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  • Jeb Signals Intention to Make Bid for 2016

    09/23/2014 10:25:13 AM PDT · by Dr. Thorne · 72 replies
    NewsMax.com ^ | 9/23/2014 | Melanie Batley
    Allies of former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush say his chances of running for president in 2016 are becoming a more likely possibility now than ever before. According to Politico, Bush is laying the groundwork for a bid with private prep work on key international issues and visits to top Senate races across the country to campaign.
  • Sure sounds like Jeb Bush is getting closer to running for president

    09/06/2014 7:59:52 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 53 replies
    Hot Air ^ | September 5, 2014 | Allahpundit
    The smart take on social media last night was that Romney’s new op-ed on national defense is a signal that he’s quietly thinking of running too. So maybe we’ll finally get that Mitt versus Jeb match-up that conservatives have been dreaming about lo these many years. In fact, I tend to think the only rational explanation for the Jeb buzz is that it’s some sort of sly “Romney 2016″ psy op. There’s just no way, no way, that the Republican Party’s going to take another bite at the Bush apple. The donor class may despise the base and would doubtless...
  • George W. Bush's Daughters Are Not Republicans

    09/04/2014 12:00:27 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 107 replies
    Business Insider ^ | September 4, 2014 | Colin Campbell
    Both of former President George W. Bush's daughters aren't following the family's Republican Party heritage. Jenna Bush Hager ... is registered to New York's Independence Party ... Barbara Pierce Bush, is registered to vote in Texas and is not affiliated with any political party...
  • Jeb Bush hints at 2016 run, talks up faith in his only commencement address this year

    05/22/2014 8:20:57 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 38 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 05/17/2014 | Robert Costa
    In his lone commencement address of the year, former Florida governor Jeb Bush urged students at a Christian liberal arts college Saturday to reaffirm their socially conservative values, a sign that he is underscoring his own as he considers running in the 2016 Republican presidential primaries. Remain true to your convictions and your faith, Bush said, speaking at Grove City College in northwestern Pennsylvania. This may seem a little challenging today, where we have a federal government that is willingly violating the religious freedom of its citizens. But we dont have to accept it. Dropping a possible hint about his...
  • KARL ROVE: Jeb Bush Is The Biggest Thinker on Our Side (Video)

    04/27/2014 2:19:36 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 62 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | April 27, 2014 | Jim Hoft
    Oh, good grief! Karl Rove believes Jeb Bush is the biggest thinker in the Republican party today. Rove was asked today if Jeb Bush was going to run for president. If I were betting Id say yes. But, heres the thing. Hes a very deliberate thoughtful guy. Hes the biggest thinker on our side. Im glad hes thinking about doing it. Via FOX News Sunday: (VIDEO-AT-LINK) Here are a few examples of Jeb Bushs big thinking ideas: ** Illegal immigrants come to US in an act of love ** Illegal immigrants are risk takers ** Ted Cruz needs to have...
  • JEB BUSH: CROSSING THE BORDER ILLEGALLY AN 'ACT OF LOVE'

    04/06/2014 11:18:45 AM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 305 replies
    Breitbart ^ | April 6, 2014
    Former Florida Governor Jeb Bush discussing immigration reform on Fox News this Sunday: "I'm going to say this and it will be on tape, and so be it. The way I look at this is someone who comes to our country because they couldn't come legally, they come to our country because their family's dad who loves their children was worried that their children didn't have food on the table, and they wanted to make sure their family was intact. And they crossed the border because they had no other means to work to be able to provide for their...
  • (Vanity) NO MORE BUSHES!!

