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  • The Last Days of the Bush Dynasty?

    01/30/2016 6:38:14 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 47 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | 1/30/16 | MOLLY BALL
    The family loyalists watch the decline of Jeb Bush's presidential ambitions with a mix of sadness and resignation. New Hampshire-It is never a good sign for a candidate when your supporters start feeling sorry for you, but that is what has happened to Jeb Bush. "Poor Jeb," said Tony Manix, a 54-year-old Air National Guard member in jeans and a puffy down jacket, who had come to see Bush speak-not for the first time-at a private school here, on a chilly, wind-whipped seacoast night. "I just don't understand why his numbers aren't up," Manix added plaintively. "If you listen to...
  • GOP Elites Blow $65 Million on Jeb Bush and His Failed Campaign

    01/19/2016 11:35:51 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 29 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 01/19/16 | Jim Hoft
    GOP elites have blown $65 million on Jeb Bush so far this campaign cycle and have another $30 million to blow on his failed campaign. Roll Call reported: The spectacular bust of Jeb Bush's campaign for president so far is as much a story about Bush himself as it is about the failure of Right to Rise, the shock-and-awe super PAC that was supposed to launch him into the lead and keep him there. Right to Rise raised $103 million in 2015 and has spent more than $65 million so far. But nine months after he got into the race,...
  • Campaign Insider: Bush Set To Withdraw From Presidential Race

    01/17/2016 8:18:17 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 57 replies
    Elect Leaders ^ | January 17, 2016
    Jeb Bush based on the best case scenario is floundering like a fish out of water. Trying his best to make it back into the pond with the big fish (Trump, Cruz and Rubio) but unable to even get back near the shore. In fact he is set to hit the grill. According to an upper level campaign insider if Bush fails to place in the top three in both Iowa and New Hampshire, his largest donors have let him know they will be moving on to greener pastures. Current Iowa polls show him having no chance of placing in...
  • Jeb: 'I'm Going to Win This Nomination'

    01/17/2016 12:10:00 PM PST · by jimbo123 · 127 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 1/17/16 | Pam Key
    Sunday on NBC's "Meet the Press," Republican presidential candidate former Florida Governor Jeb Bush said he doesn’t have to worry about if he will support his rival Donald Trump because "He's not going to win the nomination and I am."
  • Pro-Jeb Bush super PAC shuts down

    01/13/2016 10:36:23 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 15 replies
    Politico ^ | 1/13/16 | ANNA PALMER
    The pro-Jeb Bush super PAC Vamos for Jeb 2016 is shuttering its doors. The group, which was formed by political website Elephant News founder Claire Hardwick, sent a letter to the Federal Election Commission Tuesday announcing its decision to disband. "The committee has not raised nor dispersed any funds and would like to accordingly terminate and be discontinued," wrote Andrea Wong, the treasurer for the super PAC. "Up to this point the only activity done were social media pages on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook which have been deactivated." Hardwick said that she launched the group in March with Wong, who...

    01/12/2016 11:19:42 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 35 replies
    American Spectator ^ | 1/12/16 | Emily Zanotti
    There was a time in my life when I was a campaign communications consultant, responsible for helping political campaigns come up with new and intriguing ways to engage voters using digital media. There is a reason I don't do it anymore, and that reason is, because no matter how many times I or any of my colleages explained that most Republican consultants had the pop culture knowledge of 80 year old men and couldn't find a connection to Millennials if they were accosted by an entire room of Urban Outfitters employees, they still produced things like this. Though, in fairness,...
  • Jeb Bush races to salvage presidential campaign

    01/09/2016 2:13:12 PM PST · by jimbo123 · 44 replies
    AFP Yahoo ^ | 1/9/16 | Michael Mathes
    Jeb Bush's US presidential bid is boiling down to early voting New Hampshire, some associates say, while others envision his protracted battle for the Republican nomination stretching deep into the spring. Either way, supporters and analysts agree it will be difficult for Bush, a former Florida governor and son and brother of two presidents, to emerge as the nominee given American conservatives' current appetite for anti-establishment candidates and the roiling ethno-nationalism of erratic frontrunner Donald Trump. -snip- In private, according to one major donor and acquaintance, Bush has expressed exasperation at the state of the race, and how a bullying...
  • With Jeb Bush down in the polls, Bush World gets ready to deploy

