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Jeb Bush and the 2016 GOP Field
Commentary Magazine, by Peter Wehner

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Posted By:StormCnter, 4/4/2014 3:00:35 PM

George Will wrote a column in which he said of Jeb Bush, “A candidacy by Florida’s former governor would be desirable” and “[he] does … deserve a respectful hearing from the Republican nominating electorate.” I agree, partly because I admire Bush, who was a highly successful, reform-minded conservative governor. His record as governor of Florida was, in fact, more conservative in key respects than Ronald Reagan’s record when he was governor of California. (Mr. Reagan signed into law what at the time was the largest tax hike ever proposed by any governor, whereas Bush cut taxes every year he was governor,

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Reply 1 - Posted by: TXknitter, 4/4/2014 3:44:30 PM     (No. 9797903)

Another article telling us that all we need is Jeb or Christie because the key is winning over non-traditional GOP voters? Guess it was Peter´s turn today. Peter, when you lose the base, it doesn´t matter HOW many illegals vote for your candidate.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: periwinkel, 4/4/2014 3:45:26 PM     (No. 9797908)

We nominated Mitt Romney and he spent the whole time apologizing and running away from Romneycare. Won´t Jeb Bush have to run from Common Core Standards? Whether they agree or not, Democrats will hang Common Core around his neck for the whole campaign.

Besides we are tired of apologizing for and defending Bushes who won´t defend themselves. It´s that aristocratic attitude that says "one does not defend oneself before the public."

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Reply 3 - Posted by: nimby, 4/4/2014 3:47:26 PM     (No. 9797912)

Stop it Wehner!! Who made you the decision maker?

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Reply 4 - Posted by: QRP, 4/4/2014 4:02:48 PM     (No. 9797934)

The people who did not turn out for Romney were not McCain voters in the previous election they were Palin voters and they won´t turn out for Jeb or Christy or any of the other establishment Republicans. So go ahead and nominate Jeb and then sit around another 4 years and tell yourselves you lost because the country wanted to elect its first woman president.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Daisymay, 4/4/2014 4:07:24 PM     (No. 9797953)

When I see an article like this, it´s just bla, bla, bla, bla...to me. I don´t CARE how much the establishment folks think we need Jeb Bush. I personally DON´T want him for President. He was a great governor here in Florida, but he´s a BUSH and I think we´ve had enough of them! No more! and No more Clintons either! Good grief! There are millions of people in this country. Pick one who is qualified to do the job. Then throw out all of the Incumbents in Congress, elect all new Conservatives, and MAYBE we can get back to common sense in this country!

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Reply 6 - Posted by: Ichiban, 4/4/2014 4:31:02 PM     (No. 9797983)

America does not need another Bush as President.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: StormCnter, 4/4/2014 4:39:28 PM     (No. 9797995)

"The people who did not turn out for Romney were not McCain voters in the previous election they were Palin voters and they won´t turn out for Jeb or Christy or any of the other establishment Republicans."

#4, you make that comment often and I have no idea what it means. What was a "Palin voter" in 2012? Aren´t we trying to defeat Obama, Reid and those who are trying to destroy the country? Whatever a "Palin voter" is, why would that person not be among those fighting to do so?

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Reply 8 - Posted by: whyyeseyec, 4/4/2014 4:41:57 PM     (No. 9797998)

George Will is a non-starter. He is stuck in the 1950`s. Jeb Bush is just stuck.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: bpl40, 4/4/2014 4:51:10 PM     (No. 9798012)

I agree that Jeb Bush deserves a hearing of his case if he should wish to make it. But that is where it should end.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: absalom, 4/4/2014 5:23:30 PM     (No. 9798042)

And the achievement (one will do) of any Bush in Arts, Letters, Science, Diplomacy, Law, Business, Legislation etc. is precisely what???. Like those looking for work who hang around the union hiring hall, the Bushes hang around politics waiting for their turn; then make a hash of things. Losers each and all.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: Kristen, 4/4/2014 8:25:25 PM     (No. 9798193)

Jeb Bush has too much baggage:
*His greedy, dumb wife
*Terri Schiavo
*Love of illegal aliens
*The Bush name (many pray, "No, not another Bush!"
*Wimp image. He would be able to deal with Putin
*He is not a man to place American First.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: EQKimball, 4/4/2014 8:31:07 PM     (No. 9798201)

It´s up to him to make the case to the primary voters. If he somehow wows them, well, good for him. If not, there are other candidates.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: belwhatter, 4/4/2014 8:55:11 PM     (No. 9798221)

Palin delighted, McPain disappointed, as will Christie, Jebbie and any others the beltway denizens decide must be our President. What with his support for Amnesty and Common Core I would think Jeb hasn´t a snowball´s chance in the hot place.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: ColonialAmerican1623, 4/4/2014 11:11:09 PM     (No. 9798345)

Does this mean it´s Jeb´s "turn" ?
Because he is bilingual, the GOP think he will get the Latino vote ?

#11 forgot his prescription writing daughter, and the Savings and Loan fiasco with the Bush boys in Miami.

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