    04/06/2014 10:45:58 AM PDT · by ConservativeMan55 · 83 replies
    Fox is on the Bush push this weekend! Read MY LIPS! I will note vote for anyone with the last name Bush for President. PERIOD! Jeb Bush don't waste our time! You will not win.
  • The inevitable draft Jeb campaign shifts into high gear

    03/30/2014 12:04:22 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 61 replies
    Hotair ^ | 03/30/2014 | Jazz Shaw
    The chore of determining who is the inevitable candidate for Republicans – at least in the minds of beltway insiders and the media – is clearly becoming more difficult. But the Washington Post takes a swing at the problem this weekend as they delve into the number of big donors who are now courting Jeb Bush to get off the bench and toss his hat in the ring. Many of the Republican Party’s most powerful insiders and financiers have begun a behind-the-scenes campaign to draft former Florida governor Jeb Bush into the 2016 presidential race, courting him and his intimates...
  • GOP donors reportedly working to draft Jeb Bush for 2016 presidential run (NO!!!!)

    03/30/2014 2:01:48 AM PDT · by markomalley · 112 replies
    Fox News ^ | 3/30/2014
    A group of top Republican donors have reportedly begun an intense effort to draft former Florida governor Jeb Bush into the race for the GOP presidential nomination in 2016. A Washington Post report quotes one major donor as saying that the "vast majority" of the top 100 givers to 2012 GOP nominee Mitt Romney would back Bush in a nomination fight. The report also claims that a hard press has begun to get Bush into the race because conservative leaders and longtime Republican operatives are concerned about the electoral viability of New Jersey governor Chris Christie and Kentucky Sen. Rand...
  • Jeb Bush Praises Illegal Immigrants As 'Risk Takers,' Defends Common Core

    03/21/2014 2:04:50 PM PDT · by bkopto · 76 replies
    Breitbart ^ | Mar 21, 2014 | Tony Lee
    In a speech Friday, Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush praised illegal immigrants as "risk takers" who embody the entrepreneurial spirit of America and doubled down on his defense of Common Core. According to the Miami-Herald, Bush made his remarks in front of business leaders in Florida. People who come here legally and illegally are the risk takers, Bush reportedly said. If youre living in a rural area of Guatemala and you come, youre a bigger risk taker than those who stay, he added. Of course, the first action of those who come to the country illegally is breaking the law....
  • Jeb Bush a formidable foe for emerging GOP field

    03/21/2014 5:06:43 AM PDT · by COBOL2Java · 122 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 20 March 2014 | Seth McLaughlin
    Jeb Bush is casting a shadow over the entire field of potential Republican presidential candidates, as the former Florida governor continues to ponder a run in 2016 and keep his political options open. On one hand, the Bush name, a network of donors and his relatively conservative record as governor make Mr. Bush a force to be reckoned with. But the Bush name also could work against him. Even his mother waffled on whether the country is ready for another member of her family to run for the White House.
  • GEORGE P. BUSH BEGINS POLITICAL CAREER WITH WIN

    03/04/2014 8:04:09 PM PST · by MinorityRepublican · 55 replies
    AP ^ | 4 March 2014 | WILL WEISSERT and JAMIE STENGLE
    FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) George P. Bush took the first step toward continuing his family's political dynasty Tuesday, shaking off an under-funded primary challenger and securing the Republican nomination for the little-known but powerful post of Texas land commissioner. The 37-year-old Fort Worth attorney is the grandson of former President George H.W. Bush, nephew of former President and Texas Gov. George W. Bush, and son of ex-Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, who is frequently mentioned as a possible GOP White House hopeful in 2016. He's also a Spanish speaker whose mother Columba was born in Mexico and who Republican leaders...
  • Is George P. Bush padding his resume?

    02/08/2014 12:30:30 PM PST · by jimbo123 · 42 replies
    LawFlog ^ | 12/2/13 | Ty Clevenger
    In his campaign for Texas Land Commissioner, George P. Bush (son of Jeb, nephew of George W., and grandson of George H.W.) claims that he is a businessman, touting the fact that he is a founder of St. Augustine Partners in Fort Worth. But what, exactly, is St. Augustine Partners? According to the certificate of formation filed with the Texas Secretary of State, St. Augustine Partners is a limited liability company that was formed in 2007. As of a May 13, 2013 change-of-address report filed with the secretary of state, its business address is East 4th Street, Suite 201, Fort...
  • It's over: Jeb Bush will be the GOP nominee in 2016

