Bad news: Looks like there won’t be a Bush on the ticket this year

posted at 3:21 pm on July 10, 2012 by Ed Morrissey

Bad news for Barack Obama, that is, who would have loved to run against the Bushes one more time this year.  According to Jeb Bush’s son George P. Bush, often considered an up-and-comer for the GOP himself, his dad’s not being vetted in the Veepstakes … at least not yet:

Former Gov. Jeb Bush is not being vetted to be the running mate of Mitt Romney, says a source close to the Florida Republican: his son.

“I don’t have a crystal ball [but] he’s not being vetted right now… He’s one of the few politicians that does what he says in the sense that he’s not actively pursuing a higher office,” George P. Bush said on CNN’s “The Situation Room” Monday.

George P. Bush added that he still thought that his father would “do whatever he can” to help get Romney elected president.

“I see him working hard on behalf of Governor Romney in some key battleground states, but like me he’s going to do whatever he can when he’s called to service this fall on behalf of the governor,” he said.

Not that it will make much difference.  Obama and his campaign have so far pursued a two-prong strategy: paint Mitt Romney as a demonic corporate raider, and claim that the alternative to Obamanomics is the Ghost Of W.  In fact, the latter has been Obama’s strategy for the last three-plus years, as his economic and regulatory policies have produced the worst recovery in post-WWII recessions.  He’s still complaining about having “inherited” a bad economy, an excuse that even Robert Reich has publicly announced he’s tired of hearing.

Romney could have played into Obama’s hands with a Jeb Bush pick.  After the reaction to Jeb’s assertion that the party that nominated his family members four out of the last seven cycles and just selected Romney as its banner-carrier had become too conservative, though, that seemed very unlikely indeed.  Looks like we’ll get another cycle without a Bush — although someone may need to transmit that to Obama.


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Good. Worst possible choice.

Kataklysmic on July 10, 2012 at 3:24 PM

It won’t Mr. Man-child from adding to his list of things pi$$ and moan about since he needs someone real to complain about other than his usual strawmen BS.

gsherin on July 10, 2012 at 3:27 PM

And may no Bush ever hold office again. Retire in grace.

beatcanvas on July 10, 2012 at 3:27 PM

Good. Let’s not hear about it anymore. I don’t think Romney would be so dumb as to put a Bush on his ticket.

rickv404 on July 10, 2012 at 3:28 PM

bho has/is running against and blaming President Bush for all his problems, he doesn’t need another Bush to blame does he?
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letget on July 10, 2012 at 3:28 PM

Wouldn’t mind seeing Jeb as a Cabinet Secretary.

Del Dolemonte on July 10, 2012 at 3:28 PM

However, the O is still running against the phantom Bush.

derecho on July 10, 2012 at 3:29 PM

*Phewww!*

Fallon on July 10, 2012 at 3:30 PM

Good. Let the nepotism die, in the same way that it is slowly occurring with the Kennedies.

MadisonConservative on July 10, 2012 at 3:31 PM

OT- Congrats MKHammer!

BKeyser on July 10, 2012 at 3:34 PM

Looks like there won’t be a Bush on the ticket this year…

OBOZO TEAM STATEMENT: “That’s Bush’s Fault”

TeaPartyNation on July 10, 2012 at 3:36 PM

The expression on Barky’s face in that photo is priceless.

indyvet on July 10, 2012 at 3:36 PM

What? Surely you jest, The Won’s been running against Bush for the last three years and now you tell us that there won’t be one. Oh dear what will The Won do?

Oldnuke on July 10, 2012 at 3:37 PM

The boy king will always be running against a Bush. GWB lurks in the shadows in the recesses of his narcissistic mind.

Flora Duh on July 10, 2012 at 3:37 PM

Well,if Jeb was considered for VP,the Lefty Op-Ed pieces,
would becoming out endlessly, out da Wazoo!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

canopfor on July 10, 2012 at 3:39 PM

Scrooge Obama desperately hopes everyone will be looking at the Ghost of Failed Polices of the Past, when instead they are very much looking at the Ghost of Failed Policies of the Present.

Marcola on July 10, 2012 at 3:42 PM

So, is George P. Bush being groomed as the next “compassionate conservative”? If there are no Kennedy’s around who will write his education policy?

