism here, righties would laugh and shout, “Amnesty! Common Core!” Those votes are unwinnable. His path to the nomination runs through the center-right. He’s going to pitch himself to them the way centrist campaigns always do, as a non-ideological problem-solving pragmatist. This seems made to order. The video is aimed particularly at women voters, underscoring the image Bush wants to...
  • Welcome to the race, Jeb—now drop out.

    06/15/2015 9:27:45 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 15 replies
    Slate ^ | June 15, 2015 | Reihan Salam
    As Jeb Bush formally enters the race for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination, allow me to make a humble request of the former Florida governor: Please drop out.
  • Jeb Bush: I cry, I'm introverted, but I want to be president

    06/15/2015 6:24:31 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 26 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 06/15/15 | oanna Walter and Raf Sanchez
    In a key-note interview, he described his father, the first President George Bush, as the “greatest man alive” and said the mere thought of him might make him cry. "I need to share my heart to show a little bit about my life experience," Mr Bush said in the video.
  • Jeb stresses compassion, 'showing his heart' in campaign rollout

    06/15/2015 6:31:49 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 23 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 6/15/15 | Byron York
    As part of announcing his 2016 presidential candidacy, Jeb Bush released a video entitled "Making a Difference." The video spotlights how Bush's work as governor of Florida from 1999 to 2007 affected four people: a low-income student, a low-skilled worker, a mother whose child is disabled and a woman who was the victim of domestic violence. "My core beliefs start with the premise that the most vulnerable in our society should be in the front of the line, not the back," Bush says in the video. "The barriers right now on people rising up is the great challenge of our...
  • Jeb Bush’s Bizarre Group Therapy Campaign

    06/15/2015 8:16:18 AM PDT · by jimbo123
    Conservative HQ ^ | 6/15/15 | George Rasley
    Today, former Florida governor Jeb Bush formally enters the race for the Republican nomination for President. When Bush began his exploratory effort he was supposed to assemble the strongest roster of aides and donors, spooking would-be rivals for the nomination from the race. His political machine was expected to have $100 million on hand the day he declared as a candidate. Eventually, no one would ask about his family, which has spawned two Presidents, or his support for Common Core education standards or liberal views on illegal immigrants. None of that has happened noted Time Magazine’s Phillip Elliott in his...
  • The most unpopular $100-million candidate in history

    06/15/2015 7:59:44 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 12 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 6/15/15 | Rick Moran
    Jeb Bush is poised to make his candidacy for the GOP presidential nomination official today. He will announce his intentions at Miami Dade College in a speech where, at least once, he is going to assure his listeners that he is a good conservative and can beat Hillary Clinton in the general election. The Bush fundraising steamroller is impressive. By the end of this month, his super-PAC, Right to Rise, will have raised close to $100 million, far and away the most of any declared or undeclared candidate. But he is currently the choice of only about 12% of the...
  • Sean Hannity scores first Jeb Bush interview

    06/11/2015 5:35:41 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 55 replies
    Politico ^ | 6/11/15 | HADAS GOLD
    Fox News host Sean Hannity continues his streak as conservative king maker, as the network announced Thursday that he will have the first interview with Jeb Bush after his presidential campaign announcement next week. The former Florida governor is expected to announce his presidential campaign Monday in Florida. On Tuesday, Hannity will interview Bush. Bush will also appear on "The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon" that same night. Bush campaign spokespeople confirmed that Bush will not hold any interviews Monday and that Hannity will be his first.
  • New Hampshire poll: Bush leads GOP field, Trump moves into top-tier status

    06/09/2015 11:11:02 AM PDT · by C19fan · 18 replies
    Gravis Marketing ^ | June 9, 2015 | Staff
    The son of 41 and brother of 43 opened up a clear lead in a crowded GOP field, according to the June 2-3 Howie Carr Show/Gravis poll of 487 Republican Primary voters. Former Florida governor John E. “Ellis” Bush was the choice of 21 percent of respondents, who said they intended to vote in the Feb. 8 Republican New Hampshire Primary, said Doug Kaplan, the managing partner of Gravis Insights, the Florida-based company that conducted the poll. The poll carries a margin of error of 4 percent. “Jeb Bush has advantages going into the New Hampshire primary,” said Kaplan. “His...
  • Jeb Bush Panicking to Discover Voters Just Aren’t That into Him

    06/09/2015 9:30:36 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 90 replies
    Reason ^ | 6/9/15 | Matt Welch
    In my July-issue Editor's Note column released earlier today, I expressed some skepticism about National Review writer Charles C.W. Cooke's conservatarian project, partly on grounds that libertarians should be wary of a political party that keeps on coughing up government-growing Republicans with the last name "Bush." So it's only fair to point out that, according to the shrewd political Washington Examiner political columnist Byron York, Jeb Bush is floundering to the point of shaking up his campaign staff. The remedying began Monday with word that Bush has shaken up his campaign before the campaign has even been formally announced. The...
  • Jeb Bush Makes Big Move, Names Top Conservative Campaign Manager