    02/05/2014 4:05:46 PM PST · by Carbonsteel · 138 replies
    The Week ^ | 02/05/14 | Damon Linker
    Democracy is starting to get me down. Oh, I know what you're thinking: I write regularly about American politics, and democracy is only just starting to get me down? Okay, good point. Maybe I should say that democracy is starting to get me down even more than it usually does. And why is that? Because it's beginning to dawn on me that Jeb Bush is probably going to be the Republican Party's nominee for president in 2016. Consider: With the ongoing implosion of Chris Christie's political career, the GOP establishment has lost its best hope for a candidate who could...
  • Christie Scandal May Strengthen Jeb Bush for 2016

    01/12/2014 1:24:52 AM PST · by Bratch · 116 replies
    Big Government ^ | January 11, 2014 | Tony Lee
    The traffic scandal that has engulfed Republican New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie may strengthen the prospects of former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, who has always been the default candidate for the GOP establishment and Wall Street.
  • Jeb Bush could enter presidential contest if Christie falters, report says

    11/14/2013 4:36:07 PM PST · by ClaytonP · 35 replies
    Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, brother and son of the former presidents Bush, is considering a run for president, but only if Gov. Chris Christie fails to gain nationwide traction, Politico reports this morning.
  • Jeb Bush Advises Sen. Ted Cruz to Have a Bit of Self-Restraint

    10/21/2013 6:28:28 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 93 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 10/20/13 | Noah Rothman
    Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush sat down with ABC News Chief White House Correspondent Jonathan Karl on Sunday for a discussion about the Republican tactics which led to the government shutdown. Bush said that he sympathizes with Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) desire to defund the Affordable Care Act, but advised hi m to exercise a bit of self-restraint when it comes to tactics. Bush began by taking aim at Cruzs tactics. He observed that the GOP actually lost ground with the public over the course of the shutdown and ironically made significantly reforming the ACA that much harder. Tactically it...
  • Jeb Bush to Award Hillary 'Liberty Medal' on Eve of Benghazi Anniversary

    09/09/2013 10:18:56 PM PDT · by george76 · 190 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 9 Sep 2013 | Dr. Susan Berry
    Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush (R) will honor former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton with this years Liberty Medal from the National Constitution Center. The award will be presented to Clinton on September 10th, the eve of the first anniversary of the terrorist attack on the United States mission in Benghazi that killed four Americans. ... Upon the announcement of Clintons award in June, Gateway Pundits Jim Hoft wrote, Really Jeb, no one else came to mind?"
  • Has Jeb's Time Come?

    06/30/2013 10:19:29 PM PDT · by WilliamIII · 108 replies
    Time ^ | July 1 2013 | Jon Meacham
    It's one of the more interesting what-ifs of the past few decades. What would have happened if both George W. and Jeb Bush had won their gubernatorial bids in 1994? Which brother would have run for President in 2000 against Al Gore? Late in George W. Bush's second presidential term, I asked his father this question. The senior Bush shrugged, waving off the hypothetical. "Who knows?" he replied. "Didn't happen." Then, after the briefest of pauses, the 41st President added, "If Jeb wants his shot, he should have it. He's done the work, been a governor--a very fine governor, I...
  • Bush/Palin 2016 called 'the GOP's only chance'

    06/28/2013 6:20:50 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 181 replies
    American Thinker via Blog on Washington Times ^ | June 28, 2013 | By Michael Sheppard
    Earlier this year, Jeb Bush told ABC that both his father George H.W. Bush, and brother George W. recommended he run for president in 2016. Mama Barbara Bush is not keen on the idea, declaring in April that the nations probably had enough Bushes. But in the constantly shifting equations of potential Republican hopefuls for future president and vice president, the former Florida governors name has been tied with another former governor: Sarah Palin. The pair have now been framed as a the GOPs only chance in the race by American Thinker contributor Michael Sheppard. Would Jeb Bush have as...
  • Jeb Bush to present Liberty Medal to Hillary Clinton (Still think we have two parties, folks?)