Extrafishy on July 10, 2012 at 3:42 PM

I think Jeb needs to wait for a couple of voting cycles to jump into the game. Give it another 10 years and more people will realize how great a President his brother, George, was.

Voter from WA State on July 10, 2012 at 3:32 PM

Jeb Bush could do his party and his country two big favors if he so chose: stay out of the Presidential race, and run for Senate in FL this year. Jeb is still popular in Florida, and would be a shoo-in against Bill Nelson, while Connie Mack is trailing in the polls.

Steve Z on July 10, 2012 at 3:42 PM

Meanwhile,speaking of Bush…………………

Limbaugh:
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What Got Us Here Was Not Bush, It Was
‘All Of This Incomparable Spending By Obama’

This entry was posted on July 10, 2012 at 2:36 pm
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http://dailyrushbo.com/limbaugh-what-got-us-here-was-not-bush-it-was-all-of-this-incomparable-spending-by-obama/

canopfor on July 10, 2012 at 3:42 PM

Bad news: Looks like there won’t be a Bush on the ticket this year

Nonsense you silly little man. As long as Emperor Obama says their is a Bush running against him, their is a Bush running against him, all it really means is that Mitt Romney has been brainwashed and doesn’t realize that he is really George W Bush…

SWalker on July 10, 2012 at 3:44 PM

The boy king will always be running against a Bush. GWB lurks in the shadows in the recesses of his narcissistic mind.

Flora Duh on July 10, 2012 at 3:37 PM

Along those lines has to be what GW said when his portrait was unveiled: “Every time you look at it, you’ll be wondering, ‘What would George do?’”

Priceless…

Liam on July 10, 2012 at 3:44 PM

“No more Bush.” –Gillette ad

Archivarix on July 10, 2012 at 3:45 PM

Heh

Nice Ed

cmsinaz on July 10, 2012 at 3:46 PM

I think Jeb needs to wait for a couple of voting cycles to jump into the game. Give it another 10 years and more people will realize how great a President his brother, George, was.

Voter from WA State on July 10, 2012 at 3:32 PM

Yes, John Roberts decision on ObamaCare was yet another reminder of how great George was.

George Bush was great for six weeks following 9-11. The rest of his presidency sucked (not as bad as Obama, but it still sucked).

bw222 on July 10, 2012 at 3:47 PM

Romney could have played into Obama’s hands with a Jeb Bush pick.

Oh, jeeze. Ed, even for you…

chimney sweep on July 10, 2012 at 3:47 PM

Putting a Bush on the ticket would be insane.

mankai on July 10, 2012 at 3:49 PM

I think Jeb needs to wait for a couple of voting cycles to jump into the game. Give it another 10 years and more people will realize how great a President his brother, George, was.

Voter from WA State on July 10, 2012 at 3:32 PM

Yeah, look at what 20 years has done for his father’s legacy.

Weren’t the GHW Bush years awesome?

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mankai on July 10, 2012 at 3:51 PM

I’ve got news for you, it’s fantastic news that the criminal Jeb (and I hope his LA RAZA affiliated bastard son, never becomes a GOP elected official, he detests the US, his mother raised him as a Hispanic supremacist) isn’t on the ticket.

Now, just because there was a little bit of missing Bush, when you compared him with Obama, the inside the beltway, globalist types took that to mean that we’d be suckers and willing to destroy the US by voting for his even worse brother Jeb. Any of you who are angry about what Roberts did on the Obamacare vote, how can you even consider Jeb. He has allied with Obama from the get go, they are working for the same team. Jeb ripped off taxpayers with his brother Neil “whose wife divorced him because of what he gets up to in Bangkok” Bush with one savings and loan scandal after another. Jeb used influence to force taxpayers to pick up the tab for his illegal real estate dealings, Jeb likes open borders and has been desperate to destroy the US and the US citizenry all his adult life. Neil’s whorish daughter Lauren, like her father, uncles and grandfather, is in the service of the Saudi royals, the same ones who fund jihad. Lauren and her Muslim husband are paid lobbyists for the Saudis, and they demand the US eliminate security screenings of terrorists on the no fly list, who are connected to the Saudi royals.