    06/08/2015 1:19:48 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 44 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 6/8/15 | Matthew Boyle
    Danny Diaz of FP1 Strategies, a Republican political consulting firm, will be former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush’s campaign manager if Bush, as expected, announces he’s running for president. It’s a big move by Bush’s team, and a clear sign he’s making efforts to win back conservative voters and make inroads party-wide rather than just winning the establishment side of the primaries. Diaz has a long-standing positive reputation with tons of top conservatives, and has been plugged in with not just establishment Republicans but conservatives Washington-wide for years. “Danny Diaz, a 39-year-old Washington, D.C., native who has worked for the past...
  • Jeb Bush: The GOP Candidate Democrats Want

    06/07/2015 4:45:55 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 17 replies
    Breitbart ^ | June 7, 2015 | Dan Riehl
    You wouldn’t know that the fawning New York Magazine piece on Jeb Bush was written by someone who “agrees with exactly nothing the governor says,” if they didn’t tell you. Clearly, Jeb is the choice of liberal Democrats. Perhaps they inherently sense that Hillary Clinton would make short work of him in a general election. Jennifer Senior writes for New York Magazine: Anyone who’s familiar with Jeb, though, doesn’t seem nearly as fixated on this episode as members of the national press corps. They know that freestyling is his natural political mode. As governor, Jeb genuinely enjoyed mixing it up...
  • What Jeb Bush Just Said About Immigration May Sink His Ship Before It Sets Sail

    06/01/2015 8:27:11 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 83 replies
    Western Journalism ^ | 6/1/15 | B. Christopher Agee
    During his final broadcast as host of CBS’ Face the Nation, Bob Schieffer pressed likely Republican presidential contender Jeb Bush on his willingness to embrace positions to the left of many candidates already vying for the party’s nomination. Bush defended his views, suggesting the primary process would be more effective if all candidates expressed their true intentions instead of pandering to the GOP’s conservative base. “I think people are so disaffected and … so cynical about politicians and politics,” he said, “they don’t want to hear someone say, well ‘I’m for this’ and immediately shift back to another position for...
  • Jeb Bush Faces Challenge in Winning Over Brother’s Team

    06/01/2015 10:10:53 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 6 replies
    NY Times ^ | 6/1/15 | Peter Baker
    When George W. Bush first ran for president, he liked to say he had inherited half of his father’s friends and all of his enemies. For Jeb Bush, now preparing his own bid for the White House, that may ring familiar. His brother’s enemies have made themselves known in recent weeks as Jeb Bush has struggled to formulate his own take on the decisions made during the last Bush presidency. But perhaps just as important for the fledgling candidate has been the challenge in winning over his brother’s friends. While George W. Bush himself and many in his circle, especially...
  • Jeb Bush: GOP Must ‘Reach Out’ to Latinos With ‘Hopeful Message’

    05/31/2015 3:20:15 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 47 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 5/31/15 | Dan Riehl
    Saying he believes Republicans can win the White House in 2016 “with a hopeful, optimistic message,” former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush came out in defense of the PATRIOT Act, currently under debate in Congress, according to Knox News: -snip- Bush also seemed to prod the GOP, if not conservatives, for presumably not being inclusive enough — saying the GOP can win only “if they reach out to everybody in our country, not just those that have already decided that they are conservatives and Republicans.”
  • Newsflash: It’s Going To Be Hillary vs. Jeb

    05/31/2015 4:25:19 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 92 replies
    Politico Magazine ^ | May 31, 2015 | Bill Scher
    Can we all stop pretending that there’s any real suspense in this presidential race?As the children’s book says: Voters, it’s time to “Go the [expletive] to sleep.” You can turn off Fox, MSNBC, and CNN; you can close Twitter; you can sign off your crazy uncle’s Facebook feed. I am going to tell you, right now, what the political landscape of the future looks like so you don’t waste your time over the next year listening to a parade of pundits or watching those ridiculous primary debates. The 2016 election is going to come down to Hillary vs. Jeb, of...
  • Jeb Bush fights lonely battle defending Common Core

    05/31/2015 8:24:06 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 13 replies
    CNN ^ | 5/31/15 | Ashley Killough
    As opposition to Common Core began to swell in Tennessee, Jeb Bush showed up to an education forum in March of last year, advocating for state officials to keep the higher standards in place. Now, a little more than a year later, Bush returned to Nashville Saturday night to address the state's GOP dinner, but his push for the state to hold onto Common Core didn't succeed. Earlier this month, Republican Gov. Bill Haslam signed a bill to review the controversial standards and rebrand them with a Tennessee-specific focus. The bill was widely viewed as a compromise between Common Core...
  • Jeb Bush’s Wife Columba Launched An Instagram And Twitter Account