    06/27/2013 8:53:25 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 85 replies
    The Philadelphia Inquirer ^ | June 27, 2013 | Sam Wood
    Hillary Rodham Clinton will receive the 2013 Liberty Medal at the National Constitution Center in Philadelphia. Jeb Bush, the chairman of the Constitution Center, will present the award to Clinton at a ceremony scheduled for Sept. 10. Both Clinton and Bush are potential contenders in the 2016 presidential elections, for opposing parties. But in a statement, the GOP's Bush only accentuated the positive. Former Secretary Clinton has dedicated her life to serving and engaging people across the world in democracy, said Bush, the Republican former Governor of Florida, son of a former president and brother of another. These efforts as...
  • Has Jeb's Time Come? Genes, family history & shifting demographics explain why Bush may run in 2016

    06/21/2013 2:19:20 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 75 replies
    Time Magazine ^ | The July 1, 2013 Issue | Jon Meacham
    It's one of the more interesting what-ifs of the past few decades. What would have happened if both George W. and Jeb Bush had won their gubernatorial bids in 1994? Which brother would have run for President in 2000 against Al Gore? Late in George W. Bush's second presidential term, I asked his father this question. The senior Bush shrugged, waving off the hypothetical. "Who knows?" he replied. "Didn't happen." Then, after the briefest of pauses, the 41st President added, "If Jeb wants his shot, he should have it. He's done the work, been a governor--a very fine governor, I...
  • Jeb Bush labels conservative critics the chirpers

    06/17/2013 4:04:20 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 163 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 6/17/13 | Aaron Blake
    Jeb Bush says hes not worried that his work toward comprehensive immigration reform and his ties to the GOP establishment will alienate conservatives and negatively impact a potential 2016 presidential campaign, referring to critics as the chirpers. -snip- Its not the first time, of course, that a Republican establishment figure has coined a new nickname for the outspoken conservative wing of the party. Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) a few months ago labeled Sens. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) and Ted Cruz (R-Texas) as wacko birds.
  • Jeb Bush: U.S. economy needs immigrants because theyre more fertile

    06/14/2013 9:19:10 PM PDT · by Windflier · 305 replies
    Washington Post ^ | June 14, 2013 | Aaron Blake
    Former Florida governor Jeb Bush (R) argued Wednesday that the United States should pass immigration reform because the U.S. economy needs the labor of young immigrants, and immigrants are more fertile. Immigrants create far more businesses than native-born Americans, Bush said at the Faith and Freedom Coalitions Road to the Majority conference. Immigrants are more fertile, and they love families, and they have more intact families, and they bring a younger population. Immigrants create an engine of economic prosperity. Bush said immigrants are an advantage that the United States has over China, Europe and Japan, which dont have the same...
  • Distractions aside, Jeb Bush speech stood out as sober, serious (Fertile immigrant amnesty alert)

    06/14/2013 10:02:50 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 77 replies
    NBC News ^ | 6/14/14 | Domenico Montanaro
    Republicans considering running for president over the past six years have been delivering red meat to the base at conservative confabs. But Jeb Bush Friday did not fit the mold. The former Florida governor, mulling a 2016 bid, followed the retiring firebrand Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.) at the Faith and Freedom Coalition. But while Bachmann and the other speakers here, including Congressman Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) -- the 2012 vice-presidential nominee -- treaded familiar turf by railing against government and President Barack Obama, Bush didnt go there. I wont be pointing out the failures of the Obama administration, Bush said to...
  • George W. Bush Tells Jeb to Run, Says Jeb vs. Hillary Would Make Fantastic Photo [VIDEO]

    04/24/2013 4:03:05 PM PDT · by bimboeruption · 150 replies
    ABC News ^ | 4-24-2012 | Rick Klein
    Former President George W. Bush says he isnt interested in playing on the national political stage any longer. But for family, hes making an exception. Asked in an interview with ABC News Diane Sawyer whether he thinks his brother former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush should run for president in 2016, the ex-president was unequivocal. Hed be a marvelous candidate if he chooses to do so. He doesnt need my counsel cause he knows what it is, which is run, the elder Bush brother said about Jebs possible candidacy, in an interview that first aired Wednesday on World News with...
  • Jeb Bush: Entitlement System Will Collapse If We Dont Act Now (But did he tell his brother this?)