    01/08/2016 6:45:13 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 17 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 1/8/16 | Ed O'Keefe
    A year ago, when he was just beginning to run for president, Jeb Bush declared that he was "my own man" and suggested he would run as far as possible from his famous last name. Now, stuck near the back of the GOP pack and fighting for survival, the former Florida governor is calling in the cavalry - relatives and hundreds of others with long ties to the Bush clan who are gearing up to flood Iowa, New Hampshire, South Carolina or Nevada in a push to get back into contention. Bush World has done this before for his father,...
  • Bush to Focus on Daughter’s Struggles With Drugs

    01/05/2016 9:33:02 AM PST · by detective · 49 replies
    MSN News ^ | January 5, 2016 | ASHLEY PARKER
    Jeb Bush, who promised to run for president by showing voters his heart, is making an especially personal appeal in New Hampshire on Tuesday, where he plans to discuss his daughter's struggles with addiction. Speaking at a forum on addiction and the heroin epidemic at Southern New Hampshire University in the afternoon, Mr. Bush will not only unveil his drug control strategy but also talk about how his family has intimately experienced the ravages of addiction.
  • Is Paleo Diet to blame for Jeb Bush's "low energy?"

    01/04/2016 11:59:58 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 38 replies
    Fox 5 NY ^ | 1/4/16 | Fox 5 NY
    Political strategist Mike Berland is well versed on at least two subjects: politics and dieting. -snip- According to Berland, that "low energy" could be due to what Bush is eating.
  • CNN: Jeb’s in free fall, you know

    12/04/2015 1:48:40 PM PST · by Hojczyk · 34 replies
    Hot Air ^ | December 4,2015 | ED MORRISSEY
    Bush is now polling at 3% — and dropping. The 3% figure puts Bush in sixth place in the national GOP race, according to the CNN/ORC poll released Friday morning. It’s the latest insult and disappointment for Bush, a son and brother of presidents, the conservative former two-term governor of Florida and the man who started the race as the unquestioned establishment favorite. … Bush has struggled to gain traction and settle on a distinctive message to set him apart from his Republican opponents. He has often said that elections are about the future, but his major accomplishments happened more...
  • Here's How/Why Jeb Bush Will Win the GOP Nomination

    11/19/2015 3:25:43 PM PST · by detective · 36 replies
    Huffington Post ^ | 11/19/2015 | Andy Ostroy
    A new poll out of New Hampshire shows front runner Donald Trump gaining momentum while Dr. Ben Carson is losing ground. And herein lies the makings of Jeb Bush's path to the Republican presidential nomination.
  • Bob Dole endorses Jeb Bush

    11/11/2015 8:59:56 AM PST · by conservative98 · 154 replies
    Politico ^ | 11/11/15 | Eliza Collins
    Former U.S. Sen. Bob Dole has endorsed Jeb Bush for president and will serve as the former Florida governor's National Veterans’ Chairman, according to the campaign. Dole said that while almost all of the candidates are his friends, he believes Bush is the most qualified. Jeb has the proven leadership skills and executive experience needed to fix the problems facing our country from the anemic economy to America's weakened standing among world leaders, Dole said in a statement. Jeb's conservative reform agenda and forward looking vision on issues including 4 percent economic growth, defeating ISIS and taking care of our...
  • Bush on Trump, what election is about; Trump criticizes Bush campaign

    10/25/2015 8:15:20 PM PDT · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 104 replies
    CBS News ^ | 10/24/2015 | CBS News' Donald Judd and Alan He contributed to this compilation
    <p>Jeb Bush is to drop out Monday according to political insiders and leaked memos from top aids to Jebs campaign team disclosed to the press this evening. Jeb is in huge trouble as he has lost coveted ground to Marco Rubio, and the GOP nomination is all but assured for Donald Trump. Mr. Trumps surge in the polls took many for surprise, and he is still growing more powerful by the day.</p>
  • Rumor: Jeb Bush to drop out of race on Monday

    10/25/2015 8:04:19 PM PDT · by Kevin in California · 160 replies
    Fire Andrea Mitchell ^ | 10-25-2015 | admin
    There is a rumor going around that Jeb Bush will drop out of the GOP run for president on Monday, October 26th. Id like to believe this rumor, but so far its only being reported by a few moderate web traffic sites. Its long past due for Jeburrito to drop out of the race. Regardless if you like Trump or not, chances are you dont like Jeb Bush. He has the lowest favorables of any GOP candidate, including Trump.
  • The One Problem Mike Murphy Cant Solve: How to get voters to like Jeb Bush.