The best thing I can say about George W. is, that when the people caught him up to no good, for example, willing to let the Saudis control our ports, he backed off. Obama doesn’t feel he has to, because whenever the pressure gets too much, Jeb Bush makes calls to Mitch McConnell and John Boehner to make the pressure go away, because Jeb is in the pay of the same people Obama is. Cut the pro-Jeb games, please. He’s a loser and the people will never vote for him.

Ceolas on July 10, 2012 at 3:56 PM

Darn, and I was looking forward to the revitalized libtard cries of BOOOOOOOOSSSSSHHHHHHH!11!!1!!1!!1!!!!……………./

NY Conservative on July 10, 2012 at 4:01 PM

Everything the Bush family touches turns to sh!t.

Why on Earth are there still conservatives that carry this family’s water? Jeb is an open borders, big government squish.

The quicker the GOP abandons the Bush dynasty, the better.

BradTank on July 10, 2012 at 4:01 PM

Bad news: Looks like there won’t be a Bush on the ticket this year

Good news: It’s HAMMER TIME!!!

Kudos: Fox News commentator Mary Katharine Ham joins Hot Air as editor-at-large

Posted at 3:11 pm on July 10, 2012 by Twitchy Staff

I loves me some Mary Katharine Ham!
http://hotair.com/?s=Mary+Katharine+Ham+

ITguy on July 10, 2012 at 4:03 PM

Folks, do you seriously think that Romney thought even for a second about Jeb Bush for VP? let us get real.
I hope he selectes Rubio because he will help the most in getting votes in particular in Florida, Colorado, and Nevada…

mnjg on July 10, 2012 at 4:17 PM

Shallow girl comment.

George P is kinda hot ;)

gophergirl on July 10, 2012 at 4:36 PM

And may no Bush ever hold office again. Retire in grace.

beatcanvas on July 10, 2012 at 3:27 PM

+1000

Bush family is about done, forever, for conservatives. For a long list of reasons.

riddick on July 10, 2012 at 4:41 PM

And Jeb is the least retarded of them all.

BL@KBIRD on July 10, 2012 at 4:43 PM

…Thank you Jesus!
…a cabinet post some day…nothing more!

KOOLAID2 on July 10, 2012 at 4:44 PM

It is not unthinkable that 8 years of Bush leads to 8 years of Obama. That is how bad W was. His legacy may be 16 years. Actually Karl Rove and naive Republicans are to blame. At least the “dumb Texan” lesson was learned and Perry was sent home quickly.

ZippyZ on July 10, 2012 at 5:15 PM

No more of the “compassionate conservative” folks of any family need apply. I never understood that phrase anyway. It’s not like we weren’t compassionate before. Thank you Bush family but I’m done with the whole lot of you (including George P).

neyney on July 10, 2012 at 5:18 PM

No more Bushes. I think that they are wonderfully kind and caring people and good Americans – all of them – but they are NOT fiscally-conservative limited-government people. ‘Compassionate Conservatism’ is just another phrase for spending taxpayer money, just on something different.

We need leaders that will take us back to the true meaning of the Constitution and liberty as our Founding Fathers intended.

Common Sense on July 10, 2012 at 5:34 PM

I guess that means there won’t be a female VP.

txag92 on July 10, 2012 at 5:51 PM

You don’t need a Bush on the ticket. You need someone who is actually a better choice and not just the lesser of two evils.

MelonCollie on July 10, 2012 at 7:01 PM

+1000

Bush family is about done, forever, for conservatives. For a long list of reasons.

riddick on July 10, 2012 at 4:41 PM

W’s 2nd term especially. His first term he did pretty darn good for the hand he was dealt (economic recession, 9/11, declaring major wars, etc.) But in the 2nd, he lost his pea pickin’ mind.

MelonCollie on July 10, 2012 at 7:02 PM

Actually Karl Rove and naive Republicans are to blame.

ZippyZ on July 10, 2012 at 5:15 PM

Let’s not go there again…

riddick on July 10, 2012 at 8:10 PM

George “X.” Bush – Send in the Clones!

Not! Enough Bushes for one country already.

Difficultas_Est_Imperium on July 11, 2012 at 1:44 AM

Little George Bush the Turd is the result of that famous Bush replacement theory…We must have better (more compliant and less expensive) Serfs, NOW!

el Vaquero on July 11, 2012 at 12:55 PM