    03/31/2013 4:01:54 PM PDT · by bestintxas · 42 replies
    newsmax ^ | 3/31/13 | Jim Meyers and John Bachman
    Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush has written the cover story for the April edition of Newsmax magazine, offering an optimistic view of Americas future and straight talk about its problems with the resounding message: Growth is the answer to our nagging economic woes. And the leading Republican sat down with Newsmax for a wide-ranging interview elaborating on a number of topics he discusses in his magazine feature, arguing that America can be great again if we open up the doors to economic opportunity. Bush, who served two terms as Floridas governor, has earned a nationwide reputation for reform...
  • Jeb Bush: There Is No Bush Fatigue in America (Video)

    03/10/2013 8:51:50 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 91 replies
    Human Events ^ | March 10, 2013 | Jim Hoft
    Former Florida Governor Jeb Bush told Chris Wallace on FOX News Sunday that there is no Bush fatigue in America. Chris Wallace: Do you think there would be any Bush baggage? Do you think that would be a problem? Jeb Bush: No. I dont think there is any Bush baggage at all. I love my brother. Im proud of his accomplishments. I love my dad. I am proud to be a Bush. And, if I run for president, its not because there is something in my DNA that compels me to do it...
  • Jeb Bush Going For 'Full Ginsburg' To Promote Immigration Policy On TV

    03/09/2013 2:19:04 PM PST · by Steelfish · 39 replies
    Guardian (U.K.) ^ | March 09, 2013
    Jeb Bush Going For 'Full Ginsburg' To Promote Immigration Policy On TV Named for the Lewinsky lawyer who first pulled off the feat, former governor to appear on all five major Sunday talk shows 9 March 2013 In insider Washington slang it is a publicity coup that has been dubbed the "full Ginsburg" when a single interviewee snags a slot on all five of American television's major Sunday morning talk shows on the same day. It was named after Monica Lewinsky lawyer William Ginsburg who was the first to pull it off in 1998 but now former...
  • Marco Rubio Thinks Jeb Bush Will Ultimately Come Around On Immigration

    03/08/2013 7:57:33 PM PST · by SoConPubbie · 35 replies
    www.BusinessInsider.com ^ | Mar. 5, 2013 | Benjy Sarlin
    . . . . . . I thought about that issue a lot and [went] back and forth on it before I signed on to my principles and I just concluded that its not good for the country in the long term to have millions and millions of people who are forever prohibited from becoming citizens, Rubio told reporters on his way to a Senate vote. That hasnt worked out well for Europe. Responding to a question from TPM, Rubio said he did not think Bushs surprise move would make it harder to convince conservatives to accept an eventual path...
  • Jeb Bush Quietly Lays Campaign Groundwork Through Foundation (sigh!)

    03/06/2013 7:04:55 AM PST · by Bigtigermike · 112 replies
    Buzzfeed ^ | Wednesday March 6, 2013
    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...
  • Jeb Bush is back in the spotlight and thinking about 2016

    03/05/2013 9:00:00 PM PST · by MinorityRepublican · 69 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | March 5, 2013 | Peter Wallsten and David Nakamura,
    Former Florida governor Jeb Bush, who has remained on the sidelines since his older brother left the White House with dismal ratings four years ago, has jumped back into the political fray this week with a new book, wall-to-wall television interviews and a round of public speaking engagements. His appearances mark a change in approach for Bush, 60, who has operated as more of a Republican elder statesman since leaving Tallahassee in 2007 but is now clearly considering a run for the White House.
  • Jeb Bush Calls Gap Between Rich and Poor 'Un-American' (An idiot for the next GOP nominee?)