    05/16/2015 2:10:08 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 24 replies
    Buzzfeed ^ | 5/15/15 | Adrian Carrasquillo
    She will be tweeting and ‘gramming in English and Spanish, a source familiar with Columba Bush’s plans told BuzzFeed News. Family photos are coming. Jeb Bush’s campaign hasn’t been announced yet, but one of the routine parts of an expected candidacy is here: social media accounts from the spouse. “Privileged to meet @ICADV leaders while in IA with Jeb this weekend. Join me in supporting Domestic Violence prevention,” she tweeted after meeting with the Iowa Coalition Against Domestic Violence. A source familiar with Columba Bush’s plans told BuzzFeed News she’s really excited to interact with people, and should Bush decide...
  • Your brother created Isis, US student tells Jeb Bush

    05/14/2015 8:28:16 PM PDT · by WilliamIII · 83 replies
    Times of India ^ | May 15, 2015 | Heather Saul
    Jeb Bush was left grasping for a response when a student challenged him during a meeting by declaring: "Your brother created Isis". Mr Bush, the former governor of Florida and sibling of George W. Bush, was wrapping up a town-hall style discussion when Ivy Ziedrich, a 19-year-old student at the University of Nevada, commanded his attention by asking him to take a student question. Her question revolved around a claim he made earlier in the meeting that America's retreat from the Middle East under the Obama administration was in part responsible for the rapid rise of the Isis terror group....
  • Jeb Bush May Skip Iowa In 2016, Sources Say (Not Just Straw Poll)

    05/14/2015 6:52:50 AM PDT · by C19fan · 22 replies
    BuzzFeed ^ | May 13, 2015 | McKay Coppins
    Jeb Bush’s decision to forego this summer’s Iowa Straw Poll has roiled many conservatives in the state, but that snub might only be the beginning: According to three sources with knowledge of Bush’s campaign strategy, the likely Republican presidential candidate does not plan to seriously contest the first-in-the-nation caucuses — and may ultimately skip the state altogether. Tim Miller, a spokesman for Bush, strongly denied that the candidate planned to write off Iowa, and suggested those who say otherwise are merely speculating. “There is nobody with any shred of authority or proximity to Gov. Bush suggesting that, should he decide...
  • Early Polls Tough to Swallow for Bush

    05/14/2015 7:39:10 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 14 replies
    US News and World Report ^ | 5/14/15 | David Catanese
    Warning signs abound, and the former Florida governor with the famous name hasn't even announced his Oval Office intentions. Like many candidates before him, Jeb Bush has rendered early polling in the 2016 presidential race pointless. "The polls are totally irrelevant," he told Fox News' Megyn Kelly this week. "Everyone needs to take a chill pill on the polls until it gets closer." But regardless of their ultimate predictive value, a reading of voters' early preferences and impressions still provides a snapshot of the bumpy road the son of one former president and the brother of another faces to the...
  • Poll: Carson ties Bush for No. 1 among the GOP [FOX News Poll]

    05/14/2015 8:47:50 AM PDT · by GIdget2004 · 32 replies
    The Hill ^ | 05/14/2015 | Jonathan Easley
    Ben Carson has surged into the top tier of GOP presidential candidates in a Fox News poll released Thursday, tying former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush for the No. 1 slot. The poll shows Carson and Bush in the lead with 13 percent support each. That’s a 7 percentage-point jump for Carson, who was tied for sixth place in the same poll in April. Carson’s jump comes on the heels of his presidential announcement two weeks ago in Detroit. His campaign immediately sought to fundraise off the poll, boasting of the more than 100,000 donations it has collected in recent weeks....
  • Jeb Bush Says He Would Not Repeal Obama Immigration Order Right Away

    05/11/2015 2:16:23 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 41 replies
    NY Times ^ | 5/11/15 | Gerry Mullany
    Jeb Bush said in an interview that he would not immediately move to repeal President Obama’s executive order on immigration — suggesting he would instead wait for a new law to be passed addressing the matter. In an interview with Megyn Kelly that is to be shown Monday night on Fox News, Mr. Bush said that rather than overturning the order, he believed in “passing meaningful reform of immigration and make it part of it.” The president’s executive order seeks to shield millions of undocumented immigrants from deportation. Most presidential candidates in the Republican field either oppose Mr. Obama’s order...
  • Jeb Bush's $100M May: Inside the most ambitious presidential super PAC yet.

    05/08/2015 7:40:36 AM PDT · by C19fan · 15 replies
    Politico ^ | May 8, 2015 | Alex Isenstadt
    Jeb Bush is putting in motion an ambitious plan to develop a super PAC that would be unprecedented in its size and scope — a blueprint growing in scale and intensity as he nears the formal launch of his presidential campaign. The group, called Right to Rise, is said to be on track for raising an historic $100 million by the end of May, and its budget is expected to dwarf that of Bush’s official campaign many times over. In interviews, more than half a dozen sources familiar with the Right to Rise plans described a juggernaut that was rapidly...