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Three Governors: The Good,
The Bad, and the Ugly

Real Clear Politics, by Brian Domenech

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Posted By:tisHimself, 2/25/2013 11:23:56 AM

In the aftermath of the 2012 elections, Republicans took solace in the idea that while the GOP isn’t doing well in Washington, it’s winning in emphatic fashion elsewhere. Republicans have historic levels of dominance in governorships and state legislatures, and that’s led a number of conservatives to pronounce the states as where the right’s focus ought to be for the next several years, as Washington finds itself in constant gridlock. Yet the failures of Republican governance aren’t limited to Washington – they can make mistakes in the states, too.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: abuela10, 2/25/2013 11:26:49 AM     (No. 9194968)

and the magnificent is Rick Perry

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Reply 2 - Posted by: drive, 2/25/2013 12:57:54 PM     (No. 9195219)

and just how should we describe Christie?

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Posted By: tisHimself- 4/1/2014 11:54:29 AM     Post Reply
Jeb Bush would appear to be a perfect general election candidate for the Republican Party: A record of success and competence as governor of Florida. Moderate conservative principles. A history of bipartisanship. Thoughtful leadership on vital policy issues like education. Fluency in Spanish, a Mexican-born wife, and a sincere searcher for a way out of the country’s immigration mess give him appeal to the growing Hispanic vote. Just one problem: His last name is Bush. Even his mother has opined that a nation of more than 300 million can do better than turn to dynastic control of the White House.

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Posted By: tisHimself- 3/31/2014 11:44:20 PM     Post Reply
Can the Republican Party base catch Jeb Bush fever? They may have no choice. According to the Washington Post’s Philip Rucker and Robert Costa, GOP donors panicked over Gov. Chris Christie’s implosion are going all out to draft the long-ago Florida governor to run for president in 2016. Jeb Bush is certainly tanned and rested, if not ready: He left the governor’s office in 2006, and has done little since then besides work for disgraced and defunct Lehman Brothers and write a book that reversed his once progressive stance on immigration reform. Rucker and Costa quote a former Mitt Romney bundler

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Posted By: tisHimself- 3/29/2014 11:42:28 PM     Post Reply
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 and starting talks on fundraising strategy. Concerned that the George Washington Bridge traffic scandal has damaged New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie’s political standing and alarmed by the steady rise of Sen. Rand Paul (Ky.), prominent donors, conservative leaders and longtime operatives say they consider Bush the GOP’s brightest hope to win back the White House.

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Posted By: tisHimself- 3/24/2014 7:38:46 AM     Post Reply
IRVING, Texas — Their presidential plans may be uncertain but one thing is clear: Jeb Bush and Hillary Rodham Clinton keep bumping into each other. Bush and Clinton were taking the podium Monday at a higher education conference in suburban Dallas organized by Bush, the former Florida governor who is the brother and son of Republican presidents. The former secretary of state, whose husband, Bill Clinton, served two terms in the White House, is the leading Democratic contender in 2016 if she runs for president again.

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Posted By: tisHimself- 3/24/2014 7:30:44 AM     Post Reply
More than five years after U.S. governors began a bipartisan effort to set new standards in American schools, the Common Core initiative has morphed into a political tempest fueling division among Republicans. The U.S. Chamber of Commerce leads establishment voices — such as possible presidential contender Jeb Bush — who hail the standards as a way to improve student performance and, over the long term, competitiveness of American workers. Many archconservatives — tea party heroes Rand Paul and Ted Cruz among them — decry the system as a top-down takeover of local schools

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Posted By: tisHimself- 3/20/2014 1:21:26 PM     Post Reply
Washington-Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush says the partisan divide isn´t so wide when it comes to improving higher education. Bush has invited Hillary Rodham Clinton to appear at a conference next week on global higher education issues. Bush and Clinton both are mentioned as potential presidential candidates in 2016. He is a Republican, while she is a Democrat who served as secretary of state. Bush says in a telephone interview he invited Clinton because the conference isn´t political.

   

 

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Posted By: tisHimself- 3/19/2014 3:15:18 PM     Post Reply
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MIAMI — Jeb Bush gets the question at just about every public appearance these days: Will you run for president? The former Florida governor gives a well-worn answer: “I can honestly tell you that I don’t know what I’m going to do.” It’s an answer that won’t satisfy the GOP faithful for much longer. The scion of the Bush political dynasty will likely be asked the question many times in the coming weeks as he raises his profile with appearances in Tennessee, New Mexico, Nevada and Texas — where he’ll bump into another possible 2016 presidential candidate, Hillary Rodham Clinton.



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