    03/05/2013 3:58:20 PM PST · by bestintxas · 99 replies
    newsmax ^ | 3/5/13 | Greg McDonald
    Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush Tuesday described the growing economic chasm between rich and poor as "un-American" and called it the biggest "structural" problem facing the nation on Tuesday. "Going forward, we have to deal with our longer structural problems. The biggest one, as far as I'm concerned, is that we're no longer socially mobile as a country," Bush said on MSNBC's "Morning Joe" program. "You have people that are born poor and there's a higher and higher probability that they're going to stay poor. And you have people that are born rich and there's a greater probability that they'll...
  • Jeb Bush: I Would Govern Like LBJ as President

    02/16/2013 7:09:33 AM PST · by JohnPDuncan · 140 replies
    Breitbart ^ | Tony Lee
    Former Florida Governor Jeb Bush said he would strive to be like Lyndon Johnson, the Democrat famous for expanding the U.S. welfare state through the "Great Society," if he were elected president. According to the Miami Herald, Bush made those comments Wednesday night in San Antonio, Florida at Saint Leo University, while speaking about education, immigration, and energy policy. Bush did not address Johnson's Great Society and War on Poverty programs, about which Ronald Reagan once famously quipped, "We had a war on poverty, and poverty won." Instead, he was referencing Johnson's mastery of the so-called sausage-making process in Congress....
  • Jeb Bush Moving Closer to 2016 Run

    02/05/2013 2:04:41 PM PST · by illiac · 57 replies
    News Max ^ | 2/5/13 | Cyrus Afzali
    Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush will speak for the first time at the annual Conservative Political Action Conference, a clear sign that he is mulling a run for the Republican presidential nomination in 2016. The American Conservative Union, which sponsors the conference, announced Tuesday that Bush will address the group, set for March 14-16 in National Harbor, Md., just outside Washington. Bush has been invited by the group to speak at CPAC several times, but this will be his first appearance. We are pleased to announce that my friend Gov. Jeb Bush will be a featured speaker at CPAC 2013,...
  • Hints of Rivalry Surface as Rubio and Bush Weigh 2016 Presidential Bids

    01/27/2013 3:24:02 PM PST · by drewh · 61 replies
    The Hill ^ | 01/27/13 01:30 PM ET | By Alexander Bolton
    Rubio staked his marker in the education-reform debate last week when he delivered a speech at the Chamber of Commerce calling for policy changes to improve the skills of the American workforce. Education is not a high-profile topic in Washington, but some Republicans see it, along with immigration reform, as crucial to winning a key part of the electorate: women voters. We need a champion in both areas. We lost the last election at the PTA meeting and the Hispanic chamber of commerce. Jeb Bush wins elections at the PTA meeting and Hispanic chamber, said Don Gaetz, president of the...
  • Jeb Bush, Jr. hopes dad will run for president

    11/28/2012 8:36:42 PM PST · by MinorityRepublican · 53 replies
    CNN ^ | November 20th, 2012 | Ashley Killough
    (CNN) Jeb Bush, Jr., the son of former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, said Tuesday morning he "certainly" wants his dad to run for president. Asked on CNN's "Starting Point with Soledad O'Brien" if he wants to see his father make a White House bid, Bush said, "I don't know. No comment. I certainly hope so." "Giving you the full loaf of bread right there," he continued, smiling. Follow the Ticker on Twitter: @PoliticalTicker Jeb Bush, the former governor, flirted with a presidential bid last year, but declined to run. With high popularity in the Hispanic communityhis wife is...
  • Jeb Bush buzz grows over possible 2016 run

    11/26/2012 10:58:35 AM PST · by Arthurio · 107 replies
    <p>After a year in which Republicans had precious little for which to be thankful, perhaps it's not surprising that party leaders and the faithful spent a good chunk of the long Thanksgiving weekend obsessing instead over 2016 specifically the possibility of a presidential run by former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush.</p>
  • Jeb Bush in 2016? Not Too Early for Chatter