    10/21/2015 6:53:30 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 42 replies
    Slate ^ | 10/21/15 | Jim Newell
    Mike Murphy finds it all very funny that people think Jeb Bush is in trouble. The head of Bushs $100 million super PAC, Right to Rise, considers most political punditry this cycle to be stupid. Conceded. But both the stupid and occasional non-stupid pundits all agree on one thing: Things arent going well for Bush, and one cannot assume that the old rules governing Republican presidential nominating contests will inevitably save him. Murphy outlined his thinking in a rare extended interview with Bloomberg Politics. Why? Most practically, to signal Right to Rises thinking to the official Bush campaign and leery...
  • Jeb Bush Calls In Dad, Brother To Help Struggling Campaign

    09/29/2015 11:29:42 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 43 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 9/29/15 | Mike Flynn
    On the campaign trail, former Florida Governor Jeb Bush frequently tries to allay concerns about the dynastic aspects of his candidacy. Im my own man, Jeb said during a speech earlier this year, and my views are shaped by my own thinking and experiences. As a fundraising quarter ends, however, Jeb is relying heavily on his father and brother to boost contributions to his struggling campaign. Former President George W. Bush hosted two fundraisers for Jeb last week. He is scheduled to host three more over the next few weeks. In October, George W. and former President George H. W....
  • Presidential hopeful, Jeb Bush, coming to southwest Virginia

    09/14/2015 5:03:48 PM PDT · by don-o · 17 replies
    WJHL-TV ^ | September 14, 2015
    BRISTOL, VA (WJHL) Someone who is vying for the role as Commander in Chief is making a stop in our region. He will be the first presidential candidate to make a stop in the Tri-Cities during this 2016 campaign. Republican presidential hopeful Jeb Bush is coming to Bristols Birthplace of Country Music Museum in hopes of raising funds for his campaign. Java with Jeb! is scheduled to take place at 11:45 a.m. on September 24, 2015 at the Birthplace of Country Music Museum, which is located at 520 Birthplace of Country Music Way in Bristol, VA. Even if you...
  • Why Jebs 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 hes the perfect candidate for the Republican presidential nomination. The bad news is that hes the perfect candidate in the year 2000. Thats the counterfactual scenario that most Bush-watchers have spun over the years. Had Jeb won the 1994 race in which he first pursued Floridas governorship, the theory goes, it would have been him rather than his older brother who became the GOPs 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...
  • 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 doesnt want birthright citizenship to go away, but he is calling for stronger enforcement for people who abuse it. If theres 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 Bennetts conservative radio show, Morning in America Wednesday. Thats [the] legitimate side of this. Better enforcement so that you dont have these, you know, anchor babies, as theyre 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 presidencywhy 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 Commerces 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 countrys 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 Bushs estate on Walkers Point in Kennebunkport, which was bought in the 19th century by Jebs 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
    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 dont you like about Jeb? someone would ask, to which we would sputter the following nonsensical retort: Hm, well cmon, 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 theres room for one more candidate in the most crowded Republican presidential field in decades. The Ohio governor, whos expected to formally announce his White House bid next month, is jetting to Americas political money capitals from Dallas to New York City to Palm Beach with the goal of securing the financial support hell need to wage a 2016 campaign. Hes huddled with Ann Romney at a lavish Utah ski resort and pushed to...
  • Gay rights group cautiously optimistic on Jeb Bushs 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. "Im sure theres a role for everybody to play in the armed forces. I think it would depend on the specific role and whether its 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 globallyand help Republicans defeat Democrats at the ballot box. It folded neatly into Bush's broader message framed implicitly by his argument for electabilitythat 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 wont 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 familys 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, Bushs hire for connecting with Hispanic voters. I dont want to repeat it, it was a curse word, he said in a phone interview. That wasnt 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 nations 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 Bushs 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, Jebnow 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 Bushs 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 Magazines 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...