    11/23/2012 5:16:22 PM PST · by WilliamIII · 185 replies
    New York Times ^ | Nov 25 2012 | JIM RUTENBERG and JEFF ZELENY
    CORAL GABLES, Fla. Now that the Obama and Romney campaigns have closed their headquarters in Chicago and Boston, the attention of the political world is shifting to an office suite tucked behind the colonnades of the Biltmore Hotel complex here. The suite is where former Gov. Jeb Bush manages his consulting business, his education foundation and, now, the (very) early decision-making process for a possible presidential run in 2016.
  • Barbara Bush: "People spoke. Move on, get on with it. I want to do other things and not to be ugly."

    11/16/2012 1:47:52 PM PST · by GlockThe Vote · 103 replies
    Reuters ^ | 11/15/2012 | Melanie Warner
    (Reuters) - Former U.S. first lady Barbara Bush said on Thursday that she's ready to move beyond this year's campaign season, in comments that came at an Austin conference the week after President Barack Obama's re-election. "I'm tired now of the elections," Bush, who had endorsed Republican Mitt Romney, said at a forum on America's first ladies. "People spoke. Move on, get on with it. I want to do other things and not to be ugly."
  • Jeb Bush to GOP: Time to change the tone on immigration

    08/26/2012 10:34:12 AM PDT · by exbrit · 72 replies
    L.A Times ^ | 8/26/12 | Mark Z Barabak
    "My personal view is that we need to get beyond where we are," said the former Florida governor, adding a moment later, "You can't ask people to join your cause and then send a signal that you're really not wanted. It just doesn't work." Bush has previously stated his concerns about the party's hard-line immigration stance and seemed careful on Sunday's "Meet The Press" to balance his views with a hearty endorsement of nominee-to-be Mitt Romney.
  • Dick Cheney: Picking Sarah Palin for VP Was 'A Mistake'

    07/29/2012 7:38:46 AM PDT · by dirtboy · 439 replies
    Yahoo/ABC News ^ | Jonathan Karl
    Dick Cheney has some advice for Mitt Romney on choosing a running mate: Don't pick another Sarah Palin. In his first interview since receiving a heart transplant in March, Cheney told ABC News, that John McCain's decision to pick Palin as his running mate in 2008 was "a mistake" - one that it is important from Romney not to repeat. It's subject on which Cheney has some unique experience. He helped Presidents Gerald Ford and George W. Bush lead their vice presidential searches and, of course, served as vice president for eight years. He's also privately offered some advice to...
  • Drudge Exclusive: ROMNEY NARROWS VP CHOICES; CONDI EMERGES AS FRONTRUNNER

    07/12/2012 4:37:05 PM PDT · by kristinn · 435 replies
    Drudge Report ^ | Thursday, July 12, 2012
    **Exclusive** Late Thursday evening, Mitt Romney's presidential campaign launched a new fundraising drive, 'Meet The VP' -- just as Romney himself has narrowed the field of candidates to a handful, sources reveal. And a surprise name is now near the top of the list: Former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice! The timing of the announcement is now set for 'coming weeks'. MORE It was Condi who received two standing ovations at Romney's Utah retreat a few weeks ago, and everyone left with her name on their lips. Rice made an extended argument for American leadership in the world.
  • George P. Bush: Jeb would join ticket if asked

    06/10/2012 11:59:26 AM PDT · by Nachum · 82 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 6/10./12 | Suzi Parker
    In an interview, 36-year-old George P. Bush is as plain-spoken as his grandmother Barbara, who in his telling wears the pants in the Bush family. And while he says his father Jeb, the former governor of Florida, is sincere when he says he isnt campaigning to join the Romney ticket, George P. also strongly suggests that his dad would say yes if asked: If called upon to serve, he will, he says flatly
  • Jeb Bush Endorses Mitt Romney

    03/21/2012 8:02:50 AM PDT · by sunmars · 103 replies · 1+ views
    ormer Florida Governor Jeb Bush endorsed Mitt Romney after Romneys lopsided win in Illinois Tuesday night. The former Florida Governor a Republican heavyweight called on members of the party to coalesce behind Romney. Congratulations to Governor Mitt Romney on his win last night and to all the candidates for a hard fought, thoughtful debate and primary season, said Bush in a statement. Primary elections have been held in thirty-four states, and now is the time for Republicans to unite behind Governor Romney and take our message of fiscal conservatism and job creation to all voters this fall. I...
  • Kissinger vows to China: Jeb Bush Will Be Next President

    03/13/2012 5:30:10 AM PDT · by wolfcreek · 82 replies
    Free State Voice ^ | 1/20/2012 | n/a
    A shocking report prepared by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs for Prime Minister Putin on the just completed meeting between Chinas Vice Premier Li Keqiang and former US Secretary of State Henry Kissinger states that the Chinese were told that former Florida Governor John Ellis Jeb Bush, brother to the former US President and son of another, will be elected as the next American leader despite his currently not even being on the ballot.
  • Draft Jeb Bush [Republican Establishment Going Over the Cliff: NO MORE BUSHES]

    01/24/2012 6:48:24 PM PST · by Steelfish · 63 replies
    National Review ^ | January 24, 2012 | Artur Davis
    JANUARY 24 Draft Jeb Bush A charismatic and accomplished governor can save the Republican party. Artur Davis In the early months of the election year, a polarizing president with a lackluster approval rating bided his time as the opposition party unraveled. Its nominating fight dissolved into chaos as the establishment front-runner collapsed, and an insurgent with a talent for galvanizing his partys base surged, despite persistent fears about his electoral appeal beyond the partys hardcore. A protracted primary fight ensued, with the insurgent and the partys resistant establishment eviscerating each other for months; by the time it ran its course,...
  • Report: Jeb Bush likely to endorse Romney before Florida primary

    01/12/2012 10:11:50 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 41 replies
    Hot Air ^ | January 12, 2012 | Allahpundit
    Surprising. The odds of this happening, given the Bush familys antipathy to Gingrich and Perry, couldnt have been much higher than 98 or 99 percent. Second look at political dynasties backing establishment candidates? Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush plans to endorse former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney before the Jan. 31 Florida primary, a Florida GOP source close to Bush told BuzzFeed Thursday. The endorsement from Bush, who despite prodding from members of his famous family and prominent Republicans decided to sit out the 2012 contest, is the latest sign that the Republican establishment is coalescing around Romney after months publicly...
  • Bush Machine [Jeb Bush's son] Firmly Behind Romney

    10/13/2011 5:02:01 PM PDT · by MeanWestTexan · 34 replies
    My Lunch with George P Bush [Jeb Bush's son] | October 13, 2011 | MeanWestTexan
    I was recently back in Texas to oversee some business. I shared some time with George P. Bush very recently. Nice kid. Pushing a real estate investment fund for distressed properties in Houston-Austin-Dallas Texas. Long story short, the machine (to the extent it still exists) is clearly supporting Romney. I doubt this surprises anyone, but I figured you'd want to know.
  • Jeb Bush Doesn't 'Anticipate' A Run For Prez. (RPOF Friends Say 50/50 Chance He's In)

    07/24/2011 10:59:00 AM PDT · by MindBender26 · 94 replies
    Ploitico / Hannity ^ | Updated: 7/23/11 1:17 PM EDT | MAGGIE HABERMAN
    Jeb Bush, who has made clear he isn't running for president this cycle, raised some eyebrows on Sean Hannity's Fox News show Friday night with this comment about a potential campaign: "I dont anticipate that. You never say never. This is a standard answer that Ive kind of learned how to give which is you never say never, but I never rule out being on Dancing with the Stars either there are a lot of ways you can make a difference." He went on, with respect to whether any of the current field can win, "If you